Polyvore is a unique website that allows you to search for and create outfits from real clothes in online stores. Polyvore makes online shopping more personal than ever because you can not only look through pre-made outfits that stores give you, but also gather looks from multiple stores and put them together to create your own special look.

 

According to the site, “Polyvore disrupts the traditional e-commerce model by giving everyone everywhere a voice in shaping today’s trends and influencing purchases.”

 

(Polyvore.com/bittersweetcolours)

(Polyvore.com/bittersweetcolours)

The Polyvore team actively creates collages and predicts trends ahead of the curve, but users can join the community by creating an account and making their own collages.

 

Polyvore is similar to the collage capabilities of Google’s Picasa photo editing software, but it differs in the social community that it creates online, as well as the instant online database that is available for you to use in your collages.

 

Polyvore combines the social media aspects of Pinterest and Facebook into one, people can follow your account similar to Pinterest, and you can “like” and add your friends from Facebook to follow your boards.

 

Although Polyvore is a company that has remained more or less under the social media radar, it is the company behind almost every shopping collage you see in Pinterest.

 

(Polyvore.com/tiziana-melera)

(Polyvore.com/tiziana-melera)

The CEO of Polyvore, Jess Lee, is a Stanford graduate, with a Bachelors of Science in computer science. Before creating Polyvore.com, she was a product manager at Google, and far before Google, she worked her first job selling anime artwork on eBay.

 

In an interview with Fortune, Lee advises future leaders that the best way to remain balanced in life:

“By being disciplined about doing a few things well. Work can take over your life if you try to do too many things at once. It’s better to say no to some things and focus on excelling at the things that truly matter.”

 

Polyvore is not only admirable but also functional because it combines a user-centric design with a profitable business frame.

 

What are your favorite Polyvore pages? Let us know in the comments below or tweet me @LydiaYekalam