Best Clothing Subscription Boxes for 2023

Going to stores to shop for clothes is a pain. You can spend hours you likely don’t have trying to find a hidden gem among the clothing racks. That’s why we prefer online shopping — and maybe you do, too, with clothing subscriptions entering the market.

Still, finding the best online clothing subscription for your needs can take time and effort. We’re here to help. There are plenty of options for spicing up your wardrobe, including many tailored to your lifestyle and fashion sense. In addition, some of the best clothing subscription boxes focus on a variety of clothing for all types of bodies.

A quick Google search returns dozens of clothing subscription services, many of which you’ve probably never heard of. Each one has its own unique features, but the services ultimately work the same way. Deciding on a particular service comes down to your needs, style preferences and budget. The more information you can provide about your personal style and what you like (and don’t), the better your curated box of clothing will be. I tried several clothing subscription boxes. Here are the best of the bunch.

What are the best clothing subscription boxes?

Stitch Fix is the best clothing box overall for women, with its various style options, price points and discounts. Dia & Co. is the top plus-size clothing subscription box. Menlo Club is a solid, wallet-friendly service for men, while Stylogic is a convenient outfit-in-a-box option. We recommend the aptly named Trendy Butler for dapper gents. 

Best clothing subscription boxes of 2023

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As a Stitch Fix user, I can report positive experiences with this clothing subscription option. I’m always excited when I get a box, which I can customize to come at whichever frequency fits my schedule and budget — no membership fee or monthly subscription required. My account is linked to one of my Pinterest boards, so my stylist can get an idea of what I like, and she always leaves a thoughtful note in my box, which is a nice touch. The Style Cards that come with each box show different ways to pair the pieces (and often suggest basic items that are probably already in your closet). My advice, though, is to only shell out cash to buy an item if you’re sure you’re going to wear it often enough.

Sign up online or in the app (available on iOS or Android). Fill out a detailed style profile, including your sizes, whether you detest or love shopping, if you wear heels, what parts of your body you like to show off, and more. Stitch Fix offers styled boxes for men, women and kids, and lets you set a preferred price point between $25 and $500 per item (kids’ items start at $10 per item). I picked the lowest price bracket when I signed up, and in my last box, none of my individual items were over $60. You pay a $20 styling fee when your box is assembled, and you get three days to try on the clothes. You can return anything you don’t want or like. The $20 fee applies to whatever you keep, and if you don’t keep anything, you pay only that fee. If you love your box and keep everything, you get a 25% Buy All discount. 

Stitch Fix also has a direct buy option called Shop Your Looks. At the top of the app, click Shop between Fixes and Style. This lets you purchase individual items — pants, shoes, accessories and more — to match a piece you already have. These can be ordered without getting another box.

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Even though the average US woman’s clothing size is between a 16 and 18, many stores still cater to smaller sizes. This can make for an uncomfortable, discouraging shopping experience.

Dia & Co.‘s style service defies the often limited and drab choices that make up extended sizes. The service offers sizes 14-32. My box was packed with vibrant, colorful items — blouses, dresses, skirts, jeans, even a clutch. I always have trouble finding jeans that fit my waist and hips, and Dia nailed that. The box also mixed classic pieces, like a polka-dot blue wrap dress, with more colorful, patterned pieces that stepped outside my comfort zone. 

To use Dia & Co., you first take a style quiz that asks about your sizes, how clothes typically fit you, your style preferences and your preferred price ranges for items like tops, pants and dresses. You pay a $20 styling fee to have your box assembled. When the box arrives, you can buy what you like and return what you don’t. The $20 fee applies at checkout to whatever you keep. You can order style boxes to best fit your schedule — a monthly subscription box, bimonthly or a customized frequency — as long as you try on and return clothes within five days. If you love your box and keep everything, you get a 25% Buy All discount. There’s also a boutique if you’re not quite ready to try a whole box. 

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A Menlo Club shipment combines multiple aspects of menswear: clothes, shoes and athleisure. As with many other boxes, you first take a style quiz, and then you get two clothing items per month. Menlo’s clothes are casual enough to wear on their own if you’re a more subtle dresser, but the more items you acquire, the more you can put together new outfits and step outside of your fashion comfort zone. In addition, the Menlo store, which anyone can buy from without an account, often has good sales on designer brands — like $58 pants for $10. If you’re a member, you also get 25% off in the store.

