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Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – November 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!

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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: U.S. only

Check out all of our Stitch Fix Reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

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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 $184 to keep everything – an average of $37 per item and a total discount of $88.


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


Market & Spruce Dido Mixed Print Top – Cost to Keep: $58

I seriously love this top. This color is so nice and something I don’t already have much of in my wardrobe. The statement part of this top is the mixed materials… the back has a gorgeous, colorful print – shown below!

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Liverpool Elizabeth Super Skinny Jean – Cost to Keep: $78

Last year I bought some black Liverpool skinnies from Stitch Fix that have a wide elastic waistband, so they’re pull-on. I was just coming out of maternity jeans and I was so happy to find a pair of jeans like that. These are the same way, just with blue denim! The waistband is so comfortable and has a great higher rise so it’s very flattering. I knew I was going to keep these as soon as I saw them.

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This is the back of the top – I love this pattern!


Le Lis Levine Crochet Detail Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $48

I love the color, I like the shape and fit, but I just don’t care for crochet details. The “cold shoulder” detail is very trendy right now, and I even like that, but the large, off-white crochet details do weird things with the eye when looking at it. I think it draws attention to my upper arms and makes them look big and leave my shoulders looking ambiguous and undefined. I know I’ll never wear this, but I might keep it for the 5-item discount and trade or swap it.

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Sweet Grey Abbots Knit Top – Cost to Keep: $54

I’m on the fence about this top. I love a cute casual tee but I think the color blocking proportions do funky things to my torso. If this were tunic length, I think it’d be more flattering.

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Outhouse Whitmore Bauble Stone Collar Necklace – Cost to Keep: $34

I love this necklace. It’s definitely my taste and I love that it’s a statement piece without being too flashy or overpowering.


The gray color will work really well with pretty much my entire wardrobe,


Also, I’ve found it a little difficult to find good silver collar necklaces (I keep finding cute gold ones), so this is just my taste. I liked it as soon as I pulled it out of the box!

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Verdict: I really liked this fix! I thought my stylist picked some great pieces for me. I don’t love the tee or the crochet-detail top, but the price of the jeans, necklace, and mixed print top add up to just about the same price as keeping all 5 with the discount, so I might do that and try to trade the other pieces. I love that my stylist kept my total fix at only $184 total – I’m happy when they total to under $200.

What do you think about Stitch Fix? Have you tried their service before?

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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 | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. All the pieces were so right for you!!

  2. I must have really unusual taste/size requirements/color requirements or something, because Stitch Fix was a miserable failure for me. I only kept one thing out of three packages and that was mostly to avoid losing the $20. (They waived my third month’s fee when my second month was the complete opposite of what I requested on my profile. They are now offering to waive my fourth month’s fee but I canceled and am not going back.)

    Their sizing was also really off, a dress that said “4” that I got last week had to be at least a 6 or 8 based on the way it fit me (as in, loose even when I put it on *over* another dress and a cardigan). (I have been in malls twice in the last month trying on clothes so I know what size I am.)

    They kept sending me pull-on pants when I said I hate pull-on pants (haha, especially ones made for someone who’s like 6 feet tall, because I am nowhere near that). I waited and waited for Stitch Fix to come through with button/zipper fly pants and they did not. I went around looking dumb with too-big pants on for a month in the meantime, when I could’ve gone shopping instead.

    They made it sound like it was a burden to find bright colors in winter. (I hate neutrals and I don’t generally wear dark colors.) I did give detailed feedback each time, and sometimes they listened, but more often they didn’t. They have a very different idea of “work appropriate” than I do (t-shirt material? not work appropriate and doesn’t look good with nice slacks). They sent me a thick cardigan in a weird color (like a burgundy that doesn’t match anything in my wardrobe) after I asked for no outerwear (a thick cardigan *is* outerwear in Georgia). They sent me a mixed material top last month that has to be the single ugliest garment I’ve ever seen.

    Sorry for the long comment, Stitch Fix really gets my ire up. I really did not have a good experience with them at all.

    • Ragan,
      I agree with you completely. I received my first Fix yesterday and was so excited to open the box. I am not an unreasonable size, size M at 5 ft 5 inches and 135 lbs.) I sent detailed notes about my style and even created a Pinterest board showing clothing that I like. What could be more fun than five pieces especially chosen for me? I received my box yesterday and jumped right in. When I saw what I got, I was totally disappointed! It was as if my “stylist” did not listen to me at all. The clothing was awful and boring. There was one thick black sweater with some embellishment on it and was so ugly, it was the only piece I didn’t bother trying on. There was one dress that fit perfectly, but the pattern and colors were blah. I wrote detailed notes asking if I could have a second try (not lose the $20 “styling fee) and would they send me a new shipment to try out. We’ll see what they say. The prices are rather high, so if I want to buy something, I must love it. Worst case scenario, I could return four pieces and keep one, with the $20 off that was the “styling fee.” I so want this to work, so I will try again … that said, I have a great thrift shop up the street from me where I just snagged a decent $9 dress. We’ll see how Stitch Fix responds. It’s interesting that most of the SF reviews are positive, but when I look at the clothing the girls are wearing, it’s really not that great or special.

    • I hear what you are saying completely !!! I wrote a Negative honest review on Facebook and I also cancelled after 2 cause I am disgusted paying am “STYLIST” money for a job poorly done !!! I can see paying a fee if you are happy and LIKE the clothes, not if you dislike !!! That is wrong.
      Well, the sad parrot is that NO ONE responded to my review! HMMMMMMM pretty bad customer service I think!!

  3. I got a fix for the first time this month and loved it. Wish I could have kept more, but could only afford one item which was a burgundy cardigan. Items are a bit pricey hit I figure I could get at least o e item each time to have nicer pieces in my wardrobe.

  4. Is there an ‘official’ Stitch Fix item trade group?I also have kept a couple of items to keep the discount. I mainly love everything.

  5. I love my fixes. I should pick the lower price. I am mid.line pricing and find it too unaffordable.

    Your fixes were geat.

    • Robin,
      I indicated that I was in the “cheapest price range possible,” and I received among other things, a $78 skirt and a $78 dress. I think that is their favorite price. You will see my review of my first fix above, in a reply to Ragan.

  6. I really like those jeans! I agree the cold-shoulder top is a bit off…

    My last SF box was REALLY good so I’m excited to give them another go.

  7. I think the cold shoulder top looks amazing on you!!! I don’t think it makes your arms look big whatsoever! My first response to the top before reading what you wrote was, “WOW!” Wow’s are always good! Please consider keeping it 🙂
    If not, I’d swap with ya’! 😉

    • Oh, and I received that necklace in my last fix and I love it! I wore it with an emerald green top last & it looked great with it. It made me want to find the same color shoes though lol.

    • I agree. I love that top on you!

    • Totally agree. That top was my favorite on you!

    • Cold shoulder top is flattering on bust and slimming on waist. Tee shirt top is very boxed and unflattering. Your post baby looks great! I’m happy for you and jealous!

    • Yes, I agree! The cold shoulder top look so pretty on you. It’s very flattering. Your arms looks fine! Maybe wear it out a bit and see if you can get a better feel for it? 🙂

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