Fashion Bug (FashionBug.com) - review

FashionBug.com

FashionBug.com is an online site for purchasing women's fashion at substantially reduced prices.

The company began as a chain of retail outlets, which now number more than 1,000 across the United States. Forty-five states have a Fashion Bug location, usually in strip malls(outdoor shopping centers).

Sizes available:

  • Plus
  • Juniors
  • Misses

FashionBug's primary client base consists of women aged 20 to 49, although they do serve a substantial teenage and children's market (aged 7 and up).

The site is popular for its wide breadth of choices and quick home delivery.

FashionBug.com also features a few select areas for fashion:

  • Maternity, including tops, bottoms, swimwear, dresses, plus-size maternity wear, and clearance items. They feature the "bundle of joy" line of maternity wear.
  • Intimates, including both plus sizes (bra 40C-44DD, panties size 8-12) and misses sizes (bra 34A-38D, panties size 5-7). The "Loveable" line of intimates created by Hanes exclusively for Fashion Bug is carried online.
  • Shoes, including wide widths, flip-flops, casual, dress, athletic and boots. Of course, there is a clearance section here, as well, with many shoes available for less than $10 per pair.
  • Accessories, including handbags, jewelry, belts, scarves (and shawls), legwear, and watches
  • Gifts (under Accessories), including themed sets with mugs, bath gels, candles, mini-notepads, and frames. These run around $10-15 a piece, but often have a "buy 1, get 1 free" kind of promotion to halve your gift purchase cost.

Giving gifts

There are two ways you can give gifts for FashionBug.com:

  1. gift cards - a nicely-designed "credit-card style" card with about a dozen designs available. You can enter any value up to $999.99, can affix a 500-character message, and will be sent in the mail (USPS First Class) in 2-3 business days.
  2. e-gift cards - as the additional "e" would suggest, these are sent electronically, if you really can't wait those extra 2-3 days for delivery (or if your gift recipient isn't reachable by US mail). 12 designs for e-cards are available for personalization.

FashionBug discounts

FashionBug already touts low, discounted prices for its clothing for bargain-minded online shoppers. However, there are additional discounts that can be applied to your order for those really after saving as much money as possible. These promotional codes are entered during the checkout process when ordering online.

  • Coupon Craze - currently featuring 3 discount codes: $10 off a $50 purchase, $20 off a $75 purchase, and 15% off your order.
  • Deal Hunting - seems to offer the same discount codes, but double-check the site to see if things have changed by the time you order.

FashionBug.com reviews

Epinions: 4.5 out of 5 (from 610 customers).

  • Ease of ordering: 3/5
  • Customer Service: 2/5
  • On-Time Delivery: 3/5
  • Selection: 3/5

There are 6 written reviews, from ecstatic to outraged customers.

Planet Feedback: Has 21 letters (both praise & complaint) to Fashion Bug, many with feedback from other users of the site.

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Comments 35 comments

amanda lynn masurka 9 years ago

iwould like to find someone interested in setting up a fashionbug in my area. the nearest one is an hour away and i think that a store in my area would thrive due to the lack of in style clothing in the plus size. our area has no place to purchase stylish fashion. you have to buy it in another town. i am willing to start a petishion to show the right person what kind of a clientel they would have in this area. we need something. fashionbug would be perfect. when i bring this subject up to employees in other fashionbug stores they say that they tried having a store there before. the thing is that it was about 15 years ago and i do believe that was when they were newer. now i know that enough people are farmiliar with them that they would do excellent. i would love to be the one to open it but financially and the fact that i dont now anything about owning abuisness limits me. so please if you know what it is that i can do let me know. i would sure be thankful. amanda


Ann Marie Croom 8 years ago

Every time fashipon bug runs this contest For $ 1000 you can never access the web site. Over the year I have tried many many times. I shop there quite often and have many transaction codes on my purchase receipts that I canot enter. Is this a for real or is it a scam. MY husband says I'm their best customer because i take advantage of all the sales and coupons and special event sales. I'm terribly disappointed and I aired my complaints to the sales reps at the store where I shop. HAS ANYONE EVER WON THE PRIZE?


