I got sucked into to finally trying a “monthly shoe club”. But not the one that Kim Kardashian pumps her star power into, this one is called Just Fab, a company strongly backed by President Kimora Lee Simmons after leaving her position as Creative Director at Baby Phat.
Learn more about the true creators of the company in this Forbes article about founders Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler.
The deal came up on Living Social and I just couldn’t resist. It was 50% off one pair, with no obligation for making further purchases. I made the bold move and made my purchase. Signing up for the service was easy enough. Fill in your basic information, and take your style test.
I was starting to get a little nervous when I didn’t find myself liking any of the shoes I had to choose from. All of the shoes seemed to have a 5 inch heel, and at 5’7″ a 5 inch heal can be a little daunting but still doable. Once my selections were made I had to wait for my closet to be “filled”. This could take up to 24 hours, talk about lack of instant gratification. But bravo for them to build up the suspense. After a day of waiting the time has come for me to get my available selection for the month in my “Shoe Boutique”. It was filled with surprise, 5 inch heels.
I already paid money for the shoes, so I had to choose one of these monsters to wear to my friends wedding. There was a “Facebook Closet” area at the bottom where if you liked them on Facebook your closet would expand magically. I was semi-impressed with their brilliant Facebook marketing strategy and liked away. Nothing was popping out to me. The bright pink heels eventually called to me and purchase was made.
The issues came in payment and processing. My Living Social deal was denied by the system. Next step customer service, who was very accommodating and said my account would be credited for my deal. Yep, that was a no go. Shoes finally received, they were cute, just as in the picture. Not the best quality but what can you expect. Heels high as ever. Not quite worth the $60 I shelled out, with my Living Social $20 and the actual price of the shoes $40 combined. It was worth a shot, I knew what I was getting into.
I have successfully purchased two more pairs from my “monthly shoe club”. As a note make sure you mark you want to skip a month! Unless you will be stuck with the bill and the fact that you have to buy a pair of shoes that month. A major downfall for the consumer, which will make me unsubscribe soonRead More