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One of the things that sucks about working out a lot is how stinky the workout clothes get. Stuff tends to last about 4 months of regular wear before it gets so funky that it has to be replaced. The clothes still look okay, but the instant the body starts to heat up, the stink returns.
There are special products you can wash your clothes with, but they seem to mostly be about masking the smell with perfumes. The clothes still smell. The reality is, unless you want to be that person at the gym who stinks before the workout even starts, you have to replace the workout clothing pretty frequently.
Usually I get mine at either Target or Marshall’s, because I don’t see the point of investing a lot of money in something that has to be replaced so often. Marshall’s is kind of hit or miss, though, and Target is the danger zone. You walk in to buy a $15 jog bra, you leave with $300 worth of stuff to redecorate your living room.
Anyway, when you go through a lot of workout clothes, and you know you will be replacing them all the time, you are always on the lookout for a good deal.
That’s why I am really excited about Fabletics. It’s a company co-founded by Kate Hudson (the actress – not a selling point, but kind of an interesting fact) that makes cute workout gear that is in approximately the same price range as the higher end Target stuff.
What sets them apart is their VIP program. If you sign up as a VIP you get a full workout outfit (bottoms and top) for as low as $25 when you first sign up. Your first order might be a bit more depending on the styles you choose – but still a great deal. My outfit was $35 for 3 pieces.
After the first order, Fabletics selects a new workout outfit for you on the 1st of each month for $49.95. You have until the 5th to review the order and either accept it, skip the month or select a different outfit.
If you don’t accept or skip, you end up with a $49.95 credit in your account that you can use later. They do not automatically send you anything, and you are not obligated to buy, but you do have to remember to go in and review, accept or skip or you will be charged for a $49.95 credit.
You can also cancel your membership at any time with no fee, and they have a one-time “I forgot to review my order” refund policy on the credit. So if you mess up, they work with you to fix it.
It seems like a good program, and the prices are really great. I just signed up and ordered today, so I haven’t received anything yet. When I do, I will review the quality and sizing of the products I receive. For now, what I am excited about is the price and the program itself. I really like the styles the company makes, and I do go through a lot of workout clothes. So it is a great way to make sure I am replacing stuff often, so I don’t stink up the gym.
Where do you get your workout clothes? What do you think of a program like this? Would you ever try it?
4 thoughts on “Hello Fabletics – Goodbye Stinky!”
Hmmm very interesting, I have a really hard time buying clothes online though b/c my size is all over the place depending on the store…and yes…stinky clothes are the WORST!! thanks for linkin up 🙂
Well, next time I post about this I’ll be able to talk about sizing and how the pieces fit, what I thought of the fabric and cut – it helps to know if the product is true to size or not. I’m a pretty solid Medium, but if it runs small I need to size up. Maybe that will be helpful if you’re on the fence. I just decided to go for it, because for $35 I figured I didn’t have a lot to lose, it would save me a lot of time, and I can back out of the program if I want to, so what the heck!
Thanks for commenting! 🙂
I think programs like this are a good idea if, like you said, you use it often. I tend to forget about things though, so I’d end up with the charges every month before I remembered about it.
I know what you mean about the danger zone. I have that problem too often. I’ll go into a shop for one thing and end up spending a load on everything else. Sometimes I even get so carried away that I completely forget the thing I actually went in for.
Yeah, that happens to me too. I lose my mind in that store all the time!