Shopping for yourself can be a tedious task. The pain of spending hours you probably don’t have to trying to find that hidden gem among racks of clothing is understandable. This is where online clothing subscriptions enter the scene. But finding the best online clothing subscription for your needs can be difficult. We are here to help. There are many options to enrich your wardrobe, including many that are on trend for your specific lifestyle and fashion sense. Some of the best clothing subscription boxes focus on many varieties of clothing for all body types.
A quick Google search returns dozens of clothing subscription services — many of which you’ve never heard of. Each has its own unique characteristics, but ultimately all services work the same way.
Deciding on a specific service comes down to your needs, style preferences and budget. Want a monthly box? Or will something quarterly do? Do you want to buy the clothes or use a rental service? Do you want a personal stylist or an algorithm? Do you want brand new clothes or are you fine with a thrift pick? Do you eschew fast fashion in favor of something more sustainable? Do you have favorite brands you want to stick with?
All of these questions are relevant, but the most important thing to know about any of these services is that even expert stylists can’t read your mind. The more information you can provide about your personal style and likes (and dislikes), the better your curated box of clothes will be.
I’ve tried a few clothing subscription boxes and will update this as I continue to try more. Here are the best clothing subscription boxes of 2023.
As a Stitch Fix user, I can report a positive experience with this particular clothing subscription option. I’m always excited when I get a box that you can customize to come at any frequency that fits your schedule and budget – no membership fee or monthly subscription required. My account is linked to one of my Pinterest boards so my stylist can get more ideas of what I like and she always leaves a thoughtful note in my box which is a nice personalized touch. The style cards that come with each box also show different ways to pair the pieces (and often with staples that are probably already in your wardrobe). My advice though is don’t give money for an item unless you are sure you will wear it often enough.
Register online or in the app (available for iOS or Android). Complete a detailed style profile, including your measurements, whether you hate or love to shop, whether you wear heels, what parts of your body you like to show off, and more. Stitch Fix offers styled boxes for men, women, and kids, and lets you set a preferred price between $25 and $500 per item (kids items start at $10 per item). I chose the lowest price bracket when I signed up, and in my last box, none of my individual items were over $60. You pay a $20 styling fee when your box is assembled, you get three days to try on the clothes, and you can return anything you don’t want or like. The $20 fee applies to everything you store, and if you store nothing, you only pay that fee. If you love your box and keep everything, you also get 25% off Buy everything.
Stitch Fix also has a direct purchase option called Shop Your Looks. At the top of the app, click Shop Between Fixes and Style. This allows you to buy individual items – pants, shoes, accessories and more – to match the piece you already have. These can be ordered without getting another box.
Although the average American woman’s clothing size is between Misses 16-18, many stores still cater to smaller sizes. This can lead to an uncomfortable and discouraging shopping experience.
But the stylish service of Dia & Co. opposes the often limited and bleak choices that make up the extended dimensions. The service offers sizes 14-32. My box was full of vibrant, colorful items — blouses, dresses, skirts, jeans, even a clutch. I always have trouble finding jeans that fit my waist and hips and Daya nailed it. The box also mixed classic pieces, like a blue polka dot dress, with more colorful, patterned pieces that stepped out of my comfort zone.
To use Dia & Co., you first take a style quiz that asks about your measurements, how your clothes usually fit, your style preferences, and your preferred price range for items like tops, pants, and dresses. You pay a $20 styling fee to have your box assembled. When the box arrives, you can buy what you like and return what you don’t. The $20 fee applies at checkout for everything you store. You can order style boxes that best fit your schedule—a monthly subscription box, bimonthly, or a custom frequency—as long as you try on and return the clothes within five days. If you love your box and keep everything, you also get 25% off Buy everything. There’s also a boutique if you’re not quite ready to try a whole box.
Menlo Club Consignment combines multiple aspects of menswear: clothing, footwear and leisure. As with many other boxes, you first solve a style quiz and then receive two outfits per month in the mail. Menlo clothes are casual enough to wear on their own if you’re a more sophisticated stylist, but the more items you acquire, the more you can put together new outfits and step outside your fashion comfort zone. Plus, the Menlo store, where anyone can shop without an account, often has good sales on designer brands — like $58 pants for $10. If you’re a member, you also get 25% off in store.
My husband’s Menlo Club package consisted of dark jeans and a white long-sleeved bag. His style is very relaxed, so these items would easily fit into his wardrobe. Jeans would be easy to dress up or wear casually. Since she usually wears dark colors, the white was a nice change.
A membership to Menlo’s service costs $60 a month, and it’s easy to cancel (or skip a month) if you find it’s not for you—just make sure you do so before you’re billed that month. Menlo does not offer package returns, but you can exchange items if something doesn’t fit. You can also subscribe to a seasonal membership where a package is delivered every three months for $75.
Stylogic is a clothing subscription service that offers women’s sizes 12 to 36. What I liked most about it was how quickly the service picked up my style based on just my style profile. I also liked that each box provided a complete outfit, whereas other services tend to include pieces that may or may not go together. Stylogic included a skirt, cardigan, top, pair of shoes and a bracelet. The outfit suited my style and was still a bit adventurous.
A Stylogic box includes five items and you get seven days to try them out. There is a $20 styling fee that applies to everything you keep, and if you don’t keep anything, you only pay that fee. If you love your box and keep everything, you get 20% off.
Each Trendy Butler clothing subscription box includes at least two items from brands such as Eleven Paris, Civil Society, Zanerobe, WeSC and Superdry, designed to build your wardrobe. My husband’s sample package included three items: a gray long-sleeve shirt, a navy button-down, and a pair of navy pants. The items could work together and could be easily integrated into his wardrobe without stepping too far outside his comfort zone.
Packages cost $65 per month with no set-up fee – you can keep it all. The credit card on your account is charged the day you place your order and the same day the following month. Trendy Butler also has an online store where you can purchase specific pieces with your account.
If something doesn’t work in your box, Trendy Butler offers returns (not refunds) and exchanges for members through their support email. You must have received the items within the last 60 days, explain why the items don’t work for Trendy Butler to improve your profile, and have the items in “unworn condition” with tags still attached. If the items meet these criteria, you will be sent a prepaid return label.
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