Stitch Fix Review – August 2013
Stitch Fix is one of my favorite new subscription box discoveries – it really is like having a personal stylist! When you sign up you take a very in-depth survey, letting your stylist know exactly what types of clothing and accessories you like. (You can even let them know things like what patterns you want to avoid!) Then each month for a $20 styling fee, they ship you a box of 5 items based on your style preferences, and the price ranges you’ve selected for various clothing items. (For example, I am OK with spending up to $150 on a dress if it’s amazing, but only up to $75 on a sweater). You then try on everything, and keep the items you love (the $20 styling fee is deducted from any items you keep, so basically having a personal stylist can be free!). If you keep all five items you save 25% off the entire order! For every item you send back (in a pre-paid free return mailer), you can give feedback in your account online why it didn’t work for you.
The idea is that with every month, they will take your feedback and get better and better at selecting items that are perfect for you! (You can check out my first Stitch Fix review to get a more in depth look at the initial sign up process).
The Box: Stitch Fix
The Cost: $20 Styling fee (Pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit).
The Products: 5 clothing and accessory items selected for you based on your Style Profile.
41 Hawthorn Mini Spoon Drops Necklace – Value $28
From some quick googling, I found that 41 Hawthorne is Stitch Fix’s in house brand. I really like this necklace – it’s gold and not too big – exactly what I requested. The only problem I have is that I already own a nearly identical necklace. I’m going to return because it’s so similar, but I’ll pass along the feedback that this jewelry selection was spot on!
GLAM Alice Sleeveless Tie-Waist Tunic – Value $78
Normally I don’t go for colors this bold, but I actually really liked it on. The tie-waist part of this dress was fine – but it isn’t the most flattering cut ever, so I think I’ll return this one as well. (I’ve decided that the items I keep from Stitch Fix must be my absolute favorite, go-to items!)
They also include a card for every clothing item with two styling suggestions.
Kut from the Kloth Danny 5-Pocket Knit Pants – Value $78
These pants are amazing! I almost never wear pants because I don’t have a favorite pair. I need pants to be equally flattering and comfortable, and usually those two things don’t go together. I love the skinny cut of these pants, the material is super comfortable, and the waist is the perfect height too. I seriously need to buy these in every style Kut from the Kloth makes! Needless to say I’m keeping these, and I think I’ll be living in them!
My stylist even wrote me a note on why she picked these pants for me:
“I noticed you loved the Colibri top from your last fix (it’s one of my favorites as well!), and it looks great with the Danny knit pants. The Danny pants are a perfect staple – they provide the sleek look of leggings but with the coverage and thickness of pants.”
I love it!
Tulle Pascal Watercolor Rose Print Dress – Value $78
I think my one piece of advice for Stitch Fix is to send out fall clothing in the August box instead of summer styles. Given that most summer clothing is on sale at this point in the season, I couldn’t justify keeping this piece at full-price. I really like the Tulle brand though. I’ll be giving them all that feedback in my account today!
When I left my feedback on the July box, I requested two items in my next Stitch Fix: a maxi dress and a faux fur vest. (I guess I’m even torn on summer vs fall clothing!) They definitely listened:
Moon Cachi Chevron Print Maxi Dress – $75
I was actually surprised to see this maxi was only $75 – with the quality it seems like it could be a lot more! I really wanted to keep this, but it was too large in the bust and torso. I will sadly be returning this one and passing that feedback along to my stylist. (This dress is my size though, so Stitch Fix picked the right size, I think the brand must run large).
Another excerpt from the Note from my stylist:
“I’m afraid we don’t have a faux fur vest in stock at the moment, but I did include our gorgeous Moon maxi dress for you. I hope you love it :)”
Fingers crossed they get faux fur vests in for September!
Verdict: I still can’t believe I found the perfect pair of pants thanks to Stitch Fix! I couldn’t be happier! I’m returning the other four items, but everything was very close to being perfect, so I’m happy with the value Stitch Fix provides, and I already can’t wait for my September fix! Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? Have you discovered any favorite new wardrobe items thanks to your stylist?