Let’s face it, our lives are far too busy these days to allow for leisurely shopping through the mall (ps. Remember malls?). Today, 69% of Americans shop online, with the majority of them (59%) buying mostly clothing items.
I am one of them. Between the facts that I live in a secluded area, have two small children at home, and COVID-19, my online shopping has increased even more over the last year.
The awesome news is that not only can I shop online, but I can also actually have a personal stylist pick out my clothes for me! I’m not the most style-savvy so the ability to have someone else choose my clothing for me saves me time, money, and the frustration of endlessly scrolling through various websites to mix and match pieces that I think go together.
So today I wanted to compare two of the most popular clothing box subscriptions out there today, Wantable and Stitch Fix. Which one gives you the most bang for your buck? I’ll tell you all about both and then compare them side-to-side so that you can choose the right one for your needs and preferences.
Stitch Fix vs. Wantable: The Showdown
I put together this handy comparison table below which will highlight all the most important features of each brand, showing you the similarities and differences between the two. Here’s the head-to-head comparison of a Stitch Fix “Fix” and a Wantable “Edit”:
Cost of Clothing:
Women, Men, and Children
Women & Men
Trending, 9-5, Cozy, Athleisure
Number of items per box:
Days to decide to keep or return:
Yes, with prepaid return packaging.
Yes, with prepaid return packaging.
Discount for keeping items?
Yes, save 25% when you keep all 5 items.
Yes, save 20% when you keep 5 items or more.
Yes, no subscription required - fixes can be sent on a schedule or on-demand.
Yes, you can pause, change, or cancel your subscription at any time.
1,000 top brands
Hundreds of premium brands
Size Range (women’s)
0-24W (XS-3X) + Plus, Petite, and Maternity options
Wantable is a personal styling service that utilizes a combination of expert styling and technology to select apparel and gear for their customers based on their budget, style, size, and more.
As mentioned when I wrote my honest thoughts on Wantable Style Edit, they offer three different “edits,” style, active, and men’s. They also have what’s called the “Stream” which is where you can go to request items that you love to go in your next Edit. When you receive your Edit, it will come with 7 curated pieces that you can try for yourself, keeping only the items you want.
Their quiz is very extensive, which allows them to get a good feeling for your personality, style, body type, and preferences. Additionally, each time you receive an Edit, they encourage you to update your stylist as to which pieces you loved and why and which pieces you didn’t love and why so that they can create an even more custom-tailored experience in the future.
- 7 pieces per delivery
- They have two different Edit categories to choose from (style or activewear)
- Shipping and returns are free and easy
- Clothing is priced relatively affordably and is of great quality
- Their stylists truly care about making sure you get pieces that you will love
- They don’t carry petite, maternity, or children’s clothing (yet)
Stitch Fix Overview
Stitch Fix was started out of a passion for changing the way people find clothes that they love. They, too, use a mix of technology and seasoned stylists to create looks that are perfectly curated for you. Their goal is to help you look great and feel confident in your personal style.
They offer several different Edit categories to choose from, each one containing carefully selected items that match your personality. Each Edit comes with 5 pieces of clothing, of which you can choose which to keep and which to return.
Their quiz is inclusive and asks you a series of questions that are aimed at getting to know your preferences and body shape so that they can best match you with the clothing you love.
- They have several different style avenues you can choose from (casual, 9-5, cozy, etc.)
- They offer clothing from over 1,000 trusted brands
- They offer plus, petite, and maternity sizes
- No subscription is required -order a Fix when you want
- Only 5 pieces per Fix
- Pieces are a bit pricier, going up to $100
Why Choose a Personal Stylist Box Service?
When you think of having a personal stylist, your first thought is probably that a service like that is reserved only for the wealthy, however, companies like Stitch Fix and Wantable are making it accessible for everyone.
So whether you hate shopping, you’re too busy to shop, or you simply can’t put together an outfit to save your life, you’re going to love the personalized convenience that comes with one of these services. They get to know you, your personal style, preferences and then choose clothing that matches your needs.
One of the biggest benefits of personal shoppers is that the professional stylists are up to date on all the latest trends and styles and they open your eyes up to new items that you may not have chosen on your own. You’ll be surprised by how much stuff you think you can’t pull off or wouldn’t normally choose, but find that you love them and that they look great on you. Basically, these services allow you to open your mind up to clothing and style that you may have otherwise ignored.
Lastly, all the clothes offer through these style boxes are high-quality brands and pieces that are durable and built to last. The Fixes or Styles that you receive are made to become staples in your wardrobe that you can mix and match as you please.
Final Thoughts: Which Box Will You Choose?
If you’re deciding between Wantable and Stitch Fix, then I hope that this article has helped you make that decision. The great news is that you can always try them both!
Personally, I chose Wantable because I love their Active Edit. I am a busy mom who practically lives in activewear, from working out to running errands, and time spent at home with the kids, you rarely catch me in anything but leggings and a comfortable top. I also love that they give 7 pieces in each Edit, I feel like the more options the better when it comes to clothing.
Either way you choose, enjoy the freedom that comes with eliminating the need to spend time shopping or scrolling store pages looking for outfit pairings! Having your own personal stylist is no longer reserved for the rich and the famous, brands like Wantable and Stitch Fix are making it easy for everyday women like you and me to feel amazing and look great while expressing our personal styles, which is really a thing of beauty.