What It’s Like to Subscribe to Stitch Fix
Read reviews further down the page, too, for more personal experiences.
How Stitch Fix Works
When you first visit stitch fix, the first thing you do is take a style quiz. The quiz takes a few minutes but helps Stitch Fix learn what your preferences are so their style experts and algorithms can recommend more clothes you love and fewer clothes you aren’t interested in. Questions include things like shopping preferences, clothing style and type preferences, body proportions, and price ranges.
After completing an order, your first fix is then shipped. You can try on and see which clothes you want to keep, if any, and which clothes you want to return. There are no shipping charges for either deliveries or returns. You only pay for two things: $20 for the styling service, and the price of any clothes you choose to keep. The $20 styling service is applied as a discount towards any clothes you keep, too! If you do end up keeping your whole fix, then you’ll also receive a 25% discount towards the whole batch.
Stitch fix no longer requires a subscription, so you can get fixes shipped individually or on a recurring basis, and if you want clothes for multiple people including men, women, kids & more, you can specify different frequencies for each.
Example Stitch Fix Styles and Pricing Options
Pricing for Stitch Fix is always the same: $20 for every fix shipped as a styling fee, plus the cost of any clothes you keep, with the $20 styling fee applied as a direct discount towards the clothes. That means the minimum cost is always $20, with the maximum cost varying depending on the price of the clothes and what styles you receive.
Check out all of our Stitch Fix editorial reviews to see what styles our expert reviewers received in their fixes and what they cost.
Stitch Fix Pros and Cons
- Quickly adapts to your style preferences
- Styles are accessible to most people
- Very convenient
- High quality clothes
- Tons of brands carried
- Less affordable than bargain hunting in-store
- Short 3-day return window if you don’t request an extension
- When boxes do miss the mark, it can be frustrating or discouraging
What Else You Should Know About Stitch Fix
The three-day return period seems short, but you aren’t stuck with it - you can request an extension through your profile which can give you that extra time you need to decide if the clothes are really right for you.
One of the main strengths of Stitch Fix is their algorithm to find the right clothes for you from the thousands of options out there. To improve the usefulness of the algorithm, you can also play Stitch Fix’s “style shuffle”, a version of swiping left and right like Tinder but for clothes. By quickly sharing what you do or don’t like, the algorithm can become more refined faster than waiting weeks to learn about only the handful of pieces actually delivered.
You can also try sharing Pinterest boards full of images of clothes you like (or don’t like) to help your stylist pick the right clothes for you. That said, we’ve heard mixed results with this tactic since not all stylists are the same and some stylists rely more or less on the algorithmic suggestions as opposed to using your feedback (for better or for worse).
One more note on affordability - while Stitch Fix defaults to selling clothes at MSRP, if you do find an item cheaper within seven days of delivery then Stitch Fix has a price-matching policy. This only applies to sticker price, though, and doesn’t apply to sales.
Is Stitch Fix Worth It?
For most people looking to expand their wardrobe from the convenience of home, Stitch Fix is a great option that has a good chance of delivering you new pieces that fit your style.
If you are someone who loves the in-store experience, seeks more adventurous styles, or if you’re a bargain hunter who wants to look for the best deals, then Stitch Fix is probably not for you.
How Stitch Fix Compares to Other Top Styling Services
Stitch Fix VS Trunk Club: Both of these styling services try to match your preferences with clothes you’ll love, shipped to your door for you to try on and either keep or return. Stitch Fix tends to be a little more conservative in their style suggestions and more affordable. The $25 styling fee Trunk Club charges is only $5 more, but the price of each clothing item is usually much higher. With Trunk Club, however, you have the Nordstrom name behind it, which brings the in-store option and top tier customer service to go with the higher end items.
Stitch Fix VS Wantable: These styling services are very similar. They have the same $20 styling fee, but Wantable’s clothing options tend to be a little less expensive and catered towards more trendy styles. Stitch Fix carries far more brands and caters to more types of styles overall, however. Wantable only has a 20% discount if you keep 5 items, however they ship 7 items instead of only 5 so you have a better shot at the discount. Wantable also gives you five days to return compared to Stitch Fix’s three. Wantable has a “stream” where you can specifically request clothes or decline clothes, influencing what might show up in your next shipment. Wantable Fitness is a better option than Stitch Fix if you’re looking for activewear.