Who doesn’t love shoes? As a fashionista I feel obligated to love them because otherwise I could live without, right? Wrong! So naturally when I discovered Kim Kardashian’s latest entrepreneurial adventure, ShoeDazzle.com, I was beyond curious. Shoes, purses, and accessories, hand chosen for you based on your style, delivered right to your door, with no shipping cost, for only $39.95 per month! It sounds to good to be true so I did some research. Here is what I learned:
Your Profile: You create a style profile by answering a few quick questions. The stylists at ShoeDazzle use this to create your monthly showroom items. You receive a new showroom on the first day of every month.
Membership: You become an official member of ShoeDazzle after you place your first showroom order. Your billing information will be kept on file and you will be charged $39.95 on the sixth day of each month for one item from the site. You can cancel your membership at any time without penalty.
Shipping: All orders shipped within the United States are shipped FREE of charge via standard ground delivery, and usually arrive 3 – 6 business days from the ship date.
ShoeDazzle Credits (This is really cool): You don’t have to choose something every month! If you visit your showroom by the fifth day of any month and select the ‘Skip This Month’ option, you won’t be charged. There is no limit to the number of months you can skip and you can always change your mind. If you don’t purchase an item from your showroom one month, and don’t opt to skip the month, you will earn ShoeDazzle credits that can be put toward future purchases.
Returns: You can exchange items for another item or return it for a ShoeDazzle credit within 30 days of delivery in new, unused condition.
Exchanges: Exchanges are free within 30 days of delivery in new, unused condition.
The Bad Stuff:
- You will not be able to change your order once it is confirmed.
- It may take a week for them to give you new styles in your showroom if you don’t like what they chose for you. To me this is both good and bad. It shows they are taking time to choose items, but it doesn’t really fit the point of online shopping: to be fast and convenient.
- Because they provide free shipping, a $5.95 restocking fee is applied to all orders returned for refunds. This fee is waived on exchanges and items returned for a ShoeDazzle credit.
- No Overseas shipping.
- ShoeDazzle Credits expire after 12 months.
For an online company, it sounds to me like Kim and her ShoeDazzle crew have got it figured out, with only some small hiccups. Sign me up! I am excited to see the items they will put in my first showroom.
Citizens of Beauty Contributor: Becca Alexander Pickrel