Shipping can be slow, but that’s less on the app and more on the brand itself since The Yes is actually a kind of middleman that handles returns and product issues (the customer care team is top-notch, btw) as opposed to order fulfillment.
Bella Cacciatore, beauty writer
I’ve never been into the idea of a personalized shopping site or subscription since, for me, scrolling endlessly is half the fun. Plus, I feel like they never nail my personal style. But after taking a look at The Yes’s brands, I decided to give it a go. Similar to TikTok, I had to train the algorithm a bit to truly nail my style—mostly by manually searching for brands I know I like—since the options presented in the quiz were a bit basic (sorry!) for my taste, but after about an hour or so playing around, it started to get me pretty well.
I usually hate shopping on apps since I like to see everything up close in before I make a decision, but I actually really enjoyed using the app. The photos were clear and swiping through the items was oddly addicting, and I loved The Yes’s list feature to see everything in one place from different brands. I don’t shop at department stores, so I liked that I could shop different brands in one place—and they still had a cool curation.
I ended up with a pair of Anna Sui clogs that I’ve been wearing nonstop ever since I got them, a Staud sweater vest, and an LNA top, which was a new discovery for me. Purchasing everything at once was super-easy, and things came relatively quickly. I do wish there was an easier way to track your deliveries in the app—my clogs still show that they haven’t shipped despite arriving weeks ago—but other than that, I highly recommend it.
Andrea Navarro, commerce writer
As a first-timer to The Yes, I found the process of setting up my profile and preferences to be seamless—so much so that I actually found it really hard to say “no” to anything. Instead, I kept coming across brands that I already loved or new ones that were a direct reflection of my style. I ended up choosing a jogger set (featuring a long-sleeve sweatshirt and matching sweatpants) from Staud, an Everlane weekender bag, an Anine Bing graphic sweatshirt, and Mango lug-sole boots.
Shipping was fast: I received almost everything three to four days after hitting the checkout button, and all items arrived in packaging from the original retailer with return labels for peak convenience. I would definitely use The Yes app again. In fact, I’ve already saved some pieces from COS, Alo Yoga, and Aritzia for my next haul.