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Kidbox Clothing Subscription Review + Coupon– Back To School 2016


KidBox is a “kid’s style box that combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need.”

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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.)

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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: Use code TRY10 to get 10% off your first order + free shipping!

The Products: 6-7 clothing items based on the size and style preferences you select

Ships to: US

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How it Works


Opening this box was so much fun for my son. The box itself has designs inside and is meant to be colored. 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. There was also a paper strip ball that you unwind and with small toys hidden in the middle. Kidbox is now printing their own mini newspaper too. All these extras were a lot of fun!


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).


U.S. Polo Boy’s Thermal Crewneck – retail $30 (Kidbox price $16)

My son liked this gray thermal shirt because it’s soft. I like that it’s neutral to go with any of his different colored pants and a quality brand that I know will survive many washings this fall.


Reebok Joggers – retail $32 (Kidbox price $26)

My son loves wearing joggers. He calls them “softies” and they are easy to take on and off with the elastic waist. These Reebok ones are very thick which will be fantastic as we transition into the cooler months.

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Penguin Long Sleeve Tee – retail $22 (Kidbox price $12)

This is a soft cotton t-shirt and my son likes it. I find that Kidbox sends a lot of black and gray for their boy’s boxes. We prefer more color so I’m glad this shirt has at least some red and blue on it.


7 For All Mankind Jeans – retail $55 (Kidbox price $38)

These jeans have a nice looser fit which my son is happy with. He doesn’t like wearing skinny jeans so these were a great staple to get that I know will get a ton of wear this season.


Diesel Savir Grey Sweatshirt – retail $60 (Kidbox price $30)

This sweatshirt feels very smooth and almost slippery to the touch. I was surprised to see it is 100% cotton because it feels more like a poly or rayon type fabric. My son tends to be warm so he doesn’t wear sweatshirts much but this one will be great on cool days at the park instead of a fleece. I like how the grey color is washed out giving it a worn-in look.

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Diesel Change the Game Shirt – retail $35 (Kidbox price $20)

This t-shirt was the only item my son didn’t like in the whole box. The writing on the front says “change the game” and there are snaps on the shoulders. He didn’t care for the snaps (and I agree) so we will pass this shirt along.

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Here is my son modeling the Polo thermal and Reebok joggers. I ordered a size up on all the shirts for this box since my son is tall so you can see it’s a bit big still. Since the box carries many different brands I find ordering up guarantees a fit that will work or can at least be grown into later in the season. If you don’t want to order up they make returns very easy so you can always exchange for a larger size too.

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Here he is wearing the Penguin shirt and joggers.

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This is a photo of the Diesel sweatshirt and 7 For Al Mankind Jeans.

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Lastly my son is wearing the Diesel short sleeve shirt and jeans again.

Verdict: We loved our Back to School KidBox! The retail value of these six items is $234. Using the Kidbox prices they would be $142, but if you keep the whole box you’d only be charged $98. We loved 5 out of the 6 items sent this month and felt all the pieces were well-made. I love the ease of the 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. Also, I want to note that 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. 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!

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Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

Posted in Kidbox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: kidbox | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. We just tried it for my 11 year old. She is the biggest size they offer. We even asked for no “tight fit” clothing, but still, the tops seemed to be a bit snug. She is a bit thick, but not fat. I worried about this. We liked half the box, but it wasn’t worth keeping. Because it’s only a really good deal if you keep it all. And I thought about that, keeping it all and selling a few pieces to the consignment shop by me. But they only go up to a 10. Then we thought about giving a few pieces away to my daughters best friend for her birthday soon. But just opted to send it all back and not even worry about it. We ended up keeping one pair of pants that ended up being $16. That want even a good deal. I could find that at any Ross or Marshalls. We did like the styles of most, however one was a crop top style, and 5 pieces were plain leggings or long sleeve shirts from limited too. Two pieces we totally hated, flare legged 7 for all man kind jeans, and a weird cardigan shall thing by us polo. I will never but this again, nor recommend it.

  2. My son’s box was awesome this time… A perfect mix and match capsule with gun pieces. My daughter’s was a bomb. Another “no jeans”! Girl that got two pairs of jeans. I like the company so we’ll keep trying but sort of anti-climactic for a girls’ “back to school” box.

  3. Our experience with this box was mixed. I love the concept and we LOVED our summer boxes (I get 2 for my 2 girls). HOWEVER, my youngest does not wear denim. At all. (She’s 4 and has her own, very strong, opinions about clothing.) And that is noted on her profile with Kidbox. But, we got the summer and the back to school box for her and they BOTH contained denim/jeans – and multiple pieces! So we had to cancel. 🙁

    • That’s definitely a bummer!

    • Did they get different styles? I read a post on FB that one lady had different styles for her girls, but they each received the same items. Most reviews that I see have the same clothing…making wonder if every child had the same profiles.

    • You can tell them you don’t want jeans and they won’t send any.

    • Just received our first box and we got a 7 for All Mankind jean jacket. That was worth the cost of my box for me.

  4. My daughter and I loved her last box. We are waiting on her back to school box to be delivered. I hope the company improves with their shipping dates. You never know when you are going to get them. I received an email over a moth ago that they were preparing to ship her box, but nothing else until today ( it finally shipped). I would love to know when the fall box will be delivered. On their Facebook page, people are having issues with receiving their boxes in a timely manner, from the order dates. I hope the clothing in my daughter’s box is just as good as her last box.

  5. My daughter and I love this box! Her back to school one is due tomorrow and we’re excited. We kept everything in summer and she wears the pieces all the time. I do hope to see them branch out on the brands they offer, but it’s fun and a good value!

    • Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying it too!

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