Stitch Fix is a clothing subscription box for men and women. It can be shipped automatically at intervals from every two weeks to every three months, or you can choose to only get it on a specific date.
The cost of a box is a $20 styling fee for five items, which is applied to anything you choose to keep. Shipping is free both ways and you are provided a return envelope for anything you choose not to keep. You receive a 25% discount if you choose to keep all five items. The online checkout asks questions about the fit and quality of the item as well as how much you liked the style and price. Your answers to these questions help the stylist get to know you and choose better items for your next box.
When you sign up for Stitch Fix, you fill out a style profile with information about your size and fashion tastes. Stitch Fix comes in sizes 0-24W, or XS-3XL, and they also carry petite and maternity clothing.
To get an even better fit, they ask about your proportions and how curvy you are.
The next section is about the fit and cut you prefer.
Unfortunately, there is no way to choose multiple fits if you like a few different styles, or to specify you like different fits in different garments, like tight or fitted base layers (t-shirts and tank tops) and loose or oversized outer layers (sweaters and jackets).
You can choose different styles and lengths of jeans.
The next section is about how revealing you want your clothes to be.
You are then asked what you think of different outfit sets.
Because you’re asked to judge sets of outfits together, you must decide what you think of the set as a whole. There is no option to say whether you like certain outfits, or certain pieces from the outfits, but not other outfits or pieces in the set.
The next questions are about how often you dress for certain occasions and how often you want to receive items for certain occasions.
You’re asked if you prefer jeans or dresses.
You’re then asked where you shop, how timeless or adventurous you’d like your selections to be, and what styles you’d like to see in your box.
It then moves on to jewelry, asking whether you prefer classic or statement pieces, silver or gold tones, and if your ears are pierced.
Finally it asks what items, colors and prints, or fabrics to avoid.
The next section is on price. You can choose your preferred price point for each type of item.
The final section asks a few more personal questions.
It also asks for links to any social networks that can help your stylist get to know you more.
Finally, there is a section for any other comments you’d like to share with your stylist.
Once your profile is complete, you can choose when you want to receive your Stitch Fix box.
You can choose to get Stitch Fix boxes shipped automatically at intervals ranging from every 2 weeks to every 3 months, or choose a specific date to get a box only when you need something to spice up your wardrobe.
Once you receive your Stitch Fix box, you have three days to choose what to keep and what to send back.
Inside the box you’ll find the five items your stylist chose for you, a note from your stylist about the items she or he chose for you as well as styling suggestions for each item, and a shipping slip listing the items and their prices, the total for all of the items, and the total plus 25% off if you choose to keep all five items. This slip also has instructions on how to check out online.
The checkout page asks for feedback on each item as well as if you’re keeping, returning, or exchanging it.
It also asks for feedback of the box as a whole.
You can sign up for Stitch Fix here.
Nadine West is a similar service with more affordable items.