Ever since I blogged about Trunk Club, I've been getting a lot of questions asking about how it's different than Stitch Fix. So I thought I would do a little comparison of both services to show the pros and cons of each one. (But really, getting clothes in the mail is always a pro!)
In my opinion, Stitch Fix has a lot of pros that are great for a lot of people's lives. Stitch Fix is great if you just want to receive a fun box of clothes to try on every few weeks or months and easily add new pieces to your wardrobe. I also love that you get a 'style' card that shows you how you can wear pieces that they send to you with different outfits.
It's also fun because they send you pieces that match your 'style profile' but maybe something you wouldn't have picked otherwise. One of my favorite skirts and jackets are from Stitch Fix!
The cons are that you do have to pay $20 for each fix. They do allow you to apply the $20 as credit if you keep anything from your Stitch Fix box. If you don't, they keep the money and you're only out $20. (Which I'm sure you've blown $20 on a lot of other things in life.) You are given an assigned stylist, but you can't actually speak to that person just send a message before they ship a fix to give them a little direction in what you're looking for in clothing and accessories. Some people might find this great and less of a hassle, others may want to give their stylist a little more detail!
If you want a service that is more personalized, then try Trunk Club.
In my opinion, Trunk Club doesn't have a lot of cons except there aren't any incentives to buy items. With Stitch Fix you receive 25% off the total cost if you buy the entire Stitch Fix box. To me, this is a non-issue. Sometimes with an incentive, I'll end up buying more just to save money when I didn't even want all of the items in the first place.
If you're curious what a Stitch Fix box looks like, I've written a post here about it and a Trunk Club post here. To me, the costs are comparable with each item if you are giving each service your budget guidelines. Both can be pricey per item if you give no guidelines - so I like to tell each one how much I am willing to spend on a shirt, pants, jacket, etc. That sets everyone up for success.
If you feel like signing up to try either service or both, please use my referral link:
Let me know if you have any questions!