MICAS Review – Why I Won’t Shop Here Again

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Let’s cut to the chase. Is shopmicas.com (the women’s clothing shop) a legit website? The quick answer is no, they are a SCAM!

In this honest and detailed review, I will share my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, and my observations and research regarding their brand and website. Keep reading for more!

Table of Contents

My First Impression

I am always on the hunt for scams, and it is in my nature to be skeptical UNTIL I’m proven wrong. Here are some notable red flags I’ve come across after digging around their site: 

  1. Their logo is blurry/low-quality.
  2. They have an emoji in one of their category titles.
  3. They use inconsistent image styles. Some are 3-D, some are influencer-looking photos, etc.
  4. Everything with reviews shows 5 stars.
  5. They use a lot of stock images on their About page showing their ‘sustainability’ efforts.

There are many more red flags that I undoubtedly missed. This is just my initial overview of the shop’s website – keep scrolling for a deeper dive!

About MICAS

Are They Fast Fashion?

Yes, they are. They have categories called ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘New Trend’, which are dead giveaways.

On their About page, they claim to be dedicated to quality, a small-batch production model, and the well-being of their workers. Since they don’t substantiate these sustainability claims, I am inclined to think they are green-washing.

I can confirm, however, that my items arrived in 100% recycled plastic bags.

Check out 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 Are They Based?

According to their About page and Facebook page, they are based in Hong Kong and the United States. They are located at the following addresses:

  • RM2609 China Resources Building 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai (Hong Kong)
  • 45 Wall Street, New York, NY (United States)

Where Do They Ship From?

According to my tracking information, my orders were originally shipped from China. I received my orders from distribution centers in Illinois and California (United States).

More Shop Details

micas website circa 2021
Screenshot of shopmicas.com circa 2021 (the oldest version of the site I could find)

Business Details

According to their Terms of Use page, their legal business name is Precision Technology Holding Limited.

Statements & Press Details

They claim to have been mentioned by popular magazines and platforms including Marie Claire, Forbes, CNN, InStyle, seventeen, etc.

I am unable to find any evidence.

Policy & Program Details

  • They offer students a 12% discount through Student Beans.
  • They have a loyalty program where you gain rewards each time you shop.
  • Shipping is free over $69.
  • Returns are allowed within 14 days of delivery. The following items are not returnable: All sale items, bikinis, bodysuits, accessories (except for scarves), and orders purchased using store credit accumulated from previous returns.

Product Details

They carry standard and extended sizes from 2XS to 4XL.

Domain Details

The website shopmicas.com was registered in July 2021.

MICAS Review and Order Details

I placed my FIRST ORDER on 2/26/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $70.00 to MICAS (support@shopmicas.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *MICAS”. View Order Confirmation

I placed my SECOND ORDER on 1/11/2024 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $118.00 to MICAS (support@shopmicas.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *MBK78”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Button Front Corduroy Mini Skirt

Brand Label: MICAS

Color/Size/Cost: Brown / L / $30

Country: Unknown

Material: The product page states ‘35% Polyester, 65% Cotton’.

micas skirt comparison2

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it is the right size, but not the right fit for my proportions. The waist is a size too big, but the hips fit well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is terrible and unwearable. The skirt is paper thin, and the back seam is sewn poorly (it looks permanently wrinkled). See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Value: It is NOT worth the price I paid.

2) Checked Tweed Shirt Jacket

Brand Label: MICAS

Color/Size/Cost: Red / M / $40

Country: Unknown

Material: The product page states ‘100% Polyester’.

micas jacket comparison2

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits loosely, but is the right size. The side pockets are placed a little too far back, so it feels awkward when I try to rest my hands in them. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent – it feels fairly heavy-duty. It does feel a bit itchy though. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Value: I wouldn’t pay full price for this, but I think it could be a fair price if it were on sale.

3) Asymmetric-Waist Straight-Leg Jeans

Brand Label: MICAS

Color/Size/Cost: Light Wash Blue / L / $42

Country: Made in China

Material: 90% Cotton / 10% Polyester

micas jeans comparison2

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they are the right size, but not the right fit for my proportions. The waist is at least one size too big, but the hips fit perfectly (though, the front crotch area has A LOT of extra fabric). Due to the diagonal fly, you can see the fabric bunches in an asymmetrical way. These seem to be ultra-high-rise, so that may explain the excess fabric and why the back comes up so high. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

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

Value: The price seems fair for the right person!

