Less is more, or perhaps more is more. Whatever mantra you live by, there’s a fashion subscription box that can either give you a light refresh in your closet or give you the ultimate transformation to your wardrobe. All it takes is a style quiz and a click of a button to decide what you want to commit to.
Subscription plans come in a variety of deals: rent, buy, rent then buy, buy then return. Majority are built upon a foundation of answers provided via a style quiz. From there, either the brand’s algorithm will do its magic or a personal stylist will make the calls on what items will end up in your box. These fashion subscription services exist to give you some ease and peace as you buy or rent clothing and accessories. And everything gets sent right to your door.
Our 12 Favorite Fashion Subscription Boxes to Try Today
Editors’ Pick: Fabletics
Deal Alert: Fabletics is currently offering 80% off sitewide for new VIP Members and 2 for $24 leggings!
Who It’s For: The shoppers that want fashion-forward, performance-driven activewear that comes in every color and print under the rainbow.
What You Get: Stylish athleisure that fits every aspect of your lifestyle, whether you’re looking for comfortable loungewear or performance gear to train in the gym. The flexible VIP Membership saves you up to 50 percent on full-priced styles with access to members-only exclusives. VIP Members also receive a monthly Member Credit that can be redeemed for any 2-piece outfit or item up to $80. You’ll also get access to new brand Yitty through fabletics, the new shapewear brand launched by Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo.
Why We Love It: Membership is flexible! If you aren’t feeling new gear, you can skip your monthly delivery between the 1st and 5th of each month. They also offer a wide range of sizes for women from XXS-4X. Plus, you’ll get free access to the Fabletics FIT app, which offers trainer-led, on-demand workouts.
Things to Consider: If you either forget to check your selections or press skip for the month, you’ll automatically be charged the membership fee. Credits also expire after 12 months, which they will remind you about as the expiration approaches.
The Cost: $54.95 a month at fabletics.com.
Who It’s For: The Brand Loyalist Who Loves to Freshen up her Closet with Trending Items
What You Get: Four pieces to rent from Rebecca Taylor’s collection: dresses, blouses, pants, jeans on unlimited rotation. Known for eye-catching patterns and feminine silhouettes, Rebecca Taylor carries items perfect for casual and more formal occasions. And you get unlimited exchanges, free USPS Priority Mail shipping and complimentary dry-cleaning. If you happen to love something you’ve rented so much that you can’t do without it, you can keep your pieces for a special exclusive price.
Why We Love It: The company is forgiving of light damage to clothes that results from normal wear and tear. So in the case you snag your shirt or a hem of a dress comes undone, you won’t have to worry about being charged for the damage.
Things to Consider: Rebecca Taylor doesn’t carry extended sizes. (XS to XL, 00 to 14 and pants in sizes 24 to 31.) They also currently only offer one plan.
The Cost: First month for new members is $99 and $159 (plus tax) every month thereafter at www.rebeccataylorrntd.com.
Who It’s For: The Shopper Who Knows How to Include Luxury Into Everyday
What You Get: There are two memberships with the Curateur: the Curateur Membership and the seasonal Curation Box that is an add-on to the monthly membership. The regular Curateur membership credits you $20 monthly to be used on any purchase you make in The Shoppe, which is a vast collection of curated items by Rachel Zoe. Members will have access to products that are up to 60 percent off regular retail prices. If you really want to spoil yourself every season, the Curation Box is an impressive investment that gives you a box packed with luxury fashion, beauty and home essentials valued at more than $400.
Why We Love It: Rachel Zoe approved items means less work for you to find something worthwhile, whether it be fashionable clothing or trendy home items. The affordable monthly membership gives you access to hundreds of products at discount, in addition to exclusive community events and pop-ups and special offers from Curateur partners like The Sculpt Society by Megan Roup and Sakara meal delivery.
Things to Consider: While there are technically three membership plans (Curateur Membership, Seasonal Curation Membership and Annual Curation Membership), the Seasonal and Annual Curation memberships – despite their high price – do not include a monthly $20 credit that can be used in The Shoppe. While the two higher-tier memberships will give you the season boxes, we’d note that you cannot choose what those boxes will include.
