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Free People Review: Legit or Scam?

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Free People is a legit fashion store. It is not a scam because they will never steal your money and credit card details. And if you make an order, it will be shipped to your destination without a problem.

Free People was founded in the 1970s by Richard Hayne. The brand left the scene was it was renamed Urban Outfitters, but had a rebirth in 1984 and has been operating ever since. The online fashion retailer currently operates as part of Urban Outfitters, Inc.

FreePeople has only grown bigger ever since. They opened their first brick and mortar store in 2002, in New Jersey. They milestone was followed up by the establishment of many more stores (all over the US, Canada and the UK), and they now have over 136 freestanding stores.

FreePeople specializes in women’s clothing. The goal of free people is to be not just a clothing brand but to create a lifestyle. The store is the destination for bohemian fashion that features the latest trends and vintage collections. For all the old classic and dazzling latest; they have the styles that you need to break the shackles and be free. These range from the perfect special occasion dresses, to chic outerwear, to irresistible intimates.

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That suggests exquisite fashion styles. The question is whether FreePeople really provides such styles that will have you freely expressing yourself no matter the occasion or season. How about their quality, their prices, and other services; do they offer top quality clothing, affordable products, and excellent service? In the first place is Free People genuine?

This Free People review will examine FreePeople in order to provide information that will help you answer those questions.

  • Free People at a glance
  • Fashion store established in 1984, and is part of URBN
  • Specializes in women’s fashion
  • Hold a wide product range that includes clothing, fashion accessories, intimates, shoes, beauty products and more
  • Worldwide free shipping
  • Allows returns within 30 days of delivery to get a refund issued through the original payment method
  • Accepts payment from credit and debit cards, PayPal, and gift cards
  • Offers a financing plan
  • Has iOS app

Is FreePeople Legit?

Free People is legit, not a scam. It is now a must to first determine that an online store is legit before placing an order with them. There are just too many online scam stores on the internet for one not to worry about whether a store is legit or a scam. And what is more, you cannot tell a fake online store by simply looking at the website. However, there are simple tests that can be used to tell a legit store from a fake one; and we will put FreePeople through these test.

First is the capacity to fulfil orders. To many customers, a scam store is one that will not deliver to you when you make payment for items listed on their site. They do not fulfil orders because they cannot. Usually, fake online stores exist only virtually; the website is not backed by physical production centres, warehouses, stores/ showrooms or products. On the other hand, FreePeople has a physical existence.

As mentioned, they have physical stores all over the US, Canada, and one in the UK. From these locations, they ship merchandise to worldwide locations. The capacity to fulfil orders is one thing that marks FreePeople as a legit online store.

Another is the sheer length of time that the company has been operating (the test of time). FreePeople is older than many of its customers. Since their rebirth in 1984, FreePeople has continuously operated, which gives them 34 years of operation.

In a fast fashion industry where the latest style today is old-school tomorrow, a store that keeps up with the trend for decades must be legit. In fact, there’s simply no scam store, in any industry, that can continue in its scamming operations for years, not to talk of decades.

Also, FreePeople is a duly registered company, and its parent company (Urban Outfitters) is also a duly registered company. This means that the company has legal recognition. No scam store will seek legal recognition by way of company registration. Also, the operators of FreePeople are known and visible (Margaret Hayne currently serves as the chief creative officer); this is in sharp contrast to scam stores where the operators are behind the scenes and unknown. You can also see sites like Free People such as DresslilyPretty Little Thing etc

Is Free People Safe?

Free People is safe. It is not likely that FreePeople will rip you off because the store is legit. However, it’s also important to make sure that the store is safe. This is because a store that is not safe will leak your sensitive data to third parties. I don’t know any person who would want sensitive information like credit card details to be intercepted by cyber fraudsters.

In this regard, FreePeople uses industry-standard data protection measures. Among them is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology with 128-bit encryption. SSL is the standard method for creating a secure link between a device and a web server. Thus, this technology ensures that when you communicate with FreePeople to complete transactions, your transaction details are transmitted over a secure link. The data packets are even encrypted before being relayed to ensure that even if captured cannot be read.

