Have you taken a look at the subscription boxes that are available these days? Dear me – there are so many!
And it’s not just “fruit of the month” like it used to be. Nope, now you can get everything from undies to cat treats to dinner to clothes delivered straight to your doorstep.
You used to be able to do that, too, but they weren’t trendy or very cool or anything you’d want to receive.
For example, there’s Wantable.com, a subscription box company with four separate collections: fitness, makeup, accessories, and intimates. I tried the intimates first, which can include loungewear, lingerie, hosiery, leggings, panties, socks, shapewear, and bras. Of course, what you get depends on your particular style profile. For example, I dislike shapewear and bras, so never received those things.
I’ve received four boxes, and now feel clear enough about my feelings towards the service and the contents received to give an honest opinion. How could I give an honest opinion if I hadn’t experienced several boxes when that first box is always -always- awesome?
I mean, if I get a box in the mail, that day is always like Christmas. Always. I couldn’t write an honest review after receiving only one box. So I subscribed in October 2014, and now -in January 2015- I’m ready to talk about my overall experience.
How Does Wantable Intimates Work?
It’s simple to get started with Wantable Intimates or any Wantable.com collection:
- Go to Wantable and fill out a style profile with your preferences. don’t like hosiery or bras? No problem.
- You’ll be notified that your order was received, then that the package is processing, then that it’s on the way. They do ship throughout the month, though, so be mindful that if you order, you’ll be charged for the package as soon as that baby ships.
- The package arrives at your house – celebrate! Enjoy!
- Give Wantable your feedback
- Repeat as many times as you’d like.
I received four boxes – one a month- at the cost of $36 per month. I’m no money guru but I think Wantable Intimates is both a good deal and lots of fun. Let’s take a closer look. First, the packaging is magazine glossy:
Each box is “customized” with your name several times. For example you’ll see the phrase “Intimates Collection Handpicked For” you a couple of times.
THERE WERE HITS.
I loved the black thermal and red fleece PJs. Both the white and black camisole will get wear, as will an absolutely darling summer sleep set.
AND THERE WERE DEFINITELY DUDS.
The grey and pink fleece sleep shirt is listed at Amazon for $16.95, but Wantable gave the manufacturer’s recommended retail value at $24. Plus it’s just not for me. Maybe I can give it to someone. While certainly quality offerings, neither the Puma socks nor the lavender PJ set were my style. They were great to give as Christmas gifts.
Wantable Intimates is a fun subscription box with glossy packaging and stylist contents. However, as an eee-gads-can’t-believe-I’m-middle-aged gal, I’m disappointed with the ongoing offerings. I’d like to see pieces more tailored to me…maybe more conservative? Or age-appropriate?
There really is no polite and accurate way to describe my feelings without sounding totally ageist: the contents were mostly young and trendy. I can do that sometimes, but have learned to pick and choose. And most of the time, young and trendy is not the choice I make.
I mean seriously, is a middle-age lady going to be wearing Black MukLuk Slipper Socks? Should she? Why am I even asking that question?
Of course, I’m wearing them NOW as I type this out – lol – and loving them, so, yep, she just might be. So there. Besides, you know the stuff you wore when you were younger. Why not now?
The majority of the time I want good basics, with a mix of fun sparks.
Wantable brought the sparks and the basics, but not with the right mix and consistency for me for the long haul. On the other hand, I can see trying four months of Intimates, four months of Makeup, four months of Accessories, then looping back around to Intimates.
Having tried out four months of Intimates, I moved over to Wantable Accessories. It’s worth a shot for a few months.
(Update: Eventually, I got tired of Wantable Accessories, too, and cancelled the whole thing. There was just too much younger-feeling things, and not enough quality.)