Stitch Fix Subscription Box Review – December 2016

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Stitch Fix is a personal styling subscription box. Your stylist will send you 5 pieces based on your profile for you to try on at home and hopefully fall in love with. There are no coupons for Stitch Fix but if you hit the jackpot and keep everything, you save 25% on your whole fix (read below for details).

Don’t forget – Stitch Fix now has boxes for men, and size exchanges! Guys can now sign up for Stitch Fix, and handy size exchanges are available right from the app or website. Checkout will indicate what other sizes are available, and this is fabulous!

Everything always comes wrapped so neatly! It makes it really fun to open!

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A welcome letter from Katrina Lake, Founder & CEO of Stitch Fix.

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Stitch Fix will be giving away $5k worth of fixes this year. Too bad I didn’t automatically win the Stitch Fix gift card.

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Every box includes a set of styling cards with suggestions on how to wear the particular item. There’s usually a dressed up (right) and dressed down (left) version for each piece of clothing. I do wish these cards were accessible in your Stitch Fix profile. If you email them they’ll send them via PDF.

I find the styling cards very helpful. I am not a naturally good-at-fashion person and these help a LOT. Even if I don’t keep the pieces I use them as inspiration – like my own personal fashion editor!

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Here’s how Stitch Fix works: fill out your style profile! This includes style, budget, what you’re looking for, and you can get as detailed as you want with the notes to your stylist. It really really does help to provide notes to what you’re seeking, and a Pinterest board if you have one!

You will also receive a separate paper with a list of your items. You’ll be charged a $20 styling fee and shipped five items to try on at home. If you keep anything your styling fee will be applied to your order, but if you don’t, you will pay the $20 fee.

The styling fee is so worth it – I never go clothes shopping anymore. I just wait for my fix! If you keep everything you get a 25% discount, so it pays off to be specific in your style profile . You will check out and get charged through your Stitch Fix account. Return the pieces you don’t want in the prepaid mailer (free shipping!).

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If I kept everything in the box, this fix would be $370 – about $74 per item (after the styling fee I already paid for).

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Everything in my December fix. Here’s my first one if you missed it! I love my fixes, I have my frequency set at 2-3 weeks!

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The Korner Aronna Bead Detail Wool Sweater ($128) This sweater had such an interesting texture! The sensation you get sliding it on was so odd, it’s just like the unusual ribbing. What a treat to have a totally different design!

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Plus, the yokes of the sleeves were covered in a great beaded pattern! This was warm and cozy without being fluffy.

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RD Style Woods Cowl Neck Pullover ($78) Love a great big cowl! This was super snuggly and cozy, and I thought the heathered look combined with the cowl was great!

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RetroD Franky Striped Button Detail Pullover ($78) This one looked like just your standard white and grey striped sweater…

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But it actually has a fabulous button detail that goes all the way up! Loved this!

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Andrew Marc Tonsberg Wool Toggle Coat ($198) The big item that made this box so expensive was this wool coat.

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It’s fully lined and quite warm, which took away my usual hesitation of buying a coat from a styling service (I’m a down stadium coat kind of girl). Love the giant pockets!

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I also love the great fuzzy hood. All of my coats have a faux fur trim.

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But NONE of them have pleather (this is a total pass for me and in fact I have it in my profile no pleather).

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Look by M Lizzie Wrap Scarf ($38) I love the rich tones of this winter wrap!

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It’s super versatile and there’s a lot of looks to be made here with just one scarf.

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This is definitely a great way to stretch a winter wardrobe!

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I think I asked for sweaters when I last requested items and Stitch Fix definitely delivered! I wasn’t terribly pleased that I received a pleather trimmed item – I couldn’t possibly ever imagine spending $200 on a coat with pleather on it. I definitely passed along my feedback on that one!

What did you get in your Stitch Fix this past month??

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  • Kristen

    Hi Hi – I’m extremely frustrated with stitch fix. The more information I’ve gathered (like unavailability to customize style cards to match previous fix items, how stylists can’t even see what you’ve previously ordered so they can match your future fixes — I emailed them to find out), the more I’m convinced the customization aspect is left 100% up to algorithm and the “stylists” are trained at data entry only. I’ve already spent $40 on two boxes full of stuff that doesn’t fit and / or is completely inappropriate for my body structure (out of 7 boxes total). I also really hate that they limit interaction with stylist to the equivalent of about 3 twitter messages. Are there any other subscriptions with a similar setup you like better? I’m size 12 right now and usually hover between 6-12.