My husband’s Menlo Club package consisted of dark-wash jeans and a white long-sleeve henley. His style is very laid-back, so those items would fit easily into his closet. The jeans would be easy to dress up or wear casually. Since he usually wears dark colors, the white was a nice change.

A standard membership costs $60 per month, and it’s easy to cancel (or skip a month) if you find out that it’s not for you — just make sure to do it before you’re charged that month. Menlo doesn’t offer returns on packages, but you can swap items if something doesn’t fit. You can also subscribe to a seasonal membership, where a package is delivered every three months for $75. 

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Stylogic is a clothing subscription service that offers women’s sizes 12 to 36. What I liked most about it was how fast it picked up on my preferences based only on my style profile. I also liked that each box provides a full outfit, while other services tend to include pieces that may or may not go together. Stylogic included a skirt, a cardigan, a top, a pair of shoes and a bracelet. The outfit matched my style and was still a little adventurous.

A Stylogic box includes five items, and you get seven days to try them on. There is a $20 styling fee that applies to whatever you keep, and if you don’t keep anything, you pay only that fee. If you love your box and keep everything, you get a 20% discount.

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Each clothing subscription box from Trendy Butler includes at least two clothing items from brands like Eleven Paris, Civil Society, Zanerobe, WeSC and Superdry that are meant to build out men’s wardrobes. My husband’s sample package included three items: a gray long-sleeve shirt, a dark blue button-down and a pair of dark blue slacks. The items worked together and integrated easily into his closet without stepping too far outside his comfort zone. 

The packages cost $65 per month with no styling fee — you get to keep everything. The credit card on your account is charged the day you place your order and the same day the following month. Trendy Butler also has an online shop where you can buy specific pieces with your account.

If something in your box doesn’t work, Trendy Butler offers returns (not refunds) and exchanges for members through its support email. You must have received the items in the last 60 days, explain why the items don’t work so Trendy Butler can improve your profile, and have the clothes in “unworn condition” with the tags still on. If the items meet these criteria, you’ll be sent a prepaid return label.

Factors to consider when selecting a clothing subscription box

You’ll want to choose a clothing subscription service based on your needs and preferences. Think about how often you want packages delivered, whether you want to keep the clothes that arrive, whether you want human-curated selections, whether you want used versus new items and whether you’re after certain brands. These elements all matter, but the most important thing to know about any of these services is that even expert stylists can’t read your mind. 

Box cadence

How often do you want a box: for instance, monthly, or will quarterly suffice? Most subscription services let you choose your preferred frequency. 

Purchase vs. rental

Do you want to buy the clothes or use a rental service? While some companies let you keep the clothes, others loan them out, meaning you return those items eventually.

Stylist vs. algorithm

Do you want a personal stylist or an algorithm? Certain style subscription services rely on human curation with a stylist reviewing your preferences and hand selecting clothes. Others use an algorithm that operates like your Netflix profile, recommending products as it learns more about you. 

New or used clothes

Do you want brand-new clothes or are you OK with curated thrift? Thrifting can be more sustainable and economical while offering retro fashions. If you’d rather eschew secondhand clothes, many subscription boxes provide never-worn ‘fits. 

Sustainability

Are you avoiding fast fashion in favor of something more sustainable? Check which fashion boxes concentrate on sustainability — whether through delivering gently used clothes, utilizing recycled packing materials or a combination of factors. 

Brand availability

Do you want to stick to favorite brands? If so, select a subscription service that carries the labels you desire. 

Best clothing boxes FAQs

What is the best style subscription service?

The best style subscription service depends on your preferences — some folks want new clothes while others want retro thrifted gems. Our top recommendation overall is Stitch Fix, which caters to a diverse range of fashionistas. We suggest Dia & Co. as the best plus-size clothing box, Menlo Club for men on a budget, Stylogic for complete outfits and Trendy Butler for men at a wider range of price points.

How much do clothing subscriptions cost?

The cost of clothing subscriptions varies, but you’ll pay anywhere from around $20 per item to $500 or more.

Is Wantable the same as Stitch Fix?

Although Wantable is not the same as Stitch Fix, its business model works similarly: A stylist curates personalized items for you after reviewing a style survey you submit.

Do people still do subscription boxes?

People still use subscription boxes regularly. Aside from clothes, meal delivery services such as Blue Apron, Purple Carrot and Green Chef are popular.


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