Use subscription boxes to update your style for cheap
By Aimee Heckel
It’s like Netflix for fashion. Get some jewelry in the mail, wear it as many times as you want, then send it back and get another box of jewelry.
Subscription boxes are the perfect solution for the budget-conscious and adventurous fashionista with commitment issues.
No more drawers of last-season’s earrings that you no longer wear. No more baskets of half-used bottles of lotion. There are plenty of ways to indulge in luxury and stretch your style, in small bites. Here are a few of our favorite fashion samples, rentals and subscription boxes, and how to save money on them, too.
What it is: Sign up for monthly deliveries of the latest and best samples of beauty, grooming and lifestyle products, tailored to meet your needs. Men can get grooming and lifestyle products (such as socks and tech accessories) and women sample everything from skincare to makeup — for only $10 per month or $110 per year. Find a product you love? You can order full-sized products on Birchbox’s website, too.
What it is: A box of goodies — beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food — for $39.95 a month. Bonus: You can get full-sized products here. It’s almost like getting a birthday present every month. PopSugar also puts together seasonal boxes, like the Must Have Summer Box (already sold out, so you must move fast).
Save money: Save $50 when you sign up for a one-year subscription.
What it is: Get a new box of designer jewelry, custom tailored to match your style. Keep it as long as you want. When you return it, you’ll get a new box of new accessories — with unlimited swaps. Shipping is free. The cost: $15 per month, if you sign up for a year’s subscription.
Save money: Find a piece of jewelry you love? Instead of returning it, you can buy it for 20 percent off.
Want more options? Check out the blog, My Subscription Addiction, where you can read reviews of other subscription boxes and samples.
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