FreePeople also pledges not to disclose personal and sensitive data of their customers to third parties, except when such disclosure is necessary for the service. With these measures, it is safe to say that FreePeople is safe.

Features

Website Accessibility

First experience matters. A brick and mortar store that is untidy will probably see your back. It’s the same in the online spheres. A website that is untidy, cluttered, and not easy to navigate will see many people leaving. Fortunately, the website of FreePeople created a good first impression; and moving around in the site sealed it. The site is simple, not cluttered; it’s set on a white background, and it is not packed with texts. It’s also easy to navigate, as you have links appropriately placed to take you to the background where everything happens.

Mobile Compatibility

The website is also compatible with mobile devices to allow accessing the store at any time from anywhere. It supports all mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phones. The site doesn’t just support mobile devices; it is fully mobile optimized. Thus, it resizes to fit the small screens of mobile phones.

This is all for a better customer experience because you’ll not have to drag the page left and right to view the full page.

iOS App

FreePeople is one of the online fashion retailers that have invested in a fashion app. The decision whether to buy straight from a store’s website or their app is usually tilted to the app for many reasons. Fashion Apps make purchases easy.

You can have the installed app on your device, and accessing the online store is a click away. Also, it allows you to save certain personal information so that you don’t have to type them in every time at checkout. Most importantly, fashion apps use notifications to alert customers of new arrivals, special offers and promotions. Thus, you’ll be positioned to take advantage of these offers and have cost savings.

If shopping with an app is a concern, FreePeople will be worth looking at. However, they have only an iOS app, which can only be used by those with Apple phones and tablets. The app is a heavy 157.9 MB file; but it has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on the app store, which tells you that it is highly effective.

That said, many of the other online stores that invest in their own apps offer at least apps for iOS and Android platforms. Thus, FreePeople would want to launch an Android app to keep up with the competition; and most importantly to also cater to customers with Android devices.

Product Range

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You want the ideal online store to have a wide product range with a lot of different items in their inventory. That way, you’re more likely to find an item that you like because of being able to make a choice from a big selection. Also, a wide product range makes it possible for you to get all your related products from one place. That way, you can have significant cost savings from bulk purchase discounts and one order shipment.

In this regard, FreePeople ticks the box. FreePeople is a speciality women’s clothing brand, and they provide the full gamut in women’s fashion from apparel to accessories, and to beauty products.  The product categories (and different items) in each category in the store are as follows:

  • Clothes – Dresses, Tops + Tees, Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Kimonos, Jackets, Denim, Pants, Skirts, Shorts, Jumpsuits, Rompers, Sets, Bodysuits, Swim, Endless Summer, FP Beach
  • Dresses – Maxi Dresses, Midi Dresses, Mini Dresses, Bodycon Dresses, Day Dresses, Party Dresses, Night-Out Dresses, Printed Dresses, White Dresses, Black Dresses, Sweater Dresses, Knit Dresses, Sets, and Jumpsuits
  • Denim – CRVY Jeans, Flare Jeans, High-Rise Jeans, Skinny Jeans, Wide-Leg Jeans, Boyfriend Jeans, Straight-Leg Jeans, Cropped Flare Jeans, Overalls, Shorts, Denim Jackets, and Vintage Denim
  • Sweaters – Pullovers, Cardigans, Tunics, Turtlenecks, Sweater Jackets, Statement Sweaters, Sweater Dressing
  • Shoes – Boots, Flats + Menswear, Clogs, Sneakers, Heels + Wedges, Sandals, Socks + Tights, Slippers
  • Accessories – Jewelry, Bags, Hats, Gloves, Sunglasses, Scarves, Belts, Kimonos, Socks + Tights, Hair Accessories, Tech
  • Intimates – Bras, Undies, Slips, Tops, Bottoms, Bodysuits, Rompers + Jumpers, Sleep + Lounge, Sets, Seamless
  • Beauty Products – Wellness, Makeup, Skincare, Vegan Beauty, Body, Sun Care, Hair, Oral Care, Fragrance + Aromatherapy, Tools + Tech, and more

FP Movement – This is a fitness-inspired category that features activewear and athletic clothing such as One-Pieces, Workout Gear, Wellness Essentials, Practice, Perform, Too + From, Yoga, Dance, Fit, Run, Bras, Tops, Leggings + Bottoms, Hoodies + Sweatshirts

Price, Promotions and Payment Methods

Price

Price is the most important consideration in any purchase because you will not want to pay what is unreasonable for your fashion styles. Therefore, it’s important whether the prices offered by an online store are affordable.

