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Gwynnie Bee Clothing Review + Free Month Coupon – February 2018

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Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Box

Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service that now caters to women sizes 0-32. Gwynnie Bee allows you to select items you like and they are put in a virtual closet. The chosen items sent to you are at random, but you can select priority pieces to be sent to you first. 

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Box Open Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Box Inside

Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental service, but they also have a marketplace on their site where you can buy strongly discounted used rental pieces and brand new accessories, underwear, and work out gear as well!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This is a review of the Gwynnie Bee $69 a month, 2 items at a time, rental clothing box.

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Box Contents

About Gwynnie Bee

The Subscription Box: Gwynnie Bee

The Cost: The cost depends on how many items you would like to have out at a time.
1 = $49/month
2 = $69/month
3 = $95/month
5 = $139/month
7 = $179/month
10 = $199/month

COUPON: Get your first month free! No coupon needed – just use this link

The Products: Women’s clothing rental, sizes 0-32.

Good to know: Gwynnie Bee recently expanded their size offering from 10-32 to 0-32!

Ships to: US via USPS Priority Mail

Gwynnie Bee February 2018 Review

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Information Card Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Information Card Back

This is my first box from Gwynnie Bee so I received this fun little welcome card! It even notes how I can share my pieces with them on social media.

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Free Return Pouch

Returns are always free and easy with this free return shipping bag. I just folded what I wanted to return, packaged it up in the bag, and sent it on its way.

Now for the clothes!

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Iona Patterned Cardigan Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Iona Patterned Cardigan Detail

Iona Patterned Cardigan by Lucky Brand, Size L – Price to Keep $51.00

I am obsessed with the print on this cardigan! This is a piece that I could see myself wearing all winter with jeans or leggings and boots or in the fall layered over a dress. The shape of this woold-blend cardigan is very structured with the ribbed cuffs and hems, it almost looks like a modern car coat. I love the big pockets and the open front that makes this feel cozy and comfortable while still being structured and stylish. Even though the winter is coming to an end in a few months, this is a piece that I feel confident keeping knowing I will still be in love with it come next fall and winter.

Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Mockneck Taylor Dress Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Mockneck Taylor Dress Sleeve Gwynnie Bee Box February 2018 Mockneck Taylor Dress Detail

Mockneck Taylor Dress by Karen Kane, Size L – Price to Keep $41.00

Remind me to buy more green because I am in love with this color! This knit dress is a poly/rayon/spandex blend that would be perfect for the fall with just boots or booties or in the winter with tights. I love the mock neck detail and the bell sleeves to give it that mix of 70’s meets modern chic. This really is the perfect dress for me since you can wear it so many ways and it is great for work or an evening out. The fabric was super stretchy making the dress very comfortable, it really moved with me!

Verdict: This was my first box from Gwynnie Bee and I really loved the whole experience! I enjoyed being able to shop their site, adding products to my bag, but that there was still that element of surprise with what I was going to receive in my box. I loved that the pieces were basics while still taking me out of my comfort zone a bit. I normally wear black so it was great to see the lovely green dress and the bold pattern on the cardigan. Both were pieces that I loved on the site but weren’t anything that I would normally even try on if I saw them out. Plus, at the discounted pricing, you really are getting a great deal even if you decide to return everything, which is also free and so easy! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Both pieces I received are available to rent or purchase at Gwynnie Bee!

Coupon – If you haven’t signed up yet, get your first month free! No coupon needed – just use this link!

Value Breakdown: Gwynnie Bees costs range depending on your subscription and how many items you are sent at a time. I have the $69 two pieces at a time, which includes free shipping and returns. I can get as many boxes as I like monthly, as long as I return this box or purchase it first. This month I received two items with a combined value of $91, which is what I would pay if I decided to keep both of these items.

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh!! That dress without the vest looks amazing on you.

  2. Cute! I’ve had Gwynnie Bee for almost 3 years now. You look great 🙂

    • Thank you!

  3. Here is a summary of some of the extended feedback I sent them after my trial month:

    Overall value for price: Gwynnie Bee is not overpriced in the sense of what it is offering (cleaning, shipping, inspecting, etc.,) but the value did not come through for me in terms of my personal budget and needs. I’m a nursing mother with fluctuating needs and sizing due to pregnancies – I thought a rental might be a way to get clothes to wear without actually accumulating more for my closet. Unfortunately, 2 items at a time didn’t turn out to be very practical for my needs. At the price-point I found it works out better in my budget to just dump old clothes for space and re-buy down the road. A year of two-item Gwynnie would be around $840, not counting any purchased pieces, but it would not save me any money on clothes.

