Fabletics VIP Membership Subscription Review – November 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!
There’s also a coupon for Pure Leaf teas!
Misha Puffer Jacket, Size Large – Retail Value $94.95, VIP Price $64.95
Surprised to see a jacket? I know—I’m usually a top-and-leggings gal, but as it’s getting colder and colder outside, this puffer jacket immediately caught my eye. Did you know Fabletics does outerwear? It’s usually not as heavy-duty as this look, but they do occasionally do cold-weather gear (jackets, wraps, cardigans, etc.).
I did check out a few other outfit options before I 100% decided on this jacket. My usual gripe with Fabletics is that there aren’t a ton of looks that match the $49.95 you pay each month for your membership. In other words, you often have to pay $10+ more than you’re already paying each month to start tapping into the really standout styles. Don’t get me wrong—the $49.95 outfits are usually fantastic quality and feature the same fun colors and patterns that run through that month’s collection. The cuts just end up feeling a bit ordinary, in my opinion, as was the case for this month’s crop of baseline-priced looks.
A few tens-of-dollars more, however, and you get cool cutouts, mesh details, pops of metallic—the kind of workout clothes that make you feel like a superhero at the gym. It also opens up the possibility of nabbing out-of-the-ordinary items… like this jacket!
I loved the warm eggplant hue of this look—it’s something I don’t have in my closet of neutrals (meaning black, black, and more black), but it still feels like a color I would still like to wear next year and the year after that. It’s all polyester, which I like (down jackets aren’t my bag), plus the fabric is supposedly water resistant. It’s nice and warm, especially given the high collar. And all of the pockets have zippers (including the one in the sleeve) to make sure my keys/cards/phone don’t flop out if I’m wearing this on a brisk walk or outside playing with the kiddos in my family.
One thing to note—I usually order size medium for Fabletics tops (I’m usually a 6-8 in shirts and dresses), but I went for a large this time around. The fit is pretty tailored, so I’m glad I did. If you’re planning to wear this on cold-weather runs and want something more streamlined, your usual size should do the trick. Since I’ll be using it mostly as a regular jacket to wear on walks (especially the chilly trek from the gym/studio to my car and back) and errands, I decided to go for a size larger. I think it’ll accommodate any other layers I pop on underneath it (sweatshirts, hoodies, etc.).
Verdict: I’m really happy with this out-of-the-ordinary Fabletics pick! I adore their leggings and tops, but this jacket is going to be just as essential as my in-the-studio gear as the weather gets colder. I do wish it was a little closer to the baseline $49.95 VIP membership cost, but at least the quality feels like it holds up to the price paid.
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 (it comes in black, too!), or browse other styles.
Value Breakdown: This jacket costs $64.95 + free shipping. The original, non-VIP price is $94.95, meaning I got a savings of about 32%.
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