Kidbox Spring 2016 Subscription Box Review – Boys

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KidBox Spring 2016 Box
Kidbox is a styling subscription box for children is offered with no subscription, styling, or and shipping fees. (It’s like Stitch Fix for little boys, but with no styling fee!) You will be sent a box up to 5 times per year at no cost, and you’ll only be charged once you picked the items you want to keep. There’s also no return fee to send items back, so your kids can ultimately decide which items are theirs to keep.
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Kidbox promises to always bring cool brands inside their boxes. If you don’t like what they’ve sent your children, they give you 7 days to pick the items you want to keep or return. You’ll need to login to your account online to complete the checkout process within a week, if not, your credit card will be charged for the complete box. Every time you keep a Kidbox, they will donate new clothes to a kid who needs it.
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The items are neatly secured inside the box.
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A small box of crayons is included in the box, as well as a Zip bag to keep store them.
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Your kids can use the crayon to color the small booklet that was included in this box.
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The booklet contains a welcome letter, and a breakdown of the items that were sent to your kids.Please note that I’ve listed the cost to keep on the items below. The MSRP is 1.5-2.5x the cost to keep, and all of them are on the information card.
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The booklet also listed a set of instructions on how you’ll be able to return or exchange your items.
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And a return mailer, label, and a sheet of alphabet stickers!
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Everything was packed really neatly!KidBox Spring 2016 (7)
I noticed there’s a small Tops Malibu Unwind Surprize Ball that came with the outfits. I haven’t opened it yet, but it says that it comes with 12 prizes for adults and kids. I grinned when I saw this – my son will love it!

When you sign up there’s a short survey. I can’t find what we picked – it was either modern/hip or city/cool. It is not alterable in your profile or indicated anywhere. Based on the clothing we received, it was probably city/cool.

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Everything in my Kidbox Spring 2016 box!  Another thing to note – keeping everything is $98 for 9 items, making it less than $11 per item, so it’s a fantastic value. Much like Stitch Fix, you might find yourself getting a better deal (and Kidbox will donate to charity!) if you keep the entire box.

Unlike the other kids’ clothing subscriptions this box ships clothing that you might find in a department store. I wasn’t in love with all of the items (because of the overbearing labels) and made sure to give my feedback as you can see in the screenshot above.

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Diesel Baseball Cap ($12) This is a sturdy well-made cap with the DIESEL label.
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Diesel Boys Crew Neck Graphic Tee ($20) A soft red t-shirt with DIESEL printed on it. Not my favorite, but the first thing my son picked out to try on.
US Polo Assn. Boys Contrast Henley Tee ($10) I liked the cut of this tee for my slim 5 year old, but this one was pretty big. I would have preferred it without the POLO logo.
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This shirt is sized 5/6 and I probably would go down a size.
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Paper Denim & Cloth Boys Belted Denim Jean ($18) I was thrilled with these. Great style. They were really long though. I think department store clothing runs bigger than what he’s been wearing.
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CB Sports Boys Performance Short ($11) This item was a complete miss for us.
IMG_9384It’s giant and my five year old doesn’t need these sort of shorts at all. These are sized a 5/6 and I’m thinking about giving them to the next door neighbor (finishing up 6th grade). I have zero doubt they’d fit him perfectly (and he does wear these kind of shorts – but he’s also 13 or so).
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STX Boys French Terry Jogger Pant ($21) The style on these was pretty nice, but I would have preferred it without the logo. I could tell they were too long when I took them out of the box. My son is pretty slim, but these clothes I guess are made for 7 year old boys wearing size 5?
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If he hadn’t demanded to wear these, I would have exchanged them, which looks pretty simple.

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7 For All Mankind Boys Raglan Tee ($18) A cute and comfy shirt. I preferred this more tasteful logo. And finally – something with a different color!
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Free Planet Boys Long Sleeve Raglan Hoodie ($18) He loved this shirt – said it made him extra happy. I asked him why – because it has an X on it, and X marks the treasure! So adorable.
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Demands were made to remove the tags from this outfit and wear it right away!
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Free Planet Boys Short Sleeve Americana Hoodie ($12) This was my personal favorite. It captured “cool” while still being “kid.”

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I’m not sure why everything was red, black, and grey.  I never pick out “label clothing” for kids but after we got the clothes on individually it didn’t seem like the giant red/black/grey label assault that greeted me when I first opened the box. My son was totally happy with everything, and as I mentioned – these clothes are a really great bargain at less than $11 apiece – and it’s a styling box for boys (there’s only a couple out there!). Unless your child already wears these brands, I do recommend sizing down. These were all somewhat baggy on my child and most of them will probably be saved for the fall.

This box was received for review, but I also ordered a box for my daughter to check out Kidbox for girls – why not, free shipping, $0 styling fee! I will definitely order another Kidbox for my son to see if the clothes I get change in style based on my feedback.

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The Subscription: Kidbox
The Description: Kidbox is a easy and fun kids style service that combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need. Sign-up to receive 5 seasonal boxes each individually styled just for your unique kid. No upfront fees, zero obligations and shipping is free both ways. Keep the entire box for $98, or keep only what your like and return the rest (we give you 7 days to decide). Each box contains 6-7 items of clothing (tops and bottoms) from great brands such as Diesel, Reebok, Butter, LimitedToo!, Seven for all Mankind and more. Each time you keep a box, Kidbox donates new clothes to children in need. Sign-up, shop and help others. #UnpackHappy
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