HOW TO USE http://www.taobao.com BECAUSE I HAVE ANSWERED THIS SO MANY TIMES IT'S NOT FUNNY.
Q. I don't speak Chinese, how do I find what I'm looking for?
This is probably the most frequent question I see in regards to Taobao. This question has a three part answer, really.
Part One: Browser.
For people that ask me personally, I tend to recommend using Google Chrome as your browser (at least for Taobao) purely because it has an auto-translate feature. It does translate into some horrendous Engrish, but it does clarify some things a little. If you don't have it and are too lazy to Google it, here is the download link: https://www.google.com/chrome/?brand=CHMA&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-aunz-ct&utm_medium=ha.
Part Two: Searching.
If you're looking for something specific, but can't find it, then it's best to conduct your own search. Google translate simple terms such as "red" or "dress"
Another way is to copy and paste the title of a similar item into the search bar.