In this regard, it is safe to say that FreePeople is not known for its affordability. For example, you’ll find that many of their dresses are $60 – $200; you’ll be hard-pressed to find a denim piece that is less than $60, and you’ll have to hold at least $40 to get a legging. Their sales page did its best to slash down prices, with some items cut by as much as 50%. But because their main price was high, the discounted prices still stand high. For example, you’ll find tops: slashed from about $80 to $50; mini dresses brought to about $80 from three figures and so on.

That said, if shopping-cheap is a primary concern, FreePeople may not be the best place to be looking.

Promotions

Online fashion stores run promos from time to time, and a review of these promos is important because when a customer takes advantage of them, they can lead to significant cost savings.

We are used to seeing online fashion retailers advertising their promo codes on their homepage, but that was not the case with FreePeople. In fact, going through their website, it would seem that they do not offer any promo, as there was not even a link to promotional offers or bonuses. The only reference we saw of a promo is on the shipping page where free shipping was offered for all order amounts on certain items.

However, we saw that FreePeople does run promos from time to time. We’ll want to see more information on their site about these.

Payment Methods

You don’t want to come up with a headache just to make payment for merchandise in an online store. Thus, you want the store to support a range of options so that some will be available to you no matter where you are shopping from. You’ll also want the supported methods to be convenient.

In this regard, FreePeople does not blow the roof off with a long list of payment options, but they support global options that you can easily grab for use no matter where you’ll be playing from. These options they accept for payment are Master card, Visa, American Express, Maestro, PayPal, Visa Electron, Solo, and Free People Gift Cards (issued in Pounds).

This is pretty much what the online fashion retails stores offer. However, given the popularity of e-wallets and cryptocurrencies for online payments, I’ll want to see some of these options supported.

Also, FreePeople technically supports only one currency because all transactions are made in US Dollars. Though prices and the order total at checkout are listed in a variety of currencies, these are simply estimates based on currency conversion rates. Refunds are also credited back in UD Dollars using the current exchange rate. That said, I will like to see FreePeople support different currencies so that many international customers will not have to worry about currency conversions when making purchases.

Shipping Policy

A review of the shipping policy of an online fashion store is important for many reasons. You’ll want to know if the store ships to your country; you’ll want to know how much shipping cost because high shipping cost can make the total expenditure on an item unacceptable, even if the item itself was acceptably priced; and you’ll want to know how long shipping will take because you don’t want to wait forever for the item to arrive.

For the first, the good news is that FreePeople ships to over 100 countries worldwide. These countries are:

  • North America
  • United States, Canada, and Mexico
  • Africa, Middle East, & India

Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Helena, and the United Arab Emirates

  • Asia Pacific

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of China – Taiwan, Republic of Korea (South),  Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam

  • Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine

  • Latin America & the Caribbean

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Virgin Islands (British)

However, FreePeople ships oversized home items to only the 48 continental US states. The company does not support the shipping of these items to international locations, U.S. territories, Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, and APO/ FPO addresses.

In terms of shipping cost; customers want rates that are as low as possible, therefore free shipping is the ultimate deal clincher.

Fortunately, FreePeople offers free shipping. However, like always your order has to be up to a particular amount to qualify for free shipping. For the US, Australia, and Canada, free shipping is valid for orders over $100 (US Dollars), while for every other that FreePeople ships to, free shipping are valid for orders over $150 (US Dollars).

For the international shipment, it should be noted that the free shipping only applies to the merchandise; all duties and taxes assessed by custom will be the responsibility of the customer. Free shipping is not available for oversized home items.

