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Stitch Fix Review – May 2015

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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!


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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

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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).


And this is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items.


Loveapella Mixed Material Tank – Cost to Keep $58

I like the double layer style of this tank. The colors look great together too. It is the type of top that accentuates your shoulders – which is a great look for some… not for me though.

It is a beautiful piece:



Papermoon Sweetheart Neckline Blouse – Cost to Keep $44

I think this top is very chic and summery – and the price is reasonable too. It’s probably a keeper for me.


Le Lis Lace Detail Tank – Cost to Keep $44

I like this top – but I didn’t love it. (It was very comfortable though). My policy with Stitch Fix items is that I have to absolutely love them to keep them since I’m paying full price, and this one just didn’t feel special enough for me.


Papermoon Dolman Knit Top – Cost to Keep $38

This arrived just in time! I have to go to a bachelorette party soon, and everyone is required to wear a pink top. Just like Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, I realized I don’t have a pink top! This top is flattering and lightweight, so I probably would keep it even if I didn’t need it. (I also like that there’s a little bit of grey in the top – it will look good layered over a black tank).


Papermoon Elastic Waist Dress – Cost to Keep $48

I like the price point and the fit of this dress, but the print is way too bold for me. It’s a shame too since the fabric is so soft!

Verdict: I think I’ll end up keeping 2 tops this month, so this month’s Stitch Fix was just OK for me. That being said, nothing was WAY off, so I’m happy with the styling, I just only keep items I’m obsessed with. What do you think of Stitch Fix?

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. Since I started subscribing to Stitch Fix, I pretty much stopped shopping elsewhere. I’m a mom and don’t really have time to shop in stores or try things on so online is a must. It seems that the prices are a little higher but it works out better in the end because I’m not buying a ton of crap from Old Navy just to satisfy my need to buy clothes. I only keep the items I absolutely love and they are my favorite pieces!

  2. You got great items but I had always think Stich Fix is kinda overpriced. Also I think you can get that Le Lis top on Zulily or one super similar for 19.99.

  3. Love what you got! my only thing is I feel like I have several stores in my area where I can use a coupon/buy on sale and get cute tops and dresses on average for $25 so $45 is more than I would pay, That being said these are lovely clothes.

  4. What a great fix! My last fix was such a disappointment, so I am holding off until August for my next fix. I love the grey top and the Le Lis top. Maybe I need to change my style profile…

  5. I love your Paper Moon dress. I even googled to see where to buy it online, but it seems to appear in Stitch Fix boxes.

    • I need more caffine 🙂 I can find the brand only in Stitch Fix reviews.

      • I think Stitch Fix got savvy to the fact that people would get stuff in their Fix and then return it.. only to buy it cheaper elsewhere, or bicker with Stitch Fix over the price. There was also a lot of hubbub over their clothes being found with Nordstrom Rack price tags for much cheaper than they paid for them. Now, with their house brands (Market & Spruce, 41Hawthorn, and it seems Paper moon) that doesn’t happen… because you can only get them in Stitch Fix boxes and can’t compare the price. And, if you want it, you have to go through Stitch Fix. Brilliant marketing, eh? 😉

        • Yeah! I noticed The tags often say “designed exclusively for stitchfix”, something I didn’t spot right away. So they’re totally doing what you’re saying.. using companies like Paper Moon and others’ exclusive designs.. at least for the most part. I found the Fun2Fun blouse that came in my box on modcloth, for example.

  6. Does it bother anyone else that they take the $20 styling fee off, then apply the 25% discount? I feel like the discount should be off of the total price. So in Liz’s case, the total merchandise is $232, and I feel like the discount should be $58, instead of $53. It’s only a difference of $5 each time, but still, it’s a difference of $5 each time! I am not a Stitch-Fix user, but this would bother me a ton if I were! All you ladies should be demanding your $5 back! Lol

    • Completely agree

  7. Wow, I didn’t realize the price points could be so low! Might have to consider this soon…Also, apparently I’ve been buying Golden Tote for too long, because when I saw the one top, I was like, “That looks like Le Lis”–and I was right!

    • Good Le Lis eye! 😉

    • I didn’t know the price point could be in this range either. I actually might pull the trigger and give them a try now! 5 pieces of clothing for $150ish is reasonable IMO.

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      • When I tried Stitch Fix, I listed my price point as “the cheaper the better” and my items ranged from $48 (just one thing) to $92. Liz, out of curiosity, did you put a price cap on your items?

        • I noticed the same price issue. Do they adjust the prices according to where you live? I live in the Northeast. The prices of my first two stitchfix prices were all on the high end of my price range. A little annoyed right now. I bought all five items on both shipments. I figured with the discount, it was cheaper then sending one or two items back to keep the items I wanted.

  8. Wow! I love this whole fix. The picks and the price point are great. My very first Stitch Fix is in the mail. Fingers crossed!

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