Monthly based subscriptions are having a moment right now. With conveniences like at home deliveries the ability to try a variety of items while sending back what you don’t like (free of charge); it’s no wonder they’ve blown up. It seems like nowadays every company has a subscription-based system. We’ve got companies who have subscriptions for things like clothes, shoes, makeup, skincare, food and household basics.
Signing up for a subscription is very easy. First, you take a quiz. The quiz is used to determine your general style and sizing. Then you pay a fee based on the type of subscription. Some subscriptions are monthly or quarterly. Lastly, you receive the items at your door.
Some subscription services allow you to try on everything in the box and return what you don't like. In most cases, if you decide to return the items the company will keep your monthly fee as a styling or restocking fee for the month. As a result, it is probably better to keep the items.
We wanted to look at some of the more popular subscriptions and see what they had to offer. This year's top subscription-based companies in 2018 are:
Clothing For Her:
The OG Brand - Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix gives you a personal stylist to assist you with your subscription. The stylist uses the information you provide to create a wardrobe based on your style. The subscription is $20.00 per month and includes five handpicked items. The subscription box is delivered to your doorstep every month. Stitch Fix is one of the first subscription-based companies to allow the consumer to make a one-time purchase instead of being forced to pay and receive boxes every month.
For The Curvy Girl – Dia & Co.
While other companies may offer plus size clothing, Dia & Co specialize in stylish clothes in sizes 14 and up. Their subscription is also $20.00 a month. You can determine how often you’d like to receive a box based on your needs. During your profile set up with Dia & Co, you will need to provide details like the styles you prefer and a price range you are comfortable. A perk that Dia & Co has is the unlimited size exchange - FOR FREE.
For The Fit Girl - Fabletics Flexible VIP Membership
For comfortable, but stylish, workout clothes that flatter all body types, Fabletics is the best option. This subscription works differently from the others. Instead of completing a lengthy questionnaire, you only have to answer five questions to begin your subscription. Signing up for the subscription allows you to shop the website at a discounted rate. The subscription fee is $49.95 each month. A great perk this company has is the option to skip a month. You can also "skip the month" without a fee. All you have to do is call their customer service team by the 5th of the month. If you are looking to purchase the “world's best leggings” this might be the best option for you.
Clothing For Him:
Backed by Nordstrom – The Trunk Club
You get exclusive access to Nordstrom’s inventory and personal stylists with The Trunk Club. This subscription service is not an online adventure. A personal stylist contacts you by phone or email to begin your shopping experience. You can also meet your stylist in person at a Trunk Club location. There is no limit to how many items you can request or how many times you need your stylist assistance. The subscription fee is determined based on the items you choose. Each item is sold at the retail price. There is also a $25.00 styling fee.
The Trend Setter - The Trendy Butler
This subscription-based company retail at $65.00 per month for their services. They require that you create a style profile. There have many boxes to choose from boxes like the Mr. Confident Box, The Mr. Nice Guy Box, Work Hard, Play Hard Box and the Casual and Stylish Box. Each box comes with two to three items. They offer free shipping and a hassle-free exchange program for all subscribers.
Skin Care & Beauty
The All-In One - CrateJoy
This one-stop shop has brands large and small. You get to see what comes in each box and subscribe based on your skin care needs. Each box comes with a different price point. At CrateJoy you’re not just limited to skin care, the website has categories for everyone to shop. It's like the google search of subscription boxes. Anything you’re looking for you’ll find here.
The Product Junkie - FabFitFun
This quarterly subscription is priced at $49.99 and delivered by season. It comes with eight to ten full-size premium products. You get over $200.00 worth of products for just $49.99! You can also opt to pick a surprise box. The box includes items for beauty, health, and fitness!
The Classic – Birch Box
For $10.00 a month you can get a personalized box filled with makeup, skin care, hair care and fragrances sent to you. All items are samples, however, if you decide you want the full-size product, not only do you receive free shipping but you get loyalty points for every $10.00 spent.
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