Rating Popular Subscription Boxes For Women: What’s Worth It & What’s Not
Are you looking for the best subscription boxes for women? Check out my full list of subscription boxes that I’ve rated and reviewed below!
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I am a subscription box junkie. I think it all started with my love for magazines as a child. From Seventeen to Marie Claire, I had to have a subscription to every single one.
Now as an adult, I have totally immersed myself in the world of subscription boxes. Seriously, you guys, I love them. And the other day I got to thinking, I wonder how many I’ve tried?
So I started making a list of subscription boxes that I’ve had and thought it might be fun to review and rate them all for you guys in one post!
From lifestyle to beauty and everything in-between, below you’ll find a list of all of the subscription boxes for women that I’ve recently tried. I talk about what I like, what I don’t like, the costs, and more.
I’ll continue to update this post as I try more, so make sure to bookmark it!
Lifestyle Subscription Boxes for Women
Looking for the best lifestyle subscription boxes for women that include everything from beauty, home decor, fashion, and more? Check out some of the ones I’ve tried below.
What It is: FabFitFun is a quarterly lifestyle subscription box that sends full-size products from top brands in skincare, makeup, home decor, fashion, and more!
Cost: FabFitFun is super affordable for what you get! The value of 1-2 items is usually more than the entire box itself!
What I Like: I have been a member of FabFitFun for over 3 years, so it’s no surprise that this is my favorite subscription box out there! My favorite aspect of FabFitFun is that you get to customize your box to ensure that you’re receiving items that you actually want.
What I Don’t Like: Prior to the last few months, I would have said that I wish the boxes were more personalized. But FabFitFun has been making them more and more customizable, so that’s really improved!
You can check out my full FabFitFun review here.
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What It is: Beachly is a quarterly subscription box filled with 6-8 beach-inspired goodies including everything from apparel to home decor.
Cost: Memberships start at $85/box + shipping. The retail value of the box is around $250.
What I Like: The quality of the products seems really great. Also, I love this box’s inclusion of apparel — I’ve received some great items that are perfect for an evening bonfire and others that are great for the beach!
What I Don’t Like: The cost of the box is definitely on the higher end in terms of subscription boxes, but the quality of the items makes up for that.
You can check out my full Beachly review here.
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Subscription Boxes for Women’s Clothes
From activewear to streetwear, I tried some subscription boxes for women’s clothes, and here’s what I thought.
Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe
What It is: Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe is a monthly try-before-you-buy service — similar to Stitch Fix or Nordstrom Trunk Club — where a personal stylist sends you a curated box of clothes and accessories based on your style preferences. You then have 7 days to try on the items and return (for free!) what you don’t want.
Cost: There is a $4.99 styling fee/box, but other than that, you only pay for the items that you keep. Shipping and returns are free, but you do need an Amazon Prime membership to use this service.
What I Like: First off, the style preference survey that you take when you first sign up is one of the most thorough I’ve ever completed.
Also, I love that a stylist picks out a collection of items that I can pick and choose from. That way, I know that the items I’m receiving are ones I’m actually interested in.
The $4.99 styling fee is also like 75% cheaper than competitors so that’s a major plus!
What I Don’t Like: The quality of the items that I received was pretty mediocre, but I also set my budget preferences really low. I also wish there was another return method other than dropping off at a UPS location.
You can check out my full review + unboxing here.
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What It is: Fabletics is a monthly fitness apparel subscription specializing in workout gear and athleisure. Each month, you can choose one outfit (valued up to $80) from a curated collection or skip the month if you don’t love the options.
Cost: Fabletics has a monthly membership fee of $49.95 + free shipping. If you want to skip a month, as long as you skip before the 5th, you will not be charged.
What I Like: Getting a 2-3 piece outfit for $50 seems like a great deal to me! Plus, the outfits are so cute and the inventory changes frequently so there’s always something new.
Also, if you shop at the Fabletics retail locations and don’t have the VIP membership, you’re missing out! Being a VIP gets you 20-50% off their retail prices, which in my opinion, are way overpriced.
What I Don’t Like: I’m personally not a big fan of the quality of Fabletics clothes and would never purchase their product full-price. However, I know a lot of people that love it, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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What It is: Ellie is a monthly activewear subscription. Each month, you get to pick an outfit from their large monthly selection of workout apparel, athleisure, and loungewear.
