Fashmates.com Review

I am glad April is finally over. What a crazy month!! Needless to say, I hadn’t had much time to review more Polyvore alternative sites.

Anyway, I received a message from an ex-polyvorian a while ago about whether to join Fashmates. I visited the site but didn’t sign up. It took much longer for the pages to load than any other websites which is a bit problematic. But I was able to find basic information on the company. I would encourage everyone to read their terms of use and privacy policy. Unlike Polyvore, Fashmates offers a rewards program, which means members who are interested in receiving commission will need to provide bank information.

Yesterday, I posted one of my old Polyvore sets on Instagram and Fashmates suggested that I should submit this set to their current contest. Today, I decided to give this platform a try.  Well, the website wouldn’t load. After the third try, I finally got in.

I signed up with my email address and a password. I was supposed to receive a verification email but it still hasn’t arrived in my inbox. It’s been almost 2 hours. Maybe I will receive it when I complete this blog post?

Let’s take a quick glance at settings.

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Member can earn points, sell and buy products. As aforementioned, they offer a rewards program.  Please see “Payout Settings” below.

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You certainly don’t have to provide such information if you do not care about commission or selling products. For detailed information on buying, selling, shipping and returns, please visit: https://www.fashmates.com/page/terms

This is what “My Page” looks like. I automatically follow 4 members after signing up, one of which is @Fashmates.

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Create a Set

To create a set, click on “Create”.

This area kind of reminds of Polyvore. But it’s no Polyvore. This page freezes A LOT.

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I clicked on “Tops” under ” Browses” and this is what I got.  Can’t see any items.

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I can only see the photo of the item when I move the cursor to it. See screenshot below. Wow, the first item is from Ssense. Face palm!

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I then clicked on “Shoes” and this is what showed up. NOTHING! Maybe I just don’t know how to use this platform???

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I think my review should just stop here. My user experience so far speaks for itself.

Btw, I even asked Fashmates to re-send the verification email. I think it got lost in the cyberspace.