Mom of 2 8 years ago

I've never won the prize, and I've entered before....But then again I never seem to win anything!!! :(


melissa 8 years ago

i never really find good prices out there any more kind of makes me crazy but its true wander if theres going to be fine bargains out there you know but hopful soon.


Elementary Teacher 1 8 years ago

I would like to see the coordinating jewelry that is available in the stores to also be available online. Would also like the entire lines of clothing to be on website. I love the 1940 line, but live an hour away from a store. Having those two requests met would make me an even BETTER custormer!!!


lea britt 7 years ago

where can i check on my account


sandy 7 years ago

the clothes at fashion bug have become much much better in quality over the last 20 years.i shop fb quite frequently and am very happy with the styles and sizes.more stores are needed through out worcester county.thanks for keeping me in style and affordability.the coupon savings are great too.


Gloria LaFavor 7 years ago

I recently went to Fashion Bug and spent $170.00. When I arrived home I receive a pamplet in the mail with offers for discounts and double rebates. These bargains began on May 13th, the same day I went shopping. I don't understand why I am receiving these pamplets so late and I would think the clerk at the store would ask if I had these. An unhappy customer. I do want to say I love the Fashion Bug for their large variety of good quality clothing at reasonable prices, but also enjoy anything on sale.


Ss R 7 years ago

its great shopping here what could u say?


S. Moore 7 years ago

Salesperson tried to cheat me. I went in to return two identical blouses and she went out of her way to use an old receipt stapled to my old one to refund me a much lower amount. (wrong receipt) This was not the first itme. I returned an item, of which when I purchased it, I asked for it to be hung, and she refused. When I had return it in the bag she put in in, she complained to another sales person that it was wrinkled and she appeared to be trying to decide if she would refund it and I had my receipt.


nadeem javed mangi 7 years ago

wow + wow + wow + wow + wow


Bonnie Craig 7 years ago

Where is the closest Fashion Bug store? I discovered the one we had is GONE!!!!! I live in zip code 30044.

Contact me at grammax14@bellsouth.net


anonymous 6 years ago

shopped at a Beckley, WV FB today and will NEVER shop there again. The sales women there are so freaking rude. They do not greet the customers when they walk in the door...do not ask them if they need help with anything...stare at you like you are from mars but fail to utter a word to you the whole time you are in the store...when they ring you up they STILL do not say a word to you and you are just standing there wondering WHY you did not go to Kohl's where the service is a lot more friendlier...this was my LAST FB shopping experience for sure.


S.Alesia Schultz 6 years ago

I have been a faithful regular FB customer for years. I am a small petite woman...just recently I visited my local (fave) shop only to discover FB has gone "BIG AND TALL" not even any more trendy junior styles! I will have to close my account now and end a very long era! I am VERY disappointed! Why can't you merge:"Big & TALL" with "PETITE & SMALL"????????


anonymous 6 years ago

Recently visited Fashion Bug in Howell, NJ for the first time. The Sales person behind the register did not acknowledge me nor greet me while at the checkout. I was going to purchase several items but decided not to because of her rudeness, dirty looks and lack of customer service. I will never shop at Fashion Bug again. They lost me as a customer.


naisbitt,pat 6 years ago

I LIVE IN MASHBEE MA 02649 AND SHOP IN YOUR FALMOURTH STORE AND WAS THERE TODAY TO LEARN IT'S CLOSING IN A WEEK OT TWO. i WISH YOU WOULD OPEN A STORE IN MASHPEE, THERE IS PLENTY OF EMPTY STORE THERE AND NEED TO BE FILLED, I KNOW YOU WOULD DO EXCELLENT THERE. IT'S ACROSS FROM THE MASHPEE COMMON THAT ARE FULL OF STORES FOR THE RICH NONE FOR US WHO NEED TO LOOK FOR BARGAINS AND WHO NEED THE LARGER SIZES. THERE ARE NO OTHER STORES ON THE CAPE LIKE THIS. PLEASE CONSIDER!

