I have been curious about Stitch Fix for a very long time. I have read reviews of fixes from a number of people in my life and from a good number of fellow bloggers. My hesitation has always come from the fact that their prices always seems to be above my comfort level. I am definitely a girl who likes to shop for frugal finds saving money where and when I can. My favorite places to buy clothing includes second-hand shops such as thredUP , Schoola , and Swap.
Stitch Fix is not second-hand, but I was up for trying something new. When Stitch Fix decided to waive their $20 styling fee for a limited time I thought, “Here’s my opportunity!”. Each fix always comes with a styling fee. (The $20 is applied as credit towards anything you choose to keep from your fix.) Since this fee would not be included in my fix I knew I could shop without pressure to buy anything.
Last week I received my first fix, and I liked the look of their packaging.
You receive 5 items. These were mine: 4 tops and 1 pair of skinny jeans.
My favorite of the 5 items was definitely the green cardigan. I loved the look, the style, and the price. It was the least expensive item in my fix at just $36. And I say just $36, but I really don’t even usually pay that much for an item. (Have I mentioned I am frugal?!) I really did love the look, though, and I was considering keeping it until I noticed a snag or two in the weave. I could only guess that this open weave would continue to have pulls and snags if I was already seeing them, so I decided I didn’t want to spend my money on this one.
My least favorite item in the wardrobe was the v-neck striped shirt. I love stripes, but this shirt reminded me of something I would have worn in eighth grade which was many, many years ago. I was not drawn to this shirt in the least, and the $58 price tag was not appealing even if I had liked it.
The other shirts were just OK. I don’t think either of them were something I would normally choose. Although I am in favor of trying new styles, neither of these tops interested me after trying them on.
$48 off-the-shoulder top
$44 striped top
The jeans were probably my second favorite item. They fit me well, and I liked the style and dark wash. What I couldn’t wrap my mind around was the price. These jeans were $88. I know that you could argue a high price means great quality and try to convince me that they would last forever. I don’t want to worry about my $88 dollar jeans, though. I prefer to find a more inexpensive pair, and wear them without a second thought.
In the end, I didn’t choose to purchase any of the items from my first fix.
- Receiving the box was lots of fun. I didn’t choose the items like I might in a traditional store (online or not), so there was a lot of fun in the unknown that occurred when the box arrived.
- I think Stitch Fix is a good way to try items you might normally pass over. I was definitely given some things I wouldn’t normal consider. Did I choose to keep them? No. But that doesn’t mean that couldn’t happen in the future.
- I appreciate the fact that you can try the items on in the privacy of your own home with other items in your wardrobe.
- You only have 3 days to make a decision. I share this because I almost forgot! Don’t put the box to the side. Break into it right away, and start trying on the 5 pieces.
- There is a Facebook group where people buy and sell items from their fixes. It is a good option if you miss the 3 day window or if you want to keep your whole box (which results in a discount), but you aren’t interested in all the pieces.
- You can order your fixes to come every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month or every three months. You can also choose manually scheduled shipments if you simply want to order a fix when you desire. I chose that option.
- Stitch Fix items are definitely more expensive than the clothing I typically purchase, but I am glad I gave it a try.
- Even as I put the items back in mail (with the provided prepaid bag), I was thinking, “I might give this another try!”. I actually received an email sharing another “fee waive” because I wasn’t satisfied with my first fix, so now I will definitely give Stitch Fix another try! I will keep you posted!
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Until next time,