Switch Designer Jewelry Rental Review + 50% Off Coupon – November 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 November 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!
Louis Vuitton Vintage Lock Bracelet – Retail Value $275, Member Price $185
I thought that this was going to be a fun, chic piece but it was just too big on my wrist. I also thought that the lock was a bit heavy – no surprise because it made of solid brass! I can’t see myself wearing this as a bracelet, but I could see myself using it as a different type of accessory, maybe adding it as a flair to a handbag strap. My wrist is about 6.25” and the circumference of this bracelet is 7.5” with no ability to size down.
Gucci Lucky Charms Bracelet – Retail Value $320, Member Price $225
I love, love, love this sterling silver rolo link chain bracelet. Each of four the charms feature the Gucci logo in a creative way. It fits my wrist well and is 7″ long. It felt great on, lightweight and delicate and it added some style uplift to many of my outfits this month. I’m living in this piece!
Gucci Blind for Love Ring (Size 5.75) – Retail Value $235, Member Price $225
Is there such a thing as “too matchy-matchy” when you’re talking about Gucci? I don’t think so. This sterling silver ring is engraved with Gucci motifs including some similarly found on the charm bracelet above. It’s about ¼” wide and fit my ring finger really well. It almost reminded me of my wedding band, and then it dawned on me that this would be an awesome (and affordable!) wedding band if someone was in the market.
UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback everyone! First, I apologize for leaving the condition of the pieces out of the initial review. I did specifically order vintage pieces, and I did think they could use some cleaning but considered this is normal wear and tear. In person, I didn’t think the ring was in bad condition, but the bracelet did show signs of tarnish and could have used a polishing. I liked the distressed look of the LV bracelet, I didn’t like the way that it felt on though but thought that it gave it a fun look. I understand where not everyone would agree with me on that point. I don’t know that there’s any indication that these are fake products, I think they’re all legit. I did love both Gucci pieces and I don’t think they look or feel cheap, although I agree that they don’t look brand new either. I would recommend sticking with new products if you want more pristine pieces, I personally like this subscription because of the option to get new or vintage, and I accept that wear and tear is something that I need to expect with their vintage line.
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. This month, I loved both Gucci items by the LV bracelet was a miss for me – it just too big and heavy.
In this shipment, I tried out $830 of jewelry for $69 – which is about 8.3% of their retail value. That’s a solid deal right there, especially since I’m definitely going to get my use out of 2 of the 3 pieces this month!
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 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, so you’re saving about $6 per piece to go for the larger subscription.
The member price for all 3 of these pieces is $635 in total. At retail, they’d cost $830. Members get $10.00 to put toward a piece, so that’s $625 to buy everything, which is around a 25% discount. I’m seriously debating treating myself to an early Christmas gift and purchasing either the bracelet or the ring from Gucci. What do you think?!
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