In this Stitch Fix review, we’ll discuss how Stitch Fix works, how much Stitch Fix costs, whether Stitch Fix is worth it, and most importantly, showcase some of the clothing!
Shopping – a necessary evil in life. We all love to put on our new shirts, jeans or dresses but we all can agree that our experience inside a store has much to be desired.
There has always been very obvious pros/cons to shopping for clothes in person or online. When you shop in person, you’re able to try out the clothing, and actually, place your hand on what you’re trying to purchase. On the other hand, when shopping online, you can do it right from your home, you have a larger selection, and most importantly, it’s easier to shop around for the best price on a given item. Even though in-store purchases offer the great benefit of trying out the clothes first, consumers are aggressively moving online as indicated by this article, where companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy’s, JC Penny, Guess have been closing stores by the hundreds!
My wife and I, we have little time to shop, but when we do, we are overwhelmed by all the options inside clothing stores, and absolutely loathe the crowded floors and lines. Personally, I simply dislike having to spend so much time in the dressing room trying out different items to make sure they fit.
Is Stitch Fix worth it?
Overall, my wife and I were pleased with our experience with Stitch Fix. It is a fairly inexpensive and innovative way to receive new outfits right to your front door with minimal legwork. The fact that you have a personal stylist that cares about your needs, and is willing to listen to your feedback is a great plus. The entire process, from start to finish is also quite simple and doesn’t require much explanation. At the end of the day, my wife and I were able to expand our wardrobe with new, and affordable pieces that match our styles. If there was one thing that we would complain about is the short time frame you have to try out all the pieces in your fix. You are given only three days to try everything and to “check out”, and if you fail to do so, you would automatically be charged for the whole fix, so please keep this in mind!
So yes, in our opinion, Stitch Fix is worth it! If you’re considering Stitch Fix, it would be worth reading about our experience with NomNomNow, which is a food delivery service for your pet. While it does cost $100 per month to feed our dog, the quality of the meals easily justified the price.
Now scroll below to see the whole process for Stitch Fix!
Stitch Fix Coupon Code
Make sure to click the button below to apply a coupon code to your order:
With that coupon code, you’ll receive $20 off your stylist fee, and if you decide to take all the items you receive in your Stitch, you’ll get an additional 25% off!
To be frank, as a new customer, there is zero downside to giving Stitch Fix try. With the coupon code above, you will pay $0.00 out of pocket for your first delivery. If you decide that the clothes don’t fit you, or that you dislike the style, you can simply ship it back (for free), and end your subscription with them. In this review, we’ll cover our experience with Stitch Fix, but ultimately, trying out the service yourself would best answer your concerns.
How does Stitch Fix work?
- Go to StitchFix.com (and get $20 off your initial style fee)
- You first begin by filling out your Style Quiz, in this questionnaire, you will be informing your personal stylist of your sizes and style. If you’re a lady, you fill out the Women’s Style Profile, and the guys fill out the Men’s Style Profile.
- Once you’re done with your Style Profile, you will then select a delivery date for your clothes. You will also be prompted with the option of having recurring shipments.
- Wait for your delivery date, and open up that Stitch Fix box! Here’s the fun part, try on all the clothes.
- You have three days from receiving your Stitch Fix box to try out all the clothes and inform Stich Fix on which pieces you will keep, and the pieces you plan to send back. Keep in mind that you will always receive a pre-paid shipping bag that you will use to send back the pieces you didn’t care for.
Now that we better understand how the whole process works, let’s go through the process together! My wife and I decided to try out Stich Fix together, so this review will actually cover both sexes!
Our Stitch Fix Review
My wife signing up to Stich Fix:
Style profile is complete! Time to set up our delivery date!
You have complete freedom when it comes to scheduling how often you would like to receive a “Fix”. If you would rather receive a “Fix” when you’re ready, then simply untick that “Save me time by sending Fixes on a schedule.” box.
On the following page, you’ll be asked to enter your billing information and to also confirm the date for which you would like to receive your first fix:
Don’t like the date they give you? Simply click on “Pick a different date” and then select another date from the calendar. Once you’re satisfied with the delivery date, submit your order, and be greeted with the following:
We are ready to rock and roll! Before we get into the Fix that was delivered, let’s quickly cover the questionaires that the men have to take for their Fix.
Time for me to sign up:
I’m going to forgo showing you the initial checkout page or the scheduling since it’s exactly the same for women or men. Now it’s time for the good stuff, let’s take a look at the boxes that came in!
The only difference between the Women’s and Men’s box is the color of the tape going down the middle and the logo on the side.
Once both boxes were opened, there was a noticeable difference between how the Men’s and the Women’s boxes were packaged. The design and wording on the panels differ, as well as the material that the clothes themselves are wrapped in. For Women, the clothes are packed with the thin paper that we typically see department stores use. For men, the clothes are packed in a thin paper sheet.
Here are the clothes that came for each “Fix”. In both boxes, the clothes are neatly folded with name tags clipped to each piece.
