It’s been a few years since I’ve heard about this company, Stitch Fix. Many of my friends have been hip to this for awhile now (some even work as stylist). For some reason, I couldn’t jump on the band wagon even though I wanted to. I honestly didn’t think someone who doesn’t know me could pick out clothing for me that I would love. So, I went ahead and put it on the back burner. Lately, I find it harder and harder to make a trip to the mall to go shopping (it’s almost an hour in either direction to shop for clothing). So, I figured it was time to give it a go…finally. Before I show you what I got and my thoughts let me just give you a little more info on Stitch Fix.
About: Stitch Fix is the solution for the women on the go. It’s a personal styling service that is tailored to your personal taste, budget, and lifestyle. Founded by Katrina Lake in 2011, she started the company by sending fixes out of her own apartment in Cambridge, MA
How it works: You answer a series of questions to help your personal stylist create looks and pieces just for you. You can also link your Pinterest to give your stylist a better idea of things you might love. Sending your stylist notes and communicating back and forth can point them in the right direction. They are there to help you look and feel your best. You will receive 4 to 5 pieces every fix, ranging from clothing to jewelry. You can choose to get your fixes as often as you want.
How much does it cost?: $20 covers the stylist fee and shipping is free! If you decide you don’t want anything from your fix, all it cost you is your stylist fee. You return the items in a USPS that is provided and drop it off at your local office. If you decide you want one or all the items, the stylist fee is applied to items you decide to keep as a credit and you pay the cost difference. My only hope was the I liked at least one item in my fix. That way I wouldn’t lose my stylist fee. They give you a generous discount if you decide you want to keep all the items which is pretty sweet.
My First Fix:
Final Thoughts: I’ll be honest and won’t sugar coat my experience. I wasn’t real pleased with my first fix. The items I received were just ok. The sizing issue was not my stylist’s fault so I won’t take points off for that but no where in my Pinterest board did I have a skirt that looked like the one above. I have no idea where my stylist came up with that. I’ve given my stylist these inputs and I’ll give them another chance. Hopefully my next fix will have all the size issues worked out and with my input I’ll get some more items that are more “me”.
Want to experience Stitch Fix for yourself? Go ahead and head over to their website now and get started.