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Stitch Fix : Round Two

Three weeks ago I blogged about this cool new company called Stitch Fix. SF is still currently in it's Beta launch, but there have already been tons of "fixes" sent off for. In case you missed the overall idea, you pay $20 up front to receive a "fix" in the mail consisting of 5 professionally-styled wardrobe pieces that match you thanks to an extensive (but easy!) survey. SF mails these items to your house on Tuesday, and you generally receive them on Wednesday or Thursday. You have until Monday to try them on and make a decision on what you'd like to keep. If you buy something then your $20 goes toward the purchase price of the item. If you decide to keep all 5 items then you get a hefty 25% discount. (In my box this go around, the 25% discount was enough to cover TWO of the items!) Anyway, they give you a prepaid mailer to return the items in and voila! You're done! If you don't return them within a week or two, your card will be charged for all 5 pieces. It's a really cool idea! (edited to add: in case you think it's too much trouble to mail the items back, they give you a prepaid, pre-labeled envelope... you seriously just stuff them in the thing [i mean, fold them, c'mon! we're civil here!] and toss it in a blue postal bin around town. No need to go to the post office or pay anything... they seriously do it all for you! If you can't manage that then well... you know. :P haha)
In my last box I sent off for some median-priced items, and I was actually pretty pleased with the price point. This time around I decided to move everything to the lowest price point they offered, just to see what they would send me. I received my package on Wednesday and I was actually really impressed with the items they sent me, though the price point left a little to be desired. My lowest range items were actually more expensive than my median price range, but considering they deal with primarily indie designers, it would be expected that in order to meet my questionnaire requirements, they had to price up a bit.

I ended up really loving 4 out of the 5 pieces I was sent. But I didn't end up keeping anything. I really thought long and hard about it, and I was sure I was going to keep them all (hello discount!) but then I realized it's 80* already in Nashville and 2 of the awesome dresses were chiffon with long sleeves! (I did say that I didn't necessarily like flaunting my arms though, so they listened!) I decided the neon "zebra" dress was just TOO out there for me. I didn't want to be the crazy lady you see walking around with a toddler wearing that... though I do have a soft spot for that insane print. It was also entirely too baggy on my frame (no ladies to fill out the top, and the waist hung too low/loose). The black shift dress was awesome, but with my shape, I need a defined waist. The necklace was very pretty, and the chiffon beaded jacket was my absolute favorite. I'm actually having Returner's Remorse on that one (does that even exist? I'm going to say it does...). 
After talking to a few other ladies who sent off for their own Fixes, I decided to do it yet again (I'm kind of hooked!) and see what I'll get with the next order. I'm sending off for one next Tuesday so I'll report back (I know!). And maybe excuse myself to Gmail to see if there's a way I can get that sweet jacket back! Look how beautiful it photographs! It's super lightweight and just stunning. The top dress was the only item in the box I didn't care for, but that's because it was too body hugging for my tastes (and a wee bit too small! I looked ridiculous!) Still, I'm kind of loving this service. I love finding these new labels I never would have otherwise known about. This service may not be for everyone though. I like the idea of a "surprise" and even if I end up empty handed, I kind of dig the experience. Some people like to be more in control of their shopping experience. It's up to you as a shopper to decide if it's worth it!

I also love hearing about your Fixes! Have you sent off for one or blogged about it at all? I'd love to know what you think and if you kept anything! Each fix is unique so it's cool to see what stylists think fit into your life based on your questionnaire. Here is an invite if you'd like to sign up to receive your fix. What do you think about the pieces I received? Would you wear any of them? xo

PS: Didn't Mike do a lovely job styling these in our bedroom?!

I was not compensated for this post. This is 100% my unbiased opinion!

Pricing breakdown for this Fix: Beaded chiffon jacket: $90, Black + Lace cocktail dress: $106, Black + Rainbow dress: $152 (yowza!), Black ruffle chiffon dress: $93, Green + Gold resin necklace: $60. Keep in mind you'd automatically have $20 off of these prices. Still, they were a little high considering the intended price point I requested. Hopefully the next fix will have a lower price tag!

32 comments:

  1. What happens if you don't keep anything? Do you get your money back? Does it go towards your next fix? Oh man, this sounds like fun!

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    1. I always forget to explain something haha! If you keep nothing, you're simply out the $20. That's for the styling fee and shipping (it's free shipping both to you and to return) so $20 ends up being quite a deal. I do wish it went to your next fix, but I guess they do have a business to run! :P Even if you only try it once, it's definitely worth a shot! It's been loads of fun!

