Is Finesse Legit? A Must-Read Before Buying

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Are you thinking about buying clothes from finesse.us, but feel unsure if they are worth your money? Well, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re delving into the most pressing question on everyone’s mind: Is Finesse legit? The quick answer is yes, they are a legitimate company. I received my order, returned everything, and got a refund. But, would I shop here again?

In this post, I will be covering everything from my shopping experience to my thoughts on their clothing to brand information. Keep scrolling for more!

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About Finesse

What is Finesse?

They are an AI-driven online women’s clothing brand. With most of their leadership allegedly being female and LGBTQ, the brand strives to create fashion for everybody – their sizing ranges from XS-3X, and an inclusive environment through their rejection of traditional beauty standards and gender norms. 

Is Finesse fast fashion?

No, they most likely are not. They allege that with the use of weekly votes, they can determine what styles to produce and exactly how much to produce, effectively avoiding overproduction and eliminating waste in the process. I can also confirm that my items came in individually wrapped recyclable packaging.

I emailed their support team for further clarification on their sustainable efforts, and they responded with the following:

“Thank you for your message! The fashion industry has spent millions and millions of dollars in the last decades framing the sustainability question as a fabric rather than an overproduction issue. However, that could not be further from the truth. Many of the “sustainable” companies out there just tout better fabrics, but still create thousands of a certain style to have enough quantity for them to get better prices and ultimately enough margins. The root problem – overproduction – which is the #1 issue in the industry, still remains. No matter how great your materials are, if you overproduce and burn them or send them to landfills, your pollution remains largely the same. The outsized factor contributing to pollution in the industry has always been the mind-boggling overproduction.
 
We therefore truly are the first company actually tackling sustainability in a non-greenwashing way and strongly hold the conviction that all other companies (particularly fast fashion companies and companies that call themselves sustainable to date) mislead the public. I believe we should explain this much clearer on our website and I’ve already sent through a request to our team to work on this on our About page.”
 

Read this article, 13 Easy Ways To Know If A Brand Is Fast Fashion by Panaprium, for tell-tale signs of a fast fashion company.

Where is Finesse clothing located?

According to a marketing email, they are located in the United States. Their business address is 734 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Where does Finesse ship from?

My package shipped to me from a warehouse/distribution center in California (United States).

More Shop Details

  • The website finesse.us was created in January 2018. Though, according to the Internet Archive, this domain was originally owned by a modeling agency called SCENT in 2016.
  • According to my PayPal transaction, their legal business name is FINESSE US Inc.
  • They offer free shipping over $75.
  • They allow returns within 45 days of delivery. There is a $3.95 processing fee per return to get the return handled & processed.
  • They offer plus sizes up to 3X.

Finesse Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 6/4/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $135.14 to FINESSE US Inc. (rewind@finesse.us) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *FINESSEUS”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Ronny Brown Vegan Leather Jacket

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Brown / M / $54
  • Country: Unknown
  • Material:
    • Main– 100% Polyurethane
    • Lining– 100% Polyester
finesse jacket comparison

Expectation: It is what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. The color is a little more muted in person. Also, out of the box, it is not folded or ironed the same way that it is in the product image. So initially, I thought it looked really different.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Finesse leather jacket.

While I think it’s cute and don’t see anything clearly wrong with it, the price is a bit steep. I could probably find something similar at Target for 20% less.

2) Dustin Black Acid-Wash Cargo Jeans

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Black Acid-Wash / M / $48
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 96.5% Cotton / 3.5% Viscose
finesse jeans comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The very first image they show for this product is 3D-modeled. It bears little resemblance to the actual jeans. Looking at the real-life model wearing the pants, they still look a bit different. The color is a cooler tone and a lighter shade in person. 

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit at least two sizes too small. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Finesse jeans.

I unfortunately could not get them over my hips, so the size chart is very off. I do like the way these jeans look though, and am a fan of the excessive number of pockets.

3) Francine Plum Vegan Leather Top

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Plum / M / $24
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material:
    • Coating– 100% Polyurethane
    • Backing– 100% Polyester
finesse tank top comparison

Expectation: It is VERY different from what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The texture shown in the product image looks VERY different from what I received. I was expecting a more ‘smooth metallic’ kind of look/texture, but the top I received is very reflective and looks and feels more like a clear-coated tablecloth.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep this Finesse tank top.

It is made of a really unique material, which feels like a thin, crinkly plastic tablecloth. While the material itself isn’t exactly high-end or appealing-looking to the average person, I think a top like this should be a staple in everyone’s closet! It would look great with a faux leather jacket, or blazer. You could wear this as part of a costume for an event, for a night out, or to spice things up. The price is decent too.

Shipment Info

I received three items in one package, and the package came from a warehouse in the United States. I was provided a tracking number.

Package Shipped From- 17256 S Main St., Gardena, CA 90248

  • Order placed on Sun, June 4th
  • Order shipped on Mon, June 5th
  • Order received on Wed, June 14th

Total time of 10 days

Note: Their shipping policy states up to 11 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I completed a return request for all items via their return portal on June 18th. It was instantaneously approved, and I was provided a prepaid return label the same day. I mailed the package on June 21st.

I received a full refund of $131.19 (they deducted a $3.95 handling fee) on June 21st. I received the refund the same day I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

Provided Return Address– 19201 S Reyes Ave. STE B10, Compton, CA 90221

Support Experience

  • While going through the return portal, they offered the option to get my refund in the form of store credit and get an extra $5 credit.

Is Finesse Legit or a Scam?

In this section of the review, I will check their site for originality, discuss any suspicious information found, answer whether this company is legitimate or not, and let you know my recommendation. Keep reading for more! 

Similar Sites & Analysis

According to Copyleaks (premium), the below plagiarism is detected:

  • Nothing was found.

Additional Notes:

  • They use tons of 3D images for their products, which don’t truly represent what the clothing looks like in person. You need to keep scrolling through the images on the product pages until you see the clothing on real-life models.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, they are a legitimate site. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund.

With that being said, I would shop here again.

Overall, my items are decent quality and the prices aren’t outrageous. Their customer service was great; I asked about their sustainability claims, and they got back to me with a thoughtful and lengthy explanation. The return process was speedy, and I got a refund the same day I dropped my package off. Also, I really like the unique, futuristic concept of their shop!

The only real issue I have is that the product images are somewhat misleading. With two of my items, the material’s texture or color was a bit different than expected (and the size chart for the pants is off). This can be hard to know before you order unless there are written reviews, so just something to keep in mind. Regardless, I am still generally satisfied and would buy from them again.

To wrap up this review, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for finesse.us reviews, please consider sharing and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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