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 relatively small 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.
This is a review of the $69 Black Membership that includes 3 pieces a month.
Switch offers free Priority shipping via USPS (1-3 day expected arrival). 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.
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About this 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.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 50% off your first month
The Products: Designer jewelry with an average retail price of $500.
Good to Know: There will be a temporary authorization hold placed on your account when you sign up. Per Switch:
We run a temporary hold of $300 to $500 on every new member's billing method as soon as they sign up. We release the hold immediately afterwards, and the funds should become available again in your account within 24 hours (although it might vary depending on your bank).
Rest assured that this is not a charge. It is simply a hold to make sure that you have funds in your account if we need to charge you for loss or damage.
Ships to: The U.S. only
Switch Subscription Box November 2019 Review #2
Even the monochrome black box my items came in looks designer, amirite?
There's a ton of paperwork that comes tucked into the box as well that goes over how the subscription works, how to care for your rental pieces, info on purchasing pieces you fall in love with, and referral benefits. They also include the return shipping label that gets the jewelry back safely via FedEx Express.
Are you excited to see the fancy pieces I chose?? Yeah? Let's do it!
Rebecca De Ravenel Classic Silk Corded Clip Earrings in Navy - Retail Value $295.00, Member Price $275.00
I would never think of wearing earrings this large or long since I ripped my pierced ears as a child. I can no longer wear anything but a stud, and even then, it looks kinda weird. Luckily, these babies come as clip-ons which surprised me! I thought clips-ons were reserved for businesswomen in the '80s (read: my Mom) who didn't want pierced ears- but to my delight even fancy brands do it! These huge navy blue corded silk numbers from Rebecca De Ravenel are actually not as heavy as they look and I love how the three textile balls vary in size and get larger as they go.
Here they are on! They are definitely not to be missed and as rentals, I'm pleased with how good they look with no wear at all coming from a fabric piece.
Lanvin Gold Ball Choker With Black Ribbon - Retail Value $480.00, Member Price $295.00
I just adore the juxtaposition of the industrial brass parts against the romantic black ribbon they hang from on this necklace. It reminds me a little of myself! A little gritty, a little soft. 😜 Since this necklace doesn't have a tiny annoying closure in the back, it's a lot easier for my fumbling fingers to tie this in a bow in the mirror and then swing around to the back. The gold-tone copper and brass has its own patina after an undetermined amount of wear which gives it a special look, unlike any others that may be out there.
It's also adjustable since it's just a piece of ribbon with no chain or links to mess with. I can wear it higher or lower depending on what I'm wearing which makes it really versatile. I also think this can easily dress up a more casual look as a statement piece or dress down something fancier like how I'm pairing it with sequins, above. What a great piece!
Yves Saint Laurent Monogram Bracelet in Black, medium - Retail Value $725.00, Member Price $675.00
This was torture for me to send back. I loved it so so much and I'm not even someone who would normally sport a designer logo so blatantly like this. There's something a little abstract about the monogram logo in this form, but one night when I wore it out my friend Nicole immediately noticed it and exclaimed: "Uh- is that a YSL cuff?!" knowing full well I shouldn't be able to afford one. She's right, and even with the member price, this baby would be $675 to purchase. That's why rentals are such a fun new world. I can especially see using this service for an event where no one will ever know you can't afford it or you don't own it.
This cuff was HEAVY and while it isn't conducive to typing at a desk all day, I loved feeing the weight of it on my wrist. It's such a cool statement piece and I love that it's a sturdy metal powder-coated in black which makes it both tough yet impressive since it's such a desired brand.
The Verdict: My first experience with Switch was fantastic! There was a lot for me to choose in my taste (which surprised me since I'm such a minimalist) and I was tickled that I could rent beautiful designer clip-on earrings as well. Renting designer jewelry like this made me feel like a million bucks without spending that and even if I just rented once piece at a time, I think it's well worth how nice it made me feel. If you want to see more pieces in action, check out Megan and me using rental services like this for holiday outfits in our recent post!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Switch lets you choose whatever pieces you want (including the ones above), but not everything will be available at the time you want it.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 50% off your first month
Value Breakdown: For this box, I rented three pieces of jewelry worth $1500.00 for just $69.00 That's 4.6% of their retail value which is what fits my real life budget.
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