At-Home Dressing Rooms: A New Way to ShopYanira Garza
I love to shop, I really do – but I have found myself at times simply not in the mood or waiting until the last minute to find what I need. When I do shop, I rarely if ever use the fitting room and always prefer the comfort of home to try items on with what I have. You know, really get a feel for it. Luckily, I am not the only one, and a more than a few companies have jumped on the bandwagon and moved the dressing room right into your home. Check out these companies that are changing the way we shop.
New School Shopping 1 of 10
Shop and try on from the comforts of home with these new at-home services.
Warby Parker 2 of 10
I don't need glasses...not yet at least. But either way, I had a bit of fun trying on the Mallory style on Warby Parker, the site that sells prescription glasses starting at only $95. Take the dressing room home, virtually at least, by uploading an image and trying on one of their many styles. Not good enough? Free take-home try-ons and free returns, all for your shopping pleasure.
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Glasses.com 3 of 10
True & Co. 4 of 10
8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size. When they find this out, they run to the local mall where an uninterested high schooler is waiting with a pink measuring tape to tell you what wrong size to continue buying. I know, I was one of those high schoolers that was trained in the backroom in 15 minutes. Stay home, take the online quiz at True & Co and find your true size. Best part: they won't tell you what size to buy just because your true size isn't in stock...they have a very wide range.
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Trunk Club 5 of 10
Shopping is not just a female sport and who but men can hate a shopping mall more? The process at Trunk Club is simple: answer a few questions for your stylist, the stylist then picks out and packs up a few looks and ships it. At home, you try it on, keep what you love, return what you don't and only pay for what you keep. Simple right? Now back to the game.
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Brideside 6 of 10
We've all been there. A lot of bridesmaids, one panicky bride and one pushy bridal "specialist" crammed into a one hour appointment, forced to pick a gown in that time frame. I hated it with my wedding and I am sure brides worldwide can agree. Enter Brideside, where you can cram all those bridesmaids into the bride's home, enjoy a few cocktails and try on ALL the dresses you ordered and decide hours later. Enjoy the moment, stress free.
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Styling On 7 of 10
With Styling On, your purchases are automatically added to your Virtual Closet. This allows you to build your dream closet, giving you the ability to view your looks and individual pieces. A stylist then packs up and ships one outfit, consisting of 6 pieces, to your doorstep. And you thought only celebrities had it this good.
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Stitch Fix 8 of 10
With free returns, this one is easy. Create a style profile on Stitch Fix of what you like, what you do etc., and wait for their stylists to send you 5 pieces. Keep what you like, send back what you don't. It's like online shopping without spending hours browsing - have someone else do that for you.
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Shoe Mint 9 of 10
I am a shoe addict, but as a mom to a very stylish little lady, the shoe department can be tricky. My wee one likes to try on heels, expensive heels that can break. Here at Shoe Mint, you fill out a style quiz and have styles shipped to you to try on when the little ones are in bed and you can dream of all the places you would go with that skinny stiletto heel sans kids. Best part? It is a monthly thing.
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Rent the Runway 10 of 10
Not really a try-on service, but it does ease the pain of dress shopping for special occasions. Browse online at Rent the Runway for the styles available, view images of real women just like you wearing the same gown, and place your order in two sizes. Try it on at home, wear the one that fits, and send back that one that does not. Pay just a rental fee for that super expensive designer dress you would have only worn once anyhow.
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Image via Rent the Runway