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October 1, 2013

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Out & About: Stitch Fix

A couple of weeks ago, Joy & I got a little tour of  a cool company called Stitch Fix in San Francisco. Do you know about Stitch Fix? I’m kind of obsessed with it. If you love packages in the mail that include CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES picked out by a stylist JUST FOR YOU, you’re in for a real treat.

Here’s the gist.  You spend about 15-20 minutes working on your profile when you sign up. You give them your measurements, your likes & dislikes clothes-wise, and your price points for clothing.  You tell them what you like to flaunt and what you like to hide  and what your price limits are for clothing & jewelry. After all of that, your information gets saved into a profile. Now they know more about you and they can figure out what you’re into and how to style an outfit for you in your price range.

When you’re ready for a shipment, you have them fill your box and give them a direction like… I’m going to a cool Art Opening and I’d love an outfit that shows I’m super into Modern Art (especially with cool jewelry!) but I need something dark to wear in case I spill wine on myself.  Yes, you can totally be that specific. The more specific, the better the box!  Then they work on an outfit and/or collection of pieces and send you a box in the mail.

Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee, but if you decide you want to buy something in the box, the fee gets waved. If you decide to buy everything, you get a nice discount on all of the clothes. Decide you like nothing or just one thing? Send the rest back with their convenient mailer. The stylist fee still applies if you haven’t bought anything.

My favorite part of the service is that you can try it all on at home in your own environment. No fluorescent lighting and nasty lint on the floor of a dressing room to contend with.  I also like that some of the items force me out of my comfort zone and I end up LIKING THEM. Not all boxes are created equal, but I’ve found the more feedback you give them, the better your box.

So here are some photos from our trip there. Cute entry way, huh?

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Delicious stripes for the upcoming season! I may have touched them all…

Out & About: Stitch Fix

We were given access to their racks! Stitch Fix buys clothes in smaller amounts based on their season/needs so they fill their customers boxes with the items they have in stock. Their stock is much smaller than a department store, so if your friend has something you’d like too, it’s not the type of service where you can order a specific item.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

I picked a few outfits to try on. You can see my Fall color scheme… I’m really into dark denim, navy, dark corals with hints of pink and STRIPES right now. Wait…when am I not into stripes?

Out & About: Stitch Fix

I loved this dress but felt like it was a little too short / ice skater-like. If I was to get this dress in the mail, I would have given my review of the dress and told them things like “The darts didn’t lay right over my chest and I prefer dresses with a bit more length. Otherwise, I love it!”

The necklace is from one of my first boxes. I’m in love with it and Cooper likes playing with it…

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Look at this dress!! I loved this one. This one came home with me.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

And how could I resist a striped top? I love the neckline on this one because it’s like jewelry.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Speaking of jewelry….they have the most incredible statement necklaces.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

I snagged a few while we were there…

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Joy layered this Love necklace with a pink spoon necklace & her own lock necklace. BEAUTY.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

And while we were there, they treated us to CRONUTS. I put a dent in them…

Out & About: Stitch Fix

At their office they have a few walls of quotes from customers framed on the wall.

LET ME HELP THIS CUSTOMER!!! A maxi is EVERYTHING.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

I love their motto- Love Your Closet—GET A FIX.

Out & About: Stitch Fix

Thank you, Stitch Fix for touring us around your workspace. Thanks for the cronuts & empanadas.

out & about: Stitch Fix

You spoiled us!

If you’re interested in getting a personalized Stitch Fix Box, sign up here.

 

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  • Amy

    What a great service! I wonder if they offer international assistance :) Also, how can you not love a statement necklace? It’s like the whipped cream and strawberries atop a perfect cronut – indulgent and necessary 😉

  • Christina @ Scaredy Cat Kitchen

    I so wish they shipped to the UK!

  • Ann

    My first StitchFix is due to arrive tomorrow and I can’t wait! So glad you lovely ladies had an opportunity to do the tour – thanks for the inside look.

  • jenny

    so obsessed with stitch fix! the clothing they styled for me last month was ADORABLE–especially this amazing b&w fall coat that I fell so hard for. they also sent me a darling dress with little birds on it. didn’t fit right, but SO my style. I was super-impressed and can’t wait for my next box!! I love the dress you picked out, btw. it looks great on you!

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    I want allll the statement necklaces! I tried them once and felt so so on the box, but I really need to try them again for something more specific. Love!!

  • jesse

    oh that looks like so much fun! i’ve been contemplating this for awhile. i absolutely hate shopping lately, my body is just so different after i had my son. not that is was perfect before mind you, just different and it confuses me! but i need to be pushed out of my comfort zone.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-easiest-freakin-fish-tacos.html

  • Alyssa

    I just did a post about my first stitchfix last month! :) http://bakingyogi.blogspot.com/2013/09/my-first-stitchfix.html
    I love your picks, and I’m so jealous that you and Joy got to hang out there!

  • Rebeca

    I have my first box coming this month, so excited! Would you mind sharing the brand of that plaid dress? It’s pretty awesome.

  • Ashley

    LOVE THEM! Ps- the styling fee is $20 :)

  • Nicole

    That is such a great idea! I adore the plaid dress on you!

  • sabrina

    Just did it! I signed up for THE FIX, can’t wait to give it a try.
    Thanks for the most awesome BLOG. Love everything about you :-)

  • Jenny

    I just signed up, and I’m so excited! Thanks for the great post!

  • Beth

    I love this tour, look like a fun time! I HAVE to try this, my closet is seriously in need of new clothes, you know it’s bad when your partner asks you if he should take you shopping! Usually he’d rather have his teeth pulled, point taken honey! haha!

  • Stephanie

    Any idea where Joy’s lock necklace is from? I absolutely need it!

  • tara

    What?!? That’s such a great idea! And maxi dresses are awesome, but I agree with the quote-I think I need some help too!

  • Emily

    Fun to see where they do their work, and those are some great clothes! You and Joy have me intrigued, I’ll have to give it a try. I’ll probably wait until post-pregnancy, though, my belly is a bit of a work-around at this point.

    Also, I saw we have matching iphone cases, which is way rad. I’m impressed with what a good case it is!

  • larizza

    I received my first stitch fix box today. I can’t wait to see what I got!! :)

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