Polyvore was originally intended to be a fashion website that allowed people to clip products from online stores in order to create outfits. However, the Polyvore user community turned out to be much more creative than we ever imagined and began using the site to make all different kinds of collages, ranging from fashion spreads to interior design mood boards to wedding boards to artistic collages.
If you find unauthorized use of photos or artwork on Polyvore that you own copyrights to, please contact us so that we can remove them. We respect other people's work and try to respond to takedown notices immediately. You can report a copyright violation using our online takedown form.
To help explain how images get into Polyvore and how we deal with copyrights, we've put together a short FAQ.
How do images find their way into Polyvore?
The Polyvore user community imports images from other websites into Polyvore using a tool called the clipper. Most people use the clipper to import cool clothing that they want to include in their fashion collages.
How are images being used on Polyvore?
Polyvore is a vibrant community of fashionistas and designers who create collages (or "sets", as we call them) by mixing and matching images in the Polyvore editor.
Here is an example of a fashion collage composed of 9 images from different sites. The scarf is from TopShop.com and the bangles are from Forever21.com. You can see this set on Polyvore here.
Polyvore always links back to the original site that the images came from. People click on these links if they want to buy the product or learn more about it. This results in hundreds of thousands of clicks to other websites from Polyvore every month.
How can I get my images removed from Polyvore?
If you find your copyrighted images on Polyvore and don't want them there, please let us know. Polyvore has a formal copyright notification process and once you notify us, we will try to take your images down within 1 business day. To make it as simple as possible, copyright owners can submit takedown requests directly through our online form.