I signed up for the clothing rental service, Gwynnie Bee, about a month ago. I saw an ad on Facebook for the company and decided to give it a shot – the first 30 days are free! So what could I lose? I was a bit (read: really) skeptical of the service at first, but it turned out to be amazing for me. I’m definitely keeping my subscription past the 30 days. Here’s why:
1.) Trying new fashion – fearlessly.
The biggest bonus for me is the sense of adventure I get to have with GwynnieBee. I’ve put all kinds of fun choices in my closet – things that in the store, I would know that I wouldn’t wear more than a couple times. When shopping, it isn’t worth it, but when I can wear it and trade it out for something more practical… bolder things happen. Besides, if I hate it? Just return it immediately for something else.
Some of my bolder choices included this awesome orange moto jacket and this Kimono inspired shirt.
2.) Luxe for less & long-run savings.
During the first month I tried GwynnieBee, I was also starting my new relationship which means a ton of dates. I had a new outfit for almost every date I went on & I didn’t have to invest in a new outfit every time.
In the long term, I probably spend about $1000 on clothes a year, not to mention shoes. GwynnieBee saves me money because all I have to invest in are some great staples like black pants, jeans, leggings… I let GwynnieBee take care of the rest.
The clothes are also much higher quality than what I’d normally purchase myself. This means I look better, the clothes fit better, the clothes look better, I look more put together and professional and they are super durable. One example of this is the Kimono inspired shirt. The fabric felt awesome.
3.) Try before you buy.
During my first month, I tried to go clothing shopping. However, I worried that I wouldn’t love the clothes I was picking out. I was drawn to more exciting choices than I’d normally choose because of what I’d been wearing – but would I keep wearing them? Would they be durable? Would they be worth the investment?
With GwynnieBee, you have the option to purchase anything you love that you can’t live without. To top it off, I don’t have to worry about that whole loving-it-in-the-fitting-room-hating-it-at-home dilemma we have all faced. I can wear the outfit in my real life (multiple times) before deciding whether or not I want to add it to my permanent closet.
4.) Fluctutions in weight.
One of the best perks about Gwynnie Bee for me? My weight fluctuates a LOT. I can look at clothes in different sizes and adjust my closet to my current weight. Not only that, but if I were to love an item, I can always send it back for a smaller (or larger) size, if needed. This is also true if the piece doesn’t fit right.
5.) Easy to use.
GwynnieBee is super easy to use. You start by picking a plan. There’s a plan for a variety of budgets: anywhere from $35 a month to ___. You can send back the clothes as many times in a month as possible – and you’ll never pay more than the subscription fees. Bonus: no late fees. Just keep paying the subscription fee each month and you can keep a piece forever.
Next, you’ll fill up your closet. There are three separate parts to your closet. The “On the Rack” section is where you keep clothing items you want Gwynnie Bee to send to you. You can also put items “On Hold” which means you love them, but maybe they aren’t the right season, or you don’t have an appropriate occasion to wear them to right now. Last is the “At Home” section. This helps you keep track of what you have at home, what you’ve sent back and what Gwynnie Bee is sending to you.
After you wear it, you’ll send it back via the United States Postal Service. Gwynnie Bee sends you a package, already addressed and ready to go. Just pack up the article of clothing and pop it in the mail.
Sound like something you’d like to try? Sign up here for a 30-day free trial and see how it works for you. What do you have to lose?