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Is Stitch Fix or Wantable Better for You?

Stitch Fix is probably the most well-known styling subscription box with millions of customers that love the service. However, Stitch Fix has many competitors and alternatives, such as Wantable. However, is Wantable better than Stitch Fix? As a former Stitch Fix stylist and current style subscription box enthusiast, in this article I will compare Stitch Fix vs Wantable on every aspect that you need to know! I also include previews of my first Wantable Style Edit, Active Edit, and Body Edit.

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Overview of Wantable vs Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. Stitch Fix is a try before you buy retail model that blends technology with expert Stylists. It’s goal is to help you find clothing tailored to your taste, budget, shape & lifestyle. Stitch Fix also has the option now to shop Freestyle, where you can shop directly in their app and shop outfits styled for you based on historical purchases.

Wantable is a subscription clothing box, delivering signature looks and brands to your doorstep. Wantable uses a combination of stylists and technology to handpick apparel or active gear based on your budget, size and style. Wantable allows you to try on the clothes before buying so you can keep what you want, and return what you don’t, and only get charged for what you keep. Wantable also offers the ability to shop directly from their website via what they call the Stream.

Stitch Fix vs Wantable

Try Wantable with my referral link and receive a $25 account credit towards you first Wantable Edit. It applies to your first Style, Active, Sleep or Men’s Edit.

If you sign-up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, 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!

Who is Stitch Fix and Wantable for?

Stitch Fix refers to its clothing boxes it sends out to clients as “Fixes.” There are there types of Fixes you can order: Women, Men, and Kids. 

  1. Women’s Fix: A women’s Fix is for women and includes all types of apparel and accessories.  A women’s Fix can also be styled for petite, plus size, and maternity.
  2. Men’s Fix: A men’s Fix includes all types of apparel and accessories. A men’s Fix can also include tall sizes.
  3. Kid’s Fix: A kid’s Fix is for kids apparel and shoes for sizes 2T to 14.

Wantable refers to its clothing boxes it sends out to clients as “Edits.” There are three edits that you can pick from: Style Edit, Active Edit, Men’s Active Edit. Wantable is for women looking for apparel, accessories and athleisure or workout clothes and for men looking for loungewear or activewear.

  1. Style Edit: A Style Edit is for women and curates apparel and accessories, including petite and plus size.
  2. Active Edit: An Active Edit is for women looking for athleisure and/or workout outfits.
  3. Sleep and Body Edit: A Sleep and Body Edit is full of bras, panties, lingerie, sleepwear, and loungewear.
  4. Men’s Active Edit: A Men’s Active Edit is for men’s loungewear or workout gear.

Keep reading for exact sizing information for both Stitch Fix and Wantable.

The winner in this section: Both Stitch Fix and Wantable

Stitch Fix caters to kids and maternity whereas Wantable does not. However, I love that Wantable does a box specific to Active or Sleepwear. So depending on what you are looking for, either Stitch Fix or Wantable will be the winner here for you.

How Do Stitch Fix and Wantable Work?

Getting Started with Your Profile

Stitch Fix: To get started with Stitch Fix, you will fill out your style profile so that Stitch Fix knows what types of styles, sizes, and price points to send you. You will provide the following information:

  1. Height, weight, dress size, shirt & blouse size, bra size, skirt size, pants size, jeans waist, shoe size
  2. Proportions: arms, shoulders, torso, hips, legs
  3. Preferred fit on top and bottom
  4. Types of jeans you prefer: style, rise, length
  5. Flaunt or downplay: arms, shoulders, back, cleavage, midsection, rear, legs
  6. Rate 12 looks
  7. Frequency of occasions: work/business casual, cocktail/wedding/event, laid-back casual, date night/night out
  8. Where do you typically buy your clothes?
  9. Adventure level of Fix
  10. Which styles do you want to incorporate?
  11. Accessories and jewelry style: classic, statement, both
  12. Preferred tone of jewelry: silver, gold, both
  13. How often would like to receive categories: tops, blazers, jackets & coats, pants, jeans, shorts, dresses, shirs
  14. How often would you like to receive the following accessories: bags, scarves, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, shoes
  15. Would you wear the following shoes: heels, wedges, booties, flats, sandals, fashion sneakers
  16. Avoids: colors, prints, fabrics
  17. Price preferences: accessories, bottoms, dresses, jewelry, outer layers, tops, shoes
  18. Luxe categories interested in
  19. Birthday, occupation, parent, objective
  20. Pinterest board, instagram handle, twitter handle, linkedin

Wantable: The first thing you will do to start Wantable is complete your style profile. You will take a comprehensive quiz on your size and style preferences so Wantable can get to know you.  You can expect to provide the following information.