Most customers don’t like having to spend too much in order to qualify for free shipping, and will closely look at the free shipping order qualifying amount. Customers from the US might not like what they see because there are some online fast-fashion shops that require spending only $50+ to qualify for free shipping (to US addresses).

That said, one thing that makes the free shipping offer of FreePeople is that it applies to both domestic orders and international orders. If you’ve checked other online fashion stores, you’ll find that many of them offer only free domestic shipping; and since the bulk of these stores is US-based, only US customers (and at most Canadians) get to enjoy free shipping.

At the time of writing this review, FreePeople was offering free shipping on their “November Catalog” styles. The juice of this offer is that your orders don’t need to be over $100; any style from the catalogue that you pick gets shipped to you free of charge, no matter its cost. However, the domestic audience gets preferential treatment – the offer is only available for shipping within the US.

Where free shipping is not applicable, FreePeople charges flat shipping rates which means that your shipping cost does not increase with an increase in the size or weight of your order.

For domestic US shipping, there are different shipping options that you may choose from. There is Standard shipping which takes 5 – 7 business days and cost $7.95 USD; there is Express shipping which takes 2 – 3 business days and cost $10 USD, and there is Overnight Shipping which takes 1 – 2 business days and cost $20 USD. Orders for Express shipping and Overnight Shipping will be dispatched the same day if the orders are placed before 1 PM (EST).

Only standard and express shipping are available for Canada orders. Standard shipping takes 3 – 10 business days and costs $7.95 USD; while Express shipping takes 3 – 5 business days and costs $10.00 USD. Australia also has Standard and Express shipping; the former takes 6 – 12 business days and cost $7.95 and the latter takes 3 – 6 business days and cost $17.95. Shipping to all other international addresses is via Standard shipping that takes 3 – 10 business days and cost $35.

Returns and Exchange Policy

Returns

The sad reality of online purchase is that: what you see is not always what you get. There are so many factors that can make you want to return the item to the store after receiving delivery of it. Therefore, it’s important to check that the online store you want to buy from allows returns.

Like almost every other online store, FreePeople allows returns. When you receive your order, and you are not totally satisfied with any of the items, you can return the item to them, and they will issue you a refund. The return policy of FreePeople makes for good reading. First, any merchandise purchased in-store must be returned to the store, while those bought online may be returned by mail or in-store.

Also, they allow a 30 days returns window; which means that you have 30 days from the time of receiving the item to get it back to FreePeople. If the returned items are received within 30 days, FreePeople will issue a refund by crediting your original payment method. This is a very generous returns window, as it means that you won’t have to race against time to get in your returns.

You’ll find some online stores offering return windows of only 18 days. Also in many of the online stores, if your returns do not get to the store within the allowed time, the items will be rejected and you will not qualify for a refund. However in FreePeople, if your returns do not get to them within the allowed 30 days window, it doesn’t disqualify you for a refund.  You’ll still be refunded, but the refund will be issued as store credits.

However, there are some things that can cause returned items to be rejected and disqualify the customer from being refunded. Returns are only accepted if they are unworn, unwashed and not defective. Also, all original tags must be intact; and the items must be in their original packaging.

Beauty and Wellness products must be unopened, and swimwear and intimates not only be in their new and unused condition but must have their sanitary strips in place. Swimwears with broken sanitary strips cannot be returned; also items from the vintage collection (Vintage Loves and Vintage Revival) cannot be returned.

FreePeople includes a prepaid returns label which makes it easy to return an item to them. If you opt for the return, all you need do is pack the item appropriately, attach the returns label, and drop off the package at a USPS facility, with your postal carrier, or schedule a pickup at www.usps.com. The one small dent on the returns policy of FreePeople is that customers bear the return shipping cost. Where you use the returns label, a fee of $5.95 will be deducted from your refund per return shipping. However, the “November Catalog styles” offer also carries free returns. If you must return any of the qualifying items, the $5.95 return fee will be waived.

