Clothing subscriptions: The hottest new gift in shopping for your friends and family

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The hottest new way to shop for everything from razors to ties, socks to innerwear, and even full wardrobe is to join a replenishing subscriptions for these items. While Amazon got ahead of the game with the subscription option for items you might consider replenishing frequently (think paper plates, diapers, or cleaning supplies) it wasn’t until recently that companies began to experience tremendous success by offering items you might not think of in the same way you think of paper towels — but maybe you should, and here’s why.

Nice Laundry offers sock subscriptions, which bring its customers seven pairs of premium quality men’s socks each new quarter of the year. These sock subscriptions come as a set of a half-dozen socks in a set plus one pair of special edition socks. Because who doesn’t need new socks all the time? This subscription also brings the option to recycle older socks, and users can cancel their sock subscriptions at any time — not a bad deal at $49 every three months.

Me Undies offers men and women’s undergarments on monthly subscriptions in a variety of styles for him and her. Subscribers will buy one pair of undies at the regular price, and from there receive a pair each month at a deeply discounted price in a style and in colors or prints that meet their style selections during the subscription setup process. Subscribers can also skip a month if they want to, then reestablish their subscription later. My Undies makes it easy to subscribe: simply choose “Subscribe and Save” when shopping through their vast selection of vibrant, stylish undergarments.

shutterstock_154233116

Trunk Club is perhaps the most all-inclusive for outerwear, and the subscription begins with picking a stylist who gets to know personal tastes through the company’s survey. What’s phenomenal about this is that customers are paired with actual stylists — not some algorithm. Before any trunks of garments ship to the club’s subscribers, a preview process ensures each customer approves of the individual trunk they will receive. Each trunk is priced differently based on the number and type of items included, but as a rule, members can expect to receive just under a half-dozen brands and just over a dozen total items, including footwear and belts to compliment garments.

Stitch Fix, not unlike Trunk Club, brings the total package to subscribers, both men and women. The primary difference here is that Stitch Fix works with a variety of budgets, and offers about five garments per shipment. If you try on and like all five items you receive and return nothing, the company extends a 25% discount for the total package.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that hard to shop-for person in your life, a subscription like one of these could solve your problem. Best of all, a subscription is the gift that literally keeps on giving — so you can count on a very happy special somebody when you pick a clothing subscription this holiday season!

Clothing pile image and shoe and scarf image by Shutterstock. 

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: