Do you have a sister close to you in age?
One of the BEST parts of having a sister is being able to combine your closets and never get sick of your wardrobe. If you don’t have a sister and wonder what that’s like, or you do have one but she’s insanely protective of her stuff, think about giving a clothing rental subscription box a try. It’s basically like having a big sister and access to two closets full of stylish clothing.
Today we’ll be comparing two companies with large virtual closets for you to rent out of: Gwynnie Bee vs Haverdash. These two services are extremely similar with the main difference being their subscription structures and pricing. Let’s dive into it so you know what sister’s closet to raid… I mean clothing rental service to choose.
tl;dr: We choose Haverdash
How Do They Work
Both of these companies have a large virtual closet that you can pull from to give your wardrobe constant variety and up your style game.
Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental service that gives you access to another closet so that you can have a rotating wardrobe and try new things you otherwise wouldn’t. Sounds great, right? So how does it work?
First, you’ll browse through the Gwynnie Bee website and add anything to your “closet” that you’d like to try at some point. Depending on the subscription type you choose, a number of clothes from your virtual closet will be sent your way for you to rent. You can wear the clothing as many times as you’d like, and keep it for however long as you want. No specific return dates. Then, when you’re ready for a switch up, simply send your items back in exchange for more. Shipping and returns are free and you have unlimited exchanges! If you end up with something that just lights your soul on fire and you don’t want to let it go, don’t sweat! You can purchase the item from Gwynnie Bee for less that retail price.
Once your clothing is returned, Gwynnie Bee takes care of the dry cleaning for you in preparation for their next renter. This gives you peace of mind knowing that you’re not receiving dirty clothing in the mail. Also, new styles are launched weekly!
Haverdash is also a clothing rental service that gives you access to a huge closet for a flat rate. There aren’t as many subscription options in this service, so if you struggle with decision fatigue this may be a good one for you.
To get started, you’ll explore the clothing on Haverdash’s website, and build your “virtual closet.” When you’re ready, you can rent 3 of those clothing items and have them delivered straight to your front door. Wear the rentals as many times as you want and send them back whenever you’re ready for your next rental box. When you do send them back you’ll enjoy free shipping and returns. Wahoo! When you’re ready to return your rentals, you can notify Haverdash using their “return notify” feature, and they’ll have your next box prepped and ready to go once they receive the first. This makes for a smooth transition and gets you the clothes faster.
Just like with Gwynnie Bee, Haverdash gives you the option to purchase anything you want to keep at a discounted price. Also, a cool feature alert! If you REALLY want to try something in your virtual closet, you can prioritize that item and the Haverdash team will get it to you ASAP.
Pros vs Cons
Gwynnie Bee and Haverdash are very similar companies. Here’s where we get into the details to see what’s a better fit for you.
- You have access to an unlimited closet.
- Free shipping and returns.
- Unlimited exchanges for sizing.
- They dry clean for you.
- If you end up loving something, you can purchase it for a great deal.
- It’s not a good service if you’re looking for something for a one time event.
- You don’t have access to a personal stylist and have to comb through the website.
- More pricey compared to other clothing rental boxes.
- Get access to a large closet for a true rotating wardrobe.
- Free shipping and exchanges.
- They dry clean the clothing between each use.
- You can purchase anything you can’t live without for a discounted price.
- Do have an option for expedited shipping if you want something faster.
- Less pricey compared to other clothing rental subscription boxes.
- Not a good service for a one-time event.
- No international shipping.
- Noaccess to a personal stylist.
How Much Do They Cost
Gwinnie Bee costs quite a bit more than Haverdash does, but it also has more subscription options giving you the chance to rent up to 10 items of clothing at one time.
The cost of the Gwynnie Bee subscription depends on how many clothes you want to receive in your monthly box. You can choose 1 item, 2 items, 3,5,7, or 10 items to receive every month depending on your wardrobe needs. Here’s how much each of these subscription options cost:
- 1 item – $49
- 2 items – $69
- 3 items – $95
- 5 items – $139
- 7 items – $179
- 10 items- $199
Gwynnie Bee does have a promotion currently where you can get your first box for half off! That’s a great deal to try this box out, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
Haverdash is the more affordable of the two options. And honestly, the most straightforward. For $59 a month you’ll get a box of 3 clothing rentals that you can exchange or return at any time. For an extra $5 a month, you can pay for Dart to get your clothing to you faster. It’s simple, easy to understand and a good deal compared to getting 3 items from Gwynnie Bee at $95.
What Style Of Clothes Do You Get?
Both of these virtual closets carry quite a few different styles, brands and sizing. You’re sure to find something for you here.
Gwynnie Bee offers a wide range of brands and styles. They often carry brands like Vince Camuto, London times, and more! You can find anything from dresses to denims to tops on their website. Just no accessories. As far as sizing goes, it’s all inclusive. Fun fact: Gwynnie Bee used to focus on plus sizes, but has recently added all sizes to their virtual closet.
Haverdash also has a large collection of various styles and brands. Their sizing is standard, offering sizes from small to extra large. They are very similar to Gwynnie Bee.
These two subscription clothing rental services are incredibly similar in almost every way except for the price. Gwynnie Bee does have more subscription options for you to choose from, but can be a bit pricey especially when comparing the 3 box option to the Haverdash subscription box that comes with 3 rental items in it. Another plus for Haverdash is that it takes away the decision fatigue of choosing a subscription option and does it at a great price! Haverdash takes the cake in our books, but honestly, both services seem great! Have you tried either of these before? What were your thoughts?