I recently tried out Prime Wardrobe for the first time, which is Amazon’s relatively new program for clothes shopping. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but it ended up being a really great experience! And if you’re anything like me when it comes to shopping, I know that the features of Prime Wardrobe will be as appealing to you as they were to me. (Honestly, it’s like the best parts of online shopping and the best parts of in-store shopping combined!)
So today I’ll be giving you the rundown on what Prime Wardrobe is all about. I’ll tell you what it is, how it works, and some of my favorite things about the program. (Like the fact that it’s free!) And finally, I’ll finish up by sharing a few useful tips for making the most of Prime Wardrobe. It may just be my new favorite way to shop!
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What Is Prime Wardrobe?
Prime Wardrobe is a relatively new program that is changing the way people shop for clothes on Amazon. With Prime Wardrobe, you start by selecting at least 3 (or up to 8) clothing items that you’d like to try on. Amazon ships them out to you, and once they arrive, you have a 7-day period to decide what you’d like to keep and what you’d like to return.
At the end of the 7-day try-on period, you just log back on to Amazon and indicate which items you’ll keep and which you’ll return. You’ll only be charged for the items you keep, and you can send the rest back with the free return label included with your order.
3 Things I Love About Prime Wardrobe
1. It’s Free
Unlike some of Amazon’s other programs, Prime Wardrobe is free for Amazon Prime members. So if you’re already a Prime member, you this program is free for you to use! (If you’re not a Prime member, you can get a free 30-day trial here!)
And I love that you don’t get charged for anything until you decide what you want to keep. For example, I recently wanted to find a pair of good pair of shorts to wear this summer, but I wasn’t sure what style I should get. I ordered 7 different options through Prime Wardrobe so I could see what I liked best. I decided to keep one pair and send the rest back, and I was only charged for the one pair I kept. It’s so nice to be able to try out several different options without having to pay for each item up front!
2. It’s Easy
Another thing I appreciate about Prime Wardrobe is how easy it is to use! Just start at the Prime Wardrobe page on Amazon to start browsing for clothes. Once you’ve selected what you want to try out, just place the order and wait for it to arrive (which will take around 4-6 business days.)
Returns are really easy too! When I ordered all those shorts to try on, I just packed the pairs I didn’t want to keep back into the package, slapped on the free return label, and took it to my nearest UPS drop off location. Easy!
3. There’s So Many Options
I’m really impressed with how many items are eligible for Prime Wardrobe, including items from some of my favorite brands. I’ve found items from Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, and J.Crew, just to name a few.
And I’ve also tried on a few items from the Amazon Essentials line, like t-shirts, blouses, and lounge pants. I’ve been impressed with the quality so far, especially considering the low prices!
4 Tips For Making The Most Of Prime Wardrobe
1. Don’t Forget Returns!
The 7-day try-on period can be a huge benefit to you, but it can also be a huge benefit to Amazon if you forget to send back the items you don’t want to keep. That’s because they can charge you for everything you ordered after the try-on period is over. So unless you wanted to keep it all, forgetting to return them could end up costing you! (Of course, you would still be able to return most of the clothes for a refund, but it’s much easier to just do it before you get charged.)
So when your Prime Wardrobe order arrives, just be sure to take note of the date so you can complete the checkout and return process within the next week.
2. Limit Your Search
It’s a bummer to get excited about a pair of pants, only to realize they aren’t eligible for Prime Wardrobe. So when you’re browsing for clothes, make sure to limit your search to eligible items. (They’ll be clearly marked as such.) Starting at the Prime Wardrobe page is an easy way to make sure you’ll only see eligible items in your search.
3. Plan Ahead
Prime Wardrobe isn’t going to do you much good if you need a pair of shoes to wear to a wedding 3 days from now. These orders take 4-6 business days to arrive, so be sure to plan ahead if you’re shopping for clothes for a special occasion.
4. Think Outside The Box
Sure, Prime Wardrobe is great for everyday clothes shopping. But there are plenty of other creative ways you can take advantage of this program! Here are a just of few of them:
- Find out what size you wear in a particular brand, so that you can take advantage of their online sales in the future.
- Can’t decide on a color? Order one of each and see which one looks best on you.
- Push your style boundaries by testing out new, adventurous looks in the privacy of your own home.
- Try out items from unfamiliar brands to get an idea of their quality and construction.
- Try out multiple outfits for a special occasion instead of taking a chance on just one.
So that’s the scoop! Even if you don’t end up trying out Prime Wardrobe, it’s always good to know you have options when it comes to shopping online! :-)
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