Parents' Guide to

Fashion Story

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cute sim, but requires too much attention and real money.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 2+

No Help Desk

Terrible! they don't respect their own rules, you have to buy, wait and then put them on display for sale which we did, after the course of the night most of the store items were sold and I got a message that 40K was collected, the clothes and Shoes disappeared but the coins were not added! I sent a ticket which I received an instant email saying that the ticket is closed and that they can't do anything about it, so technically, there is no customer service, I tried several times and received the same message! No thanks, there are other games that are much more creative, and with a REAL customer service!
age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (6 ):

FASHION STORY looks adorable and has a very nice, user-friendly interface, which will make it very appealing to kids. However, it is also one of those insidious "velvet rope" apps that appears free (to suck you in), but once playing, you realize that you need to spend real money to have fun. Without purchasing "gems" -- which you can't earn in the game otherwise -- you won't be able to buy a lot of the coolest, most interesting fashions for your store, or a lot of the best-looking decorations. You also won't be able to have shipments of clothing delivered instantly to your shop. And without instant delivery, you're forced to check back in with the game repeatedly, to make sure you're there when clothes are delivered. And if you're too late, you lose everything, including the in-game money you spent. In essence, the game will either eat up your time and attention, or it will eat up your real money.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 14, 2011
  • Category: Simulation Games
  • Publisher: TeamLava
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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