Lots of clothing companies are catching onto the subscription service model. As a busy mom, I swear I subscribe to them all! Having items conveniently delivered to my doorstep is so much more preferable than carving time out of my day to “leisurely” go shopping (likely with my son in tow and all the while thinking about my mounting to-do list back home).
The latest box I tried was one of the ThredUp Goody Boxes. According to the company, you’ll get 10 unique finds from $20 per piece tailored to your size, style, and budget. Make a non-refundable deposit of $10 (which is deducted from anything you buy) and then, only pay for the items you keep. You have a week to return any items you don’t like, using their prepaid shipping label. There are several different themes to choose from (work clothes, wedding guest dresses, etc.), and you can even select an option that sends you as many of the items you have “favorited” from the site as possible in one box.
While all of that sounds great in theory, my box was full of polyester clothing, including skirts and shirts I could never wear. I was really unimpressed and, needless to say, didn’t end up purchasing any of it.
I wanted to share the prices since I felt they weren’t really fair for used clothing – especially Target brands. We all know that we can grab a great deal on Target brands from the clearance rack for much less.
I would rather shop each item online individually. I still like the ThredUp website, but the subscription box model isn’t right for every company. Maybe your experience will be different.
Have you ever tried ThredUp? Did you ever find any amazing scores?! I’d love to hear your experience. You might have better luck shopping sales at Old Navy!