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  2. Oh wow, this sounds like a brilliant idea! The idea of having to mail everything back again if it doesn't fit seems like a lot of trouble though! ):

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    1. you seriously throw it in the envelope they provide for you. they even sticker it and everything. it's prepaid, so you just toss it in a blue postal bin around town. you don't pay anything and you don't even need to go to the post office. it's insane how easy they make it.

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  3. I really love that chiffon jacket! There has to be Returners Remorse because I would feel the exact same way.

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  4. Can you share the prices on those items? I'm tempted to try this, but wary of cost

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    1. yes! just edited the post to add those :) check out the very bottom for the breakdown of the fix!

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  5. what a cool idea, and at least they are listening to customer's style concerns- I cover up areas sometimes too...

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  6. I signed up but like you said they are only accepting a certain amount of people. Just wanted to let you know in case someone asks you about the timing and whatnot. It says they will email when "you can get your fix". LOL

    <3 Rae

    http://dramaticatticboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for letting us know lady! I think their general turnaround time is anywhere from 2-4 days!

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  7. Oh my! I want that beaded jacket!

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  8. Oh god, I'd want to keep everything! Definitely wouldn't be able to send things back, I'd think, haha! How do you even choose?

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  9. I finally got accepted and filled out all my info today! Hopefully I can afford what they send me and I love it.

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  10. Love the first top! That black chifon dress totes reminds me of Adele.

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  11. I just got my first shipment from Stitchfix last week, and I loved it! I kept one dress from it, and I blogged about it today.

    xo, Megan
    gingerly

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  12. The chiffon beaded jacket is just lovely, I love the necklace too, wouldn't want to wear them together though!

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  13. Wow! You got some great pieces! Price point is a little high, but some of those items I can understand paying a bit more for them.

    I signed up and will receive my first shipment next week! I am super excited about it! It really is a neat way to spruce up your wardrobe.

    As always, thank you for the great info!

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  14. All of those are way to expensive for me, but it would be so fun to just try at least once. I'll have to give it a go when I get back to the States. It look so fun! I loved the zebra dress, but I can see how it would look with a toddler in arm. ha.

    -april.

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  15. Oh man, I am SO JEALOUS of you guys in the US. I want to join so bad, but they don't ship outside of the US yet. Boo! I am going to be watching like a hawk for when they do. That jacket and that black chiffon dress are amazing!

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  16. I actually did this after your first post about it! It was an interesting fashion experiment... and i learned that I'm a lot less "boho chic" than i thought i was. The good thing is that I could tweak my survey so hopefully I'll get some pieces that are more my (true) style for the next shipment. I did keep one eyelet tank from Jack BB Dakota that I would have never picked out for myself in a store! I like that the stylists take some chances!

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  17. LOVE that black dress. Where is it from?

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  18. I nominated you for an AWARD on my blog :) Come check it out!

    Chelsea
    www.mypinkscribbles.blogspot.com

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  19. Man, I'd really like to try this!!

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  20. I tried it after you posted about it a few weeks ago and love it! I think i'm hooked too. I actually just posted about what i got on my blog too. Everything fit perfectly!

    http://hellosweetworld.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/stitchfix/

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  21. This sounds like fun. I wish they shipped to Canada. :(

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  22. That black chiffon dress is amazing. It takes a lot to put something back on a rail (or send it back, in this case) when it's so gorgeous, but just doesn't fit well. There are so many gorgeous clothes I wish I could wear, but would never suit my body. Sometimes I do just buy things, because they are lovely on the hanger, and end up not wearing them, ever.

    I really do like this concept, and I wish they had something similar here in SA - hmmmm.

    www.makebelievetolive.blogspot.com

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  23. What an interesting concept! I like this much more than the Shoe Fab [or similar] shopping ideas. Though it isn't necessarily something I would do - I'm pretty particular and feel bad about shopping strike outs enough on my own, paying someone $20 if I struck out would be a major blow. If I had a bigger disposable income or wanted to try it once just for fun this would be neat - definitely something a few friends would be into! Can't wait to see your next fix!

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  24. I just got my first Fix. I blogged about my experience: http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/2012/03/review-stitchfix.html. I really enjoyed everything I received and love the concept of this company. :)

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  25. I just received my first fix this past weekend. The only real problem I had, was the price. I set it for the lowest price range (approx $50) and instead received things between $90-$120. :(

    It wasn't all bad though. The $90 dress was absolutely FANTASTIC and I decided to keep it to wear to graduation. :)

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  26. Oh my gosh! I love it ALL. But I can afford... pretty much none of it. HA!

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