Shopping. A concept that takes on a new challenges when you have children has now been made easier thanks to subscription boxes that first started as a convenience for adult clothes shopping. StitchFix has added StitchFix Kids to their line offerings but they aren't the only game in town when it comes to at home shopping services for kids.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; How Are They Similar?
The premise is pretty much the same. Fill out a "style quiz", select the preferred sizing, receive your box in the mail, try on all of the pieces, keep what you like and send back what you don't.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; Pricing
The one glaring difference between the two services is the $20 "styling fee" for StitchFix, this does not go away even if you purchasing StitchFix Kids.
The pricing structure for StitchFix Kids has each fix varying in its final total; your first fix could cost $125 to keep all of the items or it could cost more or less depending on the pricing of each item in the fix.
A KidBox is a flat fee of $98 if you decide to keep the whole box.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; Scheduling
KidBox offers 5 boxes a year with no membership fee and you are free to skip boxes or cancel your account all together at any time. The boxes offered are deemed Spring, Summer, Back to School, Fall and Holiday.
StitchFIx Kids allows you to schedule a fix every month, every other month or every three months. While there isn't a membership fee there is that $20 styling fee that gets charged to your card ahead of every fix. You can however skip fixes and cancel your membership at any time.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; Style Quiz
Now we get to the nitty gritty, these style quizzes will determine what type of clothes your child will get.
I'll start with KidBox. First you select the type of items you would like to see in your KidBox followed by which stores you typically shop for your child's clothes.
Next you select the type of style; "classic" or "modern". Then you can pick which items you gravitate towards.
This style quiz was quick, easy and fun to fill out.
Next I'll walk you through the StitchFix Kids style quiz.
After selecting your child's gender you are asked a serious of questions in regards to their activities and you rate them as "often", "sometimes" or "rarely".
To further hone in on your child's personality you are asked to select from different choices such as "shy", "chatty", and "serious". To get the sizing correctly you then fill out height, weight, sizes they normally wear and how pieces typically fit. Personally, for me, this is where I started to feel the quiz got a little long and I got a bit bogged down by all of the questions and the specifics.
Perhaps StitchFix Kids' style quiz is better for older kids but for toddlers this seems a bit extreme, in my opinion.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; Sizes Available
Both services advertise as having styles available beginning at 2T to 14. However, when I started the style quiz for KidBox it was revealed that they offer a BABYBOX!
The BabyBox offers sizing starting at 0-3 months and goes up to 18-24 months. This was a pleasant surprise for me because I was thinking 2T would be too large for my daughter but I was willing to see what they offered and figured she could grow into it. But with the 18-24 months size option I could order a KidBox now and pretty much assume everything would fit her nicely.
KidBox vs. StitchFix Kids; Which One Is Right For You?
After starting the on boarding process with both sites and seeing the types of questions in each style quiz as well as comparing size offerings and pricing, I decided to order a KidBox. This is not to say I won't try StitchFix Kids in the future but for now, the BabyBox via KidBox works best for us.
Which one is right for you? I think it depends on the age of your child. StitchFix Kids does not offer clothes smaller than 2T and it also appears that they may offer "higher end" brands in their fixes vs KidBox. There is nothing wrong with a child wearing a Kate Spade dress as long as said child isn't going to stain it on the first wear. I love designer duds but I think I'm going to wait a bit before dressing my daughter in them. Maybe once she has platitude in her size for a bit and she has proven that she can eat a meal without covering her clothes in it. But by all means, you do YOU!
Check back later for my review of my BabyBox from KidBox!