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Subscription shopping sites and individually curated shops can be a big time-saver. Find out about the best of the best.


Best for: The shoe obsessed. The site features inexpensive, trendy shoes

How it Works: You answer a series of questions about your style (fashion icons, date night outfits, dream vacation) and you’ll get a personalized “showroom” of shoes, handbags and accessories.

The shoes also come with suggested outfit pairings, a fun way to see how to make your wardrobe more versatile. The site was co-founded by Kim Kardashian.

Each month your selections are updated. There is no membership fee or obligation to buy. Shipping and returns are free.

Top Benefits: The site partners with top celebrity stylists, currently Rachel Zoe, to help bring you the most stylish selection of shoes.

The cost is another huge plus. The shoes generally cost under $50. ShoeDazzle designs the shoes, produces the shoes and ships them in house, which keeps costs down.


Best for: Stylish jewelry under $29.99

How it Works: Similar to ShoeDazzle, you answer a number of questions about your styles (favorite designers, words that describe your style, favorite magazines). You will be presented with a personalized selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. Each month your selections are updated. The site is backed by Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter.

The base metals of the jewelry may be tin, zinc or brass alloy. Some pieces are plated in silver or gold. All the pieces are nickel-free and cadmium-free. As you might expect for $30, the jewelry is not estate-quality, but it should last as long as the trend does.

JewelMint is a membership site. You have the option of skipping a month, but you must do so between the first and fifth of each month. If you don’t, you will be charged $29.99 and one store credit will be added to your account. Store credits are good for a year.

There is no membership fee. Shipping and return shipping are free. You may be charged a $4.95 restocking fee.

Top Benefits: There’s something for everyone on JewelMint, no matter if your style is edgy or Boho.

Send the Trend

Best for: With everything from beauty products to clothing to scarves, Send the Trend is ideal for following trends from head to toe.

How it Works: Again, you answer a number of questions about your style (Which decade do you most identify with style wise?) along with a couple of beauty ones (Which skin care issue would you most like to address?), then a selection of products is curated for you.

You can curate your own style selections and earn credits and points by promoting your picks on Facebook, through email or on Twitter. The Send the Trend products include jewelry and accessories while the beauty products are other QVC brands, including Laura Geller, Philosophy and Tarte.

There is a charge for shipping and returns.

Top Benefits: If you are a makeup junkie as well as a fashionista, this is the site for you.


Best for: Beauty addicts who want to discover the latest and greatest products.

How it Works: You answer questions about your beauty preferences, including skin and hair type and coloring then are sent a package of deluxe samples each month. Brands range from Jouer, Deborah Lippman, Oribe, and many, many more.

If you find a product you love, you can purchase it on the site.

You pay $10 a month for membership and can cancel at anytime. Shipping is included in the membership fee.

Top Benefits: An amazing assortment of travel size products so this is a good choice for any busy woman on the go.

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