Don't know what to wear? Clothing supply boxes are becoming as popular as beauty supply boxes. They give you unlimited options to choose from. You can decide to receive complete outfits or separate items. You can even decide when and how often you want to receive your monthly subscriptions.
If you need a new work wardrobe, but you don't want to waste your paycheck on them, you can rent quality clothes at less than the retail price. If you hate going to the store to try clothes on, you can rely on the expertise of a team of personal stylists over the Internet. If you don't want to fight for a parking spot and wait in line, you can select the items you want online and try them on at home.
Clothing subscriptions are helpful for those who want the freedom to shop for stylish new items without spending a lot of time or money. If you like using some of these services, then you'll use them to your benefit. If you don't, you can cancel your service and move onto the next one. If you're interested in checking one out, here are some of the most popular clothing subscription services.
1 – Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is like having a personal stylist at your whim. This brand puts together outfits based on your personal preferences. Stitch Fee has a $20 styling fee per box. This $20 is used as a credit towards any purchase on the site. You'll receive 25% off if you purchase everything in your subscription box.
You start out by creating a Style Profile with a personal stylist who chooses items based on your budget, needs, and tastes. You'll receive a box of five items that you can try on for three days. You can return what you don't want to keep for free with a prepaid USPS envelope. Your $20 credit will then be used as credit towards your purchase.
If you keep all five items, you'll receive 25% off your entire purchase. You can customize your monthly “Fixes” from every two to three weeks up to every three months. Or, you can choose the delivery frequency you want and choose a date to receive your next subscription box.
2 – Trunk Club
Trunk Club gives you a personal stylist who helps you build a “Trunk” of items from Nordstrom. This service has a $25 styling fee which is applied as a credit to any purchase you make on the site. On Trunk Club, you take a style quiz and are assigned to a personal stylist who you can collaborate and interact with. If you loved using Polyvore to create outfits, you'll enjoy using Trunk Club.
You can preview each of the "Trunks" and confirm its contents before it's shipped to your home. Once it arrives, you have five days to try on the items. You have the option to keep which items you want, and send back the ones you don't want with the prepaid shipping return label. You can drop it off at the UPS store, schedule a free pickup, or drop it off at your local Nordstrom or Trunk Club location.
The $25 styling fee is waived if you make any purchases from your Trunk. While it's not a subscription service, you can receive Trunks monthly, quarterly, or at an interval that works for you. If you own a Nordstrom card, your Trunk Club purchases go towards your Nordstrom Note.
3 – Frank and Oak
Frank and Oak is a chic little boutique that allows you to choose up to three items per month that you can customize, confirm, or deny before they ship to your home. This subscription service costs $25 per monthly box. This $25 is used as credit to any purchase you make on the website. When you subscribe, you can save up to 20% off regular prices.
This Canadian company offers both one-time purchases and a monthly subscription service. Once you submit a short survey, a professional stylist will select items that reflect your taste and preferences, which is from the brand's seasonal items. You can preview your Style Box two days before it ships to your home. Shipping is always free the moment you join.
Once the shipment arrives, you can try the items on for seven days. Then you can decide what you want and what you don't want. You have complete control over your shipments. You can skip a month or cancel at any time. If you return the entire order, you'll get a refund minus the $25 fee. If you keep one item, then you'll be refunded for everything but that item you purchased.
4 – Rent the Runway
While most customers use Rent the Runway to rent a single item, this store offers a monthly subscription service. This monthly membership is available in two tiers – Update ($89 per month) and Unlimited ($159 per month). Their subscription service called RTR Update allows you to switch up your wardrobe with four new items every month.
RTR Unlimited allows you to rotate your wardrobe on an ongoing basis. Hence the name, you can rent unlimited items and swap them for others. These prices cover the costs for clothing, dry cleaning, insurance, and shipment. They're great for women who want to be able to afford high-end clothing without ruining their budget.
5 – ModaBox
ModaBox allows you to choose two to six items or outfits each month. This service ranges from $175 to $350 per month. One-hundred percent of this fee is used as credit towards your purchase or is 100% refunded if you return the items. After you take a Style Profile quiz, you'll receive advice from a team of stylists who create outfits based on your needs and preferences.
You'll then be matched with an Expert Stylist who will reach out about your wardrobe needs. She or he will create outfits that reflect your lifestyle, personality, and personal preferences. Once you receive your box, you'll have seven days to try on the items. Just send back the items that you don't want in the prepaid bag.
6 – Dia & Co
Dia & Co is one of the first clothing supply boxes for plus-sized women. You can exchange items for different sizes for no fee. Dia & Co has a $20 styling fee, which is used as credit towards any purchase you make. You can even save 25% off if you purchase everything in your subscription box.
Dia & Co matches you with a personal stylist once you fill out a personal survey. Your stylist will choose five new clothing and accessories for you every month. Inside the box is a personalized note from your stylist explaining why they chose each item for you, including styling advice. Shipping is free and you can return or exchange items for an unlimited number of times for free.
7 – Le Tote
Le Tote sounds fancy but this online store offers casual clothing. You can purchase single items at up to 50% off retail prices. Their monthly subscription service allows you to choose eight to 15 items. Depending on how many items you choose, you'll pay between $69 and $119 per month.
Before the box is shipped to your home, you have the option to keep them or exchange them for alternatives on the website. You get to choose clothes from a wide variety of designers such as Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Free People Movement, French Connection, MPG, Nike, Vince Camuto, and more. You'll be charged the same fee every month depending on which service and how many items you choose.
In order to receive a new box every month, you need to send back the previously rented items in the original pre-paid bag. If you want to keep a certain item, just return the items you don't want. Le Tote will only charge you for the items that you keep. This store also has maternity clothing for women who don't want to purchase a new wardrobe for the duration of their pregnancy.
8 – Gwynnie Bee
Gwynnie Bee offers unlimited rentals for sizes 0 – 32. Similar to Le Tote, this company offers an unlimited rental service. You can receive as many boxes as you want each month, but there are different pricing tiers depending on how many items are in each box. You have complete control over choosing which items you want and adding them to your digital closet.
If not, the clothes are typically chosen at random. But you can choose which priority items to ship first. Gwynnie Bee offers free shipping and free returns. Just go into your online account and mark the items that are returned before you ship them back so Gwynnie Bee can send you a new box. The great thing about this site is that it offers clothing from over 190 brands and adds new items every day.