I tried the Wantable clothing subscription box and this is my full honest Wantable review. It will help you decide if this service is right for you. Wantable is sponsoring this post but all opinions are my own.
I’ve been trying clothing subscription boxes and clothing rental services the past year or so and I have to say I’m a big fan of this way of clothes shopping.
I don’t love looking through clothes then going to the changing room to try things on. I also don’t love having to make a quick choice on if I really like something. It’s nice to try something on a couple of times and with different accessories to see if you really love it.
That’s one of the things that is so nice about clothing subscription boxes. You get more time to try things on and you are at home so you can pair the outfit with different shoes and accessories to see if it will really work for you.
Recently I decided to try Wantable. I had been hearing good things about the service and I thought it would be fun to try and share my thoughts.
If you are thinking about trying it yourself this full, honest Wantable review can help you decide if it’s the right service for you.
My Honest Wantable Review
How Wantable Works
- Pick your type of box. First, you decide if you want a style or fitness box. You can change this later so you just want to decide on your first box.
- Take a style quiz. Once you pick your box type you will need to take a style quiz to help your stylist pick the best clothes for you. You also give your height and measurements so they can do their best to make sure the clothes will fit you.
- Decide how often you want a box. You also need to select your plan. You can get boxes back-to-back, every month, every two months or every 3 months. You can also cancel your plan at any time.
- Get your box. Once your stylist picks your items you will get a box containing 7 items for you to try over 5 days.
- Decide what you want. Within 5 days decide which pieces you want to keep. If you get 5 or more pieces you get 20% off your order.
- Send back what you don’t want. Any of the pieces you don’t want you just mail back in the postage-paid envelope and wait for your next box.
Pros of Wantable
- They offer plus sizes. I know this is something a lot of women are looking for and many services I’ve looked at are lacking this option.
- You can tell them what price range you prefer. In your style quiz, you are able to choose from a few price ranges to give your stylist an idea of your budget.
- You get to keep the items for 5 days. Another similar subscription service I tried gives you only a couple of days to try the clothes. I need time to make choices so having 5 days is very useful for me. Plus it’s nice to have to rush to mail it back.
- You can leave notes for your stylist. I love being able to leave notes on my style for the stylist. I told her that I liked spring colors and a vintage-inspired style. You can even share a Pinterest board with your stylist if you have been pinning fashion you like.
- You can save items to a wish list. This is another feature I haven’t seen with other services I tried. You can go through a stream of items that fit your style quiz and save them to a wish list for your stylist to see. I really like this feature.
- You get 7 items at once. I liked having so many items to choose from. It made it more likely I would want to buy something.
- You don’t have to buy the whole box for a discount. Many services require you to buy the whole box before you get a discount, with Wantable you get 20% off if you buy 5 or more items.
- Canceling is simple. Knowing I was reviewing this service I wanted to cancel to make sure it’s an easy process. You just click on plans and you can cancel with a click of a button or just switch to another plan.
Cons of Wantable
- You have to pay a styling fee. I don’t know any service that doesn’t do this, it would be hard for them to have a sustainable business without this. But it’s still an extra cost. However, if you figure in gas and any extras you are likely to buy if you go to the mall or driving to different stores it really is likely cheaper in the long run.
- It can take time for the stylist to learn your style. You may have more misses than hits for the first couple of boxes as the stylist learns what you like. The quiz, adding notes and even a Pinterest board can help this a lot but it still can take time.
- You can’t bargain shop. If you like to shop sales this may not be for you. There is no sale rack option but you can put in your quiz that you prefer cheaper items.
- You can’t wear the items out before you buy them. Unlike clothing rental, you do need to leave tags on the items and not wear them, just try them on. You still can test them out more than if you were in-store but it’s something to be aware of.
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My overall Wantable review is, I really enjoyed my box. My stylist did a good job, especially for the first try and without visuals as I didn’t have a Pinterest board.
The clothes were high quality and I knew a lot of the brands. The fit was also very good. I don’t think I had any items that didn’t fit correctly and my body can be difficult for that so I was very impressed.
I will be trying this service again after I hit my goal weight and need to refresh my wardrobe a bit. I really will love this for jeans because I hate trying on jeans but at home, it is better and having someone else find the right fit is great.
I highly recommend trying Wantable out for yourself to see if it’s a good fit for you. The cost is minimal if you don’t like anything so it’s not a big gamble.
Head over to Wantable and fill out the style quiz to get your first box today. Warning, you will never want to go shop in malls for clothes again.