Clothes are somewhat of a necessity and a luxury simultaneously. We need clothes. It isn’t legal to walk around naked – although we’re sure many of us would if it was (so freeing… Oh, just us?). On the other hand, many of us have way over the necessary amount of clothes in our wardrobes, often we don’t want to outfit repeat and it takes a lot to resist an expensive designer purchase when we feel like we deserve it and can afford it (I’m looking at you, £70 plain, black t-shirt).
Shopping can be such a chore!?
While many people absolutely love shopping; putting on a fashion show in the dressing rooms; filling that online trolley to the brim… A lot of other people hate it. Clothes shopping is a chore to many; a waste of precious time in their busy lives. Not everyone wants, or has time, to go out for a new shirt or dress when they get a last-minute invite to that party or important meeting.
Clothing subscription services are perfect for anyone looking to spruce up their style or find some new brands. They’re also great for anyone loves great clothes and doesn’t have the time to look for them, or even those who respect that we do need clothes, but just can’t be bothered to shop for them. There are subscriptions for men, women, kids, babies, fancy clothes, casual clothes and even activewear. Clothing subscriptions entail a scheduled delivery of fresh clothing to your door, usually monthly, that has been picked out by a virtual stylist depending on your chosen specifications.
Effortless shopping, quality clothes and the never-ending style possibilities – isn’t this everything you’ve ever dreamed of? Here are our favourites.
1. Berg Club
Berg Club is exclusively a men’s subscription box. It was co-founded by sisters Holly and Kate with the aim to make life easier for men who would rather spend their time doing what they love than going shopping, but still look good doing it. By employing the use of personal stylists, Berg Club offers men a hassle-free way to look great and invest in quality brands that they may not have considered before.
All you have to do is fill in your style preferences, decide whether you want clothes monthly or quarterly and relax. Berg Club do the rest. As well as new clothes, you’ll also receive tips on how to pair your new clothes with your old ones so that nothing gets left behind.
Berg Club have a variety of options when it comes to subscriptions. Choose from activewear, essentials, exclusive, elite, endurance and extravaganza to get gym wear, wardrobe staples, quality pieces, exclusive items, luxury brands or high-end outfits. Clothes are usually shipped on the 15th of each month and you can gift them to somebody if you want to. Not to mention their stylist service and delivery fees are on them!
- Activewear £49
- Berg Essential £49
- Berg Exclusive £79
- Berg Elite £149
- Berg Endurance £249
- Berg Extravaganza £349
Shirts: again, a necessity for most men. Whether its work, a job interview, a wedding or a restaurant with a dress code it is more than likely that you’ll need a shirt at some point. But what is it about shirts (and shopping for them) that is so tirelessly dull? And why are they so easy to grow out of?!
Christian Benedict are shirt subscription company based in Manchester who ship their own shirts out either every 30, 60 or 90 days. Each month you’ll receive an email with a selection of shirts and all you have to do it choose one, send off your measurements and wait. Never run out of shirts again with this handy subscription.
You can adjust your style preferences, measurements and who often you’d like your delivery whenever you want over on their website and delivery is free!
Price: £24.95 per shirt
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Basic Man is a US based subscription service that ships to just about everywhere. Their service truly serves to enhance the lives of men everywhere by giving them more time to spend doing what they need to do, rather than worrying about the basics. If you’ve got a hole in your second-to-last pair of socks, don’t fret! All of your underwear is starting to feel a little… gross? Not to worry. Basic Man sends you a fresh t-shirt, a fresh pair of socks and some fresh underwear every month! You’ll just select your sizes and live a stress-free life. Well… in terms of shopping, anyway.
Basic Man uses Modal, a sustainable fabric made from birchwood trees, rather than polyester or cotton to make their underwear. This material is a little more breathable, odour-resistant and super comfortable. Their t-shirts can be worn as either an everyday fashion statement or an undershirt and have a premium feel to them due to the heavier blended cotton fabric that they use. And finally, their socks. These socks are designed for everyday use and provide optimum comfort for when your feet taking a beating walking around all day. They even have no-show socks for when you want to get your ankles out!
- Yearly £16.67 per month
- 6 months £17.50 per month
- 3 months £18.33 per month
- Monthly £19.99
- All + £7.99 worldwide shipping
Style Lyrical is a women-owned business that was born out of the desire to help busy women save time on clothes shopping. Many professionals don’t have the time sought out stylish pieces in shops, and rarely have time to do a quick online shop. For most of her 20s, founder Adela Hassain saw most of her clothes coming from the same airport shop and she felt the need for something exactly like Style Lyrical.
Style Lyrical “do not believe in fast fashion” and want their service to be sustainable not only in terms of time but also in terms of quality. They only send out high-quality, luxury clothing made from materials that are designed to last for longer. Most of their partner brands are women designers based in Holland, England and Denmark.
