Switch Designer Jewelry Rental Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2018
Switch is a jewelry rental service that lets you try out designer jewelry without the commitment. You pick your favorite pieces and try them out for as long as you want with a monthly fee. This is a review of the 3 pieces at a time plan.
Switch also offers the option to purchase jewelry pieces at a discounted member price. For every month that you’re a member, you get a $10 credit that you can use towards the purchase of a piece of jewelry at the special member price.
The order is contained in a sturdy black box, perfect for safe storage of these borrowed pieces.
Switch will always use USPS First Class mail to send your jewelry unless it weighs more than 1 pound. Each package comes with a prepaid USPS return label so you can leave your return for your mail carrier or drop it off at the post office if you’re the nervous type. Shipping is free both ways, and they just ask that you package it just as you received it to return to them. It’s important to save the mailer and packaging for your return.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Switch Designer Jewelry Rental Service
The Subscription Box: Switch
The Cost: Plans start at $29/month for one piece ($49/month for 2 pieces at a time and $69/month for 3 pieces at a time). Shipping is free with unlimited exchanges.
The Products: Designer jewelry with an average retail price of $500.
Ships to: U.S. only
Switch Subscription Box July 2018 Review
The order is topped with a bunch of different info cards. The first explains how you should take care of your jewelry.
The next card provides instructions on what to do when you’re ready to switch.
The sent with love card explains that prior to receiving the jewelry, each piece has been cleaned and sanitized, had its authenticity guaranteed, as well as some other info about the subscription. Minor wear and tear are covered as well!
The final two inserts explain how you can refer a friend (for each friend you refer you get an additional $10 towards your membership) and how to purchase pieces if you fall in love with one of them.
When you activate your subscription, you get to select the pieces that you want to receive from their available inventory. They’ve also recently incorporated a “favoriting” function where you can star pieces for future selections!
CHANEL Vintage CC Logo Quilted Purse Pendant Long Necklace – Retail Value $650, Member Price $455
I loved the vintage necklace and was so excited to borrow it. The pendant is a quilted gold-tone purse with a black CC logo, hung on a custom gold tone chain with a black Czechoslovakian crystal. It features a square toggle clasp and measures 27” in length – so perfect for the gold long necklace trend this season. This was a fun necklace to borrow mainly because as such a statement piece, it’s something that folks will remember. It’s fun, but probably not an everyday piece – so great to get in a service like Switch!
HERMES Enamel Bangle (Logo) – Retail Value $430, Member Price $330
This gold rimmed, colorful logo bangle is AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZEing. I felt comfortable and chic with it on, it went with everything and was just adorable. It’s made from Palladium plated metal and features a 7.5″ circumference, fitting comfortably on my 6.5″ wrists. I really wish I could keep this beauty forever (but it’s about 2x what I’d pay for a bangle even at the member price!)
CHANEL CC Open Heart Pendant Necklace (Silver Tone)– Retail Value $750.00, Member Price $550.00
This silver-tone CC logo and open heart pendant feature adorable details, like additional CC logos, etched into the perimeter of the heart. It has a spring ring clasp closure and measures 16.5″ in length, perfect to wear with a V-neck shirt. It’s listed as from the 2004 spring collection.
The Verdict: I would be hard-pressed to ever have a bad feeling about a sub that lets me borrow essentially unlimited amounts (you can switch your pieces at any time, and have 3 pieces out for $69/month) of this type of jewelry from luxury brands. The only critical piece that I can say is that there are some pieces I’ve seen on the site that I’d love to try, but are always out as borrowed. And I wish they had more Chanel earrings that weren’t clip-on styles. These are very much first world problems though – and there are always a ton of great pieces to choose from!
In this shipment, I tried out $1,830 of jewelry for $69 – which is about 3.8% of their retail value. That’s a solid deal right there!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Pieces can get snatched up quickly, and the number of pieces they have per style varies. You may or may not see these pieces in their available inventory list – but you might just see something you like even more! This isn’t a “styled” subscription, meaning you can pick exactly what you want from the available list. It’s not selected for you based on an algorithm or your preferences.
Value Breakdown: These three pieces cost $69.00 to rent, which is a great deal if it works for your budget and needs. It’s pricier than Rocksbox (which offers mid-range designer jewelry) but less than Rent the Runway (which offers designer jewelry, accessories, and clothes, too). To rent just one piece per month is $29.00, so you’re saving about $6.00 per piece to go for the larger subscription.
The member price for all 3 of these pieces is $1,335.00 in total. At retail, they’d cost $1,830.00. Members get $10.00 to put towards a piece, so that’s $1,325.00 to buy everything, which is around a 28% discount. I am not buying anything this month, but if I were (and money didn’t matter!) – it would be the Hermes Bracelet.
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