What is Fabletics and is it a Scam?
By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the Facebook ads on Fabletics activewear with Kate Hudson parading outdoors in fabulous athleisure outfits.
Co-founded by Kate Hudson (which explains why you see her in all the campaigns), Fabletics is an online subscription retailer that sells fashionable activewear that can be worn all the way from yoga to the gym, straight to your Zumba class and then to that coffee date with your bestie. The possibilities are endless…
How Does it Work?
There are 2 types of Fabletics memberships you can choose from.
- Option to select your outfits whenever you want with no obligation to purchase
FABLETICS VIP MEMBERSHIP
- Every month you are required to take an action:
Each month you log into your account and select and purchase your outfit(s). *All outfits start at $49.95
If you don’t want to purchase anything between the 1st-5th of the month, you must log in to your account and select “skip this month” to not be charged $49.95. You can skip as many months as you want.
*Note: If you forget to select to “skip this month” or don’t choose your outfit, you will be charged $49.95 on your credit card. This amount will become a Fabletics credit on your account which you can redeem towards future outfit purchases.
Which Membership is Right for Me?
The standard membership is an option if you don’t want to buy an outfit every month and worry about forgetting to skip the month and then being billed.
However, the standard membership has its drawbacks. If you chose the standard Fabletics membership, you’re actually overpaying the outfits. For example, a typical 2-3 piece outfit will cost you $100 if you’re on the standard Fabletics membership, but the same outfit will only cost you $49.95 if you’re a VIP member.
VIP members save money by getting deals and free shipping (some exemptions apply depending where you live so double-check).
*TIP: To get the most of out Fabletics, my suggestion for you is to sign up for the VIP membership even if you don’t intend to buy every month. Just make sure to look out for monthly e-mail and if nothing interests you, simply log in to your account and “skip the month”.
Remember, even if you accidentally forget and get charged, the amount turns into Fabletics credits.
How to Cancel Fabletics?
You can cancel your VIP membership anytime via phone only. When cancelling with customer service expect to be offered some deals and discounts.
Fabletics Quality Reviews
There are mixed views about this. Some say that the quality varies and is mediocre depending the piece, while others say that the quality is comparable to high-end brand Lululemon.
As a Fabletics VIP member, a 49.95$ 3-piece outfit comes down to $16 per piece, while a 2- piece outfit for the same price comes down to $25 per piece. In either case, you’re definitely getting value for what you’re paying for as a Fabletics VIP member in comparison to the standard membership.
*TIP: Fabletics also sells accessories like water bottles, gym bags, bags for yoga mats so you’ll be sure to have everything you need, all in one place, to start and continue your yogi lifestyle.
Fabletics caters to all shapes and sizes, but in doing my research for you, I discovered that there are mixed views about the sizing and fit of their clothes.
Some reviewers with fit bodies found that sometimes the sizes run small, but when I checked out Fabletics plus sizes reviews, plus sized women were happy about the fit and found them comfortable.
*TIP: For correct sizing when you’re picking your desired outfits, be sure to read the Fit Surveys and consult the Fabletics Size Guide. It’s much more helpful than other size guides I’ve seen so far as it actually explains HOW to measure yourself!
The Fabletics has over 5 million members signed up. Quite an impressive number.
Because a company serves that many people, you’re bound to find some complaints.
When reading the complaints, the type I’ve seen the most are from people who have NOT actually read and understood the terms about how Fabletics works, even though the company makes it very clear on the website.
Another frequent complaint is that new collections get out of stock quickly and Fabletics unfortunately doesn’t restock them. If you have your eyes set on purchasing a particular outfit from a new collection, then I recommend you act very quickly!
As for their customer service, there are mixed views. Some say that they got their issues resolved easily while others say it was a pain in the butt.
Standard Fabletics membership
- No commitment
- You’re overpaying the outfits; expect to pay $100 or more
- Good if you’re only looking to purchase outfits or accessories sparingly
Fabletics VIP membership
- You can skip a month, without charge, as long as you log in and select “skip a month” between the 1st-5th of every month
- Prices for outfits start at $49.95
- Free shipping *depending where you live
- Great money-saving option if you’re on a weight loss program and you will need to replace your workout clothes every couple of months
- Great money-saving option to get your outfits as rewards for achieving your goals
The Verdict: To join or not to join Fabletics?
Joining Fabletics as a standard or VIP member is definitely something to consider if you’re craving trendy outfits for your yoga classes, but the high price tag from other brands makes you cringe. Seriously, getting a 2-3 piece outfit for $49.95 as a VIP is a steal if you ask me!
While being VIP member is a commitment, you still have the freedom to decide to “skip a month” as many times as you want for free without being charged, as long as you take the responsibility of logging into your account between the 1st-5th every month and selecting that option.
Fabletics is also a stress reducer and time-saver for those who are new to yoga and working out and are unsure how to pair yoga clothing and workout outfits.
And seriously ladies, who doesn’t get that extra motivation to do more yoga or workout when you look oh-so-cute when wearing Fabletics clothing?
=>To sign up for your free account, click here to start your lifestyle quiz to personalize your outfits<=
Will you be joining Fabletics? Which membership will be choosing? Are you already a member? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience with Fabletics.
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