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Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – October 2016


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: U.S. only

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Every box includes an envelope with a price list and style cards and a pre-paid return shipping bag.


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 $220 to keep everything – an average of $44 per item and a total discount of $100.


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


This month they announced Stitch Fix Men! I think that’s a great addition to their service.


Market & Spruce Fierro Elbow Patch Crew Neck Sweater – Cost to Keep: $58

(80% polyester, 20% wool; hand wash cold, tumble dry low)

This sweater was warm, thanks to the wool in the material. I liked it, but I have a lot of black sweaters.

Liverpool Anita Printed Skinny Pant – Cost to Keep: $78

(wash cold inside out; air dry; flat iron if needed)

I love these pants! They’re super stretchy and have a small printed pattern on them that adds some interest and I think it helps them be a little extra flattering, too. They also can be easily dressed up with a blouse and jacket or blazer, too.


I do have to point out that the elbow patches were a little high on me and weren’t really on my elbows except for an inch or two. Maybe because I have long arms?


RD Style Rhonda Faux Leather Jacket – Cost to Keep: $78

(100% polyurethane backing 100% viscose knit 94% polyester/3%spandex 100% polyester; clean with a damp sponge, wipe clean with a damp sponge and wipe/air dry)

My stylist sent me this jacket because I had a few similar ones pinned to my Pinterest board for this month. I like the style and the sleeves were nice and long. I wish she had sent me a large instead of a medium because it was snug. It does have knit on the sides to add some stretch and forgiveness, which is great, but even so it felt a little constricting, especially zipped all the way up.


Here’s a closer look at some details of the jacket, like the knit sides. I wish this jacket had a hood, too.


Market & Spruce Arcola Side Binding Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $48

(84% rayon, 11% polyester, 5% spandex; machine wash cold inside out gentle cycle, lay flat to dry)

I love this top. The color is beautiful and I’ve been getting more and more into green this season. The fabric was very soft and it fit me well.


The sides have this nice detail of this binding that runs along the length of it. I really like this top but I wish the sleeves connected at the true shoulders instead of this dolman-esque construction.


Laila Jade Quinne Hoodie Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $58

(92% modal, 8% spandex; gentle wash cold and lay flat to dry)

I wish you could feel this top. The modal makes it crazy soft. It’s super comfortable and perfect for throwing on easily. It feels well-made, too.


The length on the body and the sleeves of this top was perfect for me. I like the side seam detailing too.


I think $60 is a little steep for my personal budget for something that I would want to mainly just lounge in at home, but if I decide to keep everything the discount helps with that!

Verdict: I thought this fix was perfect for fall! I felt that my stylist picked items that were true to my style and that fit me well overall. I feel like I just have small things about each item that I wish were different, like the sleeves of the green top or the size of the jacket and the fact it doesn’t have a hood, or the placement of the elbow patches of the black sweater. This fix was close but it just wasn’t perfect. I do love when my keep-everything price is less than $200-250, so I appreciate that aspect of my stylist’s picks, too!

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Stitch Fix Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: stitch fix | 20 comments

Comments (20)

  1. So what price range are you in Haley..I’m curious?

  2. I love stitch fix and have been using them for years. If you have kids try Wee Blessing as they are awesome. Pretty much stitch fix for kids!

  3. I have been getting stitchfix for almost 6 months now and I love it, but my last two fixes were kind of BIG misses. Plus I asked for ankle boots and she said she “couldn’t find any for me”. She could find any size 8 ankle boots in the middle of fall? That seems odd. Lol.

    Has anyone ever switched stylists? How do you go about doing that?

  4. Anyone know if Stitch Fix sends non-stretchy, non-pull-up pants? I asked for pants for work my first month and they sent some that didn’t have a button/zipper fly, plus they fit weirdly (too big at the waist and too tight across the thighs). I think I am just not on board with the trend of wearing leggings/skinny/tight pants (wasn’t when I weighed more and am still not, now that I have lost about 40 pounds). I indicated my issues on the form and asked for work pants again so we will see.

    • I got an amazing pair of jeans last month!

    • Love the Just Black brand, but you’ll need a size smaller….

  5. While the clothes are nice and of course you look beautiful in them, the price point seems high for what you could get at TJ Maxx, Ross or Marshall’s for 1/2 the price. I do realize some people find the real value in shopping from home. I also want to say that while the reviews are honest so should the comments and if someone feels something isn’t flattering isn’t ok to say so? It wasn’t a mean comment.

  6. Love seeing your reviews Haley! Since Stitch Fix just started their men’s department, can we expect a review for men’s soon?

  7. I always love your Stitch Fix reviews Haley! I love that purple hoodie, but I’d toss it in the dryer and wreck it right away I bet. Those pants are a perfect fit!

  8. That shade of green looks great on you. Too bad the styling wasn’t so great. I’ve noticed that most of these items have a lot of polyester. I don’t buy anything with polyester. Despite how wonderful it may feel or is made, the fabric just doesn’t breathe and that makes it uncomfortable. I also noticed a lot special washing instructions and thought it was a lot for something made of polyester. So, for a rather cheap fabric to make I don’t understand why it’s so expensive

    • I personally don’t mind poly and as far as hand washing goes… it definitely never happens in my house, lol! I just wash most things on gentle on cold and hang/lay flat to dry items that won’t dryer well. 😉

    • You can choose “no polyester” in the profile. I didn’t the first month and pretty much everything was polyester so I sent most of it back. (Only kept one dress to avoid losing my $20.) My second month is on the way so we will see. (I hate polyester because of the lack of breathability. It makes me feel like I smell bad if I sweat the least little bit.)

      The dress I got my first month that I kept said hand wash only but it has been through the washing machine twice (delicate cycle, cold water) and is fine.

  9. My fix was such a bust this month! Somehow I ended up with all boho stuff, when I have posted on my profile that boho is my LEAST favorite thing in the world. Wish I got your box instead!

    • Nicolle, if you have that style noted as an absolute dislike and they still did, I would email SF about it and ask for your styling fee back! They have great customer service and with something like that I feel like there’s a pretty good chance they’d do that for you!

  10. That first outfit is super cute on you! I probably would never have reached for those items on my own as they are a little outside my comfort zone (but that’s what I would want in a clothing subscription box).

  11. I always wonder this – when they send you something you love that is either too big or too small, can you exchange it but still have that count toward your “keep everything” discount?

    I love that jacket!

    • Cassandra – yes, you can! When you go to check out and say if you’re returning or keeping something, I believe you can click a button there that says “exchange it!” They may or may not have something in stock in a different size but there’s a very good chance. At the very least it’s worth asking! Hope that helps.

  12. Just my opinion, but I don’t find those pinstripe pants flattering at all 🙁 The green sweater is great though!

    • Ouch Amber! Unnecessary. If you feel the pants flatter you – then by all means, they flatter you. I personally think you look great 🙂

      • This Amber (a different one, I’m going to start using my last initial from now on haha) thinks they look great on her too! I’m tall and know how hard it is to find pants that are flattering, so I say they’re a keeper!

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