I tried Stitchfix — an online subscription and personal shopping service that claims to have a stylist choose clothes for you. I filled out the online questionnaires that not only include size information, but also personal style preferences, and more. Stitchfix then ships 5 items for you to try on — keep what you want and send back the rest within 3 days.
Their marketing concept is great and (because I checked the box), I thought I would receive new wardrobe ideas with fresh and current styles.
My first box was pretty darned good. One item was too big, and because I couldn’t get the nice discount for keeping all 5, I kept the 2 I loved and sent back the rest. I ordered another fix.
It was a miss. Even though I mentioned I preferred a distressed fabric in jeans, I got another dark pair (too big and available at Maurices for $40 less) — but that wasn’t the worst of it — there was a sweater that looked like something my mother would categorize as “too old looking” and a thin beige sweater with lace crap on it. I only kept a scarf and sent back the rest — choosing not to continue with another fix.
Stitchfix might work for you — and you’ve nothing to lose if you try it out. They just didn’t hit the mark for me. At some point, I may give it another shot, but not until I forget about how awful that last box was.