Stitch Fix for tween kids review
We had an 11-year-old try Stitch Fix for tweens—here's what she thought
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Shopping for (or with) a tween for new clothes can be downright exhausting, and there are usually one of two outcomes: You end up spending way more than you had budgeted, or every store is a total bust and you end up empty-handed with a tween huffing and puffing about how “ugly” everything is. (It can’t just be me, right!?) That’s why I jumped on the opportunity to test The Commons, a new clothing line by Stitch Fix.
What is The Commons by Stitch Fix?
The Commons is a new clothing brand specifically designed to dress tweens (ages 10 to 12). The line is exclusively available at Stitch Fix—one of the most well known online personal styling services.
How to order Stitch Fix for kids, tweens, and teens
Pieces from The Commons are available as part of a Stitch Fix Kids styling box. To start, create a Stitch Fix account and take an in-depth style quiz designed to hone in on your tween’s fashion preferences.
In addition to size, style, and price preferences, the site also allows you to add a note in the profile to describe your tween and the clothing styles they’re looking for even more specifically.
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How much does Stitch Fix for kids cost?
The Commons clothing line features 150 new pieces, from graphic tees to preppy cardigans, ranging in price from $16 to $44. With each box of clothes, or “Fix," your tween will receive 10 items. Keep what they like and easily return unwanted clothing in a pre-paid bag that is provided inside your box.
Stitch Fix charges a non-refundable $20 styling fee for each Fix that your tween receives. The $20 is credited towards any items in the box that your tween decides to keep. However, if your tween decides not to keep anything from their Fix, you forfeit the $20 styling fee.
If they decide to keep every item from their Fix, you’ll receive an additional 25% discount.
What we like about Stitch Fix’s The Commons
The clothes are nice quality
My 11-year-old daughter, Jordanna, and I were really impressed with the quality of every piece of clothing in our box. The T-shirts were super soft, the joggers were cozy, and the denim shorts were comfy. Jordanna is a huge fan of anime which was noted in her profile, so the fact that they sent a Naruto T-shirt was a big plus.
The clothes are affordable
The 10 pieces we received ranged from $14 for a graphic tee to $26 for a pair of fleece joggers. For the quality, these prices are definitely comparable to what I would normally pay for similar items, without having to leave the house or scroll online.
The styles are more grown up than other kids brands
It’s also worth noting that while there were other brands from the kids category mixed into our Fix, all but one of the pieces Jordanna ended up keeping were from The Commons line.
It forced my tween to try new styles
Some of the pieces, such as The Cabled Boxy Cardigan and The Prep Tiered Skirt are items my daughter would have never chosen herself in a store, but she liked them once she tried them on. Having a personal stylist push your tween out of their comfort zone (and choose more than just all black) definitely works as an advantage.
What we didn’t like about Stitch Fix’s The Commons
It didn’t fully capture my tween girl’s individual style
Even though we took a considerable amount of time with the style quiz and creating her profile, we didn’t end up with any pieces she absolutely loved.
That said, Jordanna, who’s style we described in her profile as “alternative” and “kawaii” has very strong opinions about fashion and is very particular about what she wears—she even spends time each night picking out her outfit for the next day!—so I would have been very impressed if the stylist actually nailed her style with the first shipment.
Should you order a Stitch Fix Kids box for tweens?
Overall, I would say The Commons collection from Stitch Fix is a high-quality, well-priced brand that’s best suited for a tween who is more into mainstream styles and isn’t too picky about what they wear.
For a parent, it’s a convenient option to try if you don’t have time to shop or have just had it with shopping for (or with) your strongly opinionated tween.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.