Sunday, October 16, 2016

Stitch Fix Review

I’ve been trying out a lot of monthly box subscriptions on myself, so I decided to start one for my wife. I had heard a lot of good things about Stitch Fix, so I thought that special someone in my life would enjoy some new summer clothing.

How Does It Work?

The service begins the way they all do, with an in-depth survey of your stylistic choices, sizes, and your budgetary restrictions. My wife did that one day while I was mowing the lawn, so I missed some of the details, but she did say that she believed they got a good idea of what she is all about.

Stitch in a box
I’m a fan of the business plan Stitch Fix has conjured up. The personal stylist picks out five items per month for you to try on, which costs you a $20 styling fee. But, if you decide to keep any of the items, the $20 is credited to your account. Also, if you decide to keep all five pieces, you also get a 25% discount, which is really, really nice.

Other nice features of Stitch Fix are the personal note from your stylist and styling suggestions for all the items in your package. My wife enjoyed looking that stuff over.

My Experience With Stitch Fix

The first item in the “fix” my wife received was the Papermoon Teslow Flutter Sleeve Knit Top ($48). She really like the fit and feel of this shirt, especially the length afforded to the trunk. She is long through the middle, and most shirts she buys hike up when she moves and raises her arms. She wasn’t crazy about the pattern, but the fit was enough for her to keep it.

Next was another Papermoon top, the Magguie Lasercut Detail Blouse ($44). Again, great length and this time a solid salmon color. She really likes the scalloped and detailed neckline and the shirt is fancy enough to wear to school (she’s a teacher) and playful enough to dress down with a pair of jeans. Another keeper!

The third item was the Market & Spruce Hi-Lo Short Sleeve Tee ($44).

A very nice, comfy t-shirt for summer, but this one ran into the trunk problem I described above. And for $44, a t-shirt needs to fit perfectly.

Sent back…

Along with the shirt came the Liverpool Callista Printed Cuffed Denim Short ($58). These shorts have a cool, yet subtle pattern that make them different than most jorts. My wife loves the length of them, reaching mid-thigh, as she is “not middle school anymore.” Her words, not mine. Keep!

Finally, the 41Hawthorn Renesme Jersey Faux Wrap Dress ($78). I thought my wife looked amazing in this dress, but she didn’t like the pattern. It’s blue with a light blue line and curve pattern throughout. A little “too busy and 60’s” for her. Again, her words. Sent back…

The Verdict

So, of the first five items received, three were kept, which more than covered the styling fee.

Add to that the fact that my wife didn’t have to run to the mall and shop for herself, and we are both happy with how Stitch Fix worked out. We would definitely suggest Stitch Fix (Stich Fix)  if you are looking for help from a stylist. She is going to keep her subscription, and I am going to start one as well!