Summary & How it Works
In our crazy world, whether you are a busy professional, a soccer mom, you work at a coffee shop, or maybe you’re a combination of all of the above, who can’t use an assistant to give you back hours in your week? Many of us rely on our weekly or bi-weekly house cleaning service, our online grocery delivery and our express oil changes. Why not get help with our personal style and wardrobe as well? If This sounds like a great addition to your monthly routine, try UrbaneBox. Featured on such programs as The Today Show’s Jill’s Shopping Bag, UrbaneBox will connect you with a personal stylist who will listen to what you believe your style to be, pair you with great outfits and deliver them directly to your door.
The boxes offer fully accessorised outfits and promise 2-3 staple wardrobe items per box. You begin by choosing whether you’d like to shop for men’s or women’s clothing. Next they have several different outfit sets, complete with accessories for you to choose from in order to let your stylist get an idea of your preferences and style. On to a measurement screen where you enter your height, weight, shoe size, etc. Last, you choose your monthly, 3 month or 6 month subscription and then to the payment screen. In 10 minutes or less you could be adding amazing new pieces to your wardrobe!
In addition to free shipping, UrbaneBox offers a no obligation membership and makes their subscription process incredibly easy. They also offer $30 off your first box when you follow them on social media. Once you enter all of your information, you’re able to either simply await the selections your stylist chooses for you, or contact them via email to further communicate.
For anyone fashion conscious or those who would like to become more fashion forward, UrbaneBox also hosts a blog site with several interesting tips and highlights. Subjects of interest include, 5 Essential Patterns and Basics Paired for Spring, Fall Fashion Tips, and Father’s Day Gift Ideas.
We liked that UrbaneBox gives back. For every box sent, they donate $1 to their cause of helping children all over the world. Helping children hits close to home, as the Founder & CEO adopted his son who needed a home. Every year UrbaneBax funds adoptions and helps improve living conditions of orphanages around the world. Some of the organizations supported include Railway Children, Unicef and Magic Bus.
Cost & Frequency
UrbaneBox offers 3 options for their subscriptions. Choose from a monthly subscription that will cost you $65.00 per month, or choose the 3 month plan, which will bill you $180.00 every 3 months, or the 6 month plan that will bill you $330.00 every 6 months at the best discount offered.
Things to Consider
Often we find amazing sites and products that have a few quirky things that may or may not matter to you. On UrbaneBox, we found two.
First, they do ship to Canada, but our friends to the north will have to pay $25 surcharge for members. Also, members residing in Canada are responsible for tariffs and duties. They currently use USPS for parcels and are not able to provide labels to members residing in Canada for returns. Members residing in Canada can use the parcel of their choice to return any item(s), and are responsible for the shipping charges for the return. If returning for exchange of size or item, they will cover the cost back to you.
Second, they do not have a phone number. Preferring to communicate via email, if it comes down to make it or break it, you can provide a phone number to them via email and they will call you.
What People Are Saying About UrbaneBox
We came upon several one star reviews having to do with lacking customer service due to the fact that there is no phone number and email customer service is slow to respond. A few went on to explain that a negative review or negative comment on Facebook would spur them to action.
There are also many 5 star reviews!
“I LOVE this subscription! Every month I get super cute, quality fashion items valued at way more than I pay!
I also love getting a surprise in the mail and since I love the clothing, I think I’m getting a great deal.”-Patti Luney
“WORTH IT!!!! Got my first box and they had put together a great outfit! I am looking forward to it every month!”-Brandon
“I’m not a shopper or someone who cares to get new clothes, which is why UrbaneBox has been so ideal for me in terms of updating my wardrobe. They have been very helpful if something doesn’t fit, and I have consistently been pleased with what they have selected for me.”-Daniel