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FORWARD by Elyse Walker 2019 Review

FWRD home page screenshot on March 29, 2019
FORWARD by Elyse Walker 2019 Review
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Reader Rating1 Vote2.35
Positives
Pieces from biggest names in fashion can be found on their website
Website is simple and straightforward, making it easy to brose through collections
Option for a return or exchange of items after 30 days of purchase
Negatives
Online reports from customers concerned about the authenticity of the products they received
2.9
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Description
FORWARD, also known as FWRD, is an online fashion boutique created and managed Elyse Walker, a name trusted by high profile fashion clients in California. The website is the extension of her physical high end boutiques in the online world, aiming to reach out to an international audience. They offer a wonderful curated selection for men and women from huge names in the global luxury fashion world, including Valentino, Chloe, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and Isabel Marant.

FORWARD by Elyse Walker main aim is to bring men and women closer to the most known and vital pillars of the luxury fashion industry through a great online shopping experience. With the background of its founder with brick-and-mortar boutiques, the website promises its audience of being immersed in a convenient and remarkable shopping experience.

On a weekly basis, the website updates all their collection with the newest in the fashion scene. With their focus on high-end designers and products, shoppers will be faced with a steep range of prices, yet it is what’s expected for a shop that offers the well-known names of designers and brands.   

As a sign of their concern for customers, FWRD allows its clients to return unworn products within 30 days after the purchase, given that it still has the tags attached to the item. This then entitles the client for either an exchange or a refund, just by contacting FWRD’s customer service to arrange the client’s preferred setup.

While those promises are great in paper, there have been complaints circulating online about the authenticity of the products that FWRD sends to its clients. However, it should be noted that there are ratings on both ends of the spectrum, with some people fully satisfied with their purchases, and others, complaining on the quality.

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Shop Forward by Elyse Walker on-sale women's designer items and save up to 60% off usual price. More Less
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Shop Forward by Elyse Walker on-sale men's designer items and save up to 60% off usual price. More Less
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Denim jackets, skirts, and jeans from the most well-known labels are now for up to 60% at FWRD by Elyse Walker! Shop now! 

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Fall might be fast approaching, but it's always summer somewhere!  Fortunately, FWRD by Elise Walker offers designer swimwear at up to 80% off! Shop now! 

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The chicest clothes from one of the most famous fashion houses from Paris is now up to 60% off at FWRD by Elyse Walker! Shop their Saint Laurent sale now! 

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Asymmetric cuts, body-hugging silhouettes, and the chicest cocktail dresses around? Must be Cucshnie! And now at FWRD by Elyse Walker, you can get up to 70% off the label's sexiest looks! Shop now! 

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Want to get the latest and hottest Jacquemus pieces at lower prices? Head on over to FWRD by Elyse Walker and shop their special designer sale! Up to 60% off on all of the goodies from this young French label! 

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Want to get the chicest accessories from the likes of Isabel Marant, Acne Studios, Vetements, and more for lower prices? Head on over to FWRD by Elyse Walker and go to their Designer Accessories sale for discounts at up to 60% off! Shop now! 

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How to use FWRD Promo Codes

  1. Register a Free Account with FWRD
  2. Enter your personal information on the second page
  3. Once you have your account, add the item/s in your shopping cart.
  4. When you go to your shopping cart, proceed to checkout, it will lead you to fill up your shipping address.
  5. Once you’ve filled out your shipping address details, click “Promo Code” to enable your discount code. (NOTE: The link will only open when there’s an active promo discount code and only on valid discounted items).
  6. Enjoy your discount and happy shopping!

How to add promo codes on FWRD

Introduction to FWRD

Back in 2010, Elyse Walker was managing a store and a site at the same time. What she first saw as a promising avenue became a challenge a few months after the launch of the site. Despite the many things she was unaware of when it came to e-commerce, she held her head high and focused on the potential. An opportunity came soon enough.

When Walker learned that the founders of Revolve Clothing, Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas, launched a new project under the name Forward, she thought of calling them for a proposal: a site that ventured into designer products using the same strategy that made Revolve an established fashion destination. Walker, equipped with her knowledge in retail and the connections she has maintained with designers, then joined forces with Revolve and soon established ForwardbyElyseWalker.com in 2011. The duo focused on building the team as well as logistics and operations while Walker took care of the buying and merchandising aspect of the business.

The beginning of FWRD

It was in 2012 when Walker decided to combine the boutique she named after herself with Forward Forward, after which FWRD.com became live. It is now a top online destination for those with a constant hankering for luxury products such as designer clothes, bags, footwear and other accessories. The website is meticulously curated by a dedicated team to cater to the needs of today’s fashion and Internet-savvy clientele.

With FWRD, Elyse Walker is not only the founder and the main person but also the brand, as she brings to the website her experience and skills in buying, fashion sense, and relationship with some of the most esteemed designers there are.

Aim for better customer service

Despite the merge, Elyse Walker to this day still maintains a brick and mortar shop in Los Angeles. She thinks that despite the difference in size and scope, boutiques such as hers have an edge over department stores: customer service. She compares it to the experience of going to a favorite restaurant where everybody knows your name and the staff are all familiar to you, too: you are a priority and the service is personalized. In boutiques, a single client is given more attention so that the personal styles and preferences can be taken into consideration. This, to her, is a more luxurious and fruitful experience than going to a department store where the inventory may be big but not all customers can have their concerns accommodated.

She aims to deliver the same with FWRD. You may be seated comfortably in front of a computer or with a phone on hand, but the attending staff is replaced by an approachable team accessible through phone and email all days of the week. Content is also curated so that the customer may browse through current styles and read through styling guides if they are unsure where to begin.

FWRD is always a work in progress, but lately the team has been preparing to accommodate more customers outside the US. Not much has been documented about their strategy, but FWRD’s goal is to make shopping with their site for international customers as easy as it is for their American counterparts.

Shopping with FWRD

If you’re ordering from the US, FWRD offers two-day shipping with an option to do overnight shipping for an additional $20. If you’re residing in Southern California, then you have better luck as same day shipping is available for select zip codes in the area if the order is placed on or before 12:00 p.m. PST.

Meanwhile, international shipping varies, with FWRD giving a time frame of 3-6 days before receiving the order. All items are priced in USD.

FWRD’s online community

FWRD is now among the growing number of e-commerce companies making the experience of shopping inside a brick and mortar boutique accessible to those who have Internet connection. It’s best suited to those who have the means to spend but are limited by time or geography to go and visit physical stores themselves. FWRD prides itself in a collection from high end couturiers to budding and elusive designers, with styles ranging from the very classic to the avant-garde.

FWRD has become a haven for the Internet savvy, as the company sometimes summons its family of influencers to cover items made exclusive for FWRD, particularly those featured in high fashion events (check them out on social media sites by searching #lookFWRD). They are handpicked by FWRD for their authority and credibility, but really, they’re also just showing how fun it is to be part of the team. These are usually easily accessed through the website, so as to cut down the process of purchasing and getting the item right away.

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