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Collective Child Clothing Box Review – April 2017

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Collective Child is a members-only high-end clothing styling service for children. The Collective Child stylists take your lifestyle, feedback, and seasonal weather into consideration when packing your box.

Collective Child works like some women’s clothing styling boxes. You begin by filling out a style profile for your child. Information about sizing, preferred colors and prints are all taken into account. After completing the style form, your box will ship out in about 10 days. You have 10 days to have your child try on all the pieces and then you mail anything back that you decide not to keep with the prepaid mailer. Once they receive your mailer you’ll be billed for the items you decided to keep. Pricing is comparable to high-end department stores.

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The Subscription Box: Collective Child

The Cost: You are charged for the items you keep. There is no styling fee.

The Products: high-end boutique type clothing for children

Ships to: U.S. for free

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The information booklet came with simple directions as well as an itemized account of each piece of clothing and its price.

They also included a rather in-depth return form. This will help your stylist understand why you’ve chosen to keep and return each item. You can let them know about style, fabric, fit, price, etc. They even left room for any additional comments you may wish to make. This did take some time to complete, but I appreciate their effort to garner feedback which will helpfully hone future boxes.

For Love and Lemons Checkers Bow Dress – Cost to keep: $62.00

This black and white gingham dress with the ruffle straps is beautiful, but it was too big for my daughter. The straps would slide off her shoulders and because of the low cut front she’d be left bare. I loved the preppy style of the dress but I have to say spending $62 on a dress for a three-year-old is too steep for me.

Imps&Elfs Pink Leggings – Cost to keep: $30.00

These pale pink leggings are incredibly soft and were long enough for my tall daughter with room to grow. We are definitely keeping these.

Tinycottons Pink & Blue Stripe Tank Blouse – Cost to keep: $55.00

I thought this blouse with the tiny snaps down the front was unique and very pretty; my daughter didn’t care for it though. I think the stiff fabric just isn’t her preference. If they had this in an adult size I’d want it for myself. The price point for a tank was too high for me as well.

Rylee + Cru Striped Trousers – Cost to keep: $58.00

These lightweight trousers are a linen/cotton blend. They are ivory and beige stripes and have a loose fit. They remind me of something Katharine Hepburn would have worn: stylish with a man-tailored twist.

Rylee + Cru Circus Tee – Cost to keep: $39.00

I liked the design of this shirt and the incredibly soft fabric, but I think this color washes my fair-skinned daughter out.

DL1961 Alex Flip Short Overalls – Cost to keep: $55.00

These short overalls had some on-trend fringed hems and distressing. They were a little small for my daughter though and pulled up in the back. Love the look, but overalls can be tough for little kids to manage themselves during frequent bathroom breaks, especially for my daughter who is fiercely independent.

Fresh Dinosaurs Shark Lesson Tee – Cost to keep: $38.00

This shirt had pale cream colored shark silhouettes with the shark’s name printed in royal blue. My daughter isn’t into sharks and wasn’t feeling this print so it’s going back. It was nice to see a new brand in this month’s box.

Tocoto Vintage Treasure Print Tee – Cost to keep: $40.00

This is another new-to-me brand from Collective Child. This whisper-weight tee is covered in beachcombing treasures and has that worn-in soft feel of a well-loved shirt.

Verdict: While this is by no means a discount clothing box (nor does it claim to be) I feel the quality of this clothing is fantastic. The fabrics, stitching, design etc. are all top-notch. Since my first box feedback was received, Collective Child has tried to send items with lower price points to better fit my clothing budget. These price points are still a bit splurgy for me but each month I’ve kept at least one item that we fell in love with. If you’re in the market for higher-end, lesser-known brands of high-quality clothing I recommend trying this styling service for your child. It’s easy and with no styling or shipping fee, it’s worth a shot!

What do you think of Collective Child?

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.

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  1. She. Is. Adorable!!!

    • Thank you, Michelle!

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