I'm a woman who loves clothes and who has a love/hate relationship with shopping. Now, with two kids getting to the mall and shopping around isn't as therapeutic as it once was (shocking right?) so now I rely on at-home services for new clothing items. I've had 4 Fixes from Stitch Fix and decided it was time for something new. I saw an ad for Wantable on Facebook and I decided to give it ago. But was it better than Stitch Fix? Are there any major differences? Read on to see how Wantable stacks up against Stitch Fix and what sets them apart.
The Initial Setup: Style Profile
By now anyone who has used a "try on at home" clothing service has become familiar with the Style Profile. Wantable's was pretty on par with Stitch Fix, they asked you for exact measurements and sizes for different articles of clothing.
Difference: Wantable asked me questions on a Love=Like-Dislike scale with visuals of pant lengths, skirt lengths, and flatlays of collections with themed names like "Glam" and "Rock". I thought this was a great added feature to the Style Profile.
Difference: Wantable also allows you to shop their "Stream" which are actual items that they have in inventory and you can request or decline the items. They do say that even if you request an item you may not receive it, it is possible they no longer have your size or have the item in stock anymore by the time your Edit is being prepared. You do not have to shop their Stream in order to get an Edit.
Like Stitch Fix, Wantable also gives you an opportunity to provide a link to your style board on Pinterest and allows for you to write a note to your stylist about anything you may want, like or try to avoid.
Difference: An "Edit" from Wantable is all clothing items, NO ACCESSORIES. I loved that because my first Stitch Fix "Fix" included a pair of shoes, a different Fix had a necklace and another one had an infinity scarf that I just didn't need. These items brought the cost of the Fix up, prevented me from purchasing the whole thing making me miss out on the discount you receive when you purchase the entire Fix. Wantable offers discounts too but I'll get to that later.
What I Received
What I Kept (and Sent Back)
I received this Edit in the summer, it has admittedly taken me a while to get this post up. I will say that because this Edit was sent in the dead of summer I was expecting all summery dresses and tops. This felt more like a fall Edit and maybe this was a miss on my part for not saying that I wanted summer clothes. The only really summery things were the dress and coral top, both of which I did not really like. Both of those items went back.
The two pairs of pants I received were both very different but both equally comfortable. The price point on the black legging-like pants was a. bit shocking. I mean $78?? Those black pants went back.
About two weeks prior to getting my Edit I purchased a new pair of jeans that I really liked, I wish I had waited because the jeans from Articles of Society felt even better than the pair I just bought and their price points were similar. However, I sent these jeans back too.
It should go without saying that the see-through top from Kut From the Kloth went back. As did the black top from Wantable's in house brand.
The surprise of it all was how much I loved that striped sweater from Wild Honey. When I opened the box I thought, really? A sweater? But it felt like butter and I absolutely had to have it!
Items kept: 1 out of 7.
Pricing and Discounts
Because Wantable provides so many pieces in an Edit they offer a discount of 20% if you keep 5 out of 7 items.
Difference: Stitch Fix offers a 25% discount if you purchase all 5 of the items in your Fix.
Both companies charge a $20 styling fee that will get applied to your purchase and is not refundable so it is in your favor to purchase at least 1 item no. matter who you are shopping with.
I liked the amount of items and lack of accessories from Wantable however I thought their price points were higher than Stitch Fix and I expected the discount incentive to purchase all of the items to be greater.
I felt my stylist provided some items that definitely matched my profile and my Pinterest board but there were other items that completely missed the mark. This has happened with Stitch Fix as well and I completely understand there is no perfect formula when trying to put together outfits for other people, the stylists can only do so much. I tried Wantable because I felt like I needed a break from Stitch Fix, I wanted to explore my options but I will be going back to them for another Fix without a doubt.
Is Wantable better than Stitch Fix? It has some better features on their Style Profile that would make you think they would totally hit it out of the park, but I think Stitch Fix is the one for me.
Want to try either of these services for yourself?
Click HERE to sign up for Wantable
Click HERE to sign up for Stitch Fix
*Both of these links are referrals and I will be provided a credit in my account with each respective company for future purchases*