Stitch Fix Reviews 2019
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Clothes can be extremely inconvenient to shop for! Just a trip to find the perfect outfit can eat up an entire day. Luckily, I found out this can be solved thanks to subscription boxes! Stitch Fix finds styles for you and sends them right to your doorstep. This way you can avoid all the inconvenient aspects of shopping, but still have the pleasure of getting cute new clothes to wear. This Stitch Fix review will explain how the service works and my experience ordering my first box. Moreover, I will also cover any saving opportunities I came across, and everything else I thought was noteworthy.
Stitch Fix Review 2018 – Website Experience
The Stitch Fix website is pretty simple. Their homepage explains how the service works and has links to their FAQ, blog, and social media pages. Unfortunately, I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to find an online store where I could browse clothing options and prices to see what they offer. There are some screenshots of example outfits you could get, but I’d prefer to see all of the alternatives.
Furthermore, it would be great if they allowed customers to shop through some type of Stitch Fix clearance. As sale and clearance sections are 99% of where we shop, I’m sure they’d get more sales if they offered these options. As for clothes, they offer plus-size, petite, men, and maternity options. There are over 250 clothing brands that they work with for their women’s line and over 30 brands for their men’s line.
Finally, one thing I like is that they post various fashion tips and outfit ideas on their blog. Their social media profiles, on the other hand, are flooded with outfit inspirations and sneak-peaks into what you might get in your box.
How Does Stitch Fix Work?
Stitch Fix sends you five products picked by your personal stylist based on your specific style profile. These include clothing, shoes, or accessories, depending on the type of products you’d like to receive.
When you sign up, you first create your Stitch Fix login information. You’ll also fill out a questionnaire to determine your style profile. You will be prompted to provide data about your height and weight, as well as sizes and proportions. Moreover, you will be asked about your clothing and jewelry preferences, the type of clothes and accessories you’d like to receive, as well as the price you’re willing to pay for each piece of clothing.
As you might have noticed so far, they’re very detailed with the questions they ask. However, that is all to make sure you get the perfect styles. You can even leave a message for your stylist with more specifics of what you’d like to receive.
Stitch Fix Prices
The Stitch Fix prices depend on which items you decide to keep from your shipment. They state that their average price point is $55 per item, which is a bit spendy in my opinion. However, you can choose what price range you’d like to stay in.
When it comes to delivery frequency, you can choose to get a shipment every two or three weeks, every month, every two months, or every three months. If you don’t want recurring shipments, you can order them on demand as well.
Finally, there is a $20 styling fee for each shipment, which is simply credited towards any products you decide to buy. Unfortunately, this fee doesn’t roll over if you decide not to keep anything from your delivery. Because of this, I found a lot of Stitch Fix bad reviews from people who were unhappy with the products they received and couldn’t get a styling fee refund.
Payment Methods & Saving Opportunities
You can purchase your Stitch Fix membership with any major credit or debit card. As for coupons and deals, I was able to find only a few. Although this isn’t exactly a Stitch Fix coupon, I found that they guarantee a refund of the $20 styling fee for your first order if you decide you don’t want to buy anything. This way, you pretty much get a free trial of their service.
In addition, if you keep all five items from your shipment, they’ll give you a 25% discount on all of them. You can also get 25% off if you refer a friend to subscribe to Stitch Fix! While these are the only offers I found so far, I’ll make sure to include any deals I can find in my monthly Stitch Fix reviews!
There are plenty of other clothing subscription plans if some of the negative reviews put you off or you just want to look through other options. Wantable, Trunk Club by Nordstrom, Le Tote, and JustFab are just a few of the alternatives at your disposal.
A couple others I’ve tried are Le Tote, Gwynnie Bee, and JustFab, so I’ll be sharing a little bit about each.
Le Tote + Gwynnie Bee
Le Tote and Gwynnie Bee are both clothing rental services that are worth checking out. For many people, the monthly fees are a bit spendy considering you don’t get to keep the items. However, you do get to wear unlimited designer clothing for much cheaper than it’d be to purchase each of the items yourself. This might be worth it for you. As you can see in my Le Tote reviews, their plans are a bit cheaper than Gwynnie Bee and you can get a free two-week trial. On the other hand, you might prefer Gwynnie Bee’s free month trial, clothing brands, and more plus-size clothing options as you can see in Gwynnie Bee reviews. With both of these free trials, it might make sense to try both!
JustFab + Fabletics
Another type of clothing subscription I’ve tried out is a couple of membership-based websites like JustFab (for trendy clothes) and Fabletics (for activewear). These two stores are owned by the same company. The greatest benefit of these subscriptions is their amazing member deals as you can see in my JustFab reviews and Fabletics reviews! I got my first pair of JustFab sneakers for around $15 and my first Fabletics activewear outfit for around $13! These are some amazing deals. Luckily, you can cancel anytime if you don’t want to be charged every month.
