Stitch Fix Kids Girls Subscription Box Review – September 2018
Stitch Fix Kids is a new styling subscription service from Stitch Fix! After filling out a survey, a stylist will pick items based on your preferences. The fee for this service is $20, and that includes free shipping and free returns. If you keep any of the items they send you, you get to deduct the $20 fee from the total. (If you keep all items, you also get a 25% discount!)
Stitch Fix Kids offers sizes 2T-14.
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About Stitch Fix Kids
The Subscription Box: Stitch Fix Kids
The Cost: $20 styling fee (pay for whatever items you keep minus the $20 credit)
The Products: 8-10 pieces of clothing, shoes & accessories. Stitch Fix Kids offers sizes 2T-14.
Ships to: the US
Stitch Fix Kids September 2018 Review
In our Stitch Fix Kids box, there were several bright and colorful information sheets and a set of stickers for my daughter. I love that they also have a “box challenge” so that you can creatively recycle while entertaining them at the same time!
This is the invoice that was sent in the box. It provides specifics on the brand, size, and price of each item. They also give instructions at the bottom for how to check out and either purchase or return your items in the pre-paid postmarked envelope they provide. The items for my daughter came to a total of $216, but with the 25% discount (which they take off BEFORE they deduct the $20) and the $20 credit, our total drops down to $142.
This is the included stylesheet which features pictures of all the clothes and a note from her stylist- so cute how they have a little maze on the outside of it! I asked for a zip-up hoodie for Liv and the stylist references a pink one in her note, but there was not one in the box, so I’m not sure what happened with that. I also asked for an accessory for her but they weren’t able to send one, so I’m thinking their kid inventory is very limited.
Just a note: my daughter is almost 4 and is incredibly tall for her age. She has been wearing 5T, but she is getting too tall for it all, so I asked for size 6, which means her skinny little 4-year-old body is swimming in most size 6 items, but at the rate she grows, I’m sure it won’t be long before it fits her!
Sovereign Code – Ophelia Tee, Size 6 – Cost to Keep: $16
This was just a basic long-sleeve tee in Navy with white stars and constellations. I love the pattern of constellations on this shirt, very cute, but they did just send us a NASA shirt last month. Plus this one was much too big on her and she wasn’t a fan. This was just okay in my opinion, but nothing super-special for us.
Sovereign Code – Josephine Reversible Bomber Jacket, Size 6 – Cost to Keep: $38
I love this bomber jacket! It is so cute and I thought it looked great on her. We didn’t end up keeping it though because she already has a somewhat similar jacket that is a bit warmer than this one. This was actually much lighter than I would expect it to be, especially considering the almost $40 price tag, but it was reversible, which is cool!
I can’t decide which side I like better! They are both so fun to me! The light blue is a bit more of a light cotton feel, while the navy side has a bit of a shine to it and feels more like outerwear.
Odin & Ivy – Millie Graphic Tee, Size S – Cost to Keep: $12
This shirt is perfect for my daughter who loves to jump and dance around! Cute, pink and a little bit of sparkle; I think this was a great inclusion in her Fix for this month! The fit was great, too.
Tailor Vintage – Felicia Jogger, Size 6/7 – Cost to Keep: $20
I really loved these joggers with the nice blue heather color and the pink waist ties. Plus, look at those beautiful flowers inside the pocket! Very fun and cute, but this brand runs VERY big. They are closer to a size 7 (maybe bigger) and she was just swimming in them even though I had them as tight as they could go. I liked them but I also find them a bit overpriced considering the number of cute joggers that are out right now.
Tailor Vintage – Gwyneth Baby Doll Dress, Size 6/7 – Cost to Keep: $24
I love this dress! But I also have a stripe obsession. I think this will be the perfect dress to pair with leggings for fall and into the winter. It’s great for playing in with the nice stretchy material. This is from the same brand that runs huge on her though so it is pretty big, however, I don’t think it is as noticeable with the style of the dress. This was probably the favorite item for both of us this month!
