Shopping can be a lot of fun, depending on what you’re looking for. Shopping for exercise clothes? It should be enjoyable, but between finding pants that won’t slip down and bras that actually provide support for boobs over a size C, it can be a task. To help make the quest for the perfect workout wear a little bit easier for you, there’s a new subscription service called Sweatstyle.
So how does it work? According to the site, you create a profile that includes your size, your style preferences, your common workout routine and more. From there, Sweatstyle puts together a box filled with pieces tailored to your tastes, via your profile. The box, delivered within two weeks from the date you set up your profile, can include a number of things: a top, sports bra, bottoms and a piece of outerwear. Those pieces will be from both up-and-coming brands as well as popular boutique ones, including Koral, Alala, Brazil Wear and more.
You can try on the items at home, and you have five days to figure out what it is you want and what you are going to send back. Your delivery comes with a prepaid mailer, so shipping is free when you give back what it is you don’t think is a fit.
Now, the real question is, what is the cost of all of this? Well, you pay a $20 “Sweat Fee” per delivery, but that is applied to items you decide to keep. Of course, the boxes include pieces that are more than $20, so you’d also be expected to pay the costs left over for the items you want. According to Sweatstyle, tops range from $35 to $125, bottoms go for $55 to $140, sports bras cost from $35 to $100 and outerwear is from $50 to $250.
The site says, “Our prices are similar to what you would pay in high-end boutique athletic wear shops and we generally stick to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.” So if you get something affordable that you like, keep it. If it’s way over your budget, send it back. If you go without keeping anything from a box, the Sweat Fees you pay (which are non-refundable by the way) are credited to you and used towards the items you do buy. And if you keep getting things that are out of your preferred price range, you can cancel your Sweatstyle account at any time.
If you have a little cash money that you’d like to use to upgrade your fitness wardrobe from month to month, Sweatstyle may just be the perfect fit for you. Also, they have a sale currently going on (which doesn’t happen often) if you don’t feel like waiting to be surprised and immediately find something that tickles your fancy.
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