MICAS Review – Why I Won’t Shop Here Again

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Are you considering shopping at shopmicas.com but feeling uncertain if they are a good online clothing site? Well, you’re in for a treat as we dive deep into the question – Is MICAS 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 all-inclusive review, we leave no stone unturned as we explore my entire shopping journey with the brand – from placing my order to making a return. Additionally, we’ll take a closer look at the quality of their clothes, and details about their brand. Keep reading for more!

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About MICAS

What is MICAS?

They are an online women’s clothing shop that claims to center around female empowerment. They allegedly celebrate the diversity of their global community, offering fashionable items for all fashionistas to find their own “Style A Cut Above”.

Is MICAS fast fashion?

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

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 is MICAS clothing 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 does MICAS 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.

Policy & Program Details

  • They offer students a 12% discount through Student Beans.
  • They have a membership program where you gain rewards each time you shop.
  • They offer free shipping over $69.
  • They allow returns 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 sizes from 2XS to 2XL, and plus sizes up to 4XL in select items.

Domain Details

  • The website shopmicas.com was registered in July 2021.

MICAS Review and Order Details

First Order

I ordered the below items 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 

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 comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The material is surprisingly thin, the pockets are smaller than expected, and the color is a cooler brown than in the picture.

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

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

Keep or Return: I would return this MICAS skirt.

The skirt is paper thin and the quality is horrendous for the price. The back seam is sewn poorly (it looks permanently wrinkled), and the fit is not good for a curvy shape. For $30, I expect WAY  better quality than this.

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 comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. It has a lot of yarn sewn in which I didn’t expect. Also, I was expecting a dull pastel green color along with the red, but the jacket I received is a pale blue.

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 is big (but I prefer this fit). View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep this MICAS jacket.

While I don’t love that actual yarn is woven into the fabric since that could easily get worn down in the wash, it is extremely unique-looking. It also feels very heavy-duty (it feels like it weighs 4lbs). The material, however, is kind of itchy. This would need to be worn over something long-sleeved. Also, the side pockets are placed a little too far back, so it feels awkward when I try to rest my hands in them. For the quality, the price isn’t too bad.

Second Order

I ordered the below items 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 

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 comparison

Expectation: They are what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. The button is a dark silver color in person, and the product image looks like a lighter silver.

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 is the right size, but not the right fit for my body shape. 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). View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would return these MICAS jeans.

These non-stretch jeans aren’t horrible quality, but the buttons are, and the fit is off. The hips fit well, but the waist is too big and the front crotch area has way too much extra fabric. Due to the diagonal fly, you can see the fabric bunches in a diagonal/asymmetrical way. Perhaps a smaller size would fix this, but regardless, there shouldn’t be so much fabric there. These seem to be ultra-high-rise, so that may explain the excess fabric and why the back comes up so high. On a positive note, the back seam is straight, which is often not the case with cheaper jeans, and I like the straight-leg, looser style.

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

Expectation: It is VERY different from what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The sleeves are too wide at the wrist and I am NOT able to pull them up like it shows in the product image.

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

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and the body fits well, but the sleeves are WAY too long. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would return this MICAS faux leather dress.

This dress is pretty atrocious. Firstly, the seams are all raw, and not in a clean way. Some areas are cut jaggedly and aligned crookedly. Secondly, the material has a small amount of stretch, but was overall VERY difficult to get on by myself. Thirdly, though comfortable, it is a bit sweat-inducing. Fourthly, the sleeves are WAY too long and big, so I can’t pull them up above my wrists. They would need to be cut off. Finally, the couch-like material is tricky because it clings like plastic wrap on my body, but the loose areas just hang and flap around. Specifically, the flappy area right below my behind. Overall, this dress is just one big cheap layer of faux leather, thrown together without much thought.

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 comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality of the materials overall is okay, however, it is somewhat poorly constructed. It feels/looks like the grain of the material wasn’t aligned properly before sewing. 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 MICAS slip dress.

The pattern is cute and the material is soft, but it feels VERY ‘wrong’ when worn. It seems like the grains of the pieces of fabric were 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, the material feels a bit thin, and the straps don’t offer much support.

Shipment Info

I received two items in one package for my first order and three items in one package for my second, both received at my address in North Carolina (United States). The packages came from distribution centers in the United States. I was provided tracking numbers through USPS.

First Order

Package Shipped From: 1055 Sesame St., Franklin Park, IL 60131 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Sun, February 26th
  • My order shipped on Sun, February 26th
  • I received my package on Sat, March 11th

Total time of 13 days 

Second Order

Package Shipped From: 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Thurs, January 11th
  • My order shipped on Fri, January 12th
  • I received my package on Wed, January 24th

Total time of 13 days

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

Return & Refund Info

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.

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

I received a full refund of $70.00 on April 4th. I received the refund eight days after mailing the package. – View Refund Receipt

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: 925 Enterprise St. Unit 140, Aurora, IL 60504 (United States)

THE REFUND IS PENDING.

Support Experience

  • They responded to my emails fairly quickly.
  • 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.
  • They alternatively offered me the following refund/return options:
    • [First Order]
      • First Offer: 10% off discount code + keep the items and no refund
      • Second Offer: 20% off coupon + $14 bonus if I choose a return and store credit
    • [Second Order]
      • 20% off discount code + keep the items and no refund
      • Full store credit + 20% bonus + return items

Provided Return Instructions:

  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.

Return Notes:

  • If your courier requests the contact number, please contact us by replying to this email.
  • Please note that we are not responsible for returning any items in the parcel that are not associated with the return request.
  • Once the return parcel has been successfully delivered and confirmed, we will refund you back to the original payment method, and you will receive the refund within 3-10 business days.

Is MICAS Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

Plagiarism Search:

Based on a plagiarism-checking scan by Copyleaks, MICAS’s Contact page has 61% (or more) identical content to pages on the following sites: – goodgirlthings.com,  aleesfashion.com, and lapose.us

This is just a small snippet. There is likely MUCH more matching content out there.

Possible reasons for this include plagiarism, sites sharing the same owner and using templated information, etc.

Reverse Image Search:

Based on my findings, there are MANY other small boutiques/online shops/marketplaces that sell many of the same items as MICAS.

Possible reasons for this include the use of the same suppliers, the use of stolen images, the same owner operating multiple stores, the same owner selling on multiple platforms, etc.

With that being said, I found several of the same products on AliExpress, SHEIN, etc. for much cheaper. For example, I found the below dress for $35 on MICAS, and $12.17 on SHEIN’s Marketplace. Based on the reverse image search results, I believe these are likely identical or near-identical items offered at vastly different prices (as opposed to one being a cheap-quality version of the other).

micas shein price comparison

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, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund. I am waiting on the refund from my second order.

With that being said, I personally would not shop here again.

Even though the return process is quick and my items arrived in under 2 weeks, here are the MANY reasons why I would not shop here again:

  1. They make very vague sustainability claims. I emailed them for a return and asked for more information about their sustainability, and they completely ignored me. They helped me with my return as if I didn’t ask the questions at all. This leads me to believe they are lying.
  2. All sale items are not returnable. Since they are overpriced, making sale items not returnable makes shopping with them not worth it (for me at least).
  3. Their quality is both inconsistent and generally subpar. Some items are BAD, while others are okay. In my case, most of my items are disappointing in one way or another.
  4. One of my item’s material compositions is different from what they advertise on the product page. Super misleading, and this makes me question this company’s honesty.
  5. After doing some reverse image searching, I am convinced I can find many of the same items for significantly cheaper.

Overall, customer service ignoring my questions about their OWN claims and the disappointing clothing quality is enough for me to never look back. 

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 and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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