Tailor Vintage – Maggy Knee Patch Legging, Size 6/7 – Cost to Keep $16
These leggings are super cute and perfect for back to school with the little apple knee patches! They go very nicely with some of the shirts that were sent (modeled below). Again, these were huge on her and while they are cute, they just aren’t nice enough to be a $16 pair of leggings. If they were fleece-lined, then I might consider paying more, but these were just thin everyday leggings.
Flapdoodles – Harlo Short & Long Sleeve Tee Set, Size 6 – Cost to keep $24
These shirts come as a set and looked really cute with the knee patch leggings. I thought the little knot detail on the sleeve of the red shirt was really cute, but my daughter could not get over it and did not like it at all! (She is so picky! She also hates whenever there are “red things” in her sausage (spices) or “black things” in her tuna (pepper).) I guess I can understand, it might be a bit uncomfortable on your wrist. She really liked the glittery lollipop shirt and I did too (surprisingly the knot at her arm didn’t bother her, go figure!), but since it was a set, this one went back. If we could have kept just the short sleeve shirt, then we would have.
Tea Collection – Liv Knit Babydoll Dress, Size 6 – Cost to Keep: $28
This dress is definitely more of a greenish/ gray-blue color like in the first photo, but it has been raining and overcast so much here that natural light is hard to come by. This dress is so cute and another great fall to winter piece! I would just love to pair this with some tights and Mary Janes (do they still make those?). This dress is a bit outside of the price range for me though when I know she will only get to wear it for a few months. I made her choose between the two dresses and she chose the stripes, which is probably more practical, but not quite as fun!
Flapdoodles – Savana Ruffle Tank, Size 6 – Cost to Keep: $14
This shirt is so cute and incredibly soft. I love the bright pink and the adorable ruffles everywhere. I thought it was very cute, but I wish that this was sent to us in the spring instead of right before fall. I feel like she will want to wear it all the time and it just won’t be warm enough. I might have to keep this on my list for when the weather gets warmer! This was more true to size, so I think by the time spring rolls around she might need a bigger size, otherwise, it would have been a keeper.
Flapdoodles – Carmyn Ruffle Detail Pullover, Size 6 – Cost to Keep: $24
This shirt was thicker than average, but not quite as thick and warm as a sweatshirt. It’s very plain and even though it has the cute ruffle detail with sequins inside of it, it still felt so boring to me, especially for $24. If it were thicker with a hood and a pocket on front, I would understand. Neither of us were too excited by this though.
The Verdict: This month’s Stitch Fix Kids box didn’t really wow me. The Tailor Vintage brand was cute, but felt overpriced for what it was and the items were definitely too large for her. That bomber jacket was really cute, but not something we needed and everything else was either cute, but not great for fall, or just kind of so-so. It didn’t feel as tailored to my daughter’s style this month. To break it down a bit, we received 1 jacket, a pair of joggers, a pair of leggings, 2 dresses, three short-sleeved shirts, and three long-sleeved shirts. For a total cost of $142 if we kept everything, I would have expected to see more transitional pieces in there, perhaps a cardigan, some 3/4 length sleeve-shirts or some more pants since that averages out to about $14 per item (keeping the Flapdoodle shirts as a set). Overall, I think this box was kind of a miss for us since it didn’t quite suit our style or our needs. She did love that striped-dress though and we were able to put our styling fee towards that, so it wasn’t a total miss. I’m hoping that our next Fix will cater to the weather and season a bit more!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Stitch Fix curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what we got, but you will probably get something that fits your child’s style and size even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 with free shipping and returns. The total retail value of the items inside is $216. The invoice lists the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all of the items, then I get a 25% discount. The $20 styling fee for the box is applied to the purchase no matter how many items you keep, and in this case, it would bring the total down to $142. That’s a discount of around 34% for these items!
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