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Dopple Children’s Clothing Subscription Review – Winter 2021

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerFeb 15, 2021 | 13 comments

Dopple is a quarterly clothing subscription for kids ages 0-10 years old featuring niche brands like Nico Nico, Misha + Puff, and Winter Water Factory, to name a few. Shopping for the perfect pieces for your kiddos can be time-consuming, so Dopple helps remove the guesswork with their detailed quiz and scheduled convenience, so you can enjoy luxe clothing pieces chosen just for your child at 30-80% off of retail.

Your first Dopple “Drop” ships 7 business days after filling out the quiz and paying the $10 service fee. From there, a delivery will arrive every quarter. Pay only for what you keep with the $10 fee being credited toward your purchase, and send back the rest. Right now they are offering a 25% discount if all items are kept. Dopple covers shipping both ways.

Dopple‘s mailer now serves a dual purpose as a return envelope. Dopple provides a prepaid return label making returns free and easy! 

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This review is of the quarterly drop including 4-6 items with a $10 styling fee + free shipping. 

About this Children’s Clothing Subscription

The Subscription Box: Dopple 

The Cost: $10 service fee (Pay for whatever items you keep at a discounted price, minus the $10 credit)

The Products: Children’s clothing and accessory items selected for you by a personal stylist based on your survey

Ships to: The U.S.

Dopple Review Winter 2021

Here is some of the information Dopple collected about my son, Ronan, and our expectations pertaining to the budget of our latest Drop:

Ronan’s birthday (omitted for privacy)

Gender: Male

Top Size: 12-18 mo

Budget for Tops: Under $20

Bottom Size: 12-18 mo

Budget for Bottoms: Under $20

Shoe Size: 5

Budget for Shoes: Under $25

Budget for Special Occasion Outfit: Under $40

Colors you love: Blue, green, orange, pink, purple, yellow
Colors you dislike: Cream, white

 

After the initial sizing and budget info, Dopple takes you through a lengthy survey of different styles you may like. They also ask if there are any colors or patterns you love or dislike as well as brand names that “make you swoon.”

 

Each Drop comes with a black envelope filled with a note from Ronan’s stylist, a page explaining how the subscription works, an invoice, and a return label. Dopple offers free shipping and free returns, always.

Now on to Ronan’s new Dopple finds!

 

Frenchie Mini Couture Neon Yellow Elastic Waist Pants, 18 months – Retail Price $34.50 (On sale right now for $23.00)

Listed Value $35, Dopple Price $20

Dopple sent this pair in green last month, and we love them! I especially love this color, though. My sister described them as having a “’90s rap icon” vibe, and I think she nailed it. They are bright, fun, and exactly what he needed for a pop of color this dreary winter.

 

The pants are made of 100% cotton; the pair from our last shipment didn’t shrink too much, and I am hoping these will not either since they fit him almost perfect as is.

 

Noé and Zoë Raglan Ice Rain Bodysuit, 18-24 months – Retail Price $45.64 (On sale for $21.65)

Listed Value $42.00, Dopple Price $19.00

This bodysuit was comically big on my kid, so I didn’t take his photo in it. I chose size 12-18 for this drop, but I noted that Ronan will likely be wearing 18 months very soon, so they sized up this time around. Soft, thick organic cotton makes this bodysuit cozy and durable. I really love the pattern, but I just wish the background wasn’t white. Ro has been working hard on utensil skills, but he is still prone to wearing a lot of his meals. That being said, I think I will be returning this piece.

 

Aimama Check L/S Shirt, 18-24 months – Retail Value $44, Dopple Price $34

I just love the high-quality feel and design of this shirt. The fabric is buttery soft, and the pocket detail is pretty irresistible. You can tell that this fabric isn’t prone to wrinkling, which is AWESOME! A lot of his button-downs get so wrinkled that I usually just shove them in a drawer, and he grows out of them before I remember they are there. I don’t have time to iron my clothes, let alone my 15-month-old’s!

Even though this shirt is big on him, I still think it is stinkin’ cute! The Dopple price on this shirt is $34, which is above my indicated budget for tops… I was tempted to keep this one, but I don’t think I can justify the price. Also, this is more of a winter shirt, so by the time it fits him perfectly, it will be Spring!