SINCERELY PAT NAISBITT

NAISBI@aol.com


Ashley McDermott 6 years ago

I shop here for bras and bras only,The last 3 purchases I made had to be returned.You are the only store in town to carry my size but the quality is not up to par! I have returned 6 bras so far.The underwire lasts a week!I WILL NOT refer any friends to FASHION BUG I WILL however complain about it for the rest of my days!This store is a SCAM!!!!!


patricia gallagher 6 years ago

Hi My name is Patricia, i want to your store out here in Roanoke, va. town square they call it, well I want into the store, and looked around, because I used to have a card with you people when I lived out in Pennsylvania, but paid it off, when I moved to Virginia, I want to the store a couple of times, I puchase somethings, well Mothers Day I want there and wow the first thing the saleswomen said to me, we don't have anything in your size, and I said what, I seen a couple of things I like, well you are to petite for our clothes, I told her, I m not, then she said to me, well you can go to Marshalls they have clothes that will fit you, I said well thanks for chasing me away. very very rude, never seen anything like this, I wanted to purchase a few things but she practically threw me out the door, why because I m a yanky from up North, I dress nice, and I like nice things, is there anything wrong with that. I never seen a salesperson as rude as she was. wow I m going to tell a lot of people about this experience really. thanks patricia


Jolene Farmer 6 years ago

Dear Patricia Gallagher,

I am the manager at the Roanoke Town Square Fashion Bug store. My associates told me there was an elderly Yankee woman who was urinating in the dressing rooms. Was that you? Maybe it was your INCONTINENCE that made one of our helpful associates suggest that you leave the store and take a dump in the Marshalls dressing room.

Jolene Farmer

Manager

Fashion Bug

Roanoke, Virginia


tina sullivan 6 years ago

I shop at the fb in north andover I find everyone there very helpful and friendly , I always find what I'm looking for. I use to be plus sizes now I,m misses no matter what size I,m in I find something. I LOVE SHOPPING AT FASHION BUG!!!!!!!!!!!!


Karen fron Pa. 6 years ago

I used to buy a lot of clothes from the Fashion Bug. But

lately I can not find clothes that are fashionably. The

material is not as nice as it used to be. Can this be addressed? Thanks!!!!!!


BiG Girl 6 years ago

Would just like to say, our ocal store just added smaller sizes. A lot of us regular customers are not happy. We are tired of going into a store to shop only to be shoved back into a corner. This was our store, and now because of the limited space you have the same is happening here. I will have to find somewhere else to shop. YOU NEED MORE SPACE!! 42301 area.


Anonymous 6 years ago

Just went to fashion bug today. First time I've been there since they 'integrated' all of the sizes & divided the store into casual side & dressy side. I hate it! All I can find is super plus size clothes, everything was 20+ in size. I saw almost nothing under size 14. Not sure what was going on... are they going all plus size now because they are connected to Lane Bryant or what? I think the size division idea was better. Plus sizes on one side of the store & smaller sizes on the other side. That way I don't have to dig through the 20 plus sizes to find the one garment in my size. Gyuh.


Ruth A. Klassen 6 years ago

"I'm Fashion Bug's #1 fan...because the styles are gorgeous! The colors are wonderful and bright, and the prices are great, especially the sales!! And I LOVE their jewelry. What beautiful bargains! I have found many nice things there!


