Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve seen the ads for Stitch Fix. For a moment I’ll pretend that you have no idea what I’m talking about and give you brief description.
Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.
So basically what happens is, you sign up (free), create a style profile, pick when you want your shipment to come, and then just let the magic happen. The only charge is $20 when your stylist starts to create for you, usually a week or so before your shipment comes. Also when your order comes in and you try on everything, you just pay for what you want. If your whole shipment sucks then send it all back. It comes with a large bag and the shipping is free.
Okay now that we’re all caught up, I wanted to talk a bit about my first Stitch Fix and how awesome it was. Let me back up and say that everyone I’ve talked to has told me the first box wasn’t that great–I don’t think they were taking advantage of how to make it awesome.
So how do you make your box awesome?
Step 1: Create a board specifically for Stitch Fix. There is actually a place on your profile to add the link. On this board you want to add clothes that you would actually wear. Not clothes you wish you could pull off. Your stylist will actually take a look at your board and find inspiration–I swear to God mine did.
Step 2: Leave a note for your stylist. If you have an event coming up or you are looking for more dresses, pants, accessories, leave it in the note. For my first box, I left a note saying I had a wedding coming up in June. So therefore you can bet I was expecting a dress. I ended up getting a really nice dress that is PERFECT for the wedding.
To say I was beyond thrilled with my box is an understatement, I might be officially addicted at this point. In fact I just scheduled another fix to come June 1st. Now I’m not going to lie to you, the stuff is a tad pricey but in my opinion if you only buy one item a month, you can’t do too much damage. The way I look at Stitch Fix is that you are buying clothes you might not have normally tried on. The brands are different and lets face it some of us don’t have “fancy” stores to shop in. The fanciest store I go to is Nordstrom.
I purchased two items from my box in April. The navy blue wrap dress that I plan on wearing to the wedding and also this sleeveless blouse that is grey with tulips. I love the other things in my box as well but just couldn’t afford to swing it.
I know that a lot of people are always sharing their fixes online, so I know everyone is totally going crazy with it! I hope a few of these tips helped if you are considering signing up. Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear about your experience!