Unboxing My First Fix
As mentioned previously in this Stitch Fix review, I chose to receive fixes whenever I want. Since there are no monthly fees, I prefer ordering on-demand rather than set shipments (monthly, bi-weekly, etc.). After I ordered my first Stitch Fix, I was able to input some recommendations to my stylist about what kind of clothing I’d like to receive. I let them know that I’d like to receive shorts, leggings, or dresses the most. There’s also a questionnaire that shows photos of different clothing and accessories, then asks if you’d wear them. This is optional – they just ask to get a better idea of your style.
Beneath this section, they offered a new feature to add extras on! These included bralettes, underwear, and socks.
There are no extra fees for this feature, so I chose to add a bralette. What I didn’t know, however, is that these aren’t returnable like the regular clothes. However, this is fine because I really liked the bralette.
I was reading various Stitch Fix reviews and all said that shipping is one of the main traits of this company. My box was shipped right away and I received it a few days later. It came in a brown box sealed with Stitch Fix tape.
Inside, there was an envelope with a sheet detailing each item, information about their subscription for kids, and the invoice for all the products I got.
There was an information sheet for each item.
Surprisingly, I got one each of the items I requested! In total, I received five clothing items (one was the add-on) and one accessory. I’ll be reviewing each one below.
Free People Bralette
I’ve been in dire need of new bras and bralettes, so I was glad when I saw the option to add extras like this onto my Stitch Fix shipment. This one is adorable! It’s black lace with a racerback design. The medium fits me perfectly. I’m glad I liked it because, as I mentioned before, it’s not returnable like the other clothes I got.
Fortune + Ivy Denitza Floral Embroidery Mesh Scuba Dress
This was the most expensive item in the box. I can see why though – it’s beautiful. It’s black with floral designs on the sleeves and the edges of the dress by the waist. This gives it a slimming look. It’s a tight bodycon dress, which I tend to have to size up for. However, this size was just right.
It was fun to try on such a nice dress, but I wasn’t able to keep it because of the price. It would be perfect for a night out. I hope for a Stitch Fix clearance to be able to purchase this item!
Jill Michael Kelis Lariat Necklace
I’m surprised that I liked this because I’m very picky about jewelry, especially necklaces. Stitch Fix got it right on the first try! It’s a gold, double necklace with one chain close to the neck and another hanging down. Once again, I decided against this even though I loved it because it’s a bit pricey for a necklace.
Dee Elly Falisha Smocked Off The Shoulder Crop Top
I love the off the shoulder style of crop tops like this one is. It fit me perfectly! I’m glad I got it in black – it’d pair well with most shorts or pants. I didn’t keep it though since it’s more than I’d like to spend on such a small shirt.
LA Class Audrina Scallop Hem Shorts
These shorts might just be my favorite item from this Stitch Fix review. They’re red with a cute scallop design at the bottom edges. Since they’re high-waisted, they paired perfectly with the crop top I got! Plus, they completely cover my butt, which I’ve realized is a little hard to find with cute shorts. However, the only negative thing was that they were a bit too big for my liking. In the checkout section that you fill out before returning your Stitch Fix, they offer an exchange option to get a different size.
Threads 4 Thought Monica Legging
Although I decided against keeping them and they were not one of my favorite Stitch Fix outfits, I really liked these leggings. They’re insulating and would do a great job at keeping me warm in the winter. Plus, they made my butt look nice! They’re a dark gray shade. I didn’t purchase them because it’s extremely hot right now. I didn’t want to hide them away in my closet for another few months. I’m looking for leggings that are more breezy and good for working out.
That’s all I received in my first Stitch Fix and logically, everything I had to say in this Stitch Fix review! After deciding which items I wanted to keep, I checked out online. This is done on their website and is required before returning your shipment. Here, you just select which items you’re going to keep and return. They also ask how you liked it, if the sizing was right, if it matched your style, and so on.
After this, I packed the items I decided not to keep into the free return mailer and dropped it in the mailbox. This is supposed to be done within three days of receiving it. I returned most of the clothes, but I would’ve kept them all had they been a little cheaper.
- Try clothes on and decide if you want to purchase them
- Free returns within three days of receiving items
- The first-month fee is refundable if you don’t like the items
- Hundreds of different clothing brands
- 25% off each item if you decide to keep all five
- The $20 styling fee for Stitch Fix outfits isn’t refundable after the first month
- Credit doesn’t roll over to the next shipment
- Unable to view the possible items and prices you’ll receive
- Not many deals or coupons
- Items are a little spendy