Part Rachel Zoe. Part Rent the Runway. Stitch Fix’s personal stylists will choose clothing, purses and accessories out of your comfort zone and deliver them straight to your door. Then sit back and wait for the “cute outfit” comments to roll in.
Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that ships customers a hand-picked selection of clothing and accessories based on their individual style, size, lifestyle and budget. Stitch Fix has many roles: part stylist, part girlfriend forcing you to try on that slutty top you’d never dare wear, part wardrobe revivalist. Think new clothes without the hassles of the dressing room – no need to fight for that mall parking space either!
Stitch Fix works by sending you 5 stylish and coordinated items picked just for you: shirts, pants, dresses, jackets, scarves, jewelry and even handbags. All products are from up and coming names – no Balenciaga or Prada here – and the average price point is $55. You pay $20 for the styling, applied as a credit towards purchase. Pay for only the items you like, and if you buy all 5 items in your “Fix”, Stitch Fix gives you 25% off everything.
Why It’s a Pick
Stitch Fix is for the gal who wants to take that stylish leap with her wardrobe without leaving the couch or dipping into the weekend’s cocktail budget, which is pretty much all of us. Is there any other way to consistently find original, up-and-coming designer items without paying an arm and a leg?
Each delivery includes creative photo inserts to show you different ways to wear the items you received, so outfits are fool proof. Think of what you see in Lucky magazine. Provide feedback to the site after opening the box and your next box gets even better. Stitch Fix is the gift that keeps on giving (to your closet)!
The Fine Print
While a great idea, the company can’t seem to keep up with the demand. The CEO wrote a letter admitting to delays around the holidays, so don’t pin your hopes on a box arriving for that very important date with the gym hottie. If you’re a label lover, this won’t satisfy you one bit either. And sorry, the site can’t help you in the battle to make room for your new loot. It is up to you to throw out those 4-season-old Marc Jacob prints overcrowding your closet.
Get It Now
Fill out your personal style profile and schedule your first “Fix” at stitchfix.com.