Stitch Fix vs. Wantable — Which Styling Service is Better?
Stitch Fix vs. Wantable
Comparing These Two Popular Styling Services
Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to have a personal stylist to help them find the latest looks and styles that best suits them? Well, with Stitch Fix and Wantable, that’s exactly what you get! Both personal styling services send members 5-7 items of clothing and accessories based on a style questionnaire. You have a stylist pick out items for you and there is a $20 styling fee that will be applied to any purchase you make. You can try on all the clothes in the comfort of your own home and you only keep what you love.
Not only are these personal styling services fun and convenient, but you can also save money too! If you purchase all the items in your Stitch Fix you receive a 25% discount, while Wantable offers a 20% discount on your total purchase if you keep 5 items or more. On the surface, these women’s clothing subscription boxes are very similar but there are slight differences. Which styling subscription service is a better fit for you? Read on as we compare Wantable vs. Stitch Fix, so you can decide for yourself.
Stitch Fix vs. Wantable
Stitch Fix and Wantable have been styling members for a long time! Both companies were founded in 2011 and we’ve been reviewing them at MSA for over 5 years. We have reviewed hundreds of Stitch Fix “Fixes” and Wantable “Edits” from both services and we think they both have a lot to offer.
When weighing one personal styling service against another, there are a number of things to consider. Among them, what kinds of brands do they carry? What sizes do they offer? And what is the price range? Can you customize your clothing and accessory picks and how long do you have to try on items at home before making your final decision? Plus, of course, what does the service cost, who can be styled, where do they ship, and more. Feel free to jump to the specific section(s) that interest you most using the links to the left, or get a quick overview by heading straight to the verdict.
First, here’s a quick overview of each service:
- Stitch Fix sends members 5 items of clothing and accessories based on an in-depth style profile. You have 3 days to try on your items at home before returning items you don’t want to keep and checking out online for the items that you want. You can order a Fix whenever you choose or sign up for automatic shipments. Your styling fee goes towards any purchase you make and you receive 25% off your total order if you keep all 5 items.
- Wantable sends members 7 items of clothing and accessories based on an in-depth style profile, as well as prioritizing items requested from the Wantable Stream. Return items you don’t want to keep within 5 days and your styling fee goes towards any purchase you make. You get 20% off your order if you decide to keep 5 or more items.
Plans & Pricing
Stitch Fix offers styling for women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories. For women’s styling, Stitch Fix offers Plus size, Petite and Maternity sizing. For men’s styling, they offer big and tall sizes and for kids’, they offer fits for toddlers, kids, and tweens.
For every Stitch Fix plan, there is a $20 styling fee and you receive a $20 credit for any purchase you make from your Fix. If you keep all 5 items, you receive a 25% discount that is applied before the $20 credit.
For women’s and men’s clothing, the prices range from $25 – $500, while kids’ items start at $10. You can set your price preferences for different categories, so your stylist can select items within your budget.
Wantable offers a women’s style edit, as well as a women’s active edit, or men’s active edit that features more workout clothes and loungewear. Wantable offers plus sizes up to 3X (same as Stitch Fix) but does not currently carry maternity sizes. Aside from the regular edits, they also offer limited-time Themed edits, such as the recent ‘Home for the Holidays’ edit.
For every edit, there is a $20 styling fee that goes towards any purchase you make from your edit. If you keep 5 or more items, you receive a 20% discount. Wantable’s products typically range from $50-$100 per item and their style quiz asks how much you typically spend on each category, so your stylist can find items at your desired price point.
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How it Works
After choosing your Stitch Fix plan and filling out an in-depth style profile, you’re ready to receive your first Fix. Your answers to the style questionnaire will inform which items you receive but you can also leave a detailed note to your stylist and even create a Pinterest board for your stylist to work off of. You won’t be able to see what you’re getting before your Fix but you’re under no obligation to buy anything you don’t love – although you will lose out on your $20 credit if you don’t purchase anything from your Fix.
Aside from the 5 clothing and accessories (bags, shoes, and jewelry) items in your Fix, you can also request ‘extras’ to be added to Women’s, Men’s, and Maternity Fixes. Stitch Fix Extras are essentials that you can add to your order and include items such as socks, undergarments, and other basics, as well as any variety of limited-time items. Your $20 styling fee can be applied towards the purchase of Extras but your purchase of Extras does not count toward the Buy All discount.
Wantable works in much the same way as Stitch Fix, with a stylist who hand-picks items for you based on a comprehensive style survey. Wantable also wants to surprise and hopefully delight you with their selections, so you don’t see your picks until they arrive at your door. However, Wantable features a Wantable Stream that lets members request and decline items. Your stylist will prioritize items that you’ve requested from the Stream based on availability and you won’t receive any items that you decline.
While Wantable’s discount is less than Stitch Fix’s, you only need to purchase 5 of the 7 items to receive the discount (as opposed to having to purchase all 5 of the items Stitch Fix sends you), which gives members a bit more wiggle room to activate their discount. Something that Wantable offers that Stitch Fix doesn’t, is the ability to exchange items that will count towards your discount if you end up purchasing the new item. Stitch Fix also offers free exchanges but you don’t receive a Buy All discount unless you purchase all of the items from a Fix.
Shipping & Returns
Stitch Fix is available in all U.S .states and territories and there’s also Stitch Fix UK. Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free and you have 3 days to try on your items at home before sending them back in the included returns shipping bag. If you need more time, it’s easy to extend your try-on period in your account settings. Make sure to provide feedback for any item you send back, so your next Fix can be even better tailored to your style needs.
Wantable is also available in all U.S. states and territories but currently does not ship internationally. Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free and the default is 5 days for returning items that you do not wish to keep. However, you can also extend your try-on window if you need more time to decide.
