Are you not much for going to the mall, looking for clothes, trying them on, getting back home, not liking it to much and then having to go back to the dreaded mall and returning the item to a snooty sales clerk? If you are, you’re like many others that might want to check out StitchFix, an online personal shopper that lets you buy clothes but without the pressure of having to neither make a decision at a retail brick-and-mortar nor have to deal with the high-price fees of a traditional stylist and sends it to your doorstep.
How does it work? You take a survey so that StitchFix knows your body type, size, personal style, lifestyle, and of course budget. They then send over a box filled with goodies (clothing and accessories) for you to try. If you like what you see and try on, you can pay for and keep the items you like, and send back the items that don’t appeal to you. StitchFix charges $20 for a “styling fee” per box, but you don’t lose that money if you decide to buy something, rather that fee just goes back towards your product purchase. And if you’re worried about shipping – don’t, its free.
The site is catered only to females and the products are in the middle to upper-middle price ranges with many of the brands owned by up-and-coming designers. The site is also currently in beta, so you can signup to get on the StitchFix list for when they are ready to push out of beta. Oh, and for the males, although StitchFix doesn’t cater to you, Trunk Club does, which works in a similar way as StitchFix, but for men. These are great startup ideas to make shopping more relaxing and less of a hassle by having to deal with overbearing shopping mall crowds.