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Stitch Fix Subscription Review – May 2014

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Stitch Fix is a monthly styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences, and then your personal stylist sends you 5 items to try once a month. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. And if you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all five items, you also get a 25% discount!)

FYI – My items are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Stitch Fix may be completely different!


The Subscription 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.

Ships to: US Only

Check out all of my Stitch Fix Reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!


C. Luce Teresa Colorblocked Blouse – Cost to keep $58

Oh my – this is a BOLD top! It’s a little too much for me to pull off, and I was a little bummed to see so many sleeveless tops in the box this month since I had specified that I preferred sleeves. This one is going back!


Pomelo Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt – Cost to keep $54

This top was super soft, and I liked the cut a lot too. I would keep it if I loved the print, but this one seems too loud to me too! (Maybe I had a headache when I tried on my items!)


Renee C Madeleina Embroidery Detailed Tank – Cost to keep $48

This top I like – but it reminds me so much of the tops I get from Golden Tote that I didn’t want to pay full price for it. Back it goes!


Mystree Mixed Stripe Maxi Skirt – Cost to keep $68

Yay for a maxi! This is a bit on the pricier range for skirts (for me), but it was very flattering on, super comfortable, and since it’s basic grey and black I know I’ll wear it a lot. Finally – a keeper!



Ark n Co Dani Arrow Print Cross Front Blouse – Cost to Keep $58

This top is the one I’m still deciding on. I love the print a lot – and I think it’s something I could easily dress up or down.

Verdict: This month wasn’t my best Stitch Fix, but it did force me to go back to my style profile and get way more specific on my likes and dislikes. (I probably should have done this months ago). Hopefully next month will be a 5-item keeper! (I want to take advantage of that 25% off!)

Do you subscribe to Stitch Fix? What items did you get this month? How has your stylist been doing?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I just got my 7th fix and it was awful! I requested “summer items with no boxy cuts” I got black jeggings, long sleeve tops, and a bracelet that was priced at $68.00!!! It was so terrible. I think I am switching to golden tote.

  2. I received my second fix and love it, though I’m a bit jealous about your maxi skirt, I think it’s adorable! My first fix I kept two items, an amazing pair of black skinny jeans/pants and a great top. Other items were nice just a bit pricey to justify keeping. I gave very specific feedback on what I liked and prices and this fix was perfect! I would’ve kept everything, except the dress they sent while beautiful was a bit too small, I was so disappointed. I got dark blue skinny jeans (per request) a blue chevron top, a really cool silver necklace, the dress which was a mid-length orange stripe jersey fully lined (sounds ugly but super cute) and a patterned snap back blouse/top. I pulled that top out and immediately did not like it, but put it on and it was fab. It matches the new jeans they sent and the last pair of pants too. It’s a shame some of you aren’t having luck with them as I’ve been thrilled so far. I’ve been very detailed with what my likes/dislikes and price points and they really listened. I’m getting another box in June and then may take a couple months off because since finding this site I am really and truly addicted to boxes and am spending like crazy. I have this, FFF, Popsugar (monthly and summer) Wantable, BeautyDNA, BirchBox Men(had to get something for my honey!), Graze (just cancelled) and Fabletics – yikes! I do have a question if anyone can help. Do most of you buy a long-term membership or do you sign up with a coupon, cancel, sign up with another coupon, etc? Thx!

  3. Weird request, but could you set yours for a month to the higher budget items? All the reviews I see are of the lower budget items, and SF touts some pretty well-known labels, so it would be interesting to see if they really do send them out. I also wonder if you get matched better if you ask for a higher price point…

  4. It’s not as interesting to see mannequins wear the clothes – model them if you are going to review them? Or maybe find someone else to…?

    • I loved stitch fix, however I just got my bank statement and I had over $1000 in charges in one month from them. I have emailed with some response. I can’t find a phone number for them only an email. I literally can’t make my mortgage until this is fix. Anyone have a phone number? Suggestions welcomed.

