Since moving to New York two years ago, I have developed a craving for stylish and fashionable clothes. I mean, come on — it’s one of the fashion capitals of the world. I’m always on the hunt for patterned and bold print pants, long-sleeve tops and yes, neon cowboy boots (yee-haw). In the past, I used to shop at fashion giants like Zara and H&M to revamp my wardrobe and keep up with trends, but shopping at those retailers comes at a high cost, not just for me. to our wallets but also to our health- existence and the environment. In an effort to quell my fast fashion complex and prevent billions of textiles from ending up in landfills, I decided to rent out my clothes to a rental company. Nuuly a whirlwind.
That way, I can still try on new styles — but then return the clothes after a few wears (rather than buying new styles cheap, and then piling them up and collecting dust in the closet). It seemed like a win-win situation to me, so I was excited to test it out.
How does Nuuly work?
Nuuly is a clothing rental subscription service, so depending on how you set up your membership, you’ll receive a box of curated clothing items to rent for a month prior to submission. return (or buy at a discount if desired). On Nuuly.com, I can browse thousands of patterns, from vibrant maxi dresses to patchwork tops to jumpsuits. All items are categorized into groups: tops, shorts, skirts, trousers, jackets, etc. After researching the site’s services, I signed up for an account by creating a profile ( name, shipping address, all the basics) and prompted to set up a payment method ($88 per month).
From there, I was directed to Nuuly’s wardrobe, where I was asked to choose six pieces of clothing. Accessories can’t be rented, but subscribers have the option to choose to add up to two more items for an additional $20 per item — however, the total cart cannot exceed eight items. What else to love about Nuuly? Regardless of the original price of the item, whether it’s an $800 jacket or a $275 men’s cardigan, the monthly fee is fixed at $88, so you’ll get top dressing. grant minus the price tag.
After confirming my selection, my products will be shipped within a week in a reusable ziplock bag that comes with a convenient return label. When the time is up, you can resend your package and there is no additional charge for early return. Simply move your payment date to an earlier time. If you’re renting Nuuly for a special occasion (think: wedding, vacation, baby shower), I recommend ordering a few days in advance to buffer in case delivery delays.
Nuuly’s clothing selection
I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide selection of clothes, from my favorite brands (ahem, Farm Rio, Sachin & Babi, and Anthropologie) and new ones as well. As a 5’1 shorttie, I highly recommend Nuuly’s petite collection, which offers loads of skirts, knit sweaters, flared skirts, and fun shaped jackets. While browsing, I love that I can see new brands while shopping for my favorite brands. I added three summer dresses (this one came back in August, just FYI), two coats (a plaid sweatshirt and a velvet sweatshirt), a cardigan turtleneck with ladybugs and an abstract sweater from Farm Rio.
If you’re experimenting with your fashion or need some help, you can use Nuuly’s lookbook to shop for curated fits, from fall prints to menswear. When I chose these pieces, I was pleasantly surprised by all sizes available to rent. Compared to other subscription clothing companies I’ve rented before, Nuuly actually has my sizes available for the items I want to rent. When I finished wearing this batch, I was happy to return them to pick up new models, as Nuuly is constantly adding new styles to their online collection.
My honest opinion
Overall, I love using Nuuly because it’s easy to use, pack, and select clothes. For everything you get, it’s worth $88. I would recommend Nuuly to anyone who wants to make an impression with bright and fun clothes, to experiment with their personal style without financial commitment, or to anyone looking for a friendly way. more environmentally friendly to dive into fashion. You can start the hiring process by building your profile here.
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