Post # 1
I’m thinking of trying StitchFix out but I’ve heard mixed reviews. I took the online style quiz and stopped just short of putting in my card information.
I like the idea of just having items sent to me since I really don’t want to take time to go clothes-hunting these days. But, I’m afraid that I won’t really like anything and will be out the $20 styling fee (or feel obligated to keep stuff so i dont ‘waste’ the fee).
I’m also intrigued about the maternity clothing option since we are planning to TTC soon and it seems like a convenient way to receive that sort of clothing!
I’d love to hear your experiences. Did you ever get a box of stuff and not like anything? Did you find items you loved?
Post # 2
I got four boxes and bought one item and never wear it. If you’re an XL it’s really hard for them to style you. I got some weird stuff that was either waaay too small or cut weird. I did find a new brand of jeans I like because of them that I went and bought outside of them though. They sent me tore up jeans which I specifically said not to do. So it’s good for some not for others.
Post # 3
I tried it but their stuff is kind of cheap (the prices aren’t). I had a better experience with Trunk Club (they’re through Nordstrom and a little more expensive).
Honestly, I think if you’re really looking for something new, it could be alright, but I end up just buying my own stuff anyway.
Post # 4
I didn’t like it…I thoughts the items were way overpriced and I’m a size Xl and nothing ever fit or if it did it was ugly. It definitely wasn’t for me!
Post # 5
I got two boxes from them. In my style notes, I specifically said, I like bright colors and do not send me anything boxy or flowy. In the first box, they sent two flowy tops! Not ok, and I told them so in my feedback. I did buy a nice skirt from that box, and I wear it often. Second box, same instructions, and it turned out even worse– nothing was brightly colored or fitted; it was all muted tones and weirdly flowy/boxy! One skirt had holes in it, so I didn’t try it on. I was very disappointed. Apparently they rely heavily on your Pinterest pages (I have one and provided the link), but honestly it didn’t feel like my stylist really read my notes or looked at my boards.
Post # 6
I’ve done three boxes with them. I have really enjoyed the anticipation of fix day as well as the styling tips, but I will probably stop using them soon. I am a coupon code lover, and its really annoying to get stuck paying full retail for clothing. They also seem to get lazier with styling. I generally ask for things that are modern but not too fussy and have completed my profile saying I work from home and have a kid, so more casual is best. The results…frumpy mom tops. The best boxes have been the ones where I wanted something specific like colored skinny jeans, or a fun cozy sweater, and I asked and received exactly what I was looking for. This doesn’t always happen though. I’ve been on the hunt for lighter wash jeans for several months. I’ve asked twice for them and both times I’ve gotten darker washed jeans. What really threw me over with that one is that they’ve been instagramming lighter washed jeans the last few weeks. I just sit there like WTF I WANTED THOSE. It seems that unless you give them really good direction, its going to be a miss. I have found a couple of awesome denim companies because of my fixes though.
I wanted to add something about the styling fee. I do end up keeping something every time, because I’ve already spent $20, so may as well put it towards an item. The good thing is that they generally will put something less expensive in the box. Like I really didn’t like one box, but there were cute earrings in it for $28. I spent the extra $8 to keep the earrings, and actually wear them all the time.
Post # 7
Same here! They sent me the weirdest cut stuff!
Post # 8
I love it. My listens to what I want for the month and I usually end up keeping 1-4 items from each shipment.
Post # 9
I tried it. I liked a few of the pieces but even with the $20 sunk cost it was too expensive for what it was. I chose to forfeit the $20 and never use them again.
I’ve been using le tote and like it a lot fwiw. you rent their clothes and accessoriws and wear them and send them back when you’re done to get a new set of clothes and accessories. I’ve ended up keeping a lot of the items I love, especially when they go on sale (at the end of the season, when the company needs to get new inventory and clear old stuff out. I’ve purchased a few dresses that I loved and should’ve been over $100 for under $40.. they look good as new). I’m constantly being complimented on stuff I rent thru them.
so yeah, I’d recommend le tote and not stitchfix, personally. you can probably find a discount code for 50% off your first month online but if you cant just PM me and I’ll send u one as a referral. it’s $50/month and I usually fit in 4 sets of rentals per month (each set had 3 clothing items and 2 accessories).
Post # 10
I had one box where I swear the stylist knew me better than I knew myself…Everything she picked I loved! (But didn’t keep all because it was SO expensive!) I haven’t had her as a stylist since though and each time I get a box it’s a different stylist so idk what that’s about but it’s frustrating because none of my other boxes really seemed like “me”
Post # 11
My first box or two were amazing. Then something happened, and every box after that was like someone trying to style an uber modest 23-year-old kindergarten teacher. It was all matchy-matchy, oddly tailored, pastel colors…. ugly lace. Just ick ick ick.
I stopped my shipments for a long time, then they reached out and offered a FREE month, so I took them up on it… only to be faced with the ugliest clothes ever. My boyfriend and I literally laughed over how ugly, cheaply made, and expensive everything was.
My frustration with them is that I KNOW they HAVE cute things – they were in my first few boxes!!! For whatever reason, they just refuse to send me anything cute anymore, so it’s a waste of 20$ a month.
After that first free box, I wrote a VERY annoyed note to them and they offered another one. I took them up on it out of curiosity. I made very sure to put that my style is EDGY and TRENDY in the style notes for the shipment. I also put that I like LONG blouses I can wear with jeggings to work.
They sent a short, blocky pastel purple lace blouse thing and two other tops that were equally short and blocky (one with balloon sleeves?!??) I just had to laugh. It was like they were doing it on purpose at that point.
Post # 12
My big problem with them was the “price range.” Like I’d say that I wanted tops in the $20-$50 range or something like that. They were ALL at least $45 and a few were right over $50. Same for the jeans. I wear jeans all the time and need jeans that will last, so I said I’d pay up to $100 for good jeans. Every pair were $90 jeans.
My stylist started listening to me more after I started using Pinterest and actually using the #StitchFix hashtag, but I never actually received a box that I wanted to keep all 5 items.
Post # 13
I did it a couple times. It was fun, but the clothing is really overpriced for the quality. I stopped doing it when they sent me the same exact skirt that I had seen at Forever 21 and they were charging 4 times the price + the styling fee!
Post # 14
Oh man! It sounds like it’s been a bit of a bust for most people! 🙁 Thanks for the responses everyone!
I’m glad to hear that at least a few of you really like your stuff because as soon as i posted this i got too excited and i bit the bullet and ordered a box…:( I should’ve waited for your responses!
I will give the first box a fair shot, but based on everyone’s experiences it sounds like that may be my first and last box — I will be sure to give feedback on my shipment!
Post # 15
I’m mixed on it. They had a hard time understanding my body type. But they got my style pretty well and the few pieces I kept are some of my favorite/most worn pieces I own (and they also managed to get me a decent dress for my shower, which I had been struggling with). And some pieces I keep because they got me so that I basically already owned them. I don’t know how good the quality is, although you can tell them your price point and that might affect it. I’ve been on extended hiatus.