Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage right now.
From food, to pet supplies, clothing, and fashion accessories, you can get just about anything delivered to your door.
So all this week, we're showcasing our series: There's A Box For That.
Tuesday’s box comes from Stitch Fix, an online clothing and accessory service for both men and women of all sizes. It costs around $20 up front and that’s put towards anything you choose to buy from what they send.
So, our Brittany Murphy tried it out.
“I'm going to order from stitch fix,” Brittany said, looking over the computer. “This is their website, looks pretty easy so far.”
First, a personal stylist hand picks items based on a profile that took Brittany about 20 minutes to fill out. It asked for her size, amongst other things.
“How would you characterize your proportions? Arms: short, average, or long,” Brittany said. “I've never asked myself this question.”
The questions dig even deeper, too.
“They’re asking for my social networks so their stylist can essentially stalk me and figure out what my style is. It's dedication!” Brittany said.
Offering more than 250 brands for women and a mere 30 for men, Stitch Fix can be delivered frequently or you can try it just once.
After ordering hers, Brittany waited about a week and a half for its arrival.
“Time to see what’s in the box!” she said.
Inside, a personalized note with all of the styles, a chunky heel that’s great for running around at work and four dresses.
“Purple’s my favorite color so that works!” Brittany said. “So, let’s try it on and see what our style experts say.”
Brittany’s board of stylists include fashion expert Debbie Wright and Western Mass News’ very own Jordyn Jagolinzer.
Outfit Number 1, Shoes Included:
“I love that dress,” Debbie said. “I think the color block is a no brainer. For a stylist to choose that for you because it’s so instantly flattering because of the placement.”
“The way the color is, it really makes you look so tiny,” Jordyn added.
Outfit Number 2:
“Again very flattering with the way it rouges and really show off that nice tiny waist and the fit, and the hips and waist,” Wright said. “I do like the slit.”
“If I had to pick a dress to put the heels with, I'd choose this,” Jordyn said.
Outfit Number 3, The LBD:
“Oh, once again the fit!” Wright said.
“The fit is good,” Brittany agreed.
“It looks like shiny,” Jordyn said, touching the dress. “It’s nice. How do you feel in it?”
“I like it,” Brittany responded. “It’s comfortable, the material isn't bad and the ribbing isn’t too thick that its bothersome.”
Outfit Number 4:
“And number 4,” Brittany said, hesitantly. “Ehhh.”
“Oh, sexy, sexy,” Debbie said.
“A little too much leg for me,” Brittany said.
Stitch Fix claims to have an average cost of $55 an item. If you choose to keep it all, it's a 25 percent discount coming in at about $51 a piece.
“All of the items that I would potentially purchase would be around $235 for 3 items,” Brittany explained. “Minus the 20 you pay upfront so to be honest, that’s a little too high for my budget and what they sent me, but there’s always next time!”
We have reached out to Stitch Fix several times for comment, but have not heard back.
Overall, the stylist sent Brittany dresses which she specifically asked for but they were all the same exact style. She’d hoped to get more of a different selection, but the convenience, price range, delivery, and ability to give feedback is great.
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