|Kidbox: the fashion subscription service for your kiddos.|
There's only one problem with the 100% resale approach, and it's that you often end up with a lot of random pieces, none of which match or even blend. A few weeks ago, after my Mother complained for the four millionth time about how my children are constantly dressed in clashing clothing, I decided that it was time to find an alternate source for duds for my offspring. Naturally, I turned to my old friend, the interwebs. Thanks to Facebook's targeted marketing wherein I'm only shown ads for companies who deliver to my home, I learned about Kidbox.
Kidbox is basically just like all the other clothing subscription services I loved, but this one is just for kids! Here's how it works: you set up an account online, fill out a size profile for your kiddos, and then they put together a curated box of clothes for your kid to try on. Your kid has seven days to try on the clothes and then you keep what your tiny fashion plate likes and send back whatever doesn't work. What I love the most about Kidbox is that if you keep all of the pieces in the box, the total cost is $100 or less. That sounds like a lot, but you'd be surprised how much kids clothing costs these days. In case you're thinking that the stuff is junk because it's reasonably priced, I assure you that it's not; it's nice quality brands that are normally out of my price range (hence the reason I almost always purchase things second hand).
The box came addressed to the Muffin Man, which is always fun for kids.
Here's what came in the box:
U.S. Polo Assn. Stripe Polo, $16This is totally not my style or Noah's style, and it totally reminded my Hubs of his traumatic childhood years spent in Connecticut, so this was a definite "no" for us. RETURNED
7 For All Mankind raglan tee, $18This was just okay, and the fabric was really thick, which is not ideal considering that the heat wave in Los Angeles probably won't be over until sometime in December. RETURNED
Weatherproof vintage henley tee, $9 and Penguin oxford shorts, $24The t-shirt was really soft and I thought it was cute, but Noah was not a fan. The shorts were adorable, but ginormous; they literally fell off of Noah. I was actually kind of annoyed that they sent size 4T bottoms when I specifically told them that Noah is tall and slender and usually wears a 2T pants. I could have asked for a smaller size, but I thought the shorts were kind of expensive, so these were both RETURNED.
7 For All Mankind V-neck mineral wash tee, $14Red is Noah's favorite color, and this t-shirt is soft and fits really well, so this was a definite yes. He's literally worn this shirt everyday since it arrived in his box, so even though it's more than I usually spend on a shirt, I think I'll get my money worth. Plus I'll be able to re-sell it to my local consignment store when he grows out of it, so it's a double win. KEPT.
The other item in our box was a pair of these beige twill shorts that were so hideous I didn't even have Noah try them on. I was almost offended that Kidbox thought I would dress my kid in something that looked more appropriate for an 87 year old man, but there's no accounting for taste.
Overall, I like what Kidbox is doing. It's convenient, and the way it's executed is really cute. I'm going to see if what we get in our next box better suits Noah's style now that they've received my feedback on these pieces, and I'm going to order up a box for Rose to see what they send for their more feminine customers.
It's pretty amazing what you can have delivered these days. Now I just have to try out one of those wine delivery services and I'll really never have a reason to leave my house.