The Cost: $9.99 for Curateur Membership, $99.99 a quarter for Season Curation Membership and $349.99 for Annual Curation Membership at www.curateur.com.
Who It’s For: The No Frills, No Nonsense Shopper Who Sticks to Their Budget
What You Get: Personal styling by expert stylists who handpick clothing, shoes and accessories for you based on a thorough style and fit quiz. After you indicate your lifestyle, what brands you’ve already worn and your desired budget, a stylist will send over 20 options for your box. Customers have the option to preview and choose the items they want or the stylist will choose the best items for you. You’ll only be charged for the items you keep, but in the case you end up keeping everything, you can purchase it at a “Keep Everything” 25 percent off discount.
Why We Love It: They carry over 1,000 brands and Stitch Fix exclusive labels in regular and extended sizes. Plus, they also have subscription boxes for men and children, too.
Things to Consider: You have just 3 days to return any items that you decide not to keep. You can request an extension, but need to do that online.
The Cost: $20 styling fee that is added to your purchase in addition to the cost of the items you keep at stitchfix.com. A 25%discount for customers who purchase all their box items.
Who It’s For: The efficient shopper who knows exactly what she wants
What You Get: Depending on your plan, four to 15 items to rent a month with the option to purchase at up to 50 percent discount if you love what you get. Unlike other fashion box subscriptions that have stylists choose items for you, with Le Tote you have full control over the items you want to rent. The company also carries maternity clothes for all the mamas out there.
Why We Love It: Le Tote has the most variety in subscriptions than any other brand. You can choose from 8 tiers of boxes, which are divided by boxes with accessories and boxes without them. And of those two categories, you’ll always have the option to go with an unlimited number of boxes (with fewer items).
Things to Consider: Not as large of a selection as other subscriptions and customers have noted how many pieces lack quality.
The Cost: Monthly plans without accessories begin at $59 for five items a month. $79 monthly for an unlimited number of boxes with no accessories. With accessories, plans begin at $79 a month and an unlimited number of boxes with accessories is also $70. Available on letote.com.
Who It’s For: The ladies who can pull off whimsical boho chic dresses with the edge of doc martens.
What You Get: Six items of your choice to rent. Whether it’s four pairs of jeans and two different sizes of a dress or three tops and three bottoms, you get full autonomy over what you’d like for the month. The best part? You get to choose everything under Urban Outfitters Inc; this includes brands like Anthropologie and Free People plus other third-party brands like LoveShackFancy, Paige, Yumi Kim and Agolde.
Why We Love It: Nuuly includes exclusive vintage pieces in addition to stocking their collection with brand premium denim and new designers — the perfect mix and match. You can also buy pieces that you’ve fallen in love with during your rental period. There are no late or damage fees either for just in case.
Things to Consider: There’s just one plan option, which gives less flexibility compared to other boxes.
The Cost: $88 a month, which includes six items to rent. If you need more, you can add two more items for $18 each. Available on nuuly.com.
Who It’s For: The woman who isn’t afraid of having too many options
What You Get: Between four and 16 items a month to expand and refresh your closet. Whether you’re looking for outfits to head into the office or the perfect handbags and earrings to finish off your outfit, Rent The Runway is a one-stop shop. Rent the Runway has thousands of items valued up to $3,500 from over 700 designers. The range of clothes is also In case something doesn’t fit, you have the choice for another size. Your rentals are also yours for however long you want.
Why We Love It: RTR has a variety of plans that fit according to what you need: you can get a new delivery once a month to just keep things interesting or have a weekly rotation to ensure you have an outfit for every occasion.
Things to Consider: Formal wear and select designers are not available with Basic Closet Access (the lowest paid plan). If you want to dip into event items and luxury brands, you’ll have to opt for the higher-tier membership plans for Full Closet Access.
The Cost: Three different monthly plans: four items for $69 ($94 after one-month trial); eight items for $99 ($144 after two-month trial); and 16 items for $149 ($235 after a two-month trial) available at renttherunwawy.com.
