DO YOU NEED HELP getting dressed? If so, you’re in luck. A slew of online shopping services are now available for men and women. Most of them work similarly—you fill out some basic information about likes and dislikes. That’s when the fun begins, as staffers pick out clothing and accessories they think might work, and ship them to your doorstep. You then have a few days to try them on and decide what you’d like to buy, and what to ship back.
With this personalized styling service, you choose how often you want a shipment to arrive automatically. The price point of this one is slightly lower and the look more casual than some of its competitors.
Box contains: 5 items of clothing or accessories
Price range: $55
Bombfell is for men and offers brands like Ben Sherman and Original Penguin. It uses an algorithm that weaves in your social media data to help find clothing that will best fit your style. They give you 10 days to return things you don’t want, which is a plus (I know I usually need a weekend to get to UPS or FedEx).
Box contains: 5-7 items
Price range: average is $89 per item
Created by Sarah LaFleur and designer Miyako Nakamura, former head designer of Zac Posen, MM LaFleur’s clothes have a high-fashion sensibility, a price point above some of their competition, and quality well above the fast fashion you’ll find in stores. It’s not a subscription service, but you’ll get a “Bento Box” put together by company staffers based on your questionnaire.
Box contains: 4-6 pieces that might include dresses, skirts, tops or accessories
Price range: from $110 for a top to $325 for a dress