After the returned item is received by FreePeople, you should allow for about one and a half weeks for the returns to be processed; and after the processing, you should allow 1 – 3 business days for the refunds to be received to your original payment method. This means that it can take over two weeks for you to receive the funds. In my opinion, this is one area where FreePeople could use some improvement. They should try to bring down the return processing time so that refunds can be issued quicker than it is currently done.

Exchanges

If you return an item, wait for the returns to be processed and wait again to be refunded, before placing another order, a lot of time can pass before getting your item. But the process can be optimized if you can simply return the first item for an exchange (get another item in its place). Thus, it’s also important to check if stores allow product exchanges. Thankfully, FreePeople does. However, product exchanges are available for only US customers. All international customers that may have received a wrong or defective item will have to contact the company and start the returns process for a refund.

Other Services

Price Adjustment Program

In their commitment to making prices as low as possible, FreePeople provides a price adjustment program that allows you to get items for a price lower than it was marked. This happens when you pay the listed price for an item that is out of stock, and the item when on sale happens to be listed at a lower price.

If you contact FreePeople within 14 days of the original delivery date (or of making the payment if it is an in-store purchase); they’ll credit your original form of payment with the cash difference.

AfterPay

It’s sad if you’ve fallen in love with an elegant fashion piece but cannot completely pay for it at the moment. If you must have it at that time, you needn’t worry too much because FreePeople has a financing plan (AfterPay) that allows you to buy now and pay later.

Another interesting thing is that the AfterPay plan is interest-free; the total you pay is the order amount. AfterPay financing is available only for orders of $35 – $100. It requires you to submit your credit or debit card (Master Card or Visa) details.

The total order will be split into four instalments; you’ll have to pay the first instalment at the time of purchase, and the remaining three will be deducted automatically every 2 weeks. Thus, AfterPay is a 6 weeks financing plan. If you miss a payment (that is, funds are not in your account when payment was due), you’ll be charged a late fee of $8, and if that’s unpaid after 7 days, an additional $8 fee is added.

However, AfterPay financing is only available to customers with a US billing address; customers with international billing addresses cannot create an AfterPay account. That said, the financing plan is a good perk that is not often seen amongst online fashion retailers.

Customer Support

Customer support service is an important element of any store’s service, whether online or brick and mortar. You may have questions about the merchandise or about the seller, or you may have issues with your purchase, and you’ll want a store that will adequately provide the needed assistance. Therefore, it’s important to review the channels that FreePeople provides for addressing customers’ inquiries/ complaints.

They provide a FAQ that holds self-help articles that answers some of the questions you may have about shipping, returns and payments. It must be said that FreePeople extensively treats these topics in clear and simple language. However, if you must contact a support agent, they provide for that via email, telephone and live chat.

The email service can be accessed using a contact form on the website. The company pledge to answer all email submissions within 24 – 48 hours. While this is fine, we’ll like to see an improvement in the response; at least within 24 hours.

However, for those who wouldn’t want feedback, the live chat and telephone service provides instantaneous feedback. Also, these options are available round the clock (24 hours a day). You can access the live chat feature from their website; for the phone service, the number to call is 800.309.1500.

It should be said that many customer reviews of FreePeople have scored their customer service very poorly. With some of the issues identified (like paying extra charges upon receipt of international orders, long refund periods etc), you’ll expect customer support service to be busy. And it would appear that many customers weren’t satisfied with how their issues were handled.

Summary

Who does not want freedom? FreePeople promises to make you live free through fashion. First, the online fashion retailer is legit and safe. FreePeople is one of the oldest fashion retailers in the business, and they are still fulfilling orders, and also using industry-standard measures to ensure a secure buying environment.

That said, the company does have the styles to help you break the shackles and live free. As a women specialist brand; they have a wide product range that covers every women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and beauty products. They cherish creativity in design, and you’ll see that reflected in their right-for-the-occasion clothing which invokes attributes of femininity as well as fire. The quality is also top-notch. However, you’ll find that their prices are not always “just-right”. This is where promotional offers will be appreciated, but FreePeople is not as vocal as we’ll like about discounts and promos.

However, there are more reasons to head to FreePeople for your online shopping than there are for not heading there.

Cons

  • Free shipping to every location, both domestic addresses and international addresses
  • Allows exchanges
  • Offers an interest-free 6 weeks financing plan
  • Has a price adjustment program that allows you to get merchandise for lower than its listed price at the time of payment
  • 24/ 7 customer support via email, telephone and live chat

Pros

  • Limited payment options
  • Prices are on the high side
  • Payment of additional charges upon receipt of the package
  • No information on promotional offers
  • Relatively long returns and refund processing time (can take up to 2 weeks)
  • Support only one currency (US Dollars)

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Allbirds Pink Running Shoes

We’ve all heard the canonical phrase, “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, but the phrase has been reincarnated in today’s launch of the Allbirds x Lindsay Lohan collab which declares, “on Wednesdays, we launch pink.” The pink to which the beloved brand is referring is a limited edition Lux pink color of the Allbirds Tree Flyer running shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe also comes in six other color options and has gained attention for being both sustainable and a comfortable and reliable training shoe.

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The shoe was most recently included in Runner’s World’s “What We’re Testing” roundup for May. Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate found the shoe to be lighter and bouncier than Allbirds’ original running shoe, the Tree Dasher. “It’s a little lighter than the Dasher, the upper feels a bit more refined for running fast, and the innovative midsole is soft but can handle my daily runs,” stated Dengate. “It’s still a little heavier than comparable shoes—and there are a lot of great daily trainers you can find for $160—but it shows promise that Allbirds is committed to making a great running shoe without using petroleum-based products.”

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While sustainability has become a top priority for countless consumers, many companies have fallen short of the mark with their supposedly eco-friendly offerings, which have either become subject to greenwashing or are simply sub-par products. But Allbirds is actually doing the work, creating a quality product that’s also actually eco-friendly. This shoe in particular is carbon-neutral and contains materials like castor beans, eucalyptus fiber, merino wool, and recycled water bottles. The brand has also pledged to continue lowering its carbon footprint as it expands its product offerings.

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Besides her fame—and ties to their slogan—Lindsay Lohan may seem like a bit of an odd choice for a running shoe collaboration, but Allbirds says that was intentional. They state on their website, “with Lindsay’s help, we’re reminding the world that anyone and everyone can lace up and move their body.”

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Lane Bryant Reviews : Shop the latest looks in plus size fashion

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Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved.

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It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store: So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.

No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

Lane Bryant

I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection

Lane Bryant

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved. Super surprised

It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store:

Lane Bryant

So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.
No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Girl With Curves High-Waist Skinny Pant

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It’s rare that you see me in pants and a shirt here, unless it’s a workout outfit! That’s because pants and shirts are difficult to find that fit my proportions. These pants tick all the boxes for me: they are high waisted (see video below for my tummy view), and stretchy, but look like trousers. They are sleek and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of them.

My problem with tops is that I’m 5’10 and long torsoed. So many shirts look like crop tops on me. It’s perpetual flesh belt city with me and tops. This one? PERFECT. Extremely long, but not sloppy in the least. Very comfortable. And the color? I’ve NEVER worn this color lilac before, and it’s beautiful.

Girl With Curves Belted Wrap-Hem Sweater

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This sweater would be perfect with the high waisted pants from above, but here I’m wearing it with the jeans I happened to have on when they arrived. It is very long, and my favorite color of the moment – a rich marigold. The knit is comfortable, and very soft. The sleeves are a fun surprise.

Girl with Curves Pleated Trench Dress

This item was the fastest selling one in the collection, and it’s easy to understand why (though, not so great in this photo! See the video below) It’s navy, and can be worn as a dress or as a trench coat. It’s a beautifully made layering piece, or dress on its own. This will be a piece you can wear for years.

When a follower and friend reached out to me on Instagram and told me I should try shopping Nasty Gal’s plus size clothing, I was surprised to learn that the brand carried clothing for plus size women. And I’m not sure how I didn’t know…given that I absolutely worship Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal.

