Kidbox Fall 2016 Subscription Box Review – Boys

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Kidbox is a styling subscription box for children. (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.
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.
The clothes are wrapped nicely inside the box, but it has a fun feel, a bit like both a clothing subscription and an activity box.
 The box included a little zip bag with alphabet stickers. Past boxes came with crayons and a small coloring booklet.
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.
The booklet also listed a set of instructions on how you’ll be able to return or exchange your items. To keep the entire box our total was just $98!
Everything was packed really neatly!

When you sign up, there’s a short survey to categorize your preferred style.

Unlike when this service first launched, you can now completely update your profile right inside your account, which also accommodates multiple kids!

Everything in my Kidbox Fall 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. Above is a shot of the decision screen from our last box.  We liked enough items from this box that it was worth it to keep the whole set. (And forgot to take a screenshot before we did! Whoops!)

LRG Infrared Jean ($38): Highly-detailed jeans with a heavy wash, cut-and-stitch detail, and acid wash spotting.
Lucky Boys Cargo Jogger ($32.50): These pants have the great chunky look of a cargo pant, but they have a tailored fit down the leg.
7 For All Mankind Denim Pants (Set $79): Classic, clean denim with a slight wash on the thigh.  These were part of a three-piece set.
These jeans have several cut-out patches – each wear spot is backed with a patch of material behind it. It has acid spotting on the front of the legs and on the calf.
Lucky Boys Long Sleeve Henley Tee: A two-button Henley with horizontal stripes and a breast pocket.
Reebok Boys Long Sleeve Print Thermal: Slightly thicker than a tee due to the weave of the fabric. The pattern reminds me of Hypercolor shirts (this shirt does not change color) or camo based on a field of clouds. A Reebok logo runs along the left arm.
The Henley is a good choice for our son’s big head – it’s also a great compromise between dressy and casual.
[Editor’s Note: Have we mentioned that this child can wear a man’s ballcap? NOT on the lowest size?!]
The Lucky Cargo Jogger is styled like a cargo pant, but the pockets are flatter and the fit is much more tailored, so it wears more like a traditional pair of slacks.
Lucky Boys Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt ($40): We loved the look of this sweatshirt – the rich palette and the striping on the cuffs gives it a more upscale appearance.
The fit was really nice with these selections, though we almost always roll cuffs a bit.
The jeans included as part of a set were our favorite pants in the box. They have simple styling and a very gentle wash pattern, plus the lack of distressing makes them more dress code friendly.
7 For All Mankind Boys T-shirt (Set $79): The tee has a chambray look that incorporates little dots of color that look a bit like pilling. This is an excellent choice for little kids, as white shirts without a pattern tend to have a very short lifespan before staining.
7 For All Mankind Boys Hoodie (Set $79): The hoodie is thick and comfy, with a patterned border on the cuffs, waist, and pockets. A zipper bisects the hand-warmer pouch, making two pockets. The chambray fabric looks very nice, particularly coupled with the gray accents. The only element I didn’t care for was the metal zipper – the action isn’t perfectly smooth, and I worry about pinching little hands.
The fit was great on this set, and the pants were even a better length.
The jeans are relaxed fit, but no need for a belt.
We chose “city cool” as the profile match and there seemed to be a bit of a mix, with athletic, city, and slightly preppy altogether.  The Seven For All Mankind set was our favorite, and we weren’t as hot on the Reebok shirt or distressed jeans – that’s just our taste, as the quality was fine. We definitely couldn’t say no to keeping the entire box, everything fit really well, and we were impressed that they pulled off designer wear at such a low price.

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