So, first things first. Stitch Fix is something that I have recently mentioned. Though it is a departure from my usual topics, it is a fun departure. I won’t be flooding your inbox with dozens of posts like these, but every time I receive my Fix, I will share the details and some photos– because it’s fun!! I have recently had several questions from those interested in trying Stitch Fix, and since I have learned a few things through the process– I thought I would try to answer a few of those questions. Hopefully this will be fun and helpful. If you happen to be a man, um.. maybe forward this to your wife or special ladyfriend?
1. “So Hey, Cynthia. I have no clue what Stitch Fix is. Want to help me out?” Sure! Stitch Fix is an personalized online stylist service. It can be a monthly subscription service, or one that you schedule based on your needs, (which I do.) You do NOT have to get a Fix every month or even every couple of months. Each Fix is individually priced and individually selected.
2. “Am I going to spend more than at the mall?” Probably. It really depends on what you’re looking for. The point of Stitch Fix is not bargain basement prices or clearance rack finds. If you really LOVE the thrill of a great deal and don’t mind spending a while hunting for that deal, you may be taken aback with some of the prices. That being said, you have the opportunity to give feedback on pricing, style, fit etc. and really– that feedback is everything! AND, if you happen to love and keep all 5 items in the box, you save 25%!
I have heard recently from Stitchfix on this matter. When I asked them if they really paid attention to the prices we selected on the profile, they said–“Since our ultimate goal is to hone in on the ideal style and fit you’re looking for, we may send you an item that is more of a splurge piece for you if we believe you’ll get a lot of use out of the item and/or find it to be high quality and versatile…..If you would like price points to be adhered to more so than style preferences, placing notes on the style profile will help the stylists make better decisions moving forward.” –Stitch Fix Customer Service
3. “I really love to shop at Target. Am I going to spend less on clothes at Target?” Yes. But you may also find that the quality is quite different. I have noticed that Stitch Fix offers the opportunity for more of a capsule wardrobe, with less clothing but more substantial, lasting pieces. I have personally really been in favor of less clothes– but better quality. Also, the referral program that they offer is really what often makes the clothes affordable. They offer $25 credit for each person that uses your referral code. You don’t have to have a blog– you can just share about your Fix on Facebook and you get credit for telling others about them.
I still love that Target though.
4. “Is it worth the $20.00 styling fee?” The styling fee of $20.00 is what you pay for each fix and that $20.00 is applied to whatever you keep from your box. The only way you lose that money is if you choose nothing in your box. Here’s what I know though. As a whole, these stylists try REALLY hard. They seem to genuinely want to send you pieces you will feel fabulous in. Some may think the $20 Styling Fee isn’t worth it, but if you consider that your stylist is providing a service– then it isn’t so bad. Oh, AND there is ZERO shipping either way. You get a Large Priority Mail Bag to send back your returns in and do not pay to return it. Just fill it, seal it and drop it in the mailbox. I wish other companies made it that easy!
5. “How can I get a good first fix?” Be honest. Be honest about your sizing. Be clear about what your style is. Link a Pinterest board with your style or other Stitch Fix pieces you like. And know that after your fix, your feedback will be the most important tool in getting a great next Fix.
6. “Boo. My 1st Fix was a total bust.” You are not alone. Me too. I was super excited and then happened to get a box of not me, not me, not big enough for me, way too purple for me and then oooh! Pretty!!!! The one thing I kept was absolutely favorite though– I wear it all the time.
7. “I’m not a size 2. Should I pass it by?” Please don’t. I went back and forth for months because I am also not ahem– a smallish size. These hips don’t… lie–at all. I didn’t want to be uber disappointed with a box full of too-small. But, Stitch Fix styles up to an XL and a 14. They also go to the trouble to ask you questions like where your body is larger, how you like tops to fit, etc. It’s quite a science. They know all of America is not the same size. Plus, if you’re going to try on clothes– wouldn’t you rather do it in your own room while your kids are sleeping? Me too. 🙂
I hope this has been helpful. Have any more questions I might be able to help with? Leave them in the comments and I will do my best!
P.S. I have included referral links in this post. As I mentioned before, Stitch Fix offers credit for sharing the love and telling others about them! But as always, I wouldn’t tell you about anything I didn’t enjoy myself! XOXO, Cynthia