The Best Fashion Subscription Boxes for Every Woman
Finding the perfect gift, whether for a birthday or a special occasion, is a nearly impossible feat. You’ve got countless friends and relatives, each with distinct tastes, and you want to please them all with the perfect present. And there's always that one woman in your life who is especially challenging and requires a little guesswork. It’s risky to unload funds on something you think they might like, and it can feel impersonal — not to mention unoriginal — to give a gift card.
Enter the all-encompassing subscription box. Each one of these packages is the gift that keeps on giving in terms of what clothes are trending right now, so they’re perfect for women of discerning taste. Whether it’s workout gear, office wear, or costume jewelry, there’s a tailored service for just about everyone you know. Here, nine of the best subscription boxes on the market to take the guesswork out of your gifting.
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Work with a personal stylist to create a style profile and receive five items of clothing that have been tailored to your aesthetic, measurements, and budget. This service works on-demand rather than monthly, so there are no monthly fees and you only use it when you really need it.
What You’ll Get: Five hand-picked items. Pay for what you keep.
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No surprises here. You'll get a chance to preview each box and try on pieces at home over a seven-day period. Simply return any items that you don't want to keep. The best part: Try Style Plan risk-free + get the $25 Styling Fee waived on your first box with InStyle's exclusive code, INSTYLE.
What You'll Get: Stylist-recommended clothes that range in price from $29-$149.
RENT THE RUNWAY
With unlimited rentals from Rent the Runway's impressive designer roster — and the option to swap pieces at any time — your special someone is sure to garner compliments whenever she leaves the house.
What You’ll Get: Four pieces at a time from 450-plus top brands.
This clothing rental service specifically caters to women size 10-32 and features special plus-size collections from designers like Tracy Reese. Members have the option to buy pieces they like at a discounted price.
What You’ll Get: Check out up to three items of clothing from brands including Levi's, Vince Camuto, and Nine West.
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Channeling your inner glamazon has never been easier or more affordable. For $21 a month, Rocksbox members can rent statement-making chokers, delicate layering necklaces, and everything in-between from brands like Kate Spade, Gorjana, and Kendra Scott. If you want to hang on to something, your membership fee doubles as a credit toward any purchase.
What You’ll Get: Three amazing pieces with the option to exchange items as many times as you’d like.
Browse pieces to add to your closet, wear them (or don't), purchase what you like, and send the rest back for a new box (if you want).
What You’ll Get: Up to five garments and three accessories per month, with the option to switch out your selection for a new tote as often as desired.
Though MM.LaFleur doesn't bill itself as a subscription service, the startup for women's officewear functions like one in that it asks you to fill out a style survey, matches you with a stylist, and ships you a personalized box of work-appropriate clothing and accessories. This one is ideal for your workaholic friend.
What You’ll Get: Four to six pieces with zero pressure to purchase anything.