A Stitch Fix Review
I wrote that I was trying different remote-styling tools and the Golden Tote was a hit for me.
I had the highest hopes for the Stitch Fix. The Stitch Fix sells itself as:
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 “Fix” of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!
It let me fill out a style profile plus asked for my Pinterest pages and any other place I’d post my style inspirations.
You pay $20 to be styled, which can be applied to your order. If you decide to get everything, you get a discount on top of that.
I tend to like 40s and early 50s inspired clothing, so I sent those boards to them. I was confused by what I got in the mail.
Here’s what I’m not too embarrassed to post a picture of me in:
A cartoonish hot pink 50ish dress with a fake glued on pearl necklace.
A really heavy, warm sleeveless fit and flare dress. This one I considered purchasing but decided against:
A grey shirt, which was fine, except it was around $50.
A black shirt that looked like it was a maternity shirt.
And a pink necklace that arrived broken.
No problem. They said you give feedback and they adjust so I tried one more time.
I told them it was too literal and costume-y an application of the 50s theme and I wanted something more classy.
My next order came and I was disappointed.
One of the dresses looked like I Scarlet O’Hara’ed the curtains in a 1950s home.
And this shirt made me look like I was a subject of impressment and forced into the Royal Navy.
At this point, I was done with Stitch Fix but I felt guilty posting a negative review without giving them one more time to redeem themselves.
So I gave my feedback and awaited the latest package.
I don’t have photos of this set because Bill couldn’t stop laughing at me and I figured I shouldn’t have pictures that funny on the internet.
But here’s the pictures from the mailing:
I cannot begin to explain how frumpy these dresses were–especially the blue one. When I put it on, Bill immediately burst out laughing.
I’ll stick to the Golden Tote. They don’t claim to have stylists who “tailor my selection to me,” but they definitely do a better job.
I have one more “box” of these I’m reviewing, but this was definitely my least favorite.
Disclaimer: I was given affiliate links for this product but I’ve chosen to use no links at all because I do not recommend this. As I used it, it seemed to get worse, and I don’t want to profit off links in this post to a product I think is subpar. Check out the Golden Tote and Le Tote for my favorites.