ZARA Online Shopping Haul #DearCanada

A couple of days ago I received the BEST invite in the mail: It was an invitation AND a gift card to shop at the launch of ZARA’s Canadian online shop. We’ve had ZARA stores in Canada since 1999, but there was no online shopping option…until now! The website officially launches on March 6th – and I got the opportunity to shop on the preview site.


I placed my order on Thursday when the preview site launched, and look what I found waiting for me this morning:

Want to see what I ordered?

A ZARA girl cardigan (size 14) and a TRF faux leather quilted jacket in Black (size S).

How I plan on wearing them:

ZARA TRF quilted jacket faux leather black

I absolutely ADORE both pieces! The black quilted jacket is a classic and versatile piece, while the ZARA girl cardigan satiates my desire for a shrunken tweed-effect jacket.

I am SO excited about the launch of ZARA online shopping on March 6th! ZARA is one of my favorite stores (see my previous in-store purchases here).

  • ZARA items are VERY popular. I often see ZARA shoes or bags that I love on other bloggers – I like the option of purchasing it online and having it sent to my local store so that I’m sure to get my item before it sells out.
  • As a mom with 2 kids who doesn’t always have the time to go to the mall, I appreciate the option of buying online instead of in-store – especially since they have a generous return policy (1 month from date of purchase).
  • Home Delivery is super-efficient. As soon as I placed my order, I received an order notification, followed by a tracking number so that I could see where my package was at all times. My package originated in Montreal and was shipped to Toronto using Purolator – it came within 3 working days!
  • You can pay using Credit Cards or Paypal. FREE SHIPPING for orders over $50!

Will you be ordering from the ZARA online shop?

 DISCLAIMER: I received a gift card from ZARA – but I shop there all the time ANYWAY!


  1. Small Town Gal
    March 5, 2013 / 12:52 am

    you're one lucky gal, got to shop before all of us online. Impressive fast shipping. How do they ship? Express post or UPS?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:08 am

      Thank you – I was SOOO excited to get the invite – I felt very lucky & happy 🙂 They used Puralator to ship to me.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:45 am

      I've now edited my post to add in the shipment option they used 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 12:59 am

    Thought about getting that exact cardigan, but I didn't order it this time around… mm might have to make another purchase later. Also love the quilted jacket!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:12 am

      Thanks! Yes – the cardigan is definitely worth purchasing – and the price is great too! Can't wait to see what you ordered!

  3. Lilly
    March 5, 2013 / 1:43 am

    Love both of your picks, classics! Don't know which one I adore more 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:13 am

      Thanks Lilly – I'm SO happy with both pieces. I love the Kohls tweed jacket you purchased – I wish they shipped to Canada!

  4. atouchofcashmere
    March 5, 2013 / 2:17 am

    I am so excited for us Canadians! I've been waiting forever to be able to shop online with Zara. March 6th can't come soon enough 🙂 I'm also happy to see that they used Purolator, as I find they tend to ship the quickest.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:46 am

      Me too – I've been so happy ever since I've heard that we're FINALLY getting ZARA online! I love their handbags and shoes, but they often sell out by the time I get to my local ZARA store 🙁 Love the online option!

  5. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    March 5, 2013 / 2:25 am

    lucky girl!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 2:47 am

      Thanks Jennifer – I feel SO lucky because I LOVE ZARA so much already – and then to get an option to do this preview haul…dream.come.true 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 10:21 am

    I love the knitted cardigan !!!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks! I love that the size 14 is roomy enough for me…now I have more clothing options 🙂 Of course, girls clothing is more boxy and less fitted, but for some pieces it doesn't matter.

  7. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    March 5, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    Eeeps!! Love your picks!!!! Can't wait to check it out!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Elaine! The quilted jacket reminded me of something you'd wear 🙂

  8. Mehreen
    March 5, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Love what you picked !!! And lucky girl to get a preview and gift card!!! Can't wait to shop online 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Mehreen! Yes – I'm seriously SO excited about this…especially when the ZARA sales roll around…no more scouring the racks for my size!

  9. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    I love both of your picks! Thats tweed jacket is so

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Lindsay – I plan on wearing the cardigan out tonight 🙂

  10. Beautygirl24
    March 5, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Love them both too! You are so lucky that they fit you properly! I ordered a possible white bachlorette dress from Zara (I featured it on my blog). Well it didn't fit at all! Not even close! So back it went. Ordering online is tricky, but Zara seems to fit you very well!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:56 pm

      Too bad it didn't fit 🙁 I find tops are easier to buy online as you only have to worry about the shoulders fitting, whereas dresses you have to worry about shoulder & waist. Can't wait to see which bachelorette dress you chose!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 5, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      I know what you mean – I end up doing WAY more shopping online than in store – especially from stores with good return policies and reasonable free shipping limits (i.e. when you spend $50 rather than $75 or $100)

  11. Shadowy Lady
    March 5, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Lucky lady! And I love both the items you picked….couldn't go wrong with either one. I love Zara too, they are on trend and have sales often. I'm glad that we can shop online finally. It's more convenient for me as well since I have a 6 months old 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 6, 2013 / 3:42 am

      Thanks – I loved the selection online – there were so many gorgeous shoes & bags too!

  12. MomsMakeupStash
    March 6, 2013 / 3:36 am

    Oh my goodness, what I would give to get that kind of surprise in the mail. Look the pieces you chose!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 6, 2013 / 3:43 am

      Thanks – it was the best surprise – and very unexpected too! I'm so grateful 🙂

  13. z1477
    March 7, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    I love Zara too.

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