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Stitch Fix Review – September 2015

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Box

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Also, since I published this review, Stitch Fix was named one of the Best Subscription Boxes for Women and one of the Best Clothing Subscription Boxes in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards!

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!

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Open

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Items

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!

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Cards

Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a letter from your stylist.

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Info

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.

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Maxi

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!

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Detail

This one is going back.

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Top

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:

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Zipper

This is a keeper!

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Scarf

Octavia Haddie Bird Print Scarf – Cost to Keep $28

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Scarf model

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!

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Stripes

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):

Stitch Fix Review – September 2015 Back

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?

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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!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. I was hoping they would include a scarf in mine (as I indicated that I love fall looks with tunics/boots/scarfs/etc.) but alas, it was a some Kut from the Cloth boyfriend jeans (which, I weirdly like even though that isn’t really my style!), an olive green vest (super cute for fall!), a burgundy dress (it’s a little fitted up top, but it will look cute with a scarf and jacket), a necklace that’s, in my opinion, overpriced for $34, and a blue dolman type tunic top. Overall, I was pretty pleased with my first box, but I’m not sure if I will keep everything…the total cost for my box was $326, and $224 to keep all 4 pieces, and at this point, I’m thinking I might, but let them know I don’t want jewelry in the mix next time!!! I would have never known about this wonderful subscription without you! Thanks! 🙂

    • Sorry! I meant to keep all FIVE items, and luckily I found four of them great!

  2. I tried SF twice and the only really specific thing I said was NO polyester or poly blends. Both times 4/5 pieces had polyester. So annoying. Over it. Had so much potential to be a fun experience.

  3. I love that scarf! It would be nice to see the jeans on. Jeans are a hard thing to get right, but I have had success with Stitch Fix and jeans. It would be nice to read a more in depth description of fit if pictures are not an option. Thanks!

    • Thanks for the feedback – I’ll try to do a better job with describing fit in future reviews! 🙂

  4. Liz Old Navy has a top that looks exactly like that striped top with the same strappy back on clearance for 6.99 right now. I just bought one in a navy blue and white stripe. If you like it definitely check out Old Navy .

    • Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  5. Just a suggestion for y’all Liz, authors in the app would be great… I like all of y’all the same but it’s nice to know the perspective!

    • Good idea – we’ll work on it!

  6. I like the shirts, and I like the scarf. I’m just not sure I’d pay those prices for them. I definitely wouldn’t spend $88 on a pair of jeans.

    I get my first fix on September 15. I really hope this isn’t a preview of what I can expect. Thankfully, I got in on the $20 credit for the first fix, so I won’t be out the styling fee– this time. I’m glad I was able to get the first styling for free, considering how nervous I am about Stitch Fix getting it right with me, but if it works, it’ll be great.

    • You should look at previous reviews. Most items cost between $40-$90. I subscribed for a few months and was not impressed with the designs. Would rather spend the same amount shopping the sales and Nordstrom and picking out the items myself.

      • Agree completely. I was actually excited about this but it was a complete let down. Too much polyester and they really did not listen to anything I told them. I was pretty convinced it wasn’t a live person even picking out the clothes for me; just whatever met their algorithm of “my style.”

      • I had the same issue with them not listening to my requests. I kept repeating in my profile and stylist notes that I did not want boxy or loose fitting tops, but that’s all they ever sent. I also specifically said no sleeveless blouses, and they sent them in two of the fixes when I made that request. I had much better luck with my first Wantable Style edit!

      • I know a stylist that works for them, so there are real people that are picking out the clothes.

      • Yes, it’s definitely real people. I was doing some research on them a few weeks ago and came across a site where stylists reviewed their experience working there. I think the biggest problem – at least from their perspective – is that they have a certain stock they can pick from and that doesn’t always contain what you are asking for that month. I’ve had pretty good luck with the clothes they’ve sent me but have noticed that specific item requests often can’t be fulfilled.

    • I just got my first Fix – I took advantage of the $20 styling credit too. I was pretty disappointed overall. I felt like the stylist just sent me a bunch of generic basics and didn’t read my profile notes at all. I got all polyester and either dry clean or hand-wash and flat dry items, which I specifically stated I didn’t want. And I pointed out styles I wanted to try and didn’t get anything I asked for.

      I love the idea of Stitch Fix, so I’m willing to give them another try, and assume that the first Fix was their attempt to get a baseline on fit and style for me. I edited my notes to be even more specific, and we will see if they read them the next time.

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