Fabletics VIP Membership Subscription Review – October 2017
Fabletics is a monthly fitness apparel subscription co-founded by Kate Hudson. You can shop Fabletics in two ways—you can shop the regular store, or you can sign up for their VIP membership. VIP memberships work like this:
- Take the Fabletics quiz, which will let the company know your size, style, and fitness needs.
- Each month, Fabletics will curate looks that match your preferences. According to the website, outfits start at $19.00 for new members. (I’m not sure if “new members” refers to just your first order, though.)
- Shop those looks at 40-50% off what you’d get just paying retail, or skip the month. You have to make your decision by the 5th of the month. If do neither, the $49.95 monthly membership fee will be saved to your account as a credit, which you can put towards other outfits later.
- As you shop, you’ll also earn points that can be applied to accessories and other cool fitness essentials.
The key takeaway here is that this subscription won’t automatically send you monthly packages like other services do. You have to hop into your account and either decide to add items to your card or skip it. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time, though you do have to call into Fabletics customer service to do it.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Fabletics VIP Membership
The Cost: $49.95 a month. This price goes towards the cost of the outfits curated for you. The cost of outfits varies, but you’ll only be charged for what you choose to actually buy. If you want, you can choose to skip the month, and you won’t be charged. If you don’t spend your $49.95 nor choose to skip, Fabletics will charge you the $49.95 and just save it as store credit for you to use later.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: new VIP members can use this link to get your two pairs of leggings for $24!
The Products: High-quality, on-trend athletic clothing curated to fit your size, style, and needs. Think leggings, tops, shorts, and outerwear for yoga, running, and all kinds of other workouts. Fabletics is targeted towards women, primarily, but they do offer workout clothes for men, too!
Ships to: Free shipping to the contiguous United States when you spend $49.95 or more. $4.95 flat rate shipping if you spend less than that threshold. $9.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. $5.95 VIP rate to Australia, or $9.95 otherwise.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s my invoice for this month. It’s great to know that if something doesn’t fit (or just doesn’t fit the bill), I can always return it.
There’s also a coupon for Naked Wines!
Dorinda Outfit – Retail Value $104.90, VIP Price $49.95
I’ve mentioned before the struggle of shopping Fabletics for outfits at the $49.95 entry-level price point. Basically, the subscription already charges you $49.95 per month, but a large number of the outfits they present to you each month are priced above that level. That’s not horrible—you’re still getting a discount off the retail price and Fabletics products usually have the quality to back up the price. Still, $49.95 per month is already a decent amount for me to dedicate to activewear each month, so spending more seems a little strange. So I tend to pick simpler looks, just because they meet that $49.95 price point.
The good news is that the look I picked this month features one of my favorite products from Fabletics—the Salar legging! These leggings are on the thicker side, have a comfy, soft feel, and feature a slightly higher rise that I find really flattering and secure. They’re 88% polyester, 12% elastane, so they have plenty of stretch, but they’re thick enough to make me feel like everything is being held in. Plus, how great is that teal color?!
The top was a little more simple, and the fit didn’t wow me. (It was cut a little too straight for my curvy body.) It’s a sheer 76% nylon, 24% elastane top with a mesh-like feel. It’s very breathable, so it’ll be great for a sweaty yoga class.
Verdict: The quality was on the mark for this month’s Fabletics, though I could’ve done with a bit more pizzazz in terms of style. As usual, I wish there were more options at the $49.95 “entry level” price, but I do just love the quality that I get from these pieces. These Salar leggings are my jam. They feel comfy and secure through every twist and turn of my yoga class, and every burpee of my Sunday boot camp class.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Sign up here to nab this look in your size, or browse other styles.
Value Breakdown: This outfit cost $49.95 + free shipping. The original, non-VIP price is $104.90, meaning I got a savings of about 52%.
Have you tried Fabletics? Do you have favorite styles you always return to?