Who It’s For: The sartorialist who wants a head-to-toe refresh
What You Get: A monthly box of a diverse array of fashionable streetwear products from trendsetting brands like Superdry, Levi’s, Champion and Element.
Why We Love It: Threadbeast has four different plans that can cater to all budgets without downplaying the value of style and quality. And, this is one of the only boxes that sends you shoes. So you can either liven up your closet with a few basic tops or go all out with a head-to-toe transformation. The stylist and Threadbeast technology caters to each individual’s taste, so you don’t have to stress about figuring out what you think would look best for you.
Things to Consider: They only offer exchanges for size issues only and that request can only be done through email (there is no online portal). Additionally, you’ll have to also email their customer service directly to make any changes to your account and plan.
The Cost: Four different plans that range from the Basic Plan at $60 for 2 to 3 items (mainly tops and accessories) to the Baller Plan at $290 that includes up to 11 items — shoes included. Available on threadbeast.com.
Who It’s For: The renaissance man interested in everything from clothes to home goods
What You Get: A monthly box created around a specific story or theme. Boxes include everything from apparel to lifestyle items, meaning one month you can focus on improving your wardrobe and another month you can expand your liquor cabinet. Bespoke Post also creates limited edition collaboration boxes with brands like Esquire to give you the ultimate must-have items.
Why We Love It: There are so many ways to customize your box and they release a handful of new boxes every month, giving you more options than you could think of. You can also switch out a box for a different one and even add in items from The Shop, which is full of items from small businesses.
Things to Consider: If you’re in Canada, shipping will cost an additional $10 plus tax. If you include add-ons from The Shop, your box price might quickly rack up in price.
The Cost: $49 a box for members and $70 a box for non-members at bespokepost.com.
Who It’s For: The kid who knows how to mix and match their outfit
What You Get: A box of fully coordinated outfits selected from over 200 brands to help kids discover new styles while saving parents a trip to the mall. Clothes sizes range from newborn to full-grown teenagers.
Why We Love It: The stylists do the job for you by creating great outfits for kids according to the results of a style quiz. They get a box full of stylist pieces from brands we know like Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, UnderArmour and Calvin Klein. KIDBOX also has a huge philanthropic vision: for every box that is sent to a kid, they commit to donating new clothes to children in needy families. It’s also low commitment – you only pay for whatever box you order and can make that purchase any time.
Things to Consider: KIDBOX only sends out seven boxes a year, based on their seasonal schedule. So kids and parents will have to plan accordingly to get what they want when they want it.
The Cost: $68 for a Babybox that includes five items, $78 for KIDBOX Mini for six items (three outfits), $98 for KIDBOX Classic for four outfits and $110 for five outfits.
Who It’s For: The petite woman who wants to find clothes that fit on her first try
What You Get: After a style quiz, a stylist will choose a selection of clothes that fit you, according to your taste and budget. Each box will contain between five and six items from brands like Vince Camuto, Amour Vert, Pistola Denim and Short Story’s own line of clothes. You’ll be put on an automatic monthly subscription, which can be modified through your online account.
When you sign up, you’ll automatically be on a monthly subscription plan, but you can change your subscription frequency at any time by updating your profile settings. You can schedule a box to come every few weeks, every few months, or whenever you like.
Why We Love It: You can customize exactly how frequent (or not frequent) you want to receive a box. Having petite stylists also makes the process more trustworthy for customers. Plus, you get a five-day return window (many places offer shorter days) if you don’t love something in your box.
Things to Consider: Because you can’t make your own selections, it’s up to you to give your stylist the proper feedback to better understand what you like.
The Cost: A $25 styling fee per box that will be credited towards any items you end up purchasing to keep.
More on How Fashion Subscription Boxes Work
Because they’re a recurring service, fashion subscription boxes keep you and your family’s wardrobe continually updated with stylish essentials and the latest trends. You can rent clothing and accessories for a certain amount of time, have pieces picked out for you or get a shipment on your schedule. In some cases, you’re even able to ship back the items you don’t like and keep the items you do at a discounted price.
Nowadays, there are a ton of subscription boxes out there, including toys, food, beauty and even vinyl. Enjoy!
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