Honestly, my closet was looking a little too much like a walk through Costco. Not that it was bad – it just wasn’t unique. Getting to the mall or making time for clothes shopping just wasn’t happening. I think my husband was getting tired of the frumpy look because for Christmas got me a Stitch-Fix gift card. When I’ve mentioned Stitch-Fix to my friends they have been curious about my experience. I thought it was about time I wrote a review to let you all in on my new secret.
What is Stitch Fix?
As an online styling service, Stitch fix offers a personalized shopping experience. Did you see the movie The Intern? The company Anne Hathaway started “All About the Fit” reminds me of the Stitch Fix model. It is basically a shopping subscription created to accommodate your style, fit and budget. They include Fixes for Men sizes XS-XXL and Women 0-24W and XS-3X, with options for maternity and petite.
I started by filling out my online style profile. It took about 15 minutes to share all of my info. Everything from my measurements, how I liked certain pieces of clothing to fit, what my style looked like, and what my price point and frequency were. You can choose to receive a Fix every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, or every 3 months. You also have the option of connecting a Pinterest board to your profile. This works great because it allows you to pin looks you like and your stylist can see them first hand to find items you’ll be happy with. There is no penalty for canceling at any time.
Each Fix there is a $20 charge for your stylist to hand-pick pieces to fit your taste, needs, and budget. This fee is credited toward your fix, so as long as you keep something you get an instant $20 off. The shipment is mailed directly to your door at the frequency you’ve chosen when you set up your style profile. Each shipment contains five items of clothing, shoes, and accessories for you to try on at home.
There is a place to message your stylist with special requests, and after you receive a Fix you can let your stylist know how things fit, what you loved or thought was okay. It is best to be specific when making your reviews so each new Fix becomes more customized to what you want and need.
My Latest Fix
I’ll admit, it’s a little like Christmas each time I see the Stitch Fix box delivered. In addition to the items my stylist chooses for me, I also get a personalized note. She includes style cards with examples of how I can mix and match the items in my Fix.
They give you three days to decide what you want to keep. You can also go in and extend your decision time if you need to. To check out you log in to your account and select what you are keeping. If you keep all five items you get a bonus 25% off the entire purchase plus your $20 styling fee will be credited toward any items you keep.
What you decide to return goes in the prepaid mailer included in your shipment. Drop it off at any USPS mailbox. They provide free shipping both ways – even for exchanges!
What I’ve Learned
The more details you can give the better. I don’t particularly like skinny jeans on my body and so I included that in the details of my style profile. My first shipment included a pair of skinny jeans, but my stylist assured me the fit would work – and it did. I’ve gone back in and added additional information with each Fix to help them narrow down what I love.
If you decided to cancel your Fix be sure to do it before the $20 stylist fee is charged to your account. They send an email letting you know when your next shipment is coming and allowing time to skip the shipment or cancel completely.
I would recommend going in right after you get your shipment, while it is fresh in your mind to fill out the review of your Fix. They ask for specifics and allow for detailed notes. All of this will ensure your next shipment is even better.
You’ve made it to the end – and here is the bonus! If you want to give Stitch Fix a try you can use this LINK to get a $25 credit toward your first Fix. I’d love to hear about your experience!
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Tell me about your experience!