Curious about the kidpik subscription box? Check out our honest review of this stitch fix alternative for kids!
We recently tried out a new subscription service called kidpik. Kidpik is basically a stitch fix alternative for kids! I wanted to share with your our honest opinion and experience of what it was like.
Kidpik is marketed as a fashion box for girls – a personalized style service of head-to-toe outfits hand-picked by a stylist. They style girls age 4-14 and ship the boxes to the 48 contiguous united states.
My tween aged daughters are just getting into style over the age old comfort clothing so having an option like this for them to try out different clothing items and styles is great!
As a busy mom I immediately loved the idea of not needing to go out to shop for new clothing for the kids. It’s hard to coordinate a time in their schedules when they’re at school all day and have activities on the weekends. When I heard about Kidpik I thought, this sounds great! But I had a few questions…
My first question was “is it affordable?”
I have four kids. With a big family someone is always outgrowing things or needing something for a special occasion. We do try to buy quality and pass things down when we can but the cost of clothing really adds up. I love convenience but if it’s way out of the budget it just isn’t worth it for us.
I was pleasantly surprised with the prices of the clothing in the first box we received.
There are two pricing options. Each article of clothing is given an individual price but if you decide to keep the entire box you receive 30% off!
Her box included; a T-shirt dress, sweater, sweatshirt, pant, shorts, and a bracelet. Oh! And a free gift of a tiny cloud necklace for her to keep – even if she decides to send all the clothes back!
My next question was “Are the clothes good quality”
Again, I was pleasantly surprised. Each of the articles of clothing were comparable to what you find in most children’s departments or fashion stores. They weren’t top of the line name brand but definitely a solid quality that will hold up to average wear.
My last big question was “will the clothes fit”
When I saw them in the box I was a bit skeptical but when my daughter tried them on they all did indeed fit her! Even the pants, which we have a very hard time fitting her into had elastic cinchers on the inside to tighten up the wait for her. Both the sweater and sweatshirt were long enough for her long torso and the shorts were a bermuda cut and very appropriate for a twelve year old girl.
She was also comfortable in the materials and fit of the clothing which is another challenge that we sometimes come across.
The Only Downside
The stylist chose adorable spring outfits but I wish more attention had been paid to climate. Two heavier tops were sent instead of maybe short sleeve top. Since the weather is warming up I’m not sure how long she will be able to wear the long sleeve sweaters.
The next box we will get should come in July so I’m interested to see if there are more warm weather clothes in that one.
How does kidpik work?
Kidpik works like most subscription boxes. If you’ve ever order from something like sitchfix for yourself then you will be familiar with the process.
First, you log on and create a profile with the child’s name and birth date. After this is done you will be prompted to make selections based on their style and personality.
*It was very cool to see that even cultural preferences were taken into consideration and there was an option to check a box for “She only wears skirts/dresses below the knee, long sleeves, and crewnecks”*
Questions asked include checking off the types of clothing she wears (dresses, skirts, pants, shorts), color preferences, print preferences, shirt size, and pant size (you can check off a box if the child prefers elastic waist – this is a box that my daughter chose and her shorts were a soft elastic waistband).
There is also an option to include shoes in the box.
After this you can choose some style examples (with photos to choose from) – classic chic, girly glam, trendista junior, and always active. Then, to top it off you can rate your sparkle!
The final question asks which stores she typically shops for clothing.
When you’ve completed your profile you select how many boxes you’d like to receive each year – 4, 8, or 12. My kids wear uniforms to school so we decided on just doing 4 boxes.
We just got our first box and my daughter really enjoyed everything they chose for here. I’d have to say they really nailed her feminine but practical personality with the clothing choices and I was please that it was all very appropriate – both the shorts and the dress hit just above her knee and the tops were a crew neck.
Kidpik Outfit #1
Kidpik Outfit #2
Kidpik Outfit #3
Free Shipping, Returns, Exchanges
What if she doesn’t like the clothes? You get 7 days to try on your clothes and decide. You can keep what you like and pay the price listed on the pricing sheet inside the box and send the rest back.
If you decide to keep the whole box you will get 30% – our first box totalled $78 to keep it all! I thought this was a very fair price for three outfits.
Shipping is free and the box comes with a pre-paid envelope to send back what you don’t want and if you decide you don’t like the service you can cancel anytime!
Want to try it out? Get started HERE!