Why buy clothes that will likely end up sitting in your closet when you can pay less to always be renting new styles? Regular clothing subscription boxes are great, but rental subscriptions are arguably the best bang for your buck. Trend-lovers have been flocking to Nuuly, a new clothing rental subscription designed by URBN (the company that owns Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, etc.).
I recently subscribed to try it out and give an all-inclusive Nuuly review, but 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 (especially if you want to buy quality garments).
Keep reading for my deep-dive into how their subscription works, pricing, some items I’ve received, and my overall opinions of the service.
What is Nuuly?
Nuuly is a clothing subscription box that lets you rent clothing every month for a set price of 6 items for $88 a month. You can also add up to two additional items for $18 each. Laundry and repairs are included in this price!
They have a huge selection and are always up to date with trendy seasonal styles, so you’ll never get bored. Nuuly offers everything from basic jeans to intricate evening gowns.
After you subscribe, you’re able to scroll through their collection and pick exactly which items you want to receive. Since they’re founded by Urban Outfitters, they carry their own brands as well as many other similar trendy brands.
You’re also able to add clothes to your “closet,” which saves the items for later. You can come back to them when you’re ready to pick your next Nuuly.
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My Nuuly Review
Overall: ★★★★★ 5 stars
Nuuly is a great way to wear pieces from the brands I love at a fraction of the price. Most customers agree that the service is worth it!
Price: ★★★★ 4 stars
Some customers say the price isn’t worth it, but other customers agree that it’s a steal for the high-quality clothing you receive. Plus, cleaning and repairs are included in the price, which some other rental services charge extra for.
Quality:★★★★★ 5 stars
Since Nuuly is owned by URBN, you can expect to find the same great quality clothing you’d find at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People.
Value: ★★★★ 4 stars
At only $88 for a full month of wearing 6 pieces you handpick, this is honestly a great deal in our opinion. You wear the high-quality pieces as many times as you want for the month, then send them back without even having to wash them first!
I’ve been a subscriber for a few months now—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.
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 Review from Other 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.
For example, if the comments say an item runs too small, you can avoid that item and save your spot for something you’re going to absolutely love! Since you don’t get second chances with your monthly box, it’s even more important to know these details.
We also wanted to share some feedback from other Nuuly customers to see what they thought of the service as well. After searching through hundreds of reviews, here are the main points of feedback from other Nuuly reviews:
- Great way to wear high-quality clothes without paying full price
- Allows you to experiment with style
- Lets you keep up with latest trends
- Some customers think the subscription is a little pricey
- Some others don’t like that there aren’t unlimited returns
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!
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.
Plus, you can purchase items for the prices they list if you end up loving them too much to return!
Is Nuuly Worth It?
Overall, as 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. The only downside is that you only get one monthly box, so if you don’t like some styles you receive, you’re out of luck until next month.