I am a proud Amazon Prime member and really don't know how I ever lived without it years ago. I do like to shop local as much as I can and I do when it makes sense. It is still very important to do so when the opportunity is there. However, Amazon is just like an other big box store but the two-day shipping and free returns just can't be beat. I think many of us have gotten into the habit of checking Amazon first before we jump in the car to head to the other side of town to the nearest big box option.
With a Prime membership comes many perks. Series, movies and rentals, music streaming, different charitable and fundraising options, and now a "try it before you buy it" clothing opportunity.
This isn't my first rodeo with a "try before you buy" service. I am not going to name names but I was part of a service once where I sent in my bio, measurements, likes and dislikes and a stylist would send me a handful of options for me to try on and decide what to keep and what to send back. I didn't really have much control over what was being sent to me, the brands or the quality and I ended up not being a long lasting customer of the service.
So I have been trying out Prime Wardrobe and promised I would deliver you my feedback once I had enough experience to report. So here it goes, the pros and the cons...
CON: Items seem to be a touch more expensive than just simply shopping on Prime. I am not sure that's factual but it definitely seemed that way to me.
CON: It is difficult or takes much more time to find items that are available on Prime Wardrobe.
CON: Once you do find the available items it does seem that options are somewhat limited and not necessarily "on trend" items.
CON: There is not an option for two-day shipping when you use this service. The items that I have received have typically taken 5-7 days to arrive.
CON: Debit cards are prohibited for this service and the use of credit cards is all that is allowed. I am assuming so that they can hold patrons accountable for paying for what they actually want to keep and what they forget to send back.
PRO: It's great for when you are shopping for basics. There are a ton of basic tees and tanks, sweaters, pants and just solid closet staples.
PRO: It's great for those that are in between sizes. You can order two sizes, try them both on, keep what fits and send back what doesn't.
PRO: You are allowed to order up to seven items on Prime Wardrobe which is more than most other "try it before you buy it" services.
PRO: The Amazon Daily Ritual brand is a great brand that seems to make up most of what's available on Prime Wardrobe. So you know you aren't getting anything from overseas where the sizing might be completely different or the quality is a risk.
PRO: You have full control over what is coming your way. You decide what you're going to try on and you get to try it on in the comfort of your own home.
All in all, I will use this service again, it doesn't cost anything extra for existing Prime members and it's a great way to try on basic staples if you're unsure on sizing. It's still much easier than getting in the car and searching for hours for a needed item that you might not ever actually find.
WAITING ON: Daily Ritual Crewneck Tunic Sweater
KEPT: Charles River Apparel Hingham Tunic Pullover
KEPT: Daily Ritual Duster Cardigan
RETURNED: Daily Ritual Cotton V-Neck Short Sleeve Dress
RETURNED: Alternative Women's Lazy Day Pullover
RETURNED: Daily Ritual Tie-Waist Jogger
Melissa here! I'm all about trying to stay young, happy and on trend. I have a love (borderline obsession) for all things leopard and can't wait to chat about fashion with you!
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