Kidbox Clothing Subscription Review + Coupon – Spring 2017
KidBox is a “kid’s style box that combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need.” KidBox ships 5 boxes a year (spring, summer, back to school, fall and winter) but they will notify you before they ship in case you want to skip a box, change your child’s sizing or even their style preferences.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Boys Spring Box.
The Subscription Box: KidBox
The Cost: no styling fee, pay only for the clothes you keep or pay $98 to keep the entire box (free shipping both ways)
COUPON: Save $10 off your first box when you sign up for their newsletter (sign-up is at the bottom of their homepage)
The Products: 6-7 clothing items based on the size and style preferences you select
Ships to: U.S.
Good to know: If you keep the entire box for $98 you can also select a cause and Kidbox will make a donation to a kid in need such as a military family or foster child. What a great idea!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a price sheet listing each item of clothing, the retail price, and the price KidBox will charge to keep that item (which is less than retail).
There was a welcome booklet personalized with my son’s name and simple directions for returning unwanted items or exchanging for alternate sizes. There were sheets of stickers and a reusable slide pouch. They included a small box of crayons that can be used to color the cool design printed inside the box and a small blue ball of twisted tissue paper, then once unraveled revealed a few small toys and some Smarties candy. There’s also a plastic mailer and pre-addressed sticker to easily return anything you’re not keeping.
Lucky Car Graphic Tee – retail $20 (Kidbox price $15)
This was my son’s favorite item in the box. We’ve always been happy with the Lucky Brand clothing we have received from Kidbox. They have cool designs and hold up well to frequent washings. This tee fits well and I liked the colored baseball tee type sleeves.
U.S. Polo Assn. Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt – retail $22 (Kidbox price $16)
Unfortunately, this shirt had two round stains that looked like watermarks. The shirt is new, with tags attached and came in a plastic bag and on a hanger so I’m not sure what it would be from. It was a bit short on my son anyway, so we’ll either return altogether or contact customer service for a replacement.
Losan Short Sleeve Graphic Tee – retail $45 (Kidbox price $32)
Losan is a new-to-me brand and I see why. It’s from Spain! My son is into motorcycles so he thought it was pretty cool. Something about the all over repeating print reminded me of baby clothing, but if he doesn’t mind it then that’s what matters.
Penguin Boy’s Penguin Tee – retail $20 (Kidbox price $15)
This bright red tee is from Penguin brand which I am not familiar with. My son liked both the design and feel of the shirt.
Penguin Twill Shorts – retail $34 (Kidbox price $26)
These blue shorts will be great once he grows into them. I like their preppy look and dressier style for when I don’t want him in knit cotton or mesh athletic wear.
Losan Denim Shorts – retail $50 (Kidbox price $35)
Denim shorts aren’t really my son’s style. These were well-made though and had a dark wash and cuffed hem.
Losan Jersey Athletic Shorts – retail $50 (Kidbox price $35)
These athletic shorts fit my son well and were his definite favorite of the three shorts they sent this season. They have a drawstring waist and a soft feel.
Here is my son modeling the denim shorts and Lucky shirt. The shirt fit perfectly, but the shorts were a little big in the waist. My son tends to have that problem because he’s quite thin.
Here he is wearing the denim shorts again with the striped button down shirt. The shirt was a bit short on him which I was surprised with since it’s a size 7 and he’s not seven years old till the fall.
This is a photo of the Penguin tee and Penguin twill shorts. These shorts were slipping right off my son so he’s trying to casually hold them up in this photo and smile at the same time!
Lastly, my son is wearing the Losan graphic tee and Losan athletic shorts. These shorts fit the best of the assortment this month.
Verdict: We think KidBox is a great clothing subscription. The retail value of these seven items is $241. Using the Kidbox prices they would cost $174, but if I keep the whole box I’d only be charged $98. Some of the items were a bit large on my son but that’s fine because at this age they just grow like weeds and everything will fit before I know it. The one shirt that had a stain was a bit of a bummer but Kidbox has great customer service and would have sent a replacement shirt right out had I contacted them. We really appreciate the ease of the entire Kidbox process, the free shipping and all the little touches like the stickers and personalization that made it more fun for my son. He loved getting a special box filled with items just for him.
What do you think of KidBox? Have you tried it yet?