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I’ve been toying with the idea of trying an in-home styling service (think Stitch Fix or Trunk Club) for some time now, and when I saw Mercury Mile on social media, a similar service specifically for runners, my interest was peaked (shout out to Runny Legs, because I distinctly remember her review). To my pleasant surprise, BibRave partnered with them just a couple of weeks later, so I knew it was something I had to try.
The whole process, from start to finish, was easy. Since this was my first trial, I got to fill out a fun style profile to give my stylist a sense of what I was looking for. Then, I selected my shipping date and I was finished.
Let me just tell you that I love ordering boxes when I don’t have to shop for their contents. Something about getting a surprise in the mail feels a little like Christmas or a treat-yourself-day. I checked tracking repeatedly as soon as I got the notification that my box was in the mail, which was super prompt. The day finally came when my first Mercury Mile box arrived!
Mercury Mile sent me a total of five items (there’s a star by the one’s I kept):
- Craft Eaze Jersey Shorts
- *Kari Traa Nora Singlet
- *Adidas How We Do 3/4 Tights
- Run Janji Uganda 4″ Middle Shorts
- *Body Glove Pali Tank
They nailed it.
My goal was to refresh my running wardrobe with some pieces that I’d feel great about wearing running around town as well as during my runs/other workouts.
The stylist, Helen, threw in a lot of pieces that seemed really versatile, but had a little something special about them that made them unique. I felt like Helen really tried to anticipate what I’d be interested in – she included a brief reason why she picked each item for me. In the future, I think this will even give her a better sense of what my preferences are.
The other thing I loved about this services is that I got to try a variety of brands that I wouldn’t have known about. I LOVED the Body Glove tank and Adidas pants that Helen picked out, and I didn’t know they made anything quite like these really athleisure-friendly technical items.
Side note – if you feel like you really like something and feel like you need a different sizes, I ran into this with the Adidas tights and the return process was quick and simple. I just emailed them and they were on it!
A note on what I didn’t keep:
While I felt these were all high-quality products, but I discovered I am pretty picky about the shorts I like. The Craft shorts didn’t have built in underwear, though I almost kept them just because they’d be cute for casual wear. The Run Janji shorts were adorable as well, but the fit was a little off on me and I didn’t think it would be solved by switching out sizes.
I’d absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants to try something new and refresh their running style. Like I said, the stylist really listened to my runner profile and tried to get me out of my comfort zone a bit.
You can try the service for yourself by visiting MercuryMile.com. The code “BibRave10” gives you $10 off styling fee, and the remainder will go towards whatever you decide to keep. So for $10, what do you have to lose?
Have you tried Mercury Mile? Let me know what you thought in the comments. 🙂