  1. Height, weight, jacket size, bra size, shirt size, bottom size, shoe size, dress size
  2. Proportions for shoulder width, arm length, torso length, hip width, leg length
  3. Body Shape (choose one): pear, straight, hourglass, apple, or full bust 
  4. Occasions frequency: Trendy items, business casual/work, laidback/casual, date night/night out
  5. Rate different styles: classic, glam, rock, boho, casual chic, 
  6. Rate clothing fit: dress length, top half, pant length, pant rise, pant style, highlight body parts
  7. Price ranges: Top, bottoms, sweaters, jackets, denim, dresses
  8. Apparel Would like to receive: dresses/jumpsuits, tops, bottoms, denim, sweaters, jackets, accessories
  9. Type of types would like to receive: Sleeveless, short sleeve, long sleeve
  10. Denim would like to receive: denim, distressed
  11. Types of bottoms would like to receive: skirts, shorts, pants
  12. What you think of various colors
  13. What patterns you prefer
  14. What you think of various materials
  15. Types of accessories you would like to receive: earrings, scarves, necklaces, bracelets, handbags
  16. Price ranges: scarves, handbags, jewelry
  17. What you think of metal tones: sliver, gold, multi
  18. Prefer long or short necklaces
  19. Account Note

The winner in this section: Wantable

While Stitch Fix and Wantable have comparable style profiles, I appreciate that Wantable gathers more information regarding clothing fit preferences. With a style box, the biggest challenge will be finding the right fit for your unique body, and with the additional information that Wantable asks for such as proportions and body type, I think they will get closer to a better fit.

Cost, Discounts, and Sales

How Much Does Stitch Fix Cost?

Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee for each Fix. If you buy any items from your Fix the $20 styling fee will be applied to your purchase. If you buy nothing from your Fix, you lose the $20 styling fee.  The only discount Stitch Fix offers is a “keep all” discount; if you keep all 5 items, you will receive an additional 25% off your entire Fix. Shipping and returns are free always free. The 25% discount does not apply to items bought directly from the Stitch Fix app through Freestyle.

You can select to automatically receive Fixes in these frequencies: every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every 3 months, or on demand (schedule when you want one). You can skip or cancel anytime online or in the app.

What is the Stitch Fix Style Pass and how do you get a Style Pass?

Some Stitch Fix clients are offered a Style Pass. A style pass is $49 per year and allows you to order a Fix as many times as you want during the year without having to pay the $20 styling fee regardless of whether you keep anything or not from your Fix. The $49 cost of the style pass is applied to your first purchase in the year, so as long you buy at least $49 worth of clothes, you are basically ordering Fixes for free.

It is not certain how a client qualifies for the Style Pass. It seems to be offered randomly to customers based on discussions in Stitch Fix groups, but I think it’s probably triggered after you buy a certain amount of items in your Fixes.

How Much Does Wantable Cost?

Each Wantable Edit has a $20 styling fee that is applied towards anything you buy from that Edit. In addition, if you buy 5 or more pieces, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your entire purchase.

You can select to receive an edit automatically in these frequencies: ongoing (or back to back), every month, every 2 months, or every 3 months. You can cancel anytime easily online under your plan settings. Like Stitch Fix, shipping and returns are always free.

Does Stitch Fix have Sales?

No, Stitch Fix does generally have sales, and individual items do not go on sale. However, I have more recently seen end of the season items offered with discounts. The only discount currently provided is the 25% keep all discount for keeping all 5 items in your Fix, which has historically never been increased, even temporarily.

Does Wantable have Sales?

Yes, Wantable has periodic sales. It is not certain how often sales occur, but I wrote about the Wantable Clearance Edit that occurred last year, which offerred up to 75% off (increased from the normal 20% off) depending on the number of items you keep. Wantable also occasionally marks down individual items which you will see in red on your invoice.

Referral program

Stitch Fix and Wantable both have a referral program.

