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My Thoughts On The ModCloth Buy Out

Modcloth taken over by Jet

Modcloth taken over by Jet

 

If you are a ModCloth lover or follow any number of plus size blogger, you probably already heard ModCloth has been bought out. The news was leaked just the day after their Groupons went up for sale. They were bought by Jet who is owned by Wal-Mart. This has in fact made many ModCloth lovers, including me quite upset.

The problem is the two companies sort of stand for completely different things, both from a business and ethical stand point. Plus given their total different approach to plus size clothing, this may leave the plus size consumer out in the cold. And based on just a couple of changes that has already taken place, one can only speculate that this takeover will see the decline of the things most have loved about ModCloth.

You might have seen that I posted about the Groupon that ModCloth had posted the day before the news leak of the buy out. I myself had bought one. After reading the news I went back and forth in mind about what I wanted to do. So I personally have made a decision. After I use my Groupon, I personally will not be shopping with ModCloth any more, and I will explain why.

I currently do not shop with Wal-Marts or Jet. I do not like their business practices or their treatment of their employees, and I do not want to support any business they own. Where I live there are many options to shop at places that treat their employees well and that are more ethical. I do on rare occasion have to buy from Wal-Mart if they are the only place that carries something and its an emergencies, but I try everywhere else first. I want to also say, when I was on a tight budget and living by myself, I did shop at Wal-Mart because I had no choice. I totally get not everyone has that choice because of finances or location, and I hold no judgment of anyone who does shop there. This is simply a personal decision.

For me, I feel like that even if everything stayed the same at ModCloth after this I would not want to shop there. Because even if they did continue paying those employees fair wages and keep ethical standards, shopping there is still ultimately supporting the parent company.

ModCloth for a long time has filled a niche in the plus size market. But don’t worry, there are other places to get those vintage and retro inspired clothes you desire if you feel like I do. I will be working on a list for you of alternative places to shop, and I hope to have it up soon.

In the mean time I would love to hear your thoughts on the take over. Tell me in comments below how do you feel about it? Will you continue shopping ModCloth? And please share any and all the vintage and retro clothing brands you know.

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Weeks 3 and 4 of #AllDressApril

All Dress April

Week two of All Dress April

This the third and final post on the looks for All Dress April. I went ahead and combined all the looks for the last two weeks into one post because honestly I missed a lot of days in the last week due to being ill, and since we are already in May I wanted to go ahead and wrap this series up.

Day 15

Outfit for Day 15 of All Dress April

Dress is The Story of Citrus Dress in Cool Blooms on ModCloth. Just a tip for anyone who has had this dress in one of the other print. This is a thinner stretchier fabric and cut slightly different. Size down one size in this one.

Shoes are the Rumblers – Sci Fi from Skechers.

 

Day 16

Outfit for Day 16 of All Dress AprilDress is the Retro Chic Flamingo Swing Dress from Torrid.

Shoes are the Relaxed Fit: Bikers – Skims from Skechers

 

Day 17

Outfit for Day 17 of All Dress AprilDress is from Calvin Klein, this is from a couple of years ago and is no longer available.

Kimono is from Torrid, also from a couple of years ago and no longer available.

 

Day 18

Outfit for Day 18 of All Dress April Dress is from SWAK. I bought this a long time ago, and they don’t even have anything similar anymore.

 

Day 19

I had to miss this day unfortunately.

Day 20

Outfit for Day 20 of All Dress AprilThis dress is from Forever 21 from about four years ago if I remember right.

The shoes are the same Skechers sandals listed above with another look but in black.

 

Day 21

Misses this day.

 

Day 22

Outfit for day 22 of All Dress AprilThis dress was from Torrid and their Penny Dreadful collection that was out last year. Unfortunately it is no longer available.

Shoes are the Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Pretty Factor from Skechers

 

Day 23

Outfit for Day 23 for All Dress AprilThe dress is the Everywhere You Look Dress from ModCloth. No longer available.

Shoes are the same shoes with the previous outfit.

 

Day 24

Outfit for Day 24 of All Dress AprilThe dress is a Mayri Dress from a couple of years ago. This fabric is no longer available, but she does have the same dress style in another peacock fabric. You can find it here. All Mayri dresses are hand sewn and from my experience true to size. Her size chart is pretty accurate, so check it before ordering.
Shoes are Flojos, this style is no longer available. But they are the only flipflops I will wear. If you ever try a pair, you will understand why.

 

Day 25

Outfit for day 25 of All Dress AprilDress is from Igigi. This no longer available.

 

Day 26

I missed this day due to illness.

 

Day 27

I missed this day due to illness.

 

Day 28

I actually wore a dress this day, but forgot to take a picture. Sigh!

 

Day 29

Outfit for Day 29 of All Dress AprilThis is the Sea the Sights Dress in Turquoise from ModCloth. It is no longer available, but if you keep your eyes open they might bring it back in another color. That seems to happen a lot with ModCloth Dresses

 

Day 30

I did not get to participate this day because again I was not feeling well.

 

 

Well as I said in the beginning, I realize there were quite a few days missed in the final week. But things happen and that is life. I will try and participate again next year. Did any of you participate or have you participated in similar challenges?

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