FAQ

What does IMBY stand for?

IMBY stands for "in my backyard," because everything we sell is made domestically, right in our backyard!

What is a "capsule" or "lean" wardrobe?

A lean wardrobe is a closet consisting only of items you love to wear. These items can carry you through different seasons and different occasions, but since they are your favorite and most worn items, you need fewer of them. A capsule wardrobe is a specific version of a lean wardrobe consisting of solely 30-40 items. Each season you pick which items you want in your closet, and those are the items you wear that whole season. Ideally, at least half of these items stick with you all year! You can find lots of information about capsule wardrobes on our blog.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Orders are shipped out within 2-3 business days of receiving the order and are shipped from NYC by priority mail, so you should get your order within in a week barring any extenuating circumstances. If you need expedited shipping, let us know and we will try to make it work for you! 

Can I return or exchange an item?

All items (except for final sale) are returnable with 21 days of receiving the order for a full refund. We will send you a shipping label-- if you are returning, we will deduct the shipping from the refund, for exchanges, shipping is on us! Check out our return and exchange policy page for all the details.

  

You're out of my size/color! Help! (A.K.A. Why are you sold out of so many things?!)

Oh no! Since we work with designers and brands often producing in small batches, inventory is often limited. This means there won't be thousands of people wearing the same shirt as you (cool!) but also sometimes we run out of popular items (uncool). If you want to be notified when/if something comes back in stock, select the size and color and fill out the "notify me" box on the product page.

Why made in the USA?

When you buy clothes made here in the USA, they are more likely to be made with a fair and necessary standard for human labor-- no one is harmed in the making of your clothes. There is also additional environmental impacts (being shipped shorter distances has a smaller environmental footprint) as well as local economic benefits. It's all around #winning.

  

What are your "ethical" brand requirements?

Everything we sell is made in the USA either by safe conditions and fair wages. Before bringing any brand on board, we ensure this is the case-- it's not negotiable. Additionally, all of our designers are working with fabrics that are sustainable fibers, made in the USA, ethically sourced, and/or are deadstock/surplus fabrics (that other, bigger companies were going to throw away). All of our brands are mindful about their production and the impact on the planet, but every brand defines that in different ways. We will not bring any brands on unless we feel that their sourcing and production is fair to all individuals involved and the environment. With that said, we are always learning about sustainable and ethical fashion, and we certainly do not deem ourselves "perfect." This is a learning journey for everyone involved, and we are always striving to learn more, and be even more ethical and sustainable. If you see a way we can do better, please let us know. We will be more than glad to hear from you!</p>

What makes you different from all the other ethical fashion sites out there?

There are so many great sites curating ethical fashion and we are thrilled to be among a growing ecosystem of sustainable brands. We even co-founded the Ethical Fashion Retailers Network  so we can work together and support each other.

We consider ourselves different in a few ways: 

Our dedication to the lean and minimalist lifestyle, as evident by our highly-curated inventory. We don't sell tons of items because we don't believe you need huge quantities of clothes to look great. This is why we love capsule wardrobes! It also means less time for you trying to decide between several of the same type of product, since we pick our favorites and the ones we know will suit you well, and stick to just a few of them.

All of our items are under $200. We only sell reasonably priced, high-quality, well-made items. 

We are a fashion company that believes you have more important things to spend your time on than shopping & getting dressed in the morning. Isn't it ironic, don't ya think?

Can I feature IMBY on my blog?

Thanks so much! We are always open to collaborations with like-minded brands. Contact us and we'll chat.

 

How can I host a pop-up at my business/co-working space/home/gym/favorite location?

We're flattered! We love popping-up since we adore the in-person shopping experience. If you want to learn more about our pop-ups and how to bring one to you, contact us

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