Style & Beauty
What’s a Clothing Subscription Box?
7/5/2017 10:38:59 AM

No one really likes being in a department store dressing room under florescent lighting, hoping a garment will fit because there’s no sales associate in sight. Needing the next size up can result in an embarrassing, half-dressed shuffle across an entire department only to discover the next size is out of stock. But until recently, perusing a department store seemed like a necessary evil for updating a wardrobe.

Now, subscription clothing services offer shoppers a better way. For a monthly fee (which can usually be applied to the cost of the clothes), personal shoppers will hand-select subscribers’ best outfit options and ship them direct to the front door. Returns are free, which means your living room can become your dressing room. Sounds great, right? 

Picking the right box for you

Because a fee, usually $20-$40, is applied to clothes should you decide to buy, picking a service that’s right for you could save you money. 

First of all, it’s important to decide what sort of clothing you’re in the market for. So far, no one subscription service fits work, casual, and activewear needs. Read on for some services to choose from:

  • Stitch Fix – Work and weekend-wear with personal shoppers who try to nail your style.
  • Dia&Co – Work and weekend-wear that focuses on sizes 14 and up. 
  • Le Tote – More refined brand-name clothing at deep discounts and maternity wear.
  • Fabletics – Tailors its athleticwear to your personal fitness activities. 
  • Men can join the fun, too
  • One of the best things about subscription boxes is that many are tailored to letting men experiment with new styles in the comfort of their own homes. Giant stores can be overwhelming, but men’s subscription services are all about helping men discover their personal style and offering plenty of options. To name a few:
  • Bombfell gives users a quiz to help them decide on their first box
  • The Trendy Butler – Simply sends a box every month for a flat fee with an option to return.
  • Wantable Men’s Fitness - Sends a curated monthly box of 5-7 items. 
  • Get specific
  • And if all those services aren’t enough, you can make your boxes super-specific, depending on your style fetish. 
  • Sock Club - Offers colorful, hand-knitted American cotton socks each for $12 a month. 
  • Splendies - Sends three pairs of underwear each month for a reasonable $14.
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