Stitch Fix vs. Fashom: How They Compare
I have been a Stitch Fix customer and stylist for over five years. Recently, I was introduced to a new styling service called Fashom. Of course, I was excited to try it out and specifically to see how it compares to Stitch Fix. Here is what I have experienced so far on how Fashom and Stitch Fix compare. I would highly recommend trying both to see which best fits your lifestyle and preferences. Keep reading for how Stitch Fix vs. Fashom and how you can try Stitch Fix and Fashom for free!
What is Stitch Fix?
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service for women (including plus, petite and maternity), men, and kids. Stitch Fix utilizes an algorithm to help narrow down selections from their inventory based on your style profile, preferences and previous purchases. A personal stylist then picks the final items that are sent to you. While you can preview the items in the Stitch Fix app once they ship, you cannot make any changes before receiving your Fix. You can keep or return as many items as you like. You can receive as many Fixes as you want and as often as you want.
What is Fashom Styling Service?
Fashom clothing subscription box started as a social mobile platform to celebrate unique body types. Recently, it has introduced a personalized styling service similar to Stitch Fix for women, including plus, petite and maternity. A personal stylist picks items based on your profile, and then you can preview those items and pick which ones you would like sent to you. If you don’t like any of the items, you can have the items changed before having your Session sent. Fashom clothing service allows you to keep or return as many of the items as you like similar to Stitch Fix. You can receive as many Sessions as you want and as often as you want, also similar to Stitch Fix.
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Cost of the Styling Service
Stitch Fix: Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee for each Fix. You are sent 5 items, with the average price being about $55. If you buy any items from your Fix the $20 styling fee will be applied to your purchase. If you keep all 5 items, you will receive an additional 25% off your entire Fix. Shipping and returns are free.
In my experience most tops and blouses are usually around $68 and jeans around $88. If you are a client at a lower price point, then you can receive tops around $38 and jeans around $68.
Fashom: Fashom subscription box charges a $15 styling fee for each Preview Session. You can preview 7 items, and pick 5 to be sent to you. If you don’t like any of the items, you can email them to preview 7 more items. The average price being about $35. If you buy any items from your Session the $15 styling fee will be applied to your purchase. If you keep 3 items or more, you will receive an additional 25% off your entire purchase. If you keep 5 items or more, you will received an additional 30% off you entire purchase. Shipping and returns are free.
My experience from my first session is that tops and blouse are around $36 and jeans around $68. They are definitely priced a lot lower than Stitch Fix for similar items.
For both Stitch Fix and Fashom you will start by creating a similar type of style profile which includes:
- Demographic information such as your age and where you live
- Occasions preferences such as work, weekend or a night out
- Body Type such as curvy or straight
- Color and Print preferences
- Any avoids such as colors, fabrics or prints
A stylist will use your Style Profile to choose items for you from the available inventory. Therefore, it’s important to complete the entire questionnaire.
Stitch Fix vs. Fashom: My Review & Experience
Which women’s subscription box is better: Stitch Fix or Fashom?
Stitch Fix and Fashom carry many of the same brands and styles such as RD Style and Skies are Blue. However, Fashom is definitely at a lower price point for similar styles and brands. Stitch Fix carries more premium brands such as Kate Spade, Paige and Joie. If you are more price conscious, then Fashom is definitely the choice to go with. Also, with Fashom you get the extra 25% off for buying only 3 items instead of 5, on top of the already lower prices! If you like a mix of high and low brands, than Stitch Fix carries more premium brands that you can try. If you buy all 5, you can receive 25% off premium brands, which is awesome!
Stitch Fix is overall less effort in that you don’t need to preview and approve items before it’s sent to you. This can save some time throughout the process. It’s also a lot of fun to keep the element of surprise with Stitch Fix since you don’t get to see your items until they are delivered. However, if you tend to be pickier and, again, want to maximize your return on the styling fee, it would be better to go with Fashom where you can preview and even switch out the items before it’s shipped. This way you can ensure there’s at least one item you would purchase and can apply your styling fee to.
With Stitch Fix, you can schedule your Fix ahead of time using their calendar so you know when to expect your Fix. My Fix has almost always come on or a couple of days before my schedule delivery date. Being able to schedule my Fix allows me to plan ahead for special occasions or for a vacation. With Fashom, however, I was told I would receive my delivery in 2-3 weeks. It took about 3 weeks to get my delivery, and there wasn’t any information provided to track my box. Therefore, if you need your delivery by a specific date, I would suggest using Stitch Fix instead. If the delivery date doesn’t matter, than you can use either service.
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Stitch Fix vs. Fashom: Which subscription box is right for you?
I think it’s worth it to try both Stitch Fix and Fashom at least once to find the styling service that best fits your needs and preferences. The great thing is that both Stitch Fix and Fashom offer a referral program that allows you to try your first time at little to no cost to you.
Try Stitch Fix and Fashom!
If you sign-up for Stitch Fix using my referral link here, you will receive $25 towards your first Fix which will cover the entire $20 styling fee, plus leave $5 towards the rest of your purchase!
Please support my blog and sign-up for Fashom using my referral link here! I recommend trying it now!
So what do you have to lose? Try either or both Stitch Fix and Fashom now. I would love to hear your thoughts on how you thought Stitch Fix and Fashom were similar and different! Please let me know if the comments below!
I am sharing my first Session with Fashom in this blog post My First Fashom Box! As always, I will be sharing my looks on all my channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Be sure to follow me so you don’t miss out!
Let me know if you have any questions either on Stitch Fix or Fashom in the comments.
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