The standard Stitch Fix referral bonus is $25 for both you and the person that signs up using your referral link. Wantable only give a referral bonus to the giver, and the person signing up does not get any referral link. However, for my readers, my referral link does give you $25 off your first edit!

The winner in this section: Stitch Fix

While Stitch Fix doesn’t have sales like Wantable, the 25% “keep all” discount is higher than Wantable’s 20% discount. In addition, if you are lucky enough to get a style pass, I like that you basically get the style fee waived, which means you can try Fixes completely risk free. Stitch Fix also has the superior referral program that gives a referral bonus to both the giver and receiver.

Try Wantable with my referral link and receive a $25 account credit towards you first Wantable Edit. It applies to your first Style, Active, Sleep or Men’s Edit.

If you sign-up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, 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!

What Can You Expect to Receive?

How Many Items Do You Receive?

Each Stitch Fix box includes 5 items. However, you can choose to include “add-ons” which are usually underclothes or pajamas which will be shipped with your Fix.

Wantable includes 7 items in an Edit.

What Types of Items?

Stitch Fix and Wantable both carry clothing, accessories and jewelry. Expect the usual categories such as tops, sweaters, bottoms, outerwear, activewear, handbags, necklaces, and bracelets. In addition, Stitch Fix offers shoes, while Wantable currently does not.

What Brands Do Stitch Fix and Wantable Carry?

Stitch Fix claims to carry 1,000+ brands, including their own exclusive labels and I have compiled a comprehensive list of Stitch Fix brands that you can shop online, such as 41 Hawthorn.

According to Wantable, they partner with hundreds of premium brands such as Hudson, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Kensie, Kut From the Kloth, Lyssé, Onzie, Beyond Yoga, Wear it to Heart, Rhone and Alternative Apparel.

What Sizes are Carried by Stitch Fix and Wantable?

Stitch Fix carries the following sizes:

  1. Womens: XS-XXL, and plus sizes in 14W-24W, 1X-3X. Petite and maternity sizes
  2. Kids: 2T – 14
  3. Mens: XS-3XL, 28-48-inch waists, 28-36-inch inseams, and shirts and blazers in tall sizes

Wantable carries the following sizes:

  1. Women: XS-3X (0-24W). Petite sizes. Does not carry maternity.
  2. Men: S-XXL

How Much is an Average Stitch Fix or Wantable box?

Stitch Fix offers a range of prices, but they claim the average price is $55. In my experience most tops, blouses and sweaters are usually around $68-78 and jeans around $78-98. If you are a client at a lower price point, then you can receive tops around $38-44 and jeans around $58-68. Luxe prices are usually around $198-398. Stitch Fix does not restrict sending items to only your preferred budget selected in your profile.

Wantable’s individual style items typically fall within a $50-$100 range, but can be as low as $30. Individual Active and Men’s Active items are typically $30-$70 each. Wantable will only send you items in the price ranges you’ve “loved” or “liked” in your quiz. Check out The Stream to get a better of idea of their prices.

Both Stitch Fix and Wantable will price match items if you find them cheaper from another retailer.

The winner in this section: Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix is the clear winner in this section. They cater to a much more robust range of styles, sizes, and budgets.

Other Cool Features

Stitch Fix lets you buys directly from their app so you can shop for yourself, instead of waiting for your next Fix. The only downside is that when you shop directly, you pay full price, as there is no discount for buying 5 items. Shipping and returns are still free.

Wantable does let you mark in The Stream which you would like to receive in your Edit, but you cannot buy their items outright. However, Wantable does offer various Themed Edits which is really fun. I like the idea of themed edits because you are guaranteed a full box with items that follows the theme or season.

The winner in this section: Wantable

Stitch Fix usually has issues during seasonal transitions, but Wantable always has Themed Edits that follow the season so you are guaranteed a full 7 items that are season appropriate.

A couple of common Stitch Fix complaints is that the clothes are expensive, so while it’s great you can buy directly from their app, I don’t like the idea of paying full price. In fact, I think you can find many Stitch Fix brands on sale elsewhere online.

My First Wantable Style Edit Review

The Style Edit focuses on apparel and accessories based on my profile and preferences. I asked for outfits for the fall season.

