Oh heyyy, fashion enthusiasts! Whether it’s a bridesmaid dress that you have to look bomb in or a jumpsuit you’re rocking to work, it’s easy to tell when someone is sporting an item they are 100% confident in — from the style to the size and fit. Wouldn’t life — and your undoubtedly stellar closet — be forever changed if we could try on clothes from our fave online stores, at home, for free?
New website Try.com makes that dream a reality by bringing online shopping to life and allowing you to try on clothes at home, for free. Bring the dressing room of some of your favorite style spots, from fancy department stores like Barneys New York and Bloomingdale’s, to mall staples like J.Crew and Urban Outfitters — even online faves like ASOS and Reformation are Try-able.
It’s simple; you just install the Try Button on your Google Chrome browser, shop as you would normally and click the (blue) Try button when something catches your eye. You are allotted five items to “Try” on at a time for free, although you can earn extra “Tries” for each friend you invite that uses the service. To make it even sweeter, you earn an extra item each time you end up purchasing an item you’ve Tried.
Choose your size, confirm shipping details and a few days later, the items will be on your doorstep ready for you to try on! Keep what you love and return what you’re not feeling with the pre-paid return label — boom.
Once you receive your goods in the mail, you have ten days to figure out which items will gain a coveted permanent closet residence and which ones you want to send back. The cherry on top of this whole sitch is you don’t even have to pay to ship clothes back to Try since they provide you with a pre-paid label.
Pretty sweet, right? Try has the potential to seriously change online shopping and offers a real solution to a problem that people (please see: bridesmaid dress shopping!) have to deal with all the time. It can save you a headache, a trip to the mall, a trip BACK to the mall (to make the dreaded return) and most importantly, it can save you from having to shell out money on items you won’t end up keeping.
The entire model seems pretty straightforward and transparent; you are only charged for the items you end up keeping. From a consumer standpoint, there doesn’t appear to be a big risk to try Try (had to). It’s also important to note that clothes you buy via Try aren’t marked up, either — so you’re paying the same amount you see on the retailer’s website.
Right now, Try is invite-only, but we scored invite codes for our readers: use “britandco” to start “trying” now.
Are you going to use Try? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!