Stitch Fix Review – September 2015
Updated: April 9th, 2019
Since this review was first published, I took a break from Stitch Fix for a few years, then decided to try it again (and I actually modeled the clothes in my new review, too.) Here are a few new tips I’ve learned:
- Pinterest is your friend. Use it to create a board with the specific type of outfits/looks you want from your stylist and add that board to your Stitch Fix profile. It makes a world of difference to show your stylist images of what you want.
- Expect your first box to be a mixed bag. Some items might be great, others may miss the mark. The important thing here is to give feedback on each item in your Stitch Fix profile so your stylist can learn why you liked and didn’t like certain pieces.
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.
And this is my invoice sheet. It lists the prices per item and the discount I’d receive by keeping all 5 items. With the 25% discount and my $20 styling fee factored in, this box would cost me a total of $199 to keep – approximately $39.80 an item.
TMHL Medira Dress – Cost to Keep $84
I like the design of this dress, but the loose-fitting bodice isn’t my style – I need a defined waist!
This one is going back.
Papermoon Wigan Shoulder Zip Knit Top – Cost to Keep $48
I love everything about this top! The color is great, the material is soft, and the fit is flattering. Also, I love the zipper shoulder details:
This is a keeper!
Octavia Haddie Bird Print Scarf – Cost to Keep $28
Thanks to subscription boxes, I definitely don’t need another scarf…. but I really like this one! And I don’t think I have any red scarves in my collection so this may be a keeper!
Rose De Paris Johnston Cross Back Knit Tee – Cost to Keep $44
I like this top too. The detail in the back is nice, and isn’t too low (I can still wear a normal bra with it):
I’m not sure if I’ll keep it though, since it seems a little summery to me.
Kut from the Kloth Goldie Flare Jean – Cost to Keep $88
I like the Kut from the Kloth denim brand (I’ve kept a few of their jeans in previous Stitch Fix boxes), but these are a little too flared for me.
Verdict: This was a pretty good box for me. If the jeans had been a little less flared, and the maxi a little more fitted, I probably would have kept everything to get the 25% discount. The overall style for this box is a good match for me, so I’m pleased with my stylist’s selections. And I love that zippered shoulder top and red scarf!
What do you think of Stitch Fix? Have you received any boxes that you ended up keeping entirely for the 25% discount?