For some people the idea of going into a mall or spending hours shopping has the same effect as going to the dentist or something equally painful and more than slightly boring. Shipment boxes or club boxes are becoming more and more popular as people want to be on the cutting edge of style that fits their personal fashion sense without having to go to the mall. With the holidays rapidly approaching a monthly subscription may be the perfect gift for those in your life especially the style and fashion challenged among us. Below are the top 7 subscription box services available.
Five Four Club
Five Four Club is a men’s wear club that focuses on the style needs of men who do not enjoy shopping for clothes, but enjoy being stylish when walking out the door. Five Four is their own brand name that provides a stylist to work with to determine your personal needs with added ‘how to wear’ advice. Five Four state that they are an innovated and independent fashion brand and not a bulk warehouse, so your friends may not have seen the styles that are in the Five Four Club box. Clothing inside the box can range from outerwear to dress shirts to sunglasses. This service is offered for $60 a month with the value of the box ranging from $120 or more. All subscribers to the Five Four Club get a 25 percent discount in Five Four’s online store.
Trunk Club is also a men’s wear club, with future expansion coming to women’s wear. Trunk Club focuses on delivering different brand names to meet the style needs for men. The club offers access to a personal stylist that gets to know your needs and your likes as well as items that you have in your existing wardrobe. You are able to choose the type of occasion that you would like the clothing such as casual wear to formal wear. The cost of the box is dependent on the contents of the box and what your stylist chooses for you, but the stylist does work with your personal budget in mind. Once your stylist has arranged your Trunk, you will be able to preview what is in the Trunk prior to it shipping out. Once the Trunk arrives at your house try the items on and items that you don’t want just send it back.
Frank and Oak’s Hunt Club
Frank and Oak’s Hunt Club, which is another home delivery club that focuses on men’s style and fashion, sells products from its own brand name. The club again allows you to work with a personal stylist that has your personal fashion sense in mind. The box arrives monthly with items to try on, which include dress shirts, pants, jeans, and belts, just to name a few things. You do not pay for items unless you wish to keep them, any other item can be shipped back to Frank and Oak with free shipping. The box is $20 for one year.
Birchbox is a beauty and grooming club, which offers beauty products for women or grooming products for men. Birchbox offers various different brand names of all the products offered and for the women’s beauty box it is $10 a month, which ships 5 sample beauty products to you. The box is tailored to your beauty desires whether your style is trendy, adventurous, or classic. Once you have sampled the product you can review the product and receive points credit for buying full sized items worth up to half of the cost of the box. For the men, their grooming box is $20 a month that offers 4 grooming samples and one lifestyle item such as a pair of headphones or an 11-in-1 multi tool. The men’s box also sports the bonus of points for every referral and completed product review.
Ipsy is a women’s beauty club that sends you samples of 4 or 5 beauty product a month in a collectible bag that is tailored to your beauty needs and personal style. Each month Ipsy’s stylists offer video tutorials that show you how to correct apply the product and get the best look for you. Each subscription first starts with a beauty profile, products that you enjoy using the most, brand names that your love, and stylist profile that you relate to the most.Once these items are decided, a process that takes roughly two minutes, from there is only $10 a month.
BarkBox is for all the dogs in our lives each monthly box comes with 4 to 6 treats, toys, and occasional hygiene products. You can choose how long you would like the subscription from one month to twelve. The Bark Box is tailored for you specific size of dog and only uses vendors that use top ingredients for their treats and chews, the box can be subscribed to for your own dog or given as a gift for a beloved friend.BarkBox also helps support over 3,000 rescues, shelters, and non-profits. The cost of BarkBox starts at $29 with free shipping inside of the continuous 48 states and the price drops the longer the subscription term.
Bespoke Post is monthly subscription box that focuses on men’s home and lifestyle accessories. Bespoke Post often reflects passions of the great men throughout history and speaks of classic days of smoking jackets and trailblazers.The Bespoke boxes are often themed boxes such as shaving, shoes, cooking, coctails, and even underwear. A box may hold six pairs of Italian-made socks to include cashmere socks with a guaranteed value of at least $70. Other boxes include a homemade gin kit and a kit to support your inner writer.
Subscription boxes are your chance to try different products and interests without having to comment to full bottles of products or extensive amount of tools to try an interest. As everyone lifestyles become more and more busy a subscription box may be just what would make your life easier whether it is for you, a loved one, or a beloved pet.