Friday, July 31, 2015

Polyvore + Yahoo = ♥♥

Dear Polyvore Community,

I’m excited to share some big news with you: Polyvore has agreed to be acquired by Yahoo!
The last 8 years have been an incredible journey for Polyvore.

We couldn’t have done it without you, the amazing Polyvore community!

You are the creators who breathe life & color into Polyvore’s blank canvas. You are the trendsetters who leave your stamp on the world of style, making it more democratic, inclusive and positive.

Without you, there would be no Polyvore. Thank you for all your support over the years.

Polyvore started out in 2007 as the brainchild of 3 ex-Yahoo engineers, Jianing Hu, Guangwei Yuan and Pasha Sadri. I was an early Polyvore user who wrote in with compliments and complaints, got hired as the first product manager, and eventually became CEO. My heart started with the Polyvore community and will always remain there.

Going forward, Polyvore will still be the same Polyvore that you love, but we’ll have more resources to make it even bigger & better. Our mission of empowering people to feel good about their style will stay the same. We’ll continue to add cool new product features and roll out new perks for top members. We’ve accomplished a lot on our own, but together with Yahoo we can take Polyvore to its fullest potential.

Love,
Jess Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Polyvore

Please note the transaction is subject to satisfying customary closing conditions

Breakfast with Polyvore members
Our first ever Polyvore meetup, with mychanel, painthead and golestaneh

Lauren Bagliore
Polyvore members on the runway at Fashion Week

We love getting love letters
We keep all your love letters. Our office is decorated primarily with your sets and other artwork!

@Polyvore in the pages of @LuckyMag!
One of our first ever mentions in a fashion magazine. I think this was Lucky Mag. We were so excited!!

Polyvore members photographed in Lucky magazine!
Fast forward to today, and we have Polyvore members *starring* in fashion magazine shoots. How far we’ve come : )

Had an awesome time today hanging out with Polyvore community members at our meetup event! We are so lucky to have such amazing, talented, supportive, kind users. It was inspiring to hear their stories. #greatday
Much love always to the Polyvore community.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW Daily Deals - Get the Hottest Sales Daily!

Dear Polyvore Community,

Polyvore is a one stop shop for all the best sales and deals from your favorite stores. Check our NEW Daily Deals feature each day to see the BEST promo codes and sale offers from the brands you love.

NEW Daily Deals Feature - Get the Hottest Sales Daily


Here’s more of what you’ll find:

Sale Spotlight
Get it while it’s hot! See what the deal of the day is.

The Best Deals
Here you’ll find the best markdowns and promo codes for Polyvore’s top brands.

Shop Sales by Category
Shopping for a particular item? Compare prices on the styles you want.

We hope you love the NEW Daily Deals and, as always, we welcome your questions and feedback. Please leave us a message in the comments.

Love,
The Polyvore Team


Friday, July 10, 2015

New! Trending Page

Dear Polyvore Community, 

Today, we're introducing our new look! We revamped the Explore page (now called “Trending”!) to feature community trends in a bigger, better and much more organized way, making it easier to discover new things you love. 

What’s new? The revamped Trending page features: 
  • Trending Now: Get ahead of the style curve by checking out the top-liked trends from our style community. 
  • What To Wear: Not sure what to wear? See countless outfit ideas for all sorts of occasions. 

  • Look For Less: You’re going to want to jump on these sweet deals ASAP! Find budget-friendly favorites here. 
  • Celeb & Pop Culture: Love what your favorite star is rocking? Get the look with outfits inspired by style icons.
  • Top Brands: Discover the latest from designers you love and easily shop their awesome collections.

  • Community Spotlight: Meet fabulous fellow community members who shine and see what they’re creating.
  • Top Sets: This is the new home of your favorite regular feature, Top Sets (for fashion, beauty and home). See the best creations from our community each day. 
  • Contests: You can now find all open contests here! Create looks to win cool prizes. 


We know it takes some time to get used to change, but we think you'll love the new look. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave comments on this blog post or send us feedback at help@polyvore.com. 

Love, The Polyvore Team

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Coming Soon! iOS App Updates

Update 7/16/2015: The new features are live! Check out the updated editor and color blocks in the Polyvore iPhone app. Download it now. 

Thank you for all your feedback on the iOS Editor! We hear you and want you to know that we’re working on making the app even better!

For starters, here’s a peek at some of the features and updates coming soon on the iOS app:

Editor interaction improvements 
When you browse items in the Editor and decide to use one, your search and your scrolling position will be saved. You’ll know exactly where you left off in your item search.
When the Editor is active on a particular item, the rest of the screen will be disabled. This makes it easier for you to utilize the Editor toolbar. Once you deselect out of an item edit, everything will come back.
Color blocks 
We’re bringing one of your most requested features to the Editor on iOS. You’ll be able to add color blocks to your sets!


Stay tuned for these iOS updates and more!

Love,
The Polyvore Team

Quick share to Pinterest is here!

Dear Polyvore Community,

For those of you who love to Pin (who doesn’t?), it’s now 10X easier to share your own creations and favorite items on Pinterest! We worked with the Pinterest team to bring you a simple way to Pin your sets as you publish them and even like-to-Pin gorgeous items to the Pinterest board of your choice.

Quick share to Pinterest is here!



We’ve been testing the new feature with some of our community members and we’ve seen shares to your Pinterest boards jump 132% in just a month! Here’s how to get in on it, too:

1. Connect your Pinterest account in your Polyvore “sharing” settings. 
2. Pick your Pinterest board -- this is where your sets will be Pinned when you publish them. You may change this selection as often as you’d like! 
3. Opt in (just check the box) to automatically Pin all items you like and save on Polyvore.

Try it out NOW on your desktop or iOS app and stay tuned for the feature on Android!

Love,
The Polyvore Team