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Consumer trend: Outfits 'in a box' are all the rage

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Your new favorite outfit may be found inside a box. 

That’s because services like Trunk Club, Stitch Fix and Le Tote want to simplify shopping by giving you a more in-demand experience.

Just answer a few questions about your style needs and preferences, and voila, a box with pre-assembled outfits hits your doorstep.

"The living room is the new shopping aisle. The living room is the new dressing room," said Miki Berardelli, who’s the CEO for Kidbox.

But it's not just for adults.

Kidbox wants to style your children with one of five seasonal boxes.

"The majority of our customers are the time-starved mom, in this day and era, women are more time-starved than ever and so Kidbox brings a convenient experience,” Berardelli said.

That convenience is key to the box brands, which is why some industry experts expect more shoppers to embrace the experience.

"I think the box trend is here to stay." Berardelli said. 

“I think it represents a new way of shopping. And in a retail landscape, what the box movement is doing is looking at every household as front door, as the new door of retail."

[RELATED: More Scottsdale stores transforming into new trend in shopping]

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