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Racked's own Rea Frey delves into the www world and hits up Cakestyle, one of Chicago's newest style savvy tech startups.
A sampling of what's inside a Cakestyle box
We’ve all been uninspired by what we see in our closets. Hitting the Chicago streets can illicit many bouts of impulse purchases – many of which will still hang in your closet months from now, unused.
If you are looking for an easier way to stay stylish, or have a specific event, trip or even a series of interviews, you may want to consider Cakestyle. This is one of Chicago's newest online personal styling services that delivers a box of handpicked clothes and accessories straight to your door each season.
With top brands like Diane von Furstenburg and Theory, CakeStylists choose pieces based on your specific needs. The box arrives. You try on the clothes. You keep what you love and send back the rest.
And – get ready, folks – shopping and the stylists’ services are free! You only pay for the clothes you want to keep. That’s all. It's as simple as 1-2-3.
1. Head to cakestyle.com and fill out your fit and take the "wardrobe interview".
2. Based on that feedback, get your lovely box of goods plus a video explaining each specific look.
3. Keep what you want. Send back the rest with the free return label.
And then use all that other time you’d spend ransacking racks to spread the word. This is a perfect gift for anyone looking to save time while still looking fashionable.
· Cakestyle [Official Site]