Happy Hump Day! Today I want to to talk to you guys about a trend I’ve seen get bigger and bigger (and I’m sure you have too). The trend I’m talking about is that of the subscription box. Companies like Ipsy and Stitch Fix promote this idea of a quick and easy way to try new makeup or get in on the latest fashion trends. I’ve tried a few subscription boxes myself, and I want to share with you my personal opinion on whether or not they’ve been worth it. If you’ve tried one out, please leave me a comment below and let me know your experience!
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Subscription Boxes I’ve Tried
- Stitch Fix – I was a Stitch Fix member for about a year in 2015. At the time it was still a pretty new service and I thought it was a great way to try brands I didn’t necessarily know about or have access to in Portland. I only received 4 subscription boxes during that time (once quarterly), and I they were hit and miss. I did usually purchase one piece from each box I received, and the $25 styling fee went towards that purchase. However, I did feel a lot of the times the items were overpriced, especially since the brands weren’t well known.
- Le Tote – I’ve only tried Le Tote once and it was actually a sponsored trial period (they exchanged a style box for this social media promotion). Basically how Le Tote works is you pay $59 a month for a customized “tote” of clothes which you technically rent. You can wear the clothes for as long as you like, then just send them back when you’re done. If you like an item and don’t want to send it back, you can purchase it for a discount. They also offer Le Tote Select, which is basically just like Stitch Fix. I’ve tried the Le Tote Select package, and I liked it more than my Stitch Fix experience. I felt the brands were better and the pieces more my style. I ended up purchasing this cutout top and these skinny jeans and I can’t wait to wear them this fall!
- Ipsy – There are many makeup and beauty subscription boxes out there that I haven’t tried (like Birchbox and Sephora Play!), but I know they’re all pretty similar. Ipsy was pretty awesome because I got to try lots of different brands that I wouldn’t normally choose for myself. Also, you get the chance to enter a ton of different giveaways to win full sized items. I had my Ipsy subscription box for about a year, but ended up canceling it because I wanted to try something different.
Worth the Hype?
It’s hard to say whether or not subscription boxes are worth the hype. If you have money to spend every month, you’re not the type who enjoys shopping, or you don’t have a lot of different options where you live, then it’s worth it. It’s important to keep in mind there is no way the stylists at fashion subscription box companies can get every piece or every box perfect for you. Also, you’ll still most likely need to tailor some of the pieces if you want that perfect fit.
One subscription box that I really want to try is the Bless Box. One of my favorite bloggers, Sazan Hendrix, started this box and she includes a hodge podge of items. Things like sunglasses, snacks, mugs, jewelry, just anything that she really loves! I think it’s a pretty cool box, and everything is full sized (and the box is only $25 a month!). Plus I just really love her, I think she and her husband are super adorable 🙂
What subscription boxes have you tried, or want to try? Let me know in the comments!