Renting a wardrobe is like Netflix for clothes. It’s rent, return, and repeat.
You just go online, select the clothes you want to ‘closet,’ then get a notification of what items in your queue will be mailed out. You don’t even have to wash your items once you are done. Just pop them in the pre-paid mail bag and put it in the post.
I was a plus size fashion blogger living in Los Angeles, running Big Curvy Love and needed to keep up with the demand for new outfit posts.
Renting clothes was an new option for me so I signed up to plus size clothing subscription company Gwynnie Bee to see what it was all about.
Having an unlimited wardrobe with a capped monthly budget (subscription price) meant my Instagram game was strong.
I had so many outfits to choose from and rarely if ever was photographed in the same thing twice. It's amazing how quickly I went from wearing the same thing day-in-day-out to being disappointed if I had to step out in a repeat outfit. I know, what a fashion snob!
Secretly I was loving it. I can absolutely see how people get addicted to fashion.
Since I'm such a budget shopper and was really surprised and how much this actually made sense financially. At first I thought it was so frivolous to rent and not buy but now I know renting clothes is the best fashion choice I've made and I have so many reasons why.
My Subscription Plan
I chose the three-item-out-at-a-time plan and in the first two months had borrowed 21 pieces of clothing. That's three to four outfits a week! Probably more new clothes than I'd had in a year. There were options for five and seven but I was happy with three.
It was about $80 a month.
The deal with the subscription is that you can only have three items out at a time but return as often as you like which meant new items would be sent.
Here's the box I'd receive. It always came wrapped and was like opening a gift I knew I'd like every few days.