  5. I just received my bank statement and considering I have only purchased one entire fix and a couple of a couple of times I kept one item to not loose the $20 fix. Well for 4 consecutive weeks I was charged a total of just over $1000 total. Five weeks in a row I was charged. I’m still waiting to try and let them resolve it with out having to involve my CC company.
    Anyone else ever had an issue like this? $1000 is a lot of money for us.

  6. I love SF. we need to trade boxes this month – I hate sleeves and they sent me a bunch of long sleeve stuff 🙂

  7. I like the print if that henley!

    I’ve had four boxes from stitch fix so far. I kept 3 from my first box. I hated my second box and sent it all back (grr). And kept one item from my 3rd I was so-so about only because I didn’t want to lose $20 again (and I ended up loving it anyway, which is good cause it was $78!!). I got my 4th box last week, and again, sent it all back. I’ve specified on all of my fixes and in my style profile that I hate lose cuts and dolman sleeves, and for of the items in this box had dolman sleeves! The fifth item was almost a clone of the shirt I kept last time, so I didn’t want another one.

    I emailed customer service and explained how unhappy I was that they haven’t listened to my dislikes and they’re only 4/20 on items they’ve sent me so far. They credited me $20 to use on a future fix, so they didn’t lose me (yet), but I’ll have to try golden tote before I try another Fix.

  8. I love the idea of this, like goldentote but much more tailored to your wants. There is still the element of surpirse too which is great, but compared to GT it seems far too overpriced..

  9. I haven’t received my Fix yet – but I just peeked at the reveal on the website, and I’m not happy. I specifically said no maxi skirts or dresses, and they included Tarte’s “Jude Nautical Print Maxi Dress,” which is $168, so I know I will not keep all five items and get the discount (again). It just looks like a tablecloth to me. My five Fix items come to a total of $506, or $379.50 if I bought all five- in either case, the amount looks pretty ridiculous when compared to a $149 GT. (And I was thrilled with my GT items!)

  10. My past two fixes were busts, but the one I just received is getting back on track. I do agree sometimes they include items I clearly stated I would never wear. I was as specific as possible on my profile, as to what kind of pieces, styles, cuts, fits, colors I would and wouldn’t wear, and I was very disappointed when I received items that didn’t fit my profile at all, as if it wasn’t styled for me. I gave very detailed feedback on each item, pros and cons. This time I liked 3 items including a lovely necklace, debating on 1, and hate 1 (cap-sleeved, teal, short dress that fell past my knees, all don’ts that I listed).

  11. After a month of receiving Golden Tote and Stitch Fix, I swiftly cancelled my Stitch Fix account. Golden Tote is such a better value and I liked the items more even if I can’t return anything that I didn’t like. I also didn’t like that I was receiving the same items as other bloggers who use the Stitch Fix subscription, makes it feel like I was receiving just a variation of a box rather than something that was actually tailored to me and my tastes. I could have items truly hand picked for me by a stylist at Nordstrom and pay similar prices to what Stitch Fix charges. I dunno, this subscription really underwhelmed me.

  12. I was really disappointed with my Stitch Fix this month! For all of my other fixes, I’ve been one of the lucky people who keeps everything, and this time I kept only one thing. The colors and patterns were things that I had nixed from the beginning, and the fit was awful! It was like the stylist did not even look at my profile, previous feedback, or pinterest board. I’m hoping this was just a glitch!

  13. I’m actually glad to see the bold, bright colors. I’m not sure about the two-tone shirt with the colors together, but I’d totally wear either of those colors separately. I hate neutrals and pastels and was wondering if I’d ever see examples of something from a clothing subscription service that actually approached my personal taste. Stitch Fix is pulling a little bit ahead, there.

    I just wish I wasn’t between sizes — I have a really hard time finding anything that fits right. How a medium can be too big and a small can be too small — from the same brand — I will never understand. If I was a bit surer about my fit, I’d consider taking the plunge. Time to go work out, maybe? (Or cancel my snack subscriptions, haha.)

  14. That maxi skirt is awesome! I love the change in direction just at the hip that makes it so playful!

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