Don't like shopping? Give this service a try!
As a life and style blogger, a huge part of my work has to do with shopping for clothes and styling. I personally love shopping online because it helps me avoid the messy floors or shark-type employees you'll find in stores today. I've been introduced to a number of services that offer new and easier ways to shop online, but could never find the right one. Recently, I came across a service called Stitch Fix, a personalized subscription service that provide clothes right to your door based on your personal size, style, budget, and lifestyle. After giving it a try, I have to say the service is definitely worth a second look.
Taken directly from their About Me Page, Stitch Fix, "...changes the way people find clothes they love by combining technology with the personal touch of seasoned style experts." Since I'm usually my own stylist, this was different from what I'm used to. Nonetheless, I like trying new things, so I tried it out anyways. :D
At sign up, you'll begin with a Style Profile questionnaire that will cover your style and lifestyle. This is the most important step because if not filled out properly, you'll get items that you'd never wear. You'll encounter questions regarding size, price point preferences, styles you like and more. However detailed these questions may be, they are crucial in helping stylists hone in one the type of person you are and the type of items you'd like to receive. Also, there's a section where you'll have space to write additional information that perhaps wasn't mentioned in the questionnaire.
Setting up your Fix
The best thing about this service is how they mandate your fixes (shipments) to fit your schedule or pocket. I'm sure there are people who'd rather not be required to maintain a monthly fix. Stitch Fix is all about accommodating your lifestyle, so you have the option to receive your fix on demand or consistently. And if you're wondering, it it is SUPER easy to reschedule or cancel.
After setting up your fix, once your stylist gets your items together, you'll be charged a $20 styling fee that will be applied to your account as credit towards anything you keep from your fix (shipment).
What you get
Once you receive your package, you'll find an assortment of 5 items, a shipping package for any returns, and 3 documents: 1 outlining the price of each item, 1 including a personal message from your stylist and ways to wear each item in your fix, and 1 pre-paid shipping label. Out of the assortment you receive, they can be anything from jeans and tops to jewelry and other accessories. It'll all be based on what you chose to receive in your Style Profile questionnaire.
For the items you loved or disliked, revisit your account where you'll find a picture each item in your fix. Give them a rating on size, budget, fit etc., and type in some details as to why you loved or disliked those products, as knowing what did or didn't work for you will help stylists improve their selections for the next fix. Once you've finished your reviews, you are free to purchase the items you loved! As for returning, just place the items you disliked into the provided packaging, stick the pre-paid return label onto the package, and drop in your nearest mailbox! It's as easy as pie. :)
PERK: If you loved everything from your fix and wanted to purchase all items, you'll get 25% off your entire purchase.
I love how effortless and easy Stitch Fix is. They're not pushy and overwhelming like most subscription services are and you can tell they value their relationships with their clients, ensuring all who try out their service a personalized and curated experience. You can use the service whenever you want, so the $20 styling fee/credit won't go to waste. All in all, you're not forced to do anything you don't want to do and you get to choose what works for you and your lifestyle.
The one thing I disliked about their service was the fact I wasn't able to see the items I was receiving until they were delivered. I usually don't mind surprises, but if I could have saved the trip of sending back an item I didn't want, I would. It would be great if the stylists provided you with a number of selections online (maybe 7-10) and you got to choose the 5 you'd want to try prior to delivery. In result, you'd know what you're getting and the experience would be even more personalized. Just a suggestion. :)
Schedule your first shipment from Stitch Fix! Click here.