For men

Five Four Club

Who: L.A. men's lifestyle brand Five Four.

What: Exclusive collections from emerging designers.

How much: Subscriptions $60 a month with packages valued at $120 and up.

Returns? No, but sizes can be exchanged.



Who: Founded by Harvard roommates Bernie Yoo and Jason Kim in 2012; based in New York.

What: Clothes from emerging and well-known labels such as French Connection, Ben Sherman and Original Penguin.

How much: Average cost is $69 per item; free shipping.

Returns? Within 10 days.


Trunk Club

Who: The first men's subscription service, founded in Chicago in 2009 and acquired by Nordstrom in 2014.

What: High-end men's clothing from about 70 brands; women's division recently launched.

How much: The average item ranges from $160 to $350, with a dozen per trunk. Free shipping.

Returns? Within 10 days.


Frank & Oak Hunt Club

Who: Montreal-based Frank & Oak has amassed more than 1 million members since 2012.

What: Frank & Oak's in-house clothing collection.

How much: For an annual membership fee of $20, customers get a crate of three to five items on-demand, and pay for what they keep. Shipping is free.

Returns? Yes.


Men's Style Lab

Who: Des Moines-based start-up was founded in 2013.

What: Well-known brands such as Ben Sherman, Original Penguin and Fossil, as well as some emerging brands.

How much: Subscribers pay only for what they keep, and save 25 percent if nothing is returned. Shipping is free both ways.

Returns? Within five days.


For women

Stitch Fix

Who: San Francisco-based, founded by Minneapolis native Katrina Lake.

What: On-trend women's clothing.

How much: Each box includes five items with an average a la carte cost of $55. Subscribers pay only for what they keep.

Returns? Within three days.


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