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I HATE shopping. I love getting new clothes. But I hate the shopping process. There’s something about an overwhelming amount of choices and a poor body image mixed together in a department store that gives me anxiety. I’d much prefer to just have new choices on a constant basis and reject the rejects.I love getting new clothes. But I hate the shopping process. Enter @stitchfix ! #getyourfix… Click To Tweet
How Stitch Fix Works
It’s super easy. You create an account (even more streamlined if you log in with Facebook), then you create a style profile. In the style profile, you’ll tell them your sizes for everything and preferences in style. Do you like a lot of prints? There’s an option for that! Do you want to get new shoes every month? Select that option! Like a little bit of everything? You can select that too!
Once you set all of that up, a delivery will be scheduled, and you’ll get five clothing pieces in the mail, tailored to your tastes. You keep (and pay for) what you want, and return what you don’t like. And all of the return shipping stuff is provided. You just put it in the bag, seal it, and leave it with a trusty USPS employee.
The baseline price to use Stitch Fix is $20 every month. This is a styling fee that can be used as a credit off of an item if you choose to keep something. Almost like a down payment.
There is a cost for the clothes if you keep anything. The average clothing piece costs about $50, and you get a 25% discount off of your purchase if you keep all 5 items in a given month.
There is a cost for shipping for the items you keep, no shipping costs for the items you give back.
My June 2017 Fix
I ordered my fix around June 1st came in on June 21st. Here were the five pieces inside:
Skies Are Blue Asa Knit Blazer ($68)
Brixon Ivy Willard Lace Overlay Blouse ($54)
41Hawthorn Florizel Henley Blouse ($54)
With all of the clothes also came an invoice for all of the pieces if I kept them, along with a style guide with ideas for each piece.
I liked all of the pieces well enough, but if it weren’t for the $20 styling fee “deposit”, I probably wouldn’t have kept anything because I didn’t LOVE anything. I liked the blazer, too, but it didn’t fit quite right, it was a little loose.
But I’m definitely going to keep doing fixes for a while. At least until I get a couple essential wardrobe pieces that I love. I have terrible taste, so it’s nice to have stuff selected for me without the fuss.
Try Stitch Fix for yourself. Already using it? Share your thoughts below!