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Fashionbug.com Website Review & Ratings + Fashion Bug Coupons

Fashion Bug: Products & Services

Fashion Bug is a women’s clothing and accessories retailer that mostly caters to plus sized women. They typically offer clothing in sizes 10 through to 32W. Some items also come in regular misses sizes The range includes both classic pieces and current fashion styles. The practically offer a one stop shop approach when it comes to shopping for clothes and accessories, as they offer products in many categories. Let’s take a look at their product categories.

Fashion Bug product offerings:

Within the each category they generally have stock suited to both casual dressing and work wear.

Fashion Bug: Company Background

Fashion Bug was originally part of a business called Charming shoppes, which was originally founded during the 1940s. Charming Shoppes is a retail holdings group focused on meeting the needs of the plus sized woman. They are based in Philadelphia. The other stores this group own include; Catherine’s , Lane Bryant , Cacique, and Loop 18. This year, Charming shoppes merged with the Ascena Retail Group. This is the company that owns Dress Barn.  In the future Ascena Retail group plans to close Fashion Bug retail stores.

Fashion Bug: Customer Feedback & Reviews

Fashion Bug scores a 4.5 out of 5 on epinions.com. with over 4000 reviews contributed, so they have a really good feedback reputation overall. Let’s take a look at what some customers have to say:

bablondie25  saysWhat can I say about Fashion Bug? It's a nice store with up-to-date fashions for pre-teen girls, teenagers, young women on up to plus sizes. I think the first time I found out about Fashion Bug was many years ago, with my mom being a Plus-sized woman, she would shop at the local Fashion Bug. The reason she and other plus-sized women liked to shop there was because it was "fashionable" and other stores like Sears would have somewhat nerdy or frumpy-looking plus-sized women's clothing. My mom wanted to be stylish and fashionable even though she was not a thin woman. And I can honestly say that she pullled it off well!”

michegreen  says “Great products, extremely fast shipping, cannot say enough great things about this company! Just a few weeks ago, I would have said that I have never shopped from FashionBug.com, now I can say that I have...and will definitely shop from there again!”

There is however, some dissatisfaction when it comes to sales and coupons. Some customers have posted unhappy comments at pissedconsumer.com

Vmyers7 Says “I received a $10.00 off plus 10% off for Saturday…Got sucked in an went.. Bought a couple of items including two pairs of sandles - BOGO at 50%". When I got home I realized that I received the coupon discounts but not the store advertized BOGO!. Went back and I asked the sales rep which shoes were BOGO and she showed me:. (My shoes were part of the sale);. When I explained the problem the manager said - oh, that didn't include those shoes;. My response was - really - I was just told they were?. "well, their not"!. I said - How convenient for you”

Anonymous says “Fashion Bug had a Bra Sale, "BOGO"… but all the bras were marked up $5-$6 manually with stickers covering the actual price. Missing a few and that is how I caught on. I took one to the manager she argued that they were on sale. So if there'e a sale and the retail tag says $19.99 but rings up $24.99 which is the sticker, that's what you pay?? Seriously?? She would not budge! I left without buying anything!”

Fashion Bug: Business Credibility & Trustworthiness

Fashion Bug or Charming Shoppes are not listed as BBB accredited business; however there is information on them on the BBB website. They are listed as having a total of 48 complaints with all closed. The majority were related to problems with the product/service. You can check out the details of the BBB report here.

As they are part of a big clothing chain, they are sometimes mentioned in the mainstream media.

Fashion Bug: Website Popularity & Google Ranking

At the time of checking Fashion Bug had an Alexa global traffic rank of 290,713. They are much more popular in the United States with an Alexa rating of 64,258. They are most commonly visited by females aged 35-44. They receive a Google Page rank of 5 out of a possible 10. Their compete rank is 6417 and In May, this year they had roughly 250,000 unique visitors to their site. They are listed on the Yahoo and DMOZ directories and have one Digg link in.

Fashion Bug: Social Media Presence

Fashion Bug has a reasonable social media presence. They are most active on Facebook. Fahion bug presently has 536,000 likes on Facebook. They appear to post updates to this site on most days.

On Twitter they have 2591 followers and they appear to post updates every few days or so.

They also offer a program where you can sign up to receive sms alerts and they post videos on YouTube.

Fashion Bug: Website Security & Safety

The Fashion Bug website appears to be safe and secure. The http:// hyperlink changes to https:// as you begin to head through checkout showing that they encrypt your data. A check with the Google safe browsing diagnostic tool revealed that the site is not currently listed as suspicious. However Google had not visited this site within the last 90 days.

If you want to check the current safe browsing status, click here.

Fashion Bug: Pricing & Packages

Fashion Bug prices are quite competitive. One of their company statements is “Fashion Bug invites women everywhere to look great and spend less”

Their standard prices are often very similar to competitors. Let’s check out some of their common price points:

Shirts and blouses $30-$70

Jeans $46-$65

Dresses $35-$95

Coats $80-$95

Swimwear $30-$112

They often have coupon codes running, for example at the time of searching they had an offer going where you receive $10 off a $40 purchase or more, $20 off a $70 or more purchase and $30 off a $100 or more purchase. In addition they have a sale section with deals and clearance stock, many clearance items are priced at between 40-50% off.

Fashion Bug: Shipping Rates & Policies

Fashion Bug presently offers free shipping to their store outlets at Catherine’s, Fashion Bug, or Lane Bryant outlet locations. You need to pick up any orders within 28 days of the shipping date. Ground shipping is a flat rate of $7.95 and takes around 4-8 business days to arrive. If you are ordering an item by a retail partner it make take up to 3 days extra to ship. Additional forms of express shipping are available for additional charges.

Fashion Bug also offers international shipping to most destinations worldwide. When you shop at their site it will either default to your location, or you can select it under the international shipping header. Prices will then be displayed in your countries currency.  Orders are facilitated through FiftyOne. The price for shipping is dependent on what you order and your location. FiftyOne pre charges any duties or taxes, so you shouldn’t receive a surprise bill when your order arrives. For most destinations around the world it takes between 4-10 business days for your order to arrive.

Fashion Bug: Payment Methods Accepted

Fashion Bug accepts many fairly traditional payment methods. They accept credit card payments and gift cards or e-gift cards from Fashion Bug, Catherine’s, and Lane Bryant. They accept the following credit cards; Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

As an alternative payment method, they accept payments through PayPal. PayPal gives you the option to pay by many ways including, PayPal balance, credit card, or bank account transfer.

Fashion Bug: Returns, Refunds & Exchange Policy

Fashion Bug accepts returns for up to 60 days from purchase. All items must be in as new condition with tags attached. Shipping fees are not refundable. If you want to return something, you need to contact Fashion Bug to get a return merchandise authorization number. From here, they will email you a label and instructions on how to complete your return. They do not offer exchanges so you are advised to return the original item/s and place a new order.

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