You have many options from where you can shop online. We list quite a few on the “APO/FPO Shipping Stores” page. Being in an OCONUS location, you don’t have the luxury of visiting the traditional stores have stores of the US where you can shop conveniently. Shopping for clothes online is famous especially among those who do not have enough time or money to shop in stores on the economy.
When you shop online, you will undoubtedly deal with items which do not fit you properly. If you normally shop in popular stores in the US, then you may be in luck. Many of the traditional stores stateside have their online stores as well for example Banana Republic, Old Navy, Ann Taylor, JCPenny, Macy’s and much more. You will find a large variety of items online as compared to that found in the traditional stores and are able to select the best size for yourself. When you purchase online, you have to be a little cautious. Unless you previously shopped there on several occasions, you are not aware how a piece of clothing will fit you when you are not even trying it on. You may not know the exact colour and texture of the clothing you select. It is important that you read the full description of the clothing that you select carefully before you purchase it. The pictures displayed online are not exact, so you should read the description carefully to know the exact type of cut on the clothing.
Shipping times will vary. Even when you pay expedited charges. Generally using overnight shipping is a waste of money. You usually want ti go with priority shipping. I’ve seen packages arrive in less than a week to my APO box.
There are many times that you have to return a certain item because it did not fit you right. Before doing so read the return or exchange policies before you make a purchase. Most online stores require you to contact them first for an RMA number which authorizes you to send the item back. But some online stores allow you to return or exchange your item by completing a form included in your order. But it is best that you read the policy so that you are on the safer side.