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Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try before you buy: Here’s how it works

All your questions answered about the online giant’s fashion service

Eva Waite-Taylor
Monday 12 April 2021 13:55
<p>A well-known destination for some of the most highly sought after brands, including the likes of Ugg, Levi’s and Birkenstock</p>

A well-known destination for some of the most highly sought after brands, including the likes of Ugg, Levi’s and Birkenstock

There’s no denying that Amazon has it all – from TVs and tablets to coffee machines and mattresses, you can buy just about anything you’d ever need from its online store.

If you’re a longstanding fan of the platform, you’re probably also aware of all the ways you can access some of its most competitive deals, most notably on Amazon Prime Day when the retailer hosts a two-day sale, slashing the price of big-ticket items across its website.

By now, you may think you know everything there is to know about the retailer, but we’re here to inform you on the lesser-known sections of the online giant’s website.

While we’ve already let you in on its secret outlet store, Treasure Truck and Amazon warehouse, so now we are here to introduce you to our go-to destination for all things fashion: Prime Wardrobe.

Amazon’s fashion section has undergone some exciting changes of late, so it has become a well-known destination for some of the most highly sought-after brands, including the likes of Ugg, Levi’s and Birkenstock.

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Launched in 2018 but still something of an under-the-radar gem, Amazon Prime Wardrobe offers you the opportunity to “try before you buy” – a real game-changer if the pandemic has meant you’re now an avid online shopper and don’t want to wait for your refund to be processed after you’ve returned your items.

To help you become better acquainted with the service, here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Wardrobe – including details on what it is, how you can sign up and our favourite finds from the section.

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What is Amazon Prime Wardrobe? And how does it work?

Prime Wardrobe is an exclusive service for Amazon Prime subscribers. The “try before you buy” scheme allows you to order up to six eligible items across clothing, shoes, bags and accessories with no upfront cost or delivery charge.

You have seven days to try on your items to work out which ones you want to keep and the ones you want to return. Once you’ve made your decision, simply log in to your account and mark the items you’ll be returning in “your orders” page.

Luckily, if you’re anything like us and fairly forgetful, Amazon will send you reminders to make sure you don’t get charged for any of the items you don’t want to keep.

How to sign up and how much does it cost?

Prime Wardrobe is a service offered exclusively to those with an Amazon Prime membership, so if you’re yet to sign up that’s the first step you need to take.

The monthly membership costs £7.99, or £79 for the year, and you’ll also have access to a range of perks, including next-day delivery, more than 800,000 free ebooks and the use of Prime Video and Amazon Music, as well as Prime Wardrobe.

Aside from your Amazon Prime subscription, the Prime Wardrobe service is completely free.

Our favourite fashion picks from Prime Wardrobe

Birkenstock women’s Arizona eva flip flops: £25,

Thanks to A-listers, Birkenstock has seen somewhat of a renaissance of late. These particular sandals featured in our guide to the best women’s shoes for spring, with our writer noting that “our favourite fashionistas [are] reverting back to this old-school classic, and we’re here for it.” Undeniably lightweight and featuring a double strap, these Birks perfectly tap into the ugly-chic trend. If you’re looking for more sandal inspiration, read our Birkenstock buying guide, which covers everything you need to know about the brand.

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Levi’s men’s 501 original jeans: £41.25,

Arguably one of the most popular denim brands, Levi’s jeans are a cult classic, but it is the 501 that is undeniably the brand’s most popular style. Featuring in our review of the best men’s jeans, our writer noted that this pair has been in “production since 1873 and features a classic, straight leg cut that will never go out of fashion. If you’re looking for something timeless and steeped in history, these are hard to beat.”

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Ugg women’s fluff year slide slip-on slipper: £85.27,

If you’re yet to invest in a pair of slippers, we’d recommend doing so with these, which received high praise in our piece on the best women’s slippers. “Undeniably soft and cosy, and thanks to the elasticated band there’s no sliding around,” heralded our writer. A totally fun and jazzy addition to any at-home wardrobe. For more ways to snuggly elevate your footwear game, read our review of the best Uggs to buy now.

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Gildan men’s hoodie: £11.49,

Surely no wardrobe is complete without a hoodie? And especially during a time when our socialising is taking place outdoors. This particular jumper features a double-lined hood and a pouch pocket for storing all your essentials. The best thing of all though is that it’s available in a full range of colours, from green to black.

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Levi’s women’s 501 crop jeans: £79.48,

Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans is no mean feat, so we were pleased to find out Levi’s was included within Prime Wardrobe because you can order multiple sizes and designs without it being a costly endeavour. These Levi’s 501 jeans are a classic boyfriend cut and come in a range of colourways, from black to vintage wash. Style with a Breton top and a pair of white trainers.

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Reebok men’s Club C 85: £55.94,

We told you Amazon Fashion was a go-to destination for some of the most highly sought-after brands, and this pair of Reebok trainers are a wardrobe staple. Originally designed to be worn on tennis courts, the Club C debuted in 1985 and has been considered a classic ever since. Having been included in our review of the best men’s trainers, you can trust that these are a reliable pair of shoes. “Made with soft leather, they are very comfortable to wear, with plenty of support thanks to the rubber tooling and eva midsole,” praised our writer.

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Karl Lagerfeld women’s lace triangle bra: £52.26,

If you’re looking for a more comfortable alternative to an underwired bra, a bralette may just be the answer you’re looking for and we love this offering from Karl Lagerfeld. With a triangle design and lace finish, it looks comfortable and supportive, but also super chic.

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The countdown to Amazon Prime Day is on, so read our guide to everything you need to know about one of the biggest shopping events

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