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If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, then you probably aren’t on Facebook often enough for this online personal shopping company to serve you ads. I have tried out Stitch Fix a few times and feel like I have enough experience to give a fair review on the pros and cons of this style service.
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
Stitch Fix is a subscription service that allows you to have your own personal shopper who picks out clothes specifically for you.
You pay a $20 styling fee upfront, and a stylist picks out 5 items for you based on a style profile that you set up when you start your subscription. That $20 fee is then applied to any items that you purchase, so as long as you purchase one thing, you are essentially getting the personal stylist for free.
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Once you schedule your Stitch Fix shipment, you just wait for the clothes to be delivered to your home. You can try on the clothes and think about them for up to 3 days before you make a decision. If you send any clothes back, shipping is free. Stitch Fix will also send you a free mailing bag for the clothes you are returning, so all you have to do is drop them in a mailbox.
It is much easier than making a return to Amazon or even Target, so Stitch Fix gets a 4 thumbs up from me (two thumbs from me and two from my husband who appreciates not having returns sit in the back of my car for weeks).
Benefits of Stitch Fix
As a working mom, I have 0 time to shop. Correction – I have 0 time to shop for myself. I have all the time in the world when I stop at Target and “just pass through” the kids section. At least my daughter will look cute.
But Stitch Fix takes care of that for me. Having someone send me clothes that they think I will like and look good on me is a dream come true. I don’t have to go into a store. I don’t have to try on clothes in a tiny dressing room with terrible fluorescent lighting. And I don’t have to go back to the store to make a return if I decide later that something just doesn’t work.
So far, this is the easiest way I have found to shop. And I am all about a good, convenient, subscription service.
One of the great things about Stitch Fix is that your picks are personalized to you. Your stylist takes into account, body type, season, price point, and even what type of clothes you wear most frequently (need more office attire or comfy yoga pants?).
You can even leave a note for you stylist letting them know that you have an event, maybe a wedding or an interview, and they will include items that would be a good fit for that occasion.
You are also asked to leave comments about each item as you check out. Let them know that you don’t really like jersey knit anything or that you love A-Line dresses. This way, your stylist can make better picks for you the next time around.
Even as much as I love the convenience element of Stitch Fix, I think the best thing about the service is the variety.
There are so many brands that Stitch Fix gives you access to. If I went shopping to physical stores, I would have to be shopping all day to pick up the variety that Stitch Fix sends me in one box.
I feel like using Stitch Fix has also helped me to try new styles, which is a good thing since my wardrobe at one point consisted of only pencil skirts and button-down blouses. I was a much more formal gal.
In pretty much every box, I have gotten something that I wouldn’t have probably ever picked out for my self in a store, but once I try it on I absolutely love it.
Now, for this to be an honest Stitch Fix review, I need to share the negatives as well. I want to make sure you have all the facts before you decide to use this personal styling service.
Negatives of Stitch Fix
You may have a set amount in your budget for spending on clothes, but Stitch Fix doesn’t know your budget. You can tell Stitch Fix what a reasonable dollar amount is for you for tops, pants, and accessories, but sometimes items will be at the top of that range or over.
And I have learned that it is much harder to say no to an item that you love once it is in your house, even if it is out of your price range.
When I started Stitch Fix, I received boxes monthly. But due to the consistent budget busting this caused me (because my lack of self-discipline is outstanding), I switched it to quarterly. Which is nice because I get a box for every season. And I can buy all 5 items without guilt.
If you do buy all 5 items, you get 25% off your entire order. But I don’t recommend adding items to your closet that you don’t like just for a discount. But if you do love all 5 items in your box, it is a pretty nice discount.
Stitch Fix Takes Time to Perfect
I will warn you up front that you may hate everything in your first box. It took 2-3 boxes for me to start getting multiple items that I loved in a single box. And the first box I sent all 5 items back.
So if you are not willing it a few tries, this may not be the service to you.
You need to leave good comments with relevant feedback. Be detailed. Let them know that you really don’t like tops with thin fabric are that you already have a ton of cardigans so no mas por favor.
If you haven’t tried it already, this is a service that I think is 100% worth the cost of a $20 styling fee (that you get to apply to your purchases, and I am no mathematician, but that makes it seem like there is actually no cost to try it).
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The convenience alone gets me because as a working mom, I just don’t have time to shop. And if there is any way that I can make my life easier, I am in.
Stitch Fix does make my life easier and I have really loved the clothes I have bought from them. Let me know what YOU think of Stitch Fix in the comments below!