I’ve decided to do a website/service review for Stitch Fix. I hope this helps you all out!
Stitch fix: A personal styling service for women based out of San Francisco, CA. Stitch Fix charges a $20 Styling Fee to send you a box of merchandise. This box is tailor made for each customer. The customer creates an online profile that their stylists use to hand pick the merchandise. On average each item they send will be about $55. Each box contains 5 items, 4 garments and one accessory. They customer can decide to purchase any of the items sent to them by logging in and paying for the items. If they decide they don’t want to keep any of the merchandise then they lose their $20 styling fee. Stitch Fix provides the customer with a prepaid return shipping label and bag. If the customer keeps an item, then their $20 fee goes towards which ever item they choose to purchase. If they decide to purchase/keep all of the items in the box they get 25% off of the total purchase price.
Step one: make a profile
This was fairly simple. All the customer has to do is fill in the typical information (name, email, zip code, etc.) and choose the style collages they like. (These collages remind me of Polyvore) The customer can provide Stitch Fix with all of their social media handles/profiles in order for them to get a clearer picture of the customer’s personality. The customer also has the option to fill out an “about” box at the bottom of the form.
Step two: Schedule your “Fix” (a.k.a. scheduling your box shipment)
The customer can decide to have a box sent to them on an automatic schedule or one box at a time. I chose to have only one box sent to me. I decided I don’t really need this kind of service. I can shop for myself after all. (The shopaholic struggle is real. Really real.) I think this would be great for people who have no time to shop…clearly not me. After the customer schedules their “fix” all that’s left to do is sit back and wait for the stylist to creeper all the provided info and send the box. An email is sent to you when the box is shipped. I have a coworker that uses Stitch Fix with an automatic schedule. She got her boxes much sooner than I did. I had to wait 2 months for my stitch fix box.
Step three: Receiving your Fix
This was the fun part! The box comes and it’s like Christmas. Have you ever gone into the Sanrio store and purchased a mystery bag?? (if you haven’t what the heck are you waiting for?!) It’s just like that. Mystery! Who doesn’t love a great mystery? Did the stylist listen to everything I said? Did they really look up ALL of my social media? (did they creep me sufficiently?) Did they read the “about me” I took the time to fill out?
It was awesome. I could see how this could be addicting. With that said, watch your back ladies! These boxes get REALLY pricey.
This is what the box looks like:
This is what it looks like when you open it:
The stylist also gives you a nifty little letter detailing how intricately she creeped you and how she wants you to wear the things she has sent. This has to be my favorite part (aside from actually purchasing something). It fascinates me how well she did! I really wanted to keep everything in the box; too bad my budget wouldn’t allow it. Here is what my letter looked like:
They also make sure to provide you with a packaging slip detailing each of the items:
Also included: detailed directions on how to choose your items and a prepaid return label/shipping bag.
And now for the fun part! Here are all of the garments I received in the package:
Sorry, I didn’t include a photo of the statement necklace, I forgot to before I sent it back. Naturally, I couldn’t decide which item to keep, so of course I polled on my instagram. After tallying the results it seemed that the leggings won. Plus they felt nice. Unfortunately they were the most expensive thing in the damned box. Such is life.
Step four: Paying for your item(s)
Log into your Stitch Fix account and it’ll show you a survey:
You can review each item and tell them exactly what you think about fit, price, style, and size. I chose only to keep the legging, but I assume that everything gets totaled. You fill out your payment info as would on any other store.
Step five: Return unwanted items.
Put your unwanted items in prepaid bag, seal it, and take to the post office. You have three days to send the merchandise back.
For me, this was just a fun one time kind of thing. I can’t afford to keep this up on top of my current shopaholic nonsense. Stitch Fix would be very useful for people that have no time to shop, such as a mother of three with a full time job. This service would also be great for that friend that probably needed to go on “what no to wear.” I would maybe share this site with them.. perhaps even fill out the information (is that mean?)
The quality of half my box was on par with Forever 21. Some of the things they sent are a little over priced. That being said, I am very pleased with my leggings. They are super thick and comfortable. The fabric is very nice. I would buy them all over again.
I hope this helped some of you out! Feel free to ask me any questions about the process or the merchandise, I’ll answer as best as I can. Please let me know how it goes for you if you buy with Stitch Fix!