Check out my full review of Wantable in My First Wantable Edit | My Experience & Review which includes what I received in my first Style Edit. Here is a preview of my First Edit.

What Wantable Sends
Example of Wantable Box
Wantable Review

In summary, I was pleased with my first Wantable Edit. It was a fall Edit, and I felt what I received aligned very well with my style and size profile and requests, although I would like to have received more cozier sweaters. I do appreciate that I asked for no floral prints and received solid colors and everyday, classic styles as I requested.

For my next Wantable Edit, I plan to ask for lower priced items to see what they send. Stay tuned for this review on the blog soon.

My First Wantable Active Edit Review

The Wantable Active Edit focuses on sportwear and performance apparel. I asked for sports bras, leggings and athleisure clothing for working out.

Check out my full review of my Wantable Active Edit which includes what I received in my first Active Edit. Here is a preview of my First Active Edit.

Wantable Active Edit Review
Wantable Active Edit Review
Wantable Active Edit Review
Wantable Active Edit Review

I was very pleased with my first Wantable Active Edit. The gym clothes matched my style, fit well, and were cute. I ended up keeping multiple items, and would request another Active Edit in the future for more athleisure outfits.

My First Wantable Sleep & Body Edit Review

For my first Wantable Sleep and Body Edit, I requested bras, panties and slippers. You can also request pajamas and lingerie but I didn’t need any at this time. Here is what I received in my first box.

Wantable body edit with bras
Wantable body edit with bra and panty
Wantable Body Edit with slippers and g string
Wantable Body Edit

I was really happy with my Sleep & Body edit. I kept the classic G-Strings and Cotton High Leg Bikinis as I needed to replace some my current panties, and these were very good quality, and worth the price. I also kept the slippers as they were both cute and comfortable.

Overall Summary: Is Stitch Fix or Wantable Better?

Stitch Fix wins in most sections above, and offers more variety, styles, and sizes. They have also put a lot of work into creating an excellent customer experience, from their responsive customer service to their interactive app where you can shop directly from. Stitch Fix is a must try if you are looking for a style subscription service.

However, Wantable is a close second to Stitch Fix, and does a great job of matching style and size based of your profile. Therefore, while Wantable may not yet have the robust offering of Stitch Fix, it still is a must-try clothing subscription service!

Try Stitch Fix and Wantable Now!

If you enjoyed this head-to-head comparison of Stitch Fix vs. Wantable, and want to try either clothing subscription service, please consider using my referral link to sign up.

If you sign-up for Stitch Fix using my referral link, 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!

I also have a Wantable referral link, which will provide $25 off your first Edit, including Style, Active, Sleep or Men’s Edit. You will receive a notification after clicking my referral link that says: Your $25 credit has been applied.

Bonus Section: How to Improve Your Stitch Fix Experience

Check out these additional posts if you’re wondering how to have a better Stitch Fix experience. A positive experience with Stitch Fix and Wantable depends a lot on YOU! Make sure you are leaving a note that is worded clearly to help the algorithm and the stylist find what you want. It’s also best to be realistic about your expectations. I go over my tips and tricks for the Best Stitch Fix experience in the following blog posts. Although written specific to Stitch Fix, much of these tips and tricks apply to both Stitch Fix and Wantable!

10 Tips for the Best Stitch Fix Experience

How to Write an Effective Stitch Fix Note

10 Tips for Creating an Effective Stitch Fix Pinterest Board

Bonus Section: A Cheaper Styling Service

If you are looking for a cheaper styling service, check out Nadine West or Fashom, where most items average $20-40. Both of these styling services are reviewed on my blog, and are worth a try. Check out these posts for my referral links so you can try them for free.

Let me know if you have any questions either on Stitch Fix vs Wantable in the comments.

Creator of My Favorite Hello and Author of this Article

Amy has 10+ years of experience in fashion and beauty launching digital products for global brands Fenty Beauty, Glossier, Marc Jacobs, Men’s Wearhouse and Stitch Fix. She also worked previously as a Senior Stylist at Stitch Fix, and currently as an independent virtual stylist, styling men and women for various occasions from everyday outfits, special occasions, to curating a complete closet. Amy is using her styling experience, fashion and beauty expertise to provide style inspiration and outfit ideas so you can shop for yourself and put together stylish outfits that make you feel confident and beautiful. @styledbymyfavehello

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