Does Nasty Gal have plus sizes?

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I went straight to the Nasty Gal plus size clothing section hoping that I would stumble upon a gold mine of cute plus size clothing. Upon my first couple of scrolls, I was intrigued. I instantly saw pieces that I loved including this From New Button plus size skirt and this Never Stop Wandering plus size graphic tee, which is sadly out of stock! At first glance, I really loved the laid-back, but the chic vibe of the collection. However, I felt like there weren’t many options.

The plus size section only had 150 pieces, whereas the straight-size section had more than 500 garments. Aside from the slim pickings, I will say that the price point was perfect for me and my budget. I ended up getting this whole outfit for less than $30—with shipping included—during a sale. I was a little nervous to order this skirt because I noticed it was a non-stretch fabric.

What is Nasty Gal sizing like?

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My usual rule when shopping online is to size up if it’s not stretchy or stay away from it at all costs. However, I decided to take a chance on the skirt and order my usual size. Besides, you all know I cannot resist a plus size mini skirt. When I got the clothes in the mail, I instantly tried on the skirt to see if it would fit. To my surprise, it was actually a little loose in the waist. The material was much thinner than I thought it would be, which I think helped the fit be so spot on. The T-shirt fits perfectly, as expected.

All in all, I am very happy with this look. I think the skirt is super cute and it could be paired with almost any kind of top. The T-shirt is my favorite, and I can’t wait to wear it with jeans and everything in between. I really hope that Nasty Gal continues to add to its plus size selection because I feel like the brand has a unique style and perspective to offer the plus size community that it hasn’t already seen!

If there is a brand that you would like for me to test out, feel free to reach out to me via email or on Instagram! I am always open to suggestions.

SIZING INFO:

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I am wearing a size 18, which is my usual size, and the skirt fits perfectly. The skirt isn’t stretchy, but it fit me pretty well. I am wearing a size 18 in the T-shirt, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!

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Lane Bryant is a woman-founded, woman-led brand, that ingeniously creates versatile styles with impeccable fit that give our customer the confidence to create her lane, her own way. Empowering women is kind of our thing. We aim to inspire her to live a life filled with possibilities in work, play, and love within our product assortment.

From our clothing, accessories and LIVI activewear, to our exclusive intimate apparel brand Cacique Intimates, Lane Bryant offers style with solutions. What does that mean? Style with solutions is the perfect convergence of fashion, fit, comfort and versatility from the inside out. That’s what makes Lane Bryant the go-to plus size clothing brand for women.

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At Lane Bryant, we believe that every woman can (and will) achieve what she wants. And that possibilities are endless. If you love fashion and want to work for a brand that places an emphasis on empowering the customers, social media followers, and associates in its community, Lane Bryant is the place for you. Create your lane with us at our Columbus, Ohio brand headquarters, or at any of our stores nationwide

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This plus-size clothes designer label is a hot new fashion choice for plus size women and is showing up in the closets of celebrities, such as actress Kirstie Alley, Queen Latifah and fashion model Emme. These clothes have been used in makeovers on shows like the View. The collection is detailed and flattering, and features very feminine styles, such as black A-line sundresses with colorful embroidery pattern trims.

The designer Abby Z feels that everyone should live by the maxim, “It’s Good To Be Me” and she tries to reflect this attitude in the styles she designs. She feels that every great wardrobe includes at least one pair of designer jeans and she wants to create the jean you’d want as your first choice. Her jeans are famous for their “perfect fit”.

Alloy.com: This store offers trendy clothes for teen or teen-at-heart gals in sizes 0 to 29. This is also a great place for tall gals to shop because the jean inseams are as long as 37 inches! The tops and dresses are very cute, the jeans are very cool, and the best part is that most of the items are under $40.00, so you feel like a kid in a candy store!

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Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W.
Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all.

And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events.

And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories. I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years.
I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples.

