Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stitch Fix - a Primer

I have had a couple of people ask me, "What exactly IS Stitch Fix?"  In case you are one of the people that haven't heard of this fan-tab-u-lous service, I am here to provide you with an education. If you have heard of it, move along, nothing to see here!  ;)

Stitch Fix is a women's style subscription service. In essence, you fill out a fairly detailed style profile about your sizes, likes, dislikes, and a ballpark amount you would be comfortable spending on each type of item. You then set up the frequency of shipments from several options (or you can even set it up to come only when you physically go in and request a box!)  You are charged a $20 styling fee per box (5 items per box) which you can apply to any items you purchase. The downside is that if you don't like anything, you do not get your $20 back.   If you actually keep all 5 pieces, you get a 25% discount!

Keep what you want, send back what you don't - and they even pay the return shipping!  The beauty in this is you can try on what they send in the privacy of your own home with your ENTIRE CLOSET available to you so you don't have to wonder if the items work with what you already have. You even have a couple of days to decide!  No impulse buying!  No buying stuff to match xxx skirt, only to find out they look horribad together! They even send bags, jewelry and other accessories if you want them to!

If this sounds like something you would want to try here are some suggestions that I gathered while doing research on how it works:

  • set up a board on Pinterest and start poking around collecting photos of outfits or styles you like.  You can link that board to your Stitch Fix profile. It will be really helpful to your stylist in determining what to send to you. Include comments on the pins.  
  • Be very specific about what you like and don't like.  Don't get discouraged if the first box or two aren't home runs.You have the ability to provide feedback and it is important that you do. If you like some aspects of a piece, but not others, share that with your stylist.  The more time you put in to providing details, the more specific you are, the better your stylist will understand what you are looking for. 
  • Do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.  Try on everything you are sent, even if it looks like something you may hate or it's something you would never choose for yourself.  You never know!  It could wind up being your new favorite.
If you want to try it out, please, click this referral link.  If you order a box, Stitch Fix will credit my account $25. No pressure!  

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