4 ways to land some swank new garb

By / Life / April 15th, 2016 / 30

Remember when being able to buy stuff online forever revolutionized shopping? Now, even online shopping has graduated to its future self. If you thought working with a personal stylist was exclusively for the celebrities, divas and hustlers among us, think again.

Styling and subscription services: How they work

In case you missed the memo, it’s now easy and affordable to get gorgeous, handpicked items mailed to your doorstep. Details vary, but typically you fill out an online style profile (sizes, go-to brands, favorite colors, personality), and then your very own personal stylist puts together a box of items. You keep the pieces you like, and mail the rest back.

Sold? Here are 5 damn good ones.

Frank & Oak

This classy Montreal-born company’s mission is simple: help men live and dress well. They source the highest quality cotton blends from the best mills around the world, delivering quality in the form of monthly packages of up to 6 items (chosen to suit your taste and budget). You only pay for what you keep.

Trunk Club

Trunk Club shares their high-class sass with both men and women. You’re connected with a personal stylist who discusses your lifestyle, size, and preferences. When your carefully curated trunk arrives, you have 10 days to decide what you love. No monthly commitment. And if you prefer to shop in person, they offer one-on-one appointments too!

Stitch Fix

For busy women on the go, this is the personal styling service tailored to help you look and feel your best. They carry a full range of apparel, shoes and accessories, plus petite and maternity sizing. You receive 5 pieces, and can opt to get served regularly or not. The styling fee is just $20, which counts toward your order. And if you love everything they send? 25% discount. Guys: Stitch Fix is also beta testing a men’s service and plan to launch next fall!

Five Four Club

Five Four proudly outfits men in sizes small through XXXL in all of their styles. For a membership fee of $60 a month, Five Four will send you an individually curated package of 2 to 3 items from their seasonal collection on a monthly basis. All exclusive pieces are yours to keep. 

Bonus Feature


Quarterly’s subscription package is about really cool stuff, rather than clothing. Choose from a selection of arts, sports, and other curatorial categories. Choose an artist to get limited edition hand-drawn art prints, or select a favourite cultural icon to get their personal picks sent to you. Special celebrity curators include Bill Nye the Science Guy and Rosario Dawson! Seriously? Seriously. Packages arrive every 3 months. Cancel anytime.


Maya Khamala is a Montreal-based copywriter, comic writer, and poet who happens to believe that quality of life is everything. Words are her favourite thing in the universe. She grew up in Quebec's Eastern Townships with 12 cats, 3 dogs, some chickens, and a goat, and she used to spend weekends selling eggs door-to-door with her mother. Although her life is now far removed from the homestead, she remains passionate about good, soulful living.

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