In the world of shopping, there are two kinds of women: those who troll the mall all day, popping into every store and trying on every sweater/shoe/asymmetrical skirt, and those who would rather have someone else do the dirty work for them.
Dear second group, we’ve got good news: Stitch Fix.
Essentially a personal stylist for the digital age, Stitch Fix pairs you with a fashion consultant who then mails you a box containing five items she thinks you’ll love--courtesy of both under-the-radar designers and big name brands (think Fay and Trina Turk). After trying on the clothes, you keep and pay for the ones you like and return the rest free of charge (though all boxes cost a $20 flat fee).
Get started by filling out an extensive survey--how you like your clothes to fit, how much you’re willing to spend, how tolerant you are of fashion risk and what, of course, your general vibe is (we’re boho-edgy, in case you were wondering).
For our first “fix,” the stylist really nailed it. We kept the high-low chevron dress ($68), white skinny jeans ($88), relaxed peach sweater ($58) and poppy mint bracelet ($28), and only returned the black leather tee because it looked too hot for summer.