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Have you heard of Stitch Fix? It’s a subscription clothing service that lets you try on new clothes and clothing accessories (i.e. scarves, purses, shoes, earrings, and necklaces) in the privacy of your own home. For a $20 styling fee, they’ll ship you a box of five clothing items and give you the opportunity to purchase any, all, or none of them. . You can purchase anything from your box and receive the styling fee back as a credit. There is a catch, however. If you decide not to purchase anything from a box, you have to ship all the items back (thankfully, it’s always at their expense) and you will not be refunded the $20 styling fee. You can order a box from my referral link and receive a $25 credit towards purchases from your Fix
Back in the spring of this year, I signed up and received my first Stitch Fix box. Over the past few months, I received three additional ones. I have waited to review them until I had gotten several boxes because, as the Stitch Fix website explains, it may take a few boxes for your stylist (yes, you get your own personal clothing stylist) to understand the styles you like and the ones you don’t.
What I’ve Received
In my first box, I received two tops, a pair of navy dress pants, a pink cardigan, and a multicolored scarf. I really liked one of the tops (it was teal and navy print) and the dress pants. I liked the cardigan also, but sent it back because the weather had gotten warm, and I wasn’t sure how long it would be until I could actually wear it. One top didn’t fit me well enough and the scarf was something I would probably never wear. So, out of that first box, I decided to keep just the navy top and dress pants.
My second box was a complete bust. It contained a cardigan, a low-cut, navy and white knit dress, a blouse, a pair of jeans, and a purse. Nothing in that box fit me the way it should have and the only thing I liked was the purse (but I didn’t keep it). Needless to say, the whole shipment went back to Stitch Fix.
My third box was an absolute hit! I loved everything in it. I received a white, crochet-front blouse; a fuchsia, split-neck blouse; a light blue, daisy-printed Henley blouse, a baby-blue kimono, and a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. All the items fit and looked great together. I was so excited about this box!
My fourth box was fair. I received a dark teal purse (with lots of pockets – which I had requested from my stylist because I was going on vacation), a navy and white, polka-dotted Henley top, and another pair of boyfriend jeans. I kept the purse (of course), the top (because I loved it), and would have purchased the jeans, but this was a time when the prices were a little too steep for me to have purchased three things (yes, you guessed it, Stitch Fix boxes can be a little pricey).
For my fifth box, I loved all of the items. I received some frayed hem boyfriend jeans, a grey knit v-neck top, a black and white split-neck top, an olive quilted vest, and a teal Henley blouse (which matched my purse from the last box). You can check out my Facebook Live video where I reveal everything from this Fix.
So after a few months of trying the Stitch Fix service, I have listed some pros and cons below. Please consider these before signing up yourself.
Stitch Fix Pros:
Clothes come in the mail
You get to try clothes on in the comfort of your own home
You have the choice to choose any of the items you wish to keep
A pre-paid envelope is included in the box
You have several days to try the clothes and decide if you like them
The $20 styling fee is deducted should you keep any item
Items appear to be of very good quality
You can purchase the whole box at a 25% discount in addition to the deduction of the $20 styling fee
You can choose how often you would like to be styled or you can request a box on an as-needed basis
Certain types of clothes can be requested. I requested a dress for my graduation, a purse, and a vest – all of which I received
Women’s sizes range 0 – 24W and XSm – 3X (there are also boxes for men and children)
You can tell your stylist to avoid certain styles or colors of clothes
You can set your price range – you can select options starting with “The Cheaper the Better” through $200+ (My setting is at “The Cheaper the Better)
They send styling cards to show what each item will go well with and has a note from your stylist
You can set up a Pinterest board to share with your stylist to further help them determine which clothing styles and items you would like.
Their iPhone app is my new addiction. You basically get to rate clothes. You are presented with multiple clothing items and you either give them a thumbs up or a thumbs down. What this does is help your stylist understand your taste in clothes
Stitch Fix Cons:
It may take a few tries for your stylist to discover your likes
Some things may fit, others may not
The prices can be a little high and there are no sales unless you purchase the whole box
If you don’t keep anything, you lose the $20 styling fee
You don’t get to pick what goes in your box, you just answer a few style questions when you setup your account (but, as I said earlier, using their app helps)
They don’t have women’s size 11 shoes (that’s a personal con)
I look forward to receiving my Stitch Fix box every couple of months. However, I sometimes struggle with their prices. I really enjoy seeing the clothes my stylist chooses for me and how things look on me that I would never dare try on in a store. Having my Stitch Fix subscription has given me a love for more fashionable clothes.
Overall, I think Stitch Fix is worth signing up for. I recommend giving your stylist several tries to understand your personal tastes before deciding whether to continue your subscription or not. If you hate trying on clothes in stores, or have a hard time finding things to wear, this might be a very good option for you – as it has been for me. On the other hand, if you are on a tight budget, you might want to steer clear unless you are able to spend quite a bit of your income on your wardrobe.
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If offer has been claimed, you can click HEREto give Stitch Fix a try. If you do, you’ll receive a $25 credit towards your first box.