After you’ve applied for your membership (which will be accepted as long as Style Lyrical can send you exactly what you’re looking for), you’ll have a style consultation. Firstly, you fill out your style profile; selecting sizing etc. Then, you speak to a stylist over the phone where you can discuss your preferences in depth and have a truly personal experience. Finally, you receive your box (a beautifully hand-crafted box from Bali), try your clothes and send back anything that you don’t like within for days and you’re done. All delivery and return services are completely free, too.
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Spring is around the corner and the sun is starting to peek through the clouds! To celebrate we’re showcasing our favourite leather pieces this week. Here’s the first one…our Legend Leather jacket. Legend by name, legend by nature. We love the versatility of it. It looks smart with a crisp white jacket and perfectly casual with a white T shirt. It also goes fabulously with colour of the season, Camel. Available in the sale and reduced from £365 to £149. They won’t last long. It’ll be best investment piece you’ve made for this spring! . . .#bikerjacket #leatherjackets #capsulewardrobe #investmentpiece #versatile #ootdfashion
Fabletics is Kate Hudson’s co-owned activewear brand. The idea for Fabletics came after Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg and Kate Hudson noticed a gap in the market for high quality, luxury activewear at an affordable price. Clearly a successful idea; they had expanded to Europe and Canada in less than a year and had shipped 1 million orders by their second year, Fabletics live by the mantra “Live Your Passion” and aim to inspire men and women everywhere to live a healthy lifestyle whilst looking and feeling their best.
Fabletics ask you to take a style quiz – you’ll choose your preferred work out method (from strength training, to running, to yoga) and your favourite colours. You then select your size with sizing ranging from XXS to 3X and they give you the options. Just choose your outfits, pay and there you go! Each month you’ll choose a different outfit and you’ll never be worried about missing the gym due to no clean leggings again! Plus, you can skip a month and cancel at any time, it isn’t a binding contract.
Price: £44 per month
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Lookiero is the leading Spanish clothing subscription service. They want to make being stylish as easy as possible, and that’s exactly what they do. Lookiero make it easy for bust women to have a versatile, fashionable and comfortable wardrobe by putting over 150 European brands at your fingertips. Lookiero uses an online personal stylist to give you the best box they can – select your size, budget and explain your sense of style and they’ll curate a 5-item outfit and send it your way! After each box, you can tell your personal stylist what you thought so that they can learn more about you and improve their selection every time. Once you receive your box, you’ll have 5 days to try the clothes on and return any unwanted items.
The personal shopper service costs just £10 (which is deducted from your fee), once you’ve returned any unwanted pieces you’ll be charged for the box – getting 25% off if you keep everything! Their average price for an item is £45, but there’s a wide range of prices and you can select your budget when you fill in your style profile.
Price: From £45
Bundlee is a rental subscription service for baby clothes. New-born babies grow so fast; some even grow out of 3-month sized clothes in just a month, meaning you’ll constantly be buying new clothes if you didn’t stock up on clothes for the year beforehand. Bundlee want to make it easier to be sustainable when shopping for your new children, and with the growing market of online clothes rental sites, we love this idea!
Bundlee’s website states that on average, UK parents are spending £560 a year (!!!) on baby clothes. Buying just one new baby grow wastes 3,000 litres of water and emits 7kg of carbon dioxide. This leads to a crazy amount of waste, especially if you don’t reuse them. Bundlee offer an easy way to reduce waste along with a more affordable way of dressing your baby in the best clothes – you can return old clothes for free and you don’t have to worry about stains because they give you free renting insurance! All of their clothes are professionally cleaned, made in the UK and Oeko-Tex certified (meaning they don’t contain any nasty chemicals). Each box contains 15 items of clothing with free delivery and returns.
Price: £19.99 per month
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KidPix is an online shopping platform for emerging and experienced independent kid’s clothing brands. It was started by two Oxford graduates, Sian and Katya, and offers a personal shopping experience for parents who are too busy to shop for their children’s new clothes. The KidPix box is available in the UK and connects buyers with independent brands without them having to do anything!
You just have to take the styling quiz which asks for the age/gender of your child and whether they wear classic or contemporary clothing (or a mix). They then ask for your child’s size and if there’s anything you don’t want to be sent, such as dresses or dungarees. Finally, they ask if there are any colours you don’t want and your budget. You just have to pay a one off £20 styling fee and leave the rest to them! Once your box arrives, you’ll send back anything you don’t like and only be charged for the clothes that you keep. Note: the styling fee is used as credit, but if you return everything you don’t receive the £20 back.
Price: From £20 per month
All in all, these boxes are perfect for anybody who’s too busy to shop. They take away the stress and hassle of shopping for new clothes, save customers heaps of time and let them feel their best in the clothes that they love. Our favourite is definitely Bundlee, we love the sustainability aspect and think it’s a fun, quirky and extremely innovative idea – this service would definitely be a huge help to busy, new parents! We also really like Fabletics, too and think that Basic Man is perfect for staples!