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My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again.
Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

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Lane Bryant (lanebryant.com) is an extremely popular women’s clothing store which competes against other women’s clothing stores like Nike, Adidas, SHEIN, Victoria’s Secret and Carter’s. Based on our in-depth Lane Bryant review, when compared to its competitors, Lane Bryant is a mid-range performing brand within its category. Read the full Lanebryant.com review below for more details.

Knoji has 76 Lane Bryant reviews and ratings as of June 20, 2022. Knoji editors and the Knoji shopper community have reviewed Lane Bryant and compared it against 0 top brands, reviewing Lane Bryant based on product and store features such as ethically-sourced products, and . Knoji reviews and ranks Lanebryant.com and other women’s clothing stores based on how many features each offers and based on a 5-star rating scale. Based on these factors and 76 Lane Bryant reviews, Lane Bryant earns an overall score of 4.6 out of 5.0 points. Lane Bryant offers 0 total features such as , and . Lane Bryant’s’s review score is also bolstered by the fact that it is a very popular brand with high brand recognition among consumers.

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Lane Bryant is a Plus size clothing store located at 1092 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, New York 11581, US.

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The business is listed under plus size clothing store, clothing store, fashion accessories store, lingerie store, women’s clothing store category. It has received 115 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Their services include Curbside pickup, In-store pickup, In-store shopping, Delivery . Accepted payment methods include Debit cards , NFC mobile payments , Credit cards .

Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W. Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all. And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events. And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories.

Lane Bryant Reviews

I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years. I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples. My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again. Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line of undergarments is a mainstay amongst plus size shoppers. They’ve largely been unchallenged as a primary source of bras in particular because they are the most well known and universally available. My first fully fledged bra came from Lane Bryant many many years ago and I remained a loyal customer through significant changes in band and cup size. Now, at a 44/46 DD, I continue to shop there, and I’m not entirely sure why.

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Over the years, despite the fact that Lane Bryant could be considered an institution in the realm of plus size bra shopping, I’ve become extremely disillusioned with the Cacique brand. It took some time on my part, but I’ve nailed down the things that present the most problems for me.

The styles have largely remained the same. Cacique hasn’t followed many of the trends and the vast majority of bras remain the same from season to season with minor changes in color or print. The exception to this rule seems to be the brand’s undying devotion to all things cage bra and strappy detail, which isn’t entirely unappealing, but it would be nice to see more diversity in the brand’s offerings. I rarely see any innovation in construction or styles outside of back smoothing or cooling technology.

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Lane Bryant has the potential to offer plus size customers, especially those in higher band sizes that are frequently ignored even by full bust lines, stylish designs in new shapes that reflect the shifting nature of the lingerie industry. But rather than make advancements on the actual style or primary function of a bra, the brand has instead decided to mostly focus on making plus sized bra shoppers minimize their back fat.

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For example, Cacique could easily introduce a bralette, a style that is becoming increasingly available in plus sizes. Cacique could seize the opportunity to introduce trends that are almost impossible to find in plus, like sportier styles. The failure to innovate results in a lack of new and exciting options every season.

Frequent lack of availability in larger band sizes. My primary reason for sticking with Cacique for as long as I have is a simple one. A 46 band isn’t the most widely available, even among lines that are considered plus-sized bra lines. I admit, part of Cacique’s appeal is the relative breadth of selection, especially when compared to other retailers.

For example, filtering the results at Macy’s to show bras only in a 46 band size takes me from almost 900 bras to 20. The same filter at Nordstrom takes me from 915 options to 7. Amazon’s vast selection of over 2,000 bras goes to 118. A 46DD filter at Kohl’s takes me from 927 to 106 options and the same filter at target takes me from just over 1,000 options to 21. Even Torrid’s selection is cut nearly in half once the 46DD filter is applied.

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Most frustratingly, almost all of the bras available in this size at every retailer are the same type of neutral, full coverage bra that is incredibly unappealing, especially held up against bras in smaller band sizes. Lane Bryant offers several, but not all, of their bras in this band size. Unfortunately, this size is frequently sold out. I’m unsure why this happens as I check the website often and newer items are often completely unavailable in a 46DD. I also notice that only the most basic styles are available in the 50 band size.

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