Before we dive into the clothes themselves, I want to take a look at the contents of the envelope that you receive with each fix:
With every Fix, you will find a note from your stylist. I honestly find this pretty thoughtful from Stick Fix, since it gives the impression that there is someone at the company that actually cares about your experience. In the note, the stylist explains what they picked out for you, why they picked it out for you, and how you should wear it. Now, this note is actually found on a paper that displays all your outfits:
As someone who doesn’t have the best taste in fashion, having these outfit examples generated by Stitch Fix is incredibly helpful! With each piece that you receive from them, they will also provide you with two outfit examples on how you can wear that piece. The last thing you would find in your envelope is the price of the pieces, but before we get into that, let’s try the clothes on!
Women Outfit Examples
My wife absolutely loved the Jarred and Walfrid Blouse. Unfortunately, I lost the photo of her wearing the Clement Cold Shoulder Top, but that was also a winner for her! She wasn’t the biggest fan of the Altoona top due to the patterns and while the Corela Knit Dress was quite beautiful, it was slightly too large! Time for my fix!
MEN OUTFIT EXAMPLES
I know that they typically say that it’s typically easier to please men when it comes to clothes, and I suppose that’s the truth….because I kept the whole fix! Every piece in my “Fix” fit me perfectly and matched the type of style I was looking for. Take note that I didn’t take a picture of the socks that came with my “Fix” because, well, socks are socks – can’t go wrong with them! Course I kept them!
How much does Stitch Fix cost?
When you decide to order your “Fix”, you will have to pay a flat fee of $20.00 each time – this fee is referred to as the styling fee. As a reminder, if you use our promotion code, your first Fix will be free of charge. (no styling fee)
If you receive a Fix, and you do not like any of the items in your box and decide to return everything, then you are still responsible for the $20.00 fee. On the other hand, if you decide to keep any items in your fix, then that fee would be credited back to you. For example, in this receipt, the Long Sleeve Shirt is $58.00. If I decide to only keep that piece, then my total cost is $58.00 – $20.00 = $38.00. Keep in mind that you are credited back the styling fee once for your order, so even if you keep three pieces, you will only be credited $20.00 back.
We got our fix, tried the clothes on, what’s next?
The very first thing we do is take a look at our receipt and see whether or not we can afford to buy what we want! Remember that envelope from before? Well, the receipt is found in that same envelope.
On average, the clothes that you receive from StitchFix will be between $40-$60. For jeans or bottoms, the range gets pushed a bit higher to $40-$80. With that being said, don’t expect to be receiving top brands in your Fix. Stitch Fix isn’t about receiving top brand clothing at a fraction of the price, but receiving stylish clothing for a reasonable price. Notice that for the Men’s Fix, the total price of all the items come out to $240.00. If I decide to keep ALL the items in my Fix, then I receive a 25% discount, which takes $60 off the price. In addition to that, if I keep just ONE of the items from my “Fix”, then the Stylist Fee of $20 is deducted from the cost of the item.
Stylist fee? Yes, that is what Stitch Fix charges you to use their service.
What do you do when you want to keep or send back some pieces?
It’s important that you try on all the pieces you receive in your “fix” and checkout within 3 days. If you do not check out within 3 days, then Stitch Fix will assume that you want to keep all your pieces.
To begin the checkout process, you simply log back into your account, and you should find the following page for your fix:
During the checkout process, you will be asked for feedback when it comes to every piece that you received. Most importantly, you will also be asked as to whether or not you want to return, exchange or keep a specific piece. If you loved a piece that you received but felt that the sizing wasn’t perfect, then you may opt for an “exchange”. If you intend to keep using Stich Fix, please make sure that you fill out the feedback questionnaire as this will help your stylist for your future deliveries.
Since I decided to keep all the items in my fix, let’s take a look at how the final checkout page looks like for me:
I was able to grab four pieces of clothing and 1 pair of socks for a grand total of $135.00. That’s a pretty darn good deal! Notice that since I took the whole fix, I received the 25% off discount, and the stylist fee was also deducted since I took at least (1) item.
If you’re ready to order your own Fix today, then simply click on the banner below! If you’ve tried out Stitch Fix yourself, then we would love to see more Stitch Fix reviews in the comments!
Stitch Fix For Kids
Last December (2018), we put out a brief post announcing the addition of “Stitch Fix Kids”. Well, I’ve also decided to update this review with more information on their kid options.
If you’re already a customer of Stitch Fix, you’ll see the above banner on the homepage of your account screen, otherwise, you can click here to go Stitch Fix’s Kids section.
In the above banner, you can get a better idea as to what clothes to expect for your kids, as well as where the prices start from. At face value, the styles are nice, and the prices definitely seem reasonable. If you’re still interested, then when you proceed forward, you’ll be asked the following questions:
Lastly, the price per fix is the same as for adults, $20. Do make sure to use our coupon code at the beginning of the post to get your first Stitch Fix for free.
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