For a monthly price, you can choose a “tote” of three clothing pieces and two accessories from the company’s inventory. You can try the items on, wear them to work or when you’re hanging out with friends, and once you’re done, just ship the stuff you don’t want back and purchase the pieces you do want. Another bonus: You get unlimited “totes” every month, so you don’t have to wait to try out more stuff.
This is made for those who love a little bling but don’t have the money (or space) for a huge jewelry box full of designer baubles. First, you’ll create a profile on the site and add items to your jewelry wish list. Then you’ll get three hand-selected pieces in the mail based on your style. You can wear the pieces for as long as you like and send back when you don’t need them anymore. You can get an unlimited amount of boxes sent to you every month—the restriction is you can only borrow three pieces at a time, so you’ll have to return a piece before you can request a new one.
Looking for the newest in plus-sized fashion? This service is it. Based on your subscription plan, you can choose from one to 10 garments at a time from the site’s collections. Wear all the pieces from the box (for as long as you want, there’s no limit), keep the ones you want to purchase, and send back the ones that you don’t want.
With this subscription box, a personal stylist will choose five pieces based on a style profile you make on the site. Once you get the box, you have three days to decide what you want to buy and what you want to send back. You can even send your stylist detailed feedback about the items, so she can make a better, more personalized selections the next time. There’s a $20 styling fee for every box, but that fee can be credited towards any item you decide to buy.
On the first Monday of every month, choose from the small tote (two to three pieces of clothing) or the large tote (five to six pieces of clothing). You select one or two pieces of clothing you love on the site and they’ll surprise you with other pieces. And since every tote is hand-selected, you’ll want to create a style profile so your shipment can be even more personalized.
To buy: $49 for the small tote, $149 for the big tote, goldentote.com.
6 of 8fabletics.com
It’s time to change up your workout uniform of plain black leggings and a solid-colored tank. Customers first take a lifestyle quiz, then Fabletics will recommend some workout clothing for you to purchase. If you buy the VIP subscription, you’ll choose a complete outfit (a top and a bottom) by the 5th of each month to be shipped to your house. If you don’t like any of the choices, you can opt to “Skip the Month,” so you won’t be charged.
To buy: starts at $49.95 for a monthly VIP subscription, fabletics.com.
7 of 8wantable.com
Wantable offers two different services, depending on your sartorial needs: Collection or Edit. With the Collection option, you’ll choose between the accessories, makeup, and intimates categories. You’ll receive three to five items—if you keep everything, you’ll get a $4 credit towards your next box, and if you keep some and return the rest, you’ll get a partial or full credit for what you sent back.
The Edit offers two categories: fitness and style. You pay a $20 styling fee (which can be applied to whatever you decide to purchase) and receive five items to try on and decide what to keep and return.
To buy: starts at $40 for the Collections service, $20 for the Edits service, wantable.com.
8 of 8elizabethandclarke.com
Elizabeth & Clarke
Add some extra style to your usual work skirts and pants with this seasonal box. Every three months, you’ll choose to get one to three blouses, depending on your subscription preference. You’ll receive a refund for the items you don’t want to keep.