My Nuuly Review: Is This Trendy Rental Subscription Worth It?



Last Updated: October 6, 2020

Why buy clothes that will likely end up sitting in your closet when you can pay less to always be renting new styles? Trend lovers are flocking to Nuuly, a new clothing rental subscription designed by URBN (the company who owns Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, etc.). I recently subscribed to give an all-inclusive Nuuly review and it ended up being one of the few subscriptions I’ll be keeping for good!

If you regularly shop at URBN brands, there’s no doubt in my mind that you will love this subscription. It can help expand your wardrobe and wear high-quality clothing without having to shell out full price. It’s also a great way to keep up with the latest trends, as it can become expensive to keep up. 

I’ll be diving into how it works, pricing, some items I’ve received, and my overall opinions. 


How Nuuly Works

This clothing subscription box lets you rent clothing every month for a set price (6 items for $89 a month). You can also add up to two additional items for $18 each. Laundry and repairs are even included in the price! 

After you subscribe, you’re able to scroll through their collection and pick exactly which items you receive. Since they’re founded by Urban Outfitters, they carry their own brands as well as many other similar trendy brands. 

They have a huge selection and always update with trendy seasonal styles, so you’ll never get bored. Nuuly offers everything from basic jeans to intricate evening gowns, for no extra cost! 

You’re also able to add clothes to your “closet,” which saves them for later and you can come back to them when you’re ready to pick your next Nuuly.  

Returns

Unlike some other popular rental subscriptions, you don’t receive unlimited returns. You keep your items for the entire month, then send them back before your billing date to receive the next set of products.

Unfortunately, this means you’re out of luck if you receive an item or two that you actually don’t like. Because of this, I always read reviews to check how items fit.

Keeping Items

You can purchase items for the prices they list if you end up loving them too much to return. 

How Much Does Nuuly Cost?

At the moment, Nuuly only has one subscription plan, which costs $88 per month. Most items they offer retail at over $70, so you’ll be receiving hundreds (perhaps even thousands) worth of clothes in each Nuuly shipment. I typically stick to the higher-priced items like dresses and rompers. 

Being someone who previously spent these high retail prices at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and similar brands, this monthly price is beyond worth it!

Inside My Nuuly

I’ve been a subscriber for a few months – here are a few items I’ve received!

I got this beautiful dress for a nice dinner and it was gorgeous! It retails at $300 (or available to keep for $210 as a Nuuly member). I checked the reviews beforehand and sized up because they said it was too small.

This sweatshirt dress has been one of my favorite pieces for Fall so far! It retails at $98.

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This romper was super cute! I would have never purchased this because I’d be scared to get it dirty. I love that I can rent white clothes and not worry about getting them dirty because cleaning is included. It retails at $119, but can be purchased for $63!


Nuuly Reviews from Subscribers

One cool feature about this subscription I’m loving is that Nuuly heavily encourages each of their customers to leave reviews for the products they’ve rented. 

As the service grows in popularity, more and more people will be doing this, which is super helpful for when you’re picking out products to receive. 

If the comments say an item runs too small, then you can avoid that item and save your spot for something you’re going to love! Since you don’t get second chances with your monthly box, it’s even more important to know these details. 

Is Nuuly Worth It?

Overall, being someone who regularly shells out full-price for clothes from URBN brands, Nuuly is definitely worth it for me. It’s helped me expand my wardrobe and honestly might just be my favorite subscription out there. I love that it’s targeted towards the younger crowd, as this means there are more selections that I will love. 

Having tried other clothing rental services in the past, there was just too much variation and not enough options for the types of styles I liked. I hope my Nuuly reviews helped you decide if you want to try out this lovely subscription!