In the past weeks, we've covered so many types of subscription boxes: beauty, fitness, DIY, accessories, and even kawaii. Now, it's time to get into clothing—covering those services that deliver full-on outfits ready out of the box for you to flaunt. While nothing beats a good shopping binge IRL, there's something to be said for getting a mystery in the mail that could contain your next go-to piece.
We tested out four of the most popular: Le Tote, MM.LaFleur, Stitch Fix, and Wantable, to see which stylists felt our vibes, which boxes were worth the cash, and if we would consider going back for more. The biggest (and nicest) surprise with clothing boxes is having a stylist pick out something you'd pass right by in a store, and having it look uh-maze-ing once you throw it on. We were treated to items we picked out ourselves (OMG black clothing? Self, how did you know?) and also pleasant surprises from stylists like a pair of super-pale, distressed skinny jeans that we tried on, you know, for research, but wound up falling in love with.
Our Favorite: Le Tote
Cost: $59 a month for unlimited totes with free shipping, purchase what you like at a discounted member price.
The dirt: For those (like us) who want not one thing on the rack, but at least all of it, Le Tote is for you. While the term "clothing rental" might seem like a turnoff to some, we got excited. Unlike other clothing subscription services where you have to decide almost immediately if you want to purchase items, Le Tote is more laissez-faire—think of it as the Netflix of clothes. Pay the $59 monthly fee, start adding things to your virtual closet, and then wait for customized boxes full of clothing and fashion accessories. Here's where it gets good: Not only can you preview your box and swap items out, you can wear everything for as long as you want until you decide you want new clothing. When you do, simply send everything back. One thing we loved—our new boxes were sent out once the tracking number was received, not when the return reached Le Tote, meaning we were able to get new boxes on the reg with little time in between. Should you decide to keep anything from a tote, buy it at a discounted price.
Code: Enter "NYLON15" at checkout to get $15 off your first month. Expires June 30.