Stitch Fix Kids Boy Subscription Box Review – October 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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 October 2018 Review
In every Stitch Fix Kids box, they include a pre-paid shipping envelope for returns and information sheets.
Here’s the item list of the clothing they selected for my son, and their individual prices. The items total $266 but with my $20 styling fee applied, and the keep-everything 25% off discount, the total adds up to be $179.50
I thought it was cute that the information sheet had a maze on it for your kid, plus the inside flaps of the shipping box have some activities and ideas for how to play with the box, too!
The reverse of that card shows photos of each item (which I love because it makes it easy to reference the pricing sheet!).
Capelli New York Thomas Slip-On Clogs – Cost to Keep: $10
While the price is nice for a pair of shoes, that’s the only part of these shoes I like. Camo and orange is a pretty far departure from our taste. And it’s October, in Michigan, so slip-on croc-like shoes aren’t exactly practical in this cold weather. This was the first miss I pulled out of this month’s box. (Spoiler: there’s more)
Under Armour Side Seam Short – Cost to Keep: $18
If Gideon were in school and in a gym class or in a sporty extracurricular, I guess these would make sense. But these are super sporty, which is not how he dresses and also shorts in October, in Michigan, are not a great idea. Unfortunately, these are another miss.
Hurley Tanner Color Block Fleece Zip Hoodie, Cobalt – Cost to Keep: $34
This hoodie felt like a nice quality, warm, and was constructed well. We would probably make use of this in the Fall weather but he already has a hoodie or two. Plus, this was sporty and has a brand plastered on the arm, so I really don’t care to spend the money to keep this one.
Hurley Shark Attack Pant Set, Light Blue – Cost to Keep: $34
So, this was the moment when I realized Gideon’s obviously grown and I should have sized-up for this month’s fix, so most of the clothes in this box are too small. Oops! This sweater just fit, and although I like the style of the joggers, they’re too tight and short. And, again a big Hurley logo across the front, which I don’t care for. Also, this outfit kind just looks like PJs to me? But that may just be me.
Joe’s Jeans Kids Denim Jogger Set – Cost to Keep: $30
This sweater is part of a 2-piece outfit with the denim joggers below, FYI. Gideon’s face says how he felt about this sweater, LOL (and also how he felt about trying on a bunch of clothes in a row for me this month). It was hard to get on from being too snug, and he had a weird dislike or the elbow patches (maybe just because he’s never seen them before? Toddlers and change don’t mesh the best, haha).
Denim Jogger – Cost to Keep: $30
I like denim joggers for Gideon, and these were pretty good quality. I like the design but they just fit and the ankles were a little snug. You can see Gideon wearing these below. (and above, with the sweater that came with these as a set, but you can’t see them well.)
Odin & Ivy Classic Long Sleeve Graphic Tee – Cost to Keep: $14
Finally, a winner! I love the colors of this long sleeve tee, and the graphic is science-y which is more in line with our taste. The fabric was really soft. The material is thin enough to layer well while not also letting him overheat while running around indoors at church or preschool.
Odin & Ivy Classic Long Sleeve Graphic Tee – Cost to Keep: $12
I really like this tee, too. Most of Gideon’s wardrobe is grey and navy so to add some white and red to it makes some more interesting outfits. The quality is nice and I really do love the way it fits him. Also featured: the lollipop I used to bribe Gideon to take more pictures with me, haha.
DL1961 Brady Stretch Slim Denim – Cost to Keep: $44
As active and playful as Gideon is, I don’t need anyone making holes in his jeans for me! I don’t have anything really wrong with the distressing, but the waist sat too low on Gideon’s hips anyway, so they slid down a lot and didn’t cover much of anything when he sat or bent down. You can see him wearing these above.
Sovreign Code Kort Puffer Hooded Vest – Cost to Keep: $32
This vest was almost comically small on Gideon. Even with Gideon starting to grow out of 3T, it seems to run really short. I am happy they sent a vest, though, because I’ve never bought Gideon one before and finding the right one for Gideon might be perfect through the Fall.
Sovreign Code Chip Iceland Puffer Coat – Cost to Keep: $38
Like a broken record, this coat was also too small. Although I think it’s pretty common to size up for coats for the sake of layering well over shirts and sweaters so I was a little surprised this was also 3T. While it was snug, the arms were, weirdly, very tight on him – which is not a common issue for him. I think this coat may be designed to have a more snug style and run a little small, too? I do like the construction and it did feel very warm! The navy is also perfect for versatility in the Fall.
The Verdict: Well, I learned my lesson about remembering to size up clothing subscriptions for my kids when I notice they’ve grown a bit. Just about everything in this month’s fix was too small but I genuinely can’t blame them for that fact. I’ve already updated all of his sizing in his profile. However, I do feel that many of the items that were sent were really not our style (sporty, camo, big brand logos) and I noted that in our feedback when checking out. As far as prices go, I think they seem reasonable. Some seem a little high, but I’m really happy with the quality of everything we were sent and the way items we’ve kept have been washing and holding up so far, so I get it. I also like that there are so many items sent – even if you just want to pick one item so you don’t lose out on your styling fee, it’s not hard to find at least one thing to love without spending much more or any more than you already have with your fee.
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 $266. The invoice lists the cost of each item next to it, but if I keep all 5 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 $179.50. That’s a discount of around 35% for these items!
Check out all of our Stitch Fix reviews to see how this styling subscription works.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think about Stitch Fix for kids? Have you tried them yet?