Cost: Monthly memberships start at $39.95/month. Ellie offers three different membership plans: A 2-piece plan for $39.95, a 3-piece plan for 44.95, or a 5-piece plan for $49.95.
Shipping and exchanges are always free, plus you can always skip a month if you don’t like the selections.
What I Like: First off, the price is great and cheaper compared to its competitors. But my favorite thing about Ellie is the variety of outfits that they offer each month! There is literally something for everyone’s style!
What I Don’t Like: I had trouble with the fit from Ellie, but I’m also pear-shaped so finding leggings that fit well in the waist and thighs is always an issue. Also, it’s also been a couple of years since I used them and I’d assume their quality has improved.
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What It is: Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for men and women. You get paired with a personal stylist who hand-selects clothing and accessories from their inventory based on your style preferences and budget. They send you the clothes and you return anything you don’t want to keep!
Cost: There is a $20 styling fee/box + free shipping. That fee will go toward anything you decide to buy and you only pay for what you keep!
What I Like: First off, I love that there is no subscription required with Stitch Fix. You can purchase on-demand or schedule regular deliveries to work with your lifestyle.
I also like that you are paired with one stylist so that they can continue to better understand your style over time.
What I Don’t Like: The stylists don’t always get it right. My first couple boxes were real misses for me, but I quickly learned that the more specific feedback I provide, the better they are able to style me.
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What It is: BootayBag is a monthly panty subscription that sends you 1-4 pairs of undies each month. You get to choose the style of undies you want and some subscription packages even gome with bralettes!
Cost: BootayBag subscriptions start at just $10. You can skip a month or cancel at anytime. You can also change up your membership if you decide that one month you want more (or less) styles!
What I Like: Bootaybag produces some seriously cute styles (especially compared to competitors) and I love the flexibility with their subscription. I was able to skip, change styles, and change quantities all on a month-by-month basis.
It’s also great that they show you the styles beforehand so you can see if it’s worth getting your BootayBag that month!
What I Don’t Like: The price is higher compared to competitors, but the styles make up for it. I’m also not much a frilly underwear girl, so if you like a lot of lace and ruffles, you’ll love their styles!
You can check out my full BootayBag review here.
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Beauty Subscription Boxes for Women
Are you looking for the best beauty subscription boxes for women? I’ve tried a couple and here’s what I thought.
What It is: Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription that includes 5 cosmetic samples ranging from makeup to perfume to skincare and more.
Cost: Ipsy subscriptions start at just $12, but they now offer three subscription tiers for you to choose from.
- Glam Bag: The Glam Bag is $12/month and includes 5 sample-size products, which come in a reusable, cosmetic bag.
- Glam Bag Plus: The Glam Bag Plus is $25/month and includes 5 full-size products, which come in a drawstring bag.
- Glam Bag X: The Glam Bag X is $55/quarter and includes 7-8 full-size products, which come in a box. You get to customize 3 items in this box.
I have tried both the Glam Bag and the Glam Bag Plus so I will talk about both in the next sections…
What I Like: In my opinion, the Glam Bag Plus is totally worth it and I love that all of the products are full-sized. I have found some seriously good gems in my Glam Bag Plus.
As far as the base subscription Glam Bag goes, my favorite part is honestly the reusable cosmetic bag. I use those things for everything. $12 is also a good price if you’re just looking for a cheap, monthly subscription where you get to try out new things.
What I Don’t Like: Ipsy as a whole seems to lack variety in their inventory so if you are a subscriber long enough, you most likely will get doubles of some things. That’s probably my biggest complaint.
Other than that, now that IPSY offers the Glam Bag Plus and Glam Bag X, I just don’t personally think the generic Glam Bag is worth it. The sample sizes are so small that they just become clutter.
If you are going to give Ipsy a try, I 100% suggest going with the Glam Bag Plus or, the even more affordable option, the Glam Bag X.
Rating: 5/10 for the Glam Bag & 8/10 for the Glam Bag Plus
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What It is: Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription that includes 5 premium samples ranging from makeup to perfume to skincare and more.
Cost: Birchbox subscriptions start at $15/month. They also offer 6-month and 12-month plans that go down to $13/month.
What I Like: The packaging is cute and I like that the company has such a focus around social justice and being earth-friendly.
What I Don’t Like: It’s been a couple of years since I tried Birch Box, but I was incredibly unimpressed. The samples were tiny and I didn’t find myself using anything that was sent to me.
If you are going to go with a sample bag, I definitely suggest IPSY over Birchbox.