Stitch Fix Clothing Subscription Box Review – June 2017
Stitch Fix is a monthly clothing and styling subscription service. When you sign up you take a pretty in-depth survey about your sizes, your style, and pricing preferences. After choosing when you’d like to receive your delivery, your stylist handpicks 5 items based on your preferences. 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!)
This month, my box arrived with the box folded but not taped or sealed shut. Thankfully the contents were intact and all was fine!
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
A couple weeks before my Stitch Fix box was mailed out, I received an email suggesting I take a look at Stitch Fix’s new arrivals Pinterest page and pin styles I was interested in. Since I haven’t had the best success with previous Fixes, I thought it would be good to see if this feedback would help my stylist. Let’s find out!
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 $226 to keep everything – an average of $45.20 per item and a total discount of $102.
For anything you plan to return, Stitch Fix instructs you to complete a checkout process online so they know what to expect coming back, and it also allows you to provide feedback about the items. They include a USPS prepaid mailing bag in your box too. You just pack up the items you don’t want and drop the bag off at your post office. Last month, I left the bag for my mail carrier and they picked it up! So convenient!
Each box comes with cards with styling suggestions for every piece, plus a little note from your stylist. This was by far the most helpful piece of info in the box because it inspired outfits I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise!
I also received a postcard promoting Stitch Fix for Men and gifting boxes for Father’s Day!
Report Footwear Liam Embellished Sandal – Cost to keep: $50
Happy to see footwear again this month! I am familiar with Report Footwear and like their styles and like the strappy look of these sandals. They’re made of a gray faux suede and are easy to put on and take off, thanks to the back zippers. However, I do not care for the silver diamond accents; personally, I feel they cheapen the overall look of the sandals. And for $50, I didn’t see the value in keeping this pair.
Napean Sea Rd Foley One Pocket Top – Cost to keep: $58
The first of three tops this month is this plaid long-sleeve button down. The fabric is soft and lightweight and the colors of the plaid are nice, but the cut is a tad large. The sleeves are very long, in particular. I bummed to see Stitch Fix sent another plaid top, especially a long sleeved option heading into summer. My style preferences are romantic and edgy, both of which this top is not. It’s good quality, just not for me.
Cosmic Blue Love Adrianne Distressed Boyfriend Jean – Cost to keep: $88
I was happy to see a pair of boyfriend jeans, especially a pair that look like what I pinned from their Pinterest page! These are great; they’re a lower rise than I typically wear, but they sit perfectly on my waist and hips. The distressing is only on the front of the jeans and just enough.
They arrived cuffed twice but that felt too capri in length so I ended up unrolling a bit which I like much more when wearing with booties. These jeans are definitely my favorite from this month’s box!
Le Lis Adea Faux Suede Button Back Knit Top – Cost to keep: $58
This top is a mix of faux suede on the bodice and a soft knit on the front and back yokes and sleeves. Both fabrics are a charcoal gray, so it makes for a nice monochromatic top. When I first pulled this top out of the box, I thought I’d really like it on, but there’s something about the cut that is throwing me off. Maybe the length?
Or maybe the buttons in the back!
Daniel Rainn Camden Crochet Detail Top – Cost to keep: $74
Last up this month is a white boho-looking top. It’s a sheer fabric with crochet so I was glad to see it’s lined. I was able to confidently try this on without worrying about what I’d have to layer underneath. There’s a simple crochet pattern that runs throughout the front and back of the top, along with a split neckline, finished with ties. I thought this top was OK, but definitely not worth $74.
Verdict: This is my fifth Stitch Fix box and I think it’s time to take a break. Looking back at each of my Fixes, I’ve been disappointed more often than happy with the curation. Although I think my feedback is being read, my style doesn’t marry well to the brands or clothing Stitch Fix specializes in. And I’m bummed the time spent to pin styles on Pinterest didn’t really impact what I received, aside from the jeans.
All in all, the $20 monthly styling fee (which also includes free shipping and returns) is a low-risk way of shopping for clothes in the comfort of your home. However, beware: after taking a look back at my style profile, I have yet to receive the trends and quality items I see in the profile’s “style” section.
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