Stitch Fix Review – October 2014
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!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist. (For reference, I requested casual items with a Free People look).
UPDATE: MSA reader Tacie has shared her card with us so you can see what a different style profile might receive. Tacie’s style preference is more edgy:
Look by M Plaid Infinity Scarf – Cost to Keep $34
Well, sometimes my stylist sends things that aren’t really me, and then an item like this comes along and in my head I’m cheering “She gets me!” This scarf is so cozy. Absolutely a keeper.
Loveapella Draw String Funnel Neck Sweatshirt – Cost to Keep $64
This sweatshirt isn’t made of traditional thick sweatshirt material, so it’s much more flattering, but still just as soft. I think this is another keeper as it seems like it will be a go-to piece with jeans this fall.
Laila Jayde Mixed Media Material Long Sleeve Top – Cost to Keep $78
This is a pretty pricey somewhat-basic top for me. Here is a better look at the different fabrics:
I couldn’t find care instructions on this top, but I’m guessing it’s likely dry clean only, so it goes back. I need easy laundry clothes only!
Tulle Geo Print Belted Tie Front Coat – Cost to Keep $104
I actually own quite a few Tulle coats thanks to my time at ModCloth, and I really like their clothing. This jacket fits great, but I’m concerned that the outer material is quilted – it seems like something that would easily snag or at least not look so great by the end of the winter season. I’m sending this one back for that reason and also because I already own way too many coats! (I’m terrible at resisting 70%+ sales after the holidays!)
Kut from the Kloth Corduroy Straight Leg Pant – Cost to Keep $78
I haven’t worn corduroy since middle school, but I was willing to give these pants a chance. I think they would have worked better for me if the were a little stretchy/borderline jegging. Since corduroy is already a pretty heavy fabric, these added a little too much bulk. They are going back as well.
Verdict: I got two items I really love from this “fix” and I think this is the closest I’ve ever come to keeping all five items. Nothing was a complete miss this month. I think I’m going to update my pants preferences in my profile to get much more specific on what I’m looking for, but other than that I think my stylist is doing a great job!
What do you think of Stitch Fix? if you subscribe, are your stylists picks for you improving month over month?