Whether you have a mini fashionista who can’t get enough sparkles and rainbow skirts, or an anti-shopper kid who refuses to wear anything but workout shorts and solid color tech shirts, we can all probably agree that shopping for our children’s clothing can be taxing. Add in a desire to keep out of big retail stores, and you’ve got the perfect reason to subscribe to a clothing subscription service for your family.
Children’s clothing subscription services that cater to your personal shopping needs by sending monthly or quarterly batches of clothing. Start by filling out a questionnaire that determines your child’s personal style of clothing, age and size, and sets your price range. The products naturally vary from company to company but the business model behind them remains the same: based on the questionnaire, a stylist will handpick items of clothing—shoes, socks, accessories, and other kid-friendly products—and will mail those items directly to your home.
You then have a set number of days to try on the clothes, try out the products, and choose which ones you’d like to buy and which to return (in an included prepaid package). You will only be charged for those items that you keep. The companies below all ensure high quality items and have partnered with top name brands to guarantee you are getting the best. Not all are subscription based but those that are do offer the customer the option to skip months if desired.
I started researching the different companies that offer this kind of service and as I learned about the businesses, what they offer, and how the process works, I was quite impressed. These options are convenient, affordable, and a great way to update my kids’ wardrobes, whether it’s a change in season or they have just outgrown or worn out their clothes and shoes.
Your Wohven subscription sends quality tees right to your door. Each graphic tee is designed by a new artist each month and blank tees are also available. Tees come in a choice of crew neck or V-neck. Average Price: $11 per tee. A subscription is required but can be canceled at any time.
Rockets of Awesome
Your Rockets of Awesome box is a choice of 5, 8, or 12 items and sent seasonally (4 times a year). Styling Fee: $20 (credited toward any purchase). Bonus Sale Price: With a purchase of every item, discounts from 25%-45% can apply. Subscription required but you will receive an email before each seasonal shipment with the option to swap items, skip or cancel. Sizes: 2T–14.
Stitch Fix Kids
Your Stitch Fix Kids package will come with 8–12 pieces based on your price range and preferences. Free shipping, returns, and exchanges (a prepaid return envelope is included). Styling Fee: $20 per Fix (credited toward any purchase). Prices start at $10 per item. Bonus sale price: 25% off if you purchase every item that month. No subscription required. Sizes: 2T–14.
Why and Whale
This is an assortment of 3 to 6 handpicked, modern, age-appropriate items, including apparel, toys, and new products. Sizes/Ages: 6m–6y. Subscription required but you can skip/cancel at any time. Average price: each box of 3 to 6 items is valued at over $59. Bonus Sale Price: 15% off for active subscribers.
This kidpik package is 7 pieces of clothing and accessories that make up 3 coordinated outfits, including shoes. Styling Fee: Included. Average Price: $13.50 per item. Bonus Sale Pricing: 30% off when purchasing all 7 items. Subscription not required. Sizes: 4–16.
Fabkids is a shoe service and varies slightly from other subscription services by allowing the customer to personally shop and choose their own styles each month rather than having a stylist do it for you. A subscription is required but customers have the option to skip the months in which they do not wish to shop. Fee: $39.95 per month (if you don’t shop that month, it will be credited to your account for future purchases).
—Claire Dougherty Kovacs
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