I have been wanting to try Stitch Fix for a long time now and finally decided to give it a shot. I have to admit I got a little bit nervous as it was getting very close to my delivery date and I hadn't received any shipping notifications yet. The "delivered by" date is not completely accurate. I believer it should say "expected delivery date". Mine was supposed to come on Friday the 25, but did not arrive until Monday the 28th. I spoke with a very helpful rep about it and it wasn't that big of a deal.
A quick overview of how the service works: You pick a date to have a box delivered to you. You fill out a style profile which is fun and can even link up to your pinterest to give your stylist inspiration. As the date approaches, your stylist will select five items for you based on your note or requests. Once the package arrives, you will have 3 days to try on your outfits in the comfort of your own home(which I loved) and return what you don't like. They will provide a prelabeled package to return any items you don't wish to keep. You can check out on their app or their website and it will ask you to rate each item to help with future fixes. There is a $20 styling fee for each fix, which is applied as a credit to any purchase you make. If you keep all 5 items you get 25% off your total. Which is a good deal because I compared prices to other stores and they are the same as what you would pay in the store.
I came home from work on Monday excited to see my package sitting on the steps. First of all, I LOVE the packaging. Cute branding, not to mention my favorite color.
Inside of the box there will be a personalized note from your stylist, outfit inspiration cards, and the price list of your items.
$79 In this fix I had requested some flats that I could wear to my new job. I'm on my feet a lot so the requirements were cute and comfortable. These fit the bill. Unfortunately they were just slightly too big and there was something I just didn't love about them. I don't typically spend that much on shoes unless they are a great quality boot. Returned.
$64 I'll start with the top, LOVE. The color is my favorite. The shape was good. Of course I love v-necks. It's a great basic that adds some flare to a simple outfit without too much effort. And the buttons <3. A little more than I would normally spend on a simple top, but I really loved it. Kept.
$78 The pants. These were what I refer to as a "dressy legging". They have everything you would want from pants: pockets, a zipper, and a button made from a great stretch fabric. The thing I didn't love about these was the waist. It was a little too high and didn't sit quite right on me. For this style/material I felt like the price was a little high. Returned.
$128 I adored this blazer. Everything about it. It was super cute, a fun pattern, great colors. What I didn't love was the price. I'm trying to start buying quality pieces that can last me for years. Had I been keeping everything in this fix and been getting the 25% off I probably would have kept it. After wearing it around for a while to decide if it was worth the price I also noticed it was a little too large in the shoulder area. Returned.
$48 This top had fun cut outs, a great color, and a super flattering cut. It was just slightly too small in some areas and I already have a similar style top in this color. While this top was my favorite price wise, I'm trying to have less pieces to make outfits not more just to have them. Returned.
Overall I had a great first Stitch Fix experience. While I only kept 1/5 items I think my stylist did a great job understanding what I was looking for and I will definitely do again to continue building my "grown up" wardrobe.
- Letting someone pick out pieces for me that I may not normally choose for myself.
- Not having to go to the store and getting to try on clothes at home.
- Finding new brands that I don't regularly shop.
- It's fun, even if you don't love all of the pieces. The anticipation of getting a package where you have no idea what you're going to get is great.
- You can set up a fix with special requests for any upcoming events.
- The prices are a little higher than what I normally pay for clothes, but I am trying to build a wardrobe of quality pieces that I can keep for years.
- Waiting on the package.
- Not being able to try on multiple sizes if something doesn't fit right.
- Lack of control over what is being chosen.
- You may request an item that they don't currently have in stock
Would I do it again? Absolutely! And I will.
Disclaimer: This is a review of a subscription service. The opinion is entirely my own and I have received no compensation for this posting.