    Outlet: I loved the outlet. This was easily my favorite part of the subscription. I got about four pieces through the outlet and they all were nice quality, in great condition, and had accurate sizing. If Gwynnie ever adopts a system where there is a seasonal or six-month fee to get to shop the outlet, like Grove Collaborative’s $19.99 VIP fee, I’d be very interested in that.

    Prices of items: These fluctuated in strange ways. Sometimes it seemed to make sense, the price going down by 0.50 a day, but then it would randomly start going up again. Other times it seemed to jump by $20. It wasn’t clearly labeled how my 20% discount was affecting the price or if it was even working. Two different sizes could have very different prices. Overall these prices seemed a little high for used clothing, no matter how nice the condition, so I preferred the Outlet for actual purchases.

    Variety: Since I’m nursing, the amount of styles I could avail myself of was very restricted. While there were many nice fancy wrap dresses, I already have a wardrobe of garments on the dressy side. I wanted to try out some blouses or button up tops, but I didn’t see any that were long enough for my torso. I’ve been looking for a new coat, but there were not a lot of coat options. When I started comparing what I was throwing in my closet to what I actually needed to fill a gap in my wardrobe, there was not a lot of crossover except in nice sweaters/cardigans.

    Shipping: Shipping times, and time for an order to process, varied so much it was hard to work it into my schedule. Since I could usually only mail back on Sundays, this was a huge deal. Towards the beginning it seemed fast, 3-4 days, but towards the end it seemed it was taking 6 days from reporting a return to getting new items, and I would often get them right before I would need to mail them out again. I estimated that if I kept with Gwynnie Bee, I’d probably only get 4 or less changes of clothes a month, or about $9-$12 per item at the lowest subscription levels.

    Quality issues: These seemed to be the bane of my subscription. 4 of the garments I received had quality issues from minor to major. Unfortunately three of these were with garments I was interested in purchasing. One dress I had sent back, tried the next size up, sent that back, and re-prioritized the original size in hopes of getting it and buying it. I did get it again, but whoever had resewn the buttons had sewn them with a ~3mm gap between each button and the dress. This led to a wonky button line, lots of gaping/popped buttons, and a slouchier fit. I wasn’t going to buy a dress when I would need to resew most of the buttons, no matter how much I liked it, so I reluctantly mailed this one back.
    For Gwynnie Bee’s price point I would not expect incorrectly sewn buttons.

    Matching: I would have loved to have a way to receive coordinates other than restricting my priorities to coordinating items. I did manage to luck out with a smashingly coordinated dress and cardigan in time to wear to a Christmas party, but most of the time there wasn’t really a lot of coordination between what I ended up receiving. This played into my realization that Gwynnie wouldn’t save me wardrobe space, as anything I received I would still need other items to match.

    Other:
    I realized that due to my wardrobe needs and budget, a monthly subscription made little sense. If there was some way to receive a one-time coordinating Buzz box for a set fee made up of closeted items or items in my size for a week or two to rent, perhaps with themes like party, wedding, office wear, resort, etc., I would be highly interested in something like that.

    • Thank you for your post!

  4. You can choose items to closet, but not specifically what you get per month. (Although you can prioritize, which does increase the likelihood.) I found it helped to prioritize 3-4 coordinates, as there was no way to really ensure matching items. I managed to get an amazing outfit to wear for Christmas that way with a stunning Vintage dress and cardigan.

    I tried Gwynnie and it didn’t work for my lifestyle/budget, and there were 4 quality issues including buttons sewn on incorrectly on the one dress I was planning to buy, but it was interesting to try. I loved the Outlet shop! The Outlet shop is better than the subscription – I got four items including a couple $100+ dresses for less than $10 each! My recommendation is to wait until something shows up in the Outlet that you want, then use the free month to get that. They send whatever you order in the shop along with your rental clothes. 🙂

  5. The green is a really good color on you.

    I have miserable luck with clothing subscriptions but I am wondering if this would work better for me now that they offer my size, since you can choose items yourself.

    • You can choose items to closet, but not specifically what you get per month. (Although you can prioritize, which does increase the likelihood.) I found it helped to prioritize 3-4 coordinates, as there was no way to really ensure matching items. I managed to get an amazing outfit to wear for Christmas that way with a stunning Vintage dress and cardigan.

      I tried Gwynnie and it didn’t work for my lifestyle/budget, and there were 4 quality issues including buttons sewn on incorrectly on the one dress I was planning to buy, but it was interesting to try. I loved the Outlet shop! The Outlet shop is better than the subscription – I got four items including a couple $100+ dresses for less than $10 each! My recommendation is to wait until something shows up in the Outlet that you want, then use the free month to get that. They send whatever you order in the shop along with your rental clothes. 🙂

    • You should give it a try! I really loved this first box. Thanks for your post!

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