4) Asymmetric Faux Leather V-Neck Mini Dress

Brand Label: MICAS

Color/Size/Cost: Nude / M / $38

Country: Made in China

Material: Different materials are listed in two places:

  • Product page- ‘55% Polyester, 45% Elastane’
  • Care label- 100% Cotton
micas faux leather dress comparison

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it is the right size, but is very poorly designed. The body fits well, but the sleeves are WAY too long and too wide at the wrist. Additionally, the material (which feels like a cheap faux leather couch) is sweat-inducing, clings like plastic wrap on my body in most areas (and dangles/hangs in others), and was VERY difficult to get on by myself. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is terrible and unwearable. The seams are all raw, and some areas are cut jaggedly and aligned crookedly. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Value: This is a lazy, cheap attempt at a dress. It is NOT worth the price I paid.

5) Abstract-Print Backless Midi Slip Dress

Brand Label: MICAS

Color/Size/Cost: Multicolor / M / $38

Country: Made in China

Material: 100% Polyester

micas slip dress comparison2

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it is the right size. However, it feels like the direction of the grain of each piece of fabric was not correctly oriented before sewing. The tension is not in the right areas, causing it to feel unnatural and extremely crooked. Additionally, the upper back flares out right below the horizontal strap, the side seams (both sides) are bunched in an unflattering way and don’t sit flat, and the straps don’t offer much support. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Quality: In my opinion, the quality of the materials overall is okay, however, it is somewhat poorly constructed. The grain of the material wasn’t aligned properly before sewing and the material feels a bit thin. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Value: It is NOT worth the price I paid.

Shipment Info

I received two items in one package for my FIRST ORDER and three items in one package for my SECOND ORDER, both received at my address in North Carolina (United States). The packages originated from China, and I received them from distribution centers in the United States. I was provided tracking numbers through USPS.

Packages Shipped From:

  • 1055 Sesame St., Franklin Park, IL 60131 (United States)
  • 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my orders on Sun, February 26th / Thurs, January 11th
  • My orders shipped on Sun, February 26th /Fri, January 12th
  • I received my packages on Sat, March 11th / Wed, January 24th

Total time of 13 days for BOTH orders

Their shipping policy states up to 25 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

For my FIRST ORDER, I emailed support (support@shopmicas.com) to request a full return on March 13th. My request was approved on March 22nd, and I was provided with the return address. I mailed the return package on March 27th via USPS and paid a total of $8.80.

For my SECOND ORDER, I emailed support to request a full return on January 25th. They sent me their ‘Start a Return’ link which is found in their footer, and I completed the brief form. My request was approved shortly after on January 28th, and I was provided with the return address. I mailed the return package on January 29th via USPS and paid a total of $7.84.

Provided Return Address (both orders): 925 Enterprise St., Aurora, IL 60504 (United States)

Return Instructions (both orders):

  1. Repackage the item(s) in good condition with our packaging. Mail them to the provided return address using your local courier.
  2. Add your tracking number on the same Return Items page where you initially requested the return.

For my FIRST ORDER, I received a full refund of $70 on April 4th. I received it eight days after I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

For my SECOND ORDER, I received a full refund of $118 on February 4th. I received it six days after I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

Customer Service Experience

General Responsiveness

They responded to my emails fairly quickly. Although, I asked them a handful of questions about their company such as their sustainability claims (in addition to requesting a return), and they completely ignored my questions.

Return Details

They offered me the following return/refund options:

[First Order]

  • First Email: 10% off discount code + keep the items and no refund
  • Second Email: 20% off coupon + $14 bonus if I choose a return and store credit

I rejected both offers and moved forward with a standard return/refund back to my original payment.

[Second Order]

  1. Standard return (pay for shipping and mail to the provided return address)
  2. 20% off discount code + keep the items and no refund
  3. Full store credit + 20% bonus + return items

I went with the first option.

Is MICAS Legit or a Scam?

Reverse Search & Analysis

Reverse Image Search:

Based on my findings, MICAS steals product photos from brands including House of CB (and undoubtedly more). Here is an example of a dress from House of CB ($255), used on MICAS’s site ($35):

house of cb micas stolen image

I highly recommend doing Reverse Image Searches when shopping online for price and quality checking purposes. You might be surprised at what you find!

Website/Company Search:

No suspicious information (such as lawsuits or alerts from the Better Business Bureau) was found.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, this company is a SCAM and I would avoid shopping here. Here are 2 reasons why:

  1. They steal product images from brands like House of CB, and pass them off as their own. You are NOT getting the products you are seeing!
  2. The material listed on the label of one of my items does NOT match what is listed on the product page. Very misleading!

Additionally, they make vague sustainability claims (they completely ignored my email asking for more info), and sell both inconsistent-quality and subpar-quality clothing. So, although you may find a few items that are decent, they are not worth your money or time.

To wrap up this post, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for MICAS reviews, please consider sharing this with your friends and commenting (via Reddit) below. 

Thank you very much for your support and readership!

Take care,

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