In direct competition with online shopping platforms like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club, Amazon has made its Prime Wardrobe service available to all US Prime users.
Amazon Prime Wardrobe allows users to order at least three items and try them before deciding whether to purchase. Unlike Stitch Fix and Trunk Club, however, you’re choosing each item yourself and you don’t have to pay a fee if you decide not to keep any items at all.
How Amazon Prime Wardrobe Works
If you have a Prime membership and are based in the US, you have instant access to Prime Wardrobe.
You can order clothes, shoes, or accessories that are Prime Wardrobe eligible. You can either find the items on the Prime Wardrobe page, or look out for items with the Prime Wardrobe logo next to them when you’re browsing Amazon.
When you’re looking on Amazon, you might not see the icon until you make the Prime Wardrobe selection in the screenshot below, selecting Try before you buy:
When you find items you want to try out and select your size, click the Add to Prime Wardrobe Cart button.
You will need to add at least three items to your Prime Wardrobe Cart before you can check out.
Once you’ve got at least three items in your Prime Wardrobe Cart, click the View or Ship your Prime Wardrobe button.
You’ll view the items in your cart and their total cost (minus shipping). Click the Proceed to Shipping button.
Select your address and payment method as you would with any other Amazon purchase, and click Ship Prime Wardrobe.
What’s in the Fine Print?
- You have to order at least three items and no more than eight items.
- With some items, you might find that only certain sizes are available through Prime Wardrobe.
- Once you receive the items, you have seven days to try them on and decide if you’re going to purchase or return them.
- The items come in a resealable box you can use to return the items you don’t keep.
- Amazon Prime Wardrobe is available to all Prime members in the United States.
- There are no additional fees associated with Prime Wardrobe.
Is Amazon Prime Wardrobe Worth Using?
Why not just order what you want from Amazon and return it if it doesn’t work out?
Rather than go through the process of an Amazon return and waiting for your refund, you can avoid being charged before you’re sure you want to purchase the item. Since there’s no additional cost to using Prime Wardrobe, it’s a no brainer.
And while services like Stitch Fix take a lot of the hard work out of the equation by curating the box for you, Amazon does at least have some curated collections you can choose from.
If you’re still on the fence about signing up for an Amazon Prime membership, there are plenty of perks you get beyond two day shipping. And if you don’t want to pay the annual feel up front, you could also consider a monthly membership.