Shirley Harp 6 years ago

I just received your new advertisement "denim month" and it was very appealing except for one thing! I wish you would carry a good collection for women over 50. Hip style pants are out of the question for myself so I can not make use of the coupons you so often send. I'm sure I'm not the only woman that feels the same. Snug fitting tops are also out of the question as the figure has changed. I'm not heavy, 135 lbs. so plus sizes are not for me either. I have had a Fashion Bug charge for years and the styles you used to have were fine. I know you cater to the young crowd but do not forget us old-timers. we would like to stay in style also, but it seems that we can't do that with some of the styles you carry. Us older folk need something to choose from so please start carrying a good supply of clothing for us also!!


Louise 5 years ago

I just found out that you will be closing your store in Prescott Az. That will leave this area with no stores that sell larger size garments(1X,2X, etc.). There is a mall in Prescott which has no larger size items and the town of Prescott Valley has none either. When closing your store at Frontier Village, please consider another location in the area. After you close, the closest store for us will be in Phoenix, a ride of over an hour.

Thank you.


ruthalex 5 years ago

My son purchased a gift card for me at Christmas, It came with 2 $10.00 coupons but the experation date is January 18th, which is today, but were having a snowstorm and I can't get out Is there a way I could use them tomorrow the 19th


Phyllis 5 years ago

In store at 5586 Springboro Pike around 8:10 pm on tuesday 6-28-11. Young black cashier --at register talking personal business with customer after waiting on her instead of waiting on customer behind her friend. I waited while they talked about this woman's vacation plans. Personal business should be taken care of after all customers are waited on. This young lady needs to be informed of that.


Rita 5 years ago

I went into my local Fashion Bug yesterday it was so hot in their I could not shop. I felt sorry for the employees that were working there. I ask why it was so hot they said some of the air conditioner units were out. In my opinion these need fixed. I personally will not go back in until they are fixed and I love shopping in there.


Rita 5 years ago

I just left the comment about the store with air conditioner problems it is the store in Pikeville KY. Please get this fixed soon.


Kathy O. 5 years ago

I went to the Fashion Bug here in Troy,Ohio. I purchased some cloths and some jewerly. When it came time to check out put this on my debt card. The sales clerk wanted me to open up a Fashion Bug charge and she offered me my purchases at a discount. I thought that I would be saving some money here and she was doing her clerk duties of taking everything off my debt card and putting it on, what I was told, my Fashion Bug charge card. I was working on my bills today and I found out that this did not happen. I paid the amount that I put on my debt card and nothing on this new and improved Fashion Bug charge card. I was lied to and given the old one two. So since I do not owe them anything I called and cancelled my card and as far as I am concern they can shove it up were the sun does not shine and I hope that they get paper cuts doing so. I shall never come to their stores again. You lost one customer for good.


Donna 4 years ago

I went to fashion bug in Evansville Ind 6501Elloyd Expressway. No one ask if I needed help or welcomed me to the store. I had coupons the sales lady said you can us this on for this blouse but not the other on why do they give you coupons that you can't us and the clothes are getting more expensive . I have spent a lot of money at fashion bug over the last few years.the Sales clerk today did'ntcare if I bought anything she acted like I was a bother it was 4:55 PM 10/03/11 THE GIRL HAD LONG BROWN HAIR. ACTED LIKE SHE WAS BETTER THAN ME.


Kelly Marz 4 years ago

I'm Very Happy With Fashion Bug Clothes!!


michele starling 4 years ago

I was out at the north hanover store a couple of weeks ago to return two bras that i payed some money for and was very un happy the way they fit. Was going to get my money back and leave,the sales lady there Jan Foreman was so wonderful because of her knowledge of the store and the types of bras u carry I left there spending over a hundred dollars in bras and panties. She took the time to fit me correctly and seemed to really care about my satisfaction! What a woman! I will return again and again and hopefully get the same kind of service from someone else!


Jan Foreman 4 years ago

So happy to hear you had a pleasurable experience, Michele. I am to please! We at Fashion Bug thank you warmly for visiting our stores and hope you found exactly the bras you were looking for.

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