On the retail front, things were a little low here in Canada after Target left. Although, nothing will ever replace Target, we now have DSW, J Crew, Nordstorm, Famous Footwear and a few other retail darlings. What we don’t have though, is Stitch Fix.
My sister who lives in the States had ordered a couple of times and really liked the service. She wrote about her boxes here and here. To say I was jealous, was an understatement. I was reading bloggers who raved about their boxes and the awesome stylists that Stitch Fix employed. So, after lamenting for the umpteenth time to my sister, she suggested she order one for me. I would fill out the questionnaire and it would be mailed to her house. Easy peasy. Yes and no. The questions were easy, but I messed up her address (just by a few houses), so there was a small address correction I had to take care of. Then, we had to figure out how to get it to me. Hmmm….
When it arrived at her house, I made her open it and we FaceTimed while she tried on the most of the pieces. I was interested in what I saw and she was quite enthusiastic about what was in my box. But I still had to get it and we had to send back the pieces I didn’t want, so she mailed it to a border town close to me. Most of us along the 49th parallel, have had parcels ship from the States to us, but the cost of shipping, duty, taxes and the time…well, sometimes it isn’t worth it. Enter in the border towns and parcel shipping. Lots of small towns along the Canada US border have parcel shipping / receiving companies and a lot of us Canadian drive less than an hour to pick up items we have purchased online from the States. It’s really quite simple and doesn’t take too much time.
So, when I received notification that my box had arrived I set out to get it. In less than 45 minutes, I saw this:
Then, I saw this:
I wasn’t prepared to try on my items in the parking lot, so I headed to the beach where there was not a soul around. No one. Just me and a deserted beach in November.
First up, this lovely on trend scarf:
I don’t have anything like it, it wasn’t too big or too heavy. So, I kept it!
Next, this grey cardigan:
Cute hoodie, eh? It was soft, grey and fit just right. So, I kept it!
Next was this top:
It is a classic baseball style shirt which is dark grey with black sleeves. But there’s a twist…
How cute is that elbow patch? So cute! But the neckline was too wide and it didn’t feel comfortable, so I put it in the return bag.
Next up was this top:
I thought this top was great. It was soft, fit well, but I didn’t love all the stripes – on me! It also went back in the bag.
Lastly, was a pair of DL 1961 Cherise Skinny jeans. I had never tried this brand before, but both my sister and blogger Jo-Lynne Shane have raved about them, so I was excited they were in my box. They were soft and they fit well, but they were a little big and I could feel them stretching out as I walked around. Sadly, I said good bye to the DL 1961 jeans until next time.
Overall, I was so happy with my Stitch Fix box. It is really not that inconvenient to drive across the border, pick it up and try on your clothes at the beach. The beach in November makes for an interesting background, doesn’t it?
Would I do it again? Probably. Maybe. Yes. For sure!!
Have you tried Stitch Fix? Will you keep ordering? Please let me know in the comments.
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