Brands & Sizing
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For women’s, Stitch Fix works with more than 250 established and up-and-coming labels and brands such as clothing and accessories by Kut From The Kloth, Eloquii, Joie, Gorjana, and Citizens of Humanity. Stitch Fix strives to introduce members to new brands and also offer premium brands with price points up to $500. You can select to receive premium brands or opt for more affordable options. Stitch Fix offers clothing and accessories such as bags, shoes, jewelry, and scarves.
For men’s, Stitch Fix offers more than 30 established and emerging men’s brands such as Ben Sherman, Original Penguin, Scotch & Soda, 7 For All Mankind, and Mavi. For kids’, there are 40+ brands including Tailor Vintage, Nike, BCBG Girls, Threads for Thought, Hurley, Kate Spade, and Hanna Andersson.
Stitch Fix currently carries women’s sizes 00-24W & XXS-3X, as well as maternity sizes and men’s sizes XS-3XL.
Wantable offers hundreds of premium brands such as Hudson, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Kensie, Kut From the Kloth, Lyssé, Onzie, Beyond Yoga, Wear it to Heart, Rhone, and Alternative Apparel. The products include clothing and accessories such as bags, scarves, and jewelry (but no footwear) that typically range from $50-$100 per item. You can choose which accessory types you don’t want to receive and your stylist can either introduce you to more unique items or send must-have staples whether it’s a new pair of jeans, a v-neck t-shirt, or a long-sleeve cardigan depending on your preferences.
Style Edits and women’s Active Edits are available in sizes XS-3X (0-24W), while Men’s Active Edits are available in sizes S-XXL.
Scheduling & Cancelling
You can schedule a Fix to arrive on a certain date and Stitch Fix will do its best to get it to you when you requested it. While it’s not guaranteed that your Fix will arrive on the exact date you requested, you can plan months ahead if you want. You can order a one-time Fix whenever you choose or schedule automatic fixes to arrive every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, or every 3 months. It’s easy to change the frequency of your Fixes or cancel automatic Fixes from your account.
Like Stitch Fix, you can order a one-time Wantable Edit or enroll in automatic shipments. It’s easy to change the frequency from your account. Unlike Stitch Fix, however, you can choose to receive your Edit on a certain date and shipping takes 3-5 business days for first time orders in the U.S.
Which styling service is the best fit for you?
So, as you can see, Stitch Fix and Wantable both offer really similar high-quality styling services for refreshing your wardrobe. If you find online shopping daunting and want a personal shopper to do all the heavy lifting for you, then you really can’t go wrong with either styling service. Both services start with an in-depth style quiz to determine your style and fit preferences, body type, areas you want to flaunt, and more! You can leave a note for your stylist for more specific requests but both services aim to surprise and delight their subscribers. For Stitch Fix, you can create a Pinterest inspiration board for your stylist and the Wantable Stream lets you request or decline specific items that you may want or not want to see in your box.
Both Stitch Fix and Wantable charge a $20 styling fee that comes with a $20 credit that you can use towards the purchase of any item in your shipment. And both offer discounts when you buy all or almost all of the items that your stylist picks for you. With all these similarities, it really comes down to the slightest differences when choosing which styling service to go with. How will you decide which one is the right one for you? Let’s do some quick comparisons by category to help you make your choice.
Plans & Pricing
Choose Stitch Fix if you’re looking for maternity items or looking to sign up the whole family under one account, as it also offers men’s and kids’ styling. Stitch Fix might also work better for you if you want more price options. You can set your price preferences for different categories for both Stitch Fix and Wantable but Stitch Fix lets you request items over $200, while Wantable’s highest price option is $150+. On the other end, Stitch Fix provides a ‘The Cheaper, The Better’ option, while Wantable’s price point starts at $50.
Choose Wantable if you’re looking for activewear or Themed edits. You can order style edits, along with women’s and men’s active edits and as many Themed edits as you want!
How it Works
Choose Stitch Fix if you want a bigger discount for buying all your curated picks! Stitch Fix gives you 25% off your total order when you purchase all 5 items from your Fix.
Choose Wantable if you want more flexibility in getting a discounted price. While Wantable only offers 20% off when you buy 5 or more items, the fact that they send 7 items and you don’t have to keep all of the items to activate your discount means it’s more likely that you’ll be able to use it. Another perk of Wantable is that exchanged items can count towards getting the discount if you end up purchasing the new item.
Shipping & Returns
Both Stitch Fix and Wantable offer free shipping, exchanges, and returns and provide a similar try-on window. Wantable’s default of 5 days is longer than Stitch Fix’s 3 days but both services let you extend that window from your account. Of course, if you’re in the U.K., only Stitch Fix is currently available outside of the U.S. and its territories.
Brands & Sizing
When it comes to brands, you can’t go wrong with either Stitch Fix or Wantable here, both offer hundreds of different brands, and stylists for both services aim to introduce members to new brands and styles that they’ll love. Stitch Fix offers some more options for petite sizing starting at 00 or XXS, whereas Wantable sizing starts at 0 or XS but both services offer plus sizes up to 3X. Stitch Fix also offers maternity sizes, while Wantable does not.
Scheduling & Cancelling
If you’re looking to schedule a shipment for a certain date in the future, only Stitch Fix offers a choose a date option. Wantable typically ships orders within 3-5 business days in the U.S. but you can’t select a date. Neither service requires members to sign up for a monthly box and it’s easy to customize your frequency or order one-time shipments as you please from your account for both Stitch Fix and Wantable.
Looking for more style inspiration? Check out other women’s style subscription boxes here.
Have you tried Stitch Fix and/or Wantable? Which personal styling service do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!