 

Aimama Jersey Pants, 18-24 months – Retail Price $26.00, Dopple Price $16.00

My little man has very short legs, like his mom! These were about a mile too long for him, so once again, I didn’t capture a photo. The cut and fit are very cute, and I will say it again and again in this review – soft, very soft fabric! Babies seriously have the best leisure-wear options nowadays. Anyway, my babe still fits in 12-month bottoms, so I am definitely returning this pair.

 

Indikidual Fire Cardigan, 12-24 months – On sale for £15.00, Listed Value $45.00, Dopple Price $36.00

I have mixed feelings about this sweater. I don’t love it; I don’t hate it. I would definitely like it more without the ‘!’ appliqué. It is a bright cozy sweater and is made with 100% organic cotton. I wish I could put my finger on what this piece reminds me of, but I am lost. Mr. Rogers? Steve Urkel?!

 

I am extremely biased, but I thought the oversized fit looked adorable on Ro.

The Verdict: Ro’s winter Dopple Drop consisted of a nice collection of pieces. I requested colors and patterns, and that is what they delivered! Some of the sizing was off, but it is hard to keep up with a growing boy and changing seasons. The items were unexpected, and per usual, opened my eyes to a few new brands that I think I am really going to like. Out of this shipment, I am considering keeping the neon yellow pants and the check shirt, but the other three items were too big to keep. Dopple is a great option for anyone looking for a style upgrade for their kiddos, and they usually do a pretty good job staying within the budget limits you set on your profile.

This month there were three items that fell within my specified budgets, but two items were pricier than I would have liked. The MSRP value on my info sheet came very close to the retail value for most items, except for some that are currently on clearance. The retail value of this month’s Drop is $192. My total cost using Dopple’s prices, plus the 25% keep-everything discount, and minus the $10 service fee brings the final cost down to $93.75, which is awesome savings.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can sign up for a Drop at any time, which would usually ship within 7 business days of completing the survey. Dopple curates its pieces based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you could get something that fits your child’s style and size even better than the looks above.

Value Breakdown: The total retail value of this Drop comes to $192; the total using Dopple’s prices comes to $125, and the total sale price (if I were to keep all 5 pieces), including my 25% off discount, comes to $103.75. With the $10 service fee credit applied, that cost drops again to $93.75.

Check out our other reviews of Dopple, more personal styling services, and the best clothing subscription boxes for kids of 2020, as recommended by MSA readers like you!

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Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.
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13 comments

MzBev

He has your eyes! The cardigan is adorable on him!

Abby Holsinger

Thank you! 🙂

Leslie

Cynthia,

Well I feel silly. I didn’t even check. Bingo! Will be doing that immediately. Thank you.

Cynthia

Happy I could help! I was just thinking about them too a few weeks ago and found their US online store. Haven’t ordered yet but hope to do so soon. I lived in Germany in the late 90s to early 2000s and visited a few of their boutiques around Europe and had a few pieces when they had locations in the US when I was a teen back in the 80s-90s.

Jennifer

I had sizing issues initially with Kidbox doing the same thing and sending me a size-up items so there would be room to grow. I had to email them some feedback that I already took that into account when picking the size, so if they did it too everything would be way too big! And since then they’ve only sent stuff in the correct size, unless a brand runs large/small so it fits with the other items.

Those first pants are pretty fun!

Abby Holsinger

I love those funky yellow pants! I think it takes a few shipments to get the hang of really any clothing subscription, but his unpredictable growing schedule adds an extra obstacle. I think with his next shipment I will note to either send us a size up for the following season or to send his size in the season we are in.
Thanks for reading 🙂

katie

He looks adorable in that check shirt!

Kristin

I think that cardigan would fit me 😉

Abby Holsinger

Haha, he was definitely swimming in it 🙂

Brandi Dowell

He is so adorable! Especially in the oversized sweater! 🙂 It reminds me of that old brand United Colors of Benetton!

Abby Holsinger

Thank you! I totally agree – what a great reference! 🙂

Leslie

I miss Benneton. I was in 6-8th grade when that brand was even more popular than Esprit among my female classmates. It was usually too expensive for my family’s budget, but a trip to the Benneton store in Vancouver B. C. allowed me to get a few sweaters from this sought after brand due to a favorable exchange rate. I spent a whole year’s worth of allowance for doing chores on three sweaters. I remember it being worth it.

Wish they were still around. They built their brand around diversity, which I think people would respond well to know as they did then.

Cynthia

You can buy their stuff through their web site.

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