12 Monthly Subscription Boxes for Fashion Lovers
by Elle Wignall
Online shopping was already one of our favorite hobbies, and then monthly fashion subscription boxes happened. What’s better than a collection of surprise items arriving at your doorstep every month or so at prices that beat in-store options? The amazing little grab bags we found are full of trendy must-have clothing and accessories. Even if you have time to shop every month, having a personal stylist who pushes your fashion boundaries is totally worth the splurge. Scroll down below for unique style box options and the best clothing subscription box picks.
Cost: Set your budget, and your stylist will not include items over a certain price point. Each style box has a $20 fee that will count toward any purchases.
Who Should Subscribe: Women of any lifestyle, budget, and style.
Fashion subscrption box service Stitch Fix is very dedicated to its subscribers. Each subscriber completes a detailed style profile before being handed over to a personal stylist, who pays attention to the needs her needs before compiling a style box. You can request to never see certain colors or styles, and you can have them factor in your office job or your soon-to-be mommyhood, or any other lifestyle deal that will have an impact on your wardrobe. Fixes can be delivered as frequently as you want them with five items per Fix and an included personal note from your stylist. Keep what you like and send the rest back!
Cost: For $21 per month, try and wear three pieces of jewelry.
Who Should Subscribe: Fashionistas who always need that perfect finishing touch accessory.
Fashion subscription box RocksBox is entirely focused on chic and designer jewelry from major brands like Kendra Scott, Kate Spade, and Jenny Bird. You can use your $21 style box fee to wear the jewelry as often as you want and return everything when you’re ready. But, if you become obsessed with that one pair of earrings or killer bracelet (we don’t blame you), you can purchase and keep it at a “member price,” and using your fee toward the price of the item.
Cost: $40 for three items a month or $50 for 5 items (a sports bra, top, bottom, and 2 fitness accessories), plus up to 70% off new styles
Who Should Subscribe: The girl who is always on-the-go, whether for vinyasa or vino.
Keep your motivation going with the cutest activewear arriving at your doorstep each month thanks to the Ellie subscribtion box. What better way to get yourself to the gym than a brand new workout set that’s begging to be shown off. With the latest fitness trends and your choice between three collections each month, you’ll get something that matches your busy lifestyle from yoga, running errands, and everything in between.
Cost: $12 per pair per month
Who Should Subscribe: The eclectic girl
Everyone needs a pair of crazy socks every once in a while. But if you find that you need a pair of crazy socks more than every once in a while, it might be time to subscribe to Sock Panda style box. This crazy bunch has searched high and low for the best patterns and boldest colors to keep for yourself or gift to a friend. As a bonus, for every sock purchase, Sock Panda donates a pair to those in need.
Cost: You have three style box options for cost, plus $5.95 U.S. shipping on $149 orders or more. International shipping is $30 for this fashion subscription box.
- The Golden Tote: Five clothing items, two you select and three surprises for $149 per month
- The Mini Tote: Two clothing items, one surprise and one selection for $59 per month
- The Surpise Tote: Three surprise clothing items for $89 per month
Who Should Subscribe: The girl who likes a little control and a few surprises
After completing a style profile, Golden Tote gives its subscribers the option of picking from its curated and designed items every month before they select the surprise pieces. Subscribers save a bundle of money on everything from maxi dresses to rompers: $59 mini style boxes are valued up to $200, and $149 toes up to $600! But beware: It’s an all-or-nothing deal with Golden Tote, so if you fall in love with one piece, you’ll have to keep the whole set or return it all. We hear unwanted items make great gifts! [Update: Golden Tote has changed its return policy. Here’s the statement: “Select which items you want to keep or return and view your refund amount. All partially returned items will convert from the bundled ‘tote’ price ($29/item) to the boutique price of your ‘chosen’ item(s) and $40 for each surprise item. The individual prices will be listed in your order history.”]
Elizabeth & Clarke
Cost: Every three months you get one shirt for $60, two for $100 or three for $120
Who Should Subscribe: The work-meets-play fashionista
Elizabeth & Clarke is a great fashion subscription box for girls who stick to color palettes religiously. Their high-quality blouses and tees are wardrobe staples, designed for each season, that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, whether for work or a night on the town. Fun fact: They name all of their shirts after famous Elizabeths of the past, and all of their clothing models are real-life non-model subscribers. Super cool!
Cost: Choose to have one to 10 items out at a time, at a cost ranging from $49 to $199.
Who Should Subscribe: Standard- and plus-size trendsetters who always have a rotating wardrobe.
Gwynnie Bee is the OG style box for plus-size women, though any size can shop. It works differently than many other fashion subscription box services; Gwynnie Bee allows you to have access to its closet of trendy and curated items, and you can add an unlimited number of those items to your style box (though you can only have 10 items in your home at a time). Wear everything or a few things and send everything back, treating it like a clothing rental service. Or, if you absolutely fall for an item or two, purchase them at a cost marked down from retail.
Box of Style by Rachel Zoe
Cost: $99.99 per quarter, or pay up front $349.99 for four boxes
Who Should Subscribe: The woman who knows she’s a celebrity on the inside
Iconic stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe has her own fashion subscription box, filled with her curated picks tailored to each season that retail for around $500 total. You, a member, join Box of Style and select your preferred sizes and colors for the items she selects, and they’re sent to you. There’s a trade-off: You don’t get very personal picks, but you do get selections from Rachel Zoe! This isn’t just a basic clothing subscription box; Zoe also selects some beauty items and accessories.
Cost: VIP Elite Membership for $39.95 per month
Who Should Subscribe: The ultimate shoe lover.
Shoe Dazzle is a little different than your standard fashion subscription box. Every month, your Shoe Dazzle showroom fills up with new pumps, flats, and more shoes based on your personal style. If you love a pair but don’t want to be a member, you can buy it—no strings attached. But if you just can’t get enough, we recommend becoming a VIP, which ensures a pair of shoes at your door every month (unless you feel like skipping a month—they don’t mind!). You also get first dibs on new releases and top priority when it comes to offers, events and sales.
Cost: VIP Membership is $49.95 per month
Who Should Subscribe: Women who stretch, balance, jump, climb, twist, and run for fun.
The face of Fabletics is co-founder Kate Hudson, who always looks like she is having the time of her life when she’s breaking a sweat. With Fabletics’ movable yet oh-so-stylish athletic wear, we can understand why! Take quiz on your style and choice of exercises, and Fabletics will show you items that totally fit your needs. In a twist on the standard style box, you choose the items you want included every month, which ensures that you get the right fit and style for your choice of exercise. As part of the VIP program, you get 40 to 50 percent off regular retail prices, have free shipping, and earn points toward other gear.
Cost: Varies on frequency of subscription and products
Who Should Subscribe: The comfort enthusiast
With their self-proclaimed most comfortable underwear ever, MeUndies mixes style and function in their undies and other clothes. The subscription is totally up to you; buy undies when you feel like it, or schedule an automatic delivery for a convenient and affordable pick-me-up every month! Bonus: There is a guy’s line too, so go ahead and schedule deliveries for your man while you’re at it.
Cost: $20 styling fee per month for seven items.
Who Should Subscribe: The woman who loves more selection.
This isn’t the Wantable of before. Today, Wantable offers two style box options for women: Style Edit or Fitness Edit. After taking a quiz about your style and budget, you get a curated box monthly to your door. You can also check out the Wantable Stream, where you can note items that you love for your stylist. If you buy five or more of your items, you get an overall 20 percent discount.