Shopping subscription services are nothing new—as crazy as it is, we now think nothing of boxes of on-trend clothes and accessories being shipped free to our home so we can try on and decide without any dressing-room pressure (or bad fluorescent lighting). But among all the competition, there’s something special about Gwynnie Bee that got this fashion reporter’s ears. The brand offers only sizes 10 through 32, making it a treasure for plus-size shoppers who struggle with finding trendy clothing in stores (especially difficult if you live in a smaller town).
Every style situation is imagined, with pieces for the office alongside stuff that works for drinks and dancing on Saturday night. Also on offer: a healthy selection of jeans and fall-ready jackets.
It’s a sharing setup, meaning members are more or less borrowing pieces that they return to the pool when they’ve gotten tired of them. Items are then put through a rigorous cleaning and inspection process before being sent out to other members. Monthly fees range depending on how many items you want at a time, starting at $35 for one piece and going all the way up to $159.