Amazon Prime Wardrobe review
Amazon Prime Wardrobe vs Stitch Fix - a comparison
Let’s talk shopping. If you’ve followed my YouTube channel, you know that for a loooooong time I was a Stitch Fix junkie. I really don’t like shopping for clothes and Stitch Fix is — in theory — the perfect upgrade for the busy mom who avoids the mall at all costs. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of boutique shopping either. I just don’t really like shopping for clothes.
So being that I am constantly seeking the go-around to mall visits (especially with my 10 yo who LOVES spending time at the mall – gag) I recently tried Amazon’s version of the subscription clothes box, Amazon Prime Wardrobe. There are some really cute things on Amazon — I’ve seen them in my IG feed, as well as on friends so there was nothing to lose. Or so I thought. (affiliate links)
Amazon’s Wardrobe has a bit of a different spin on it than most wardrobe by mail. If you’ve tried StitchFix, you know that you create a profile, they send you clothes on a preset timed basis, you keep what you like and send back what you don’t. Hence, subscription.
Here’s where it’s different.
With Amazon Wardrobe, you actually shop for the clothes you’d like to try and you can do it whenever and however often you want (just not two wardrobe orders at once). You start by filling your basket with at least 3 items (up to 8 per order) which includes shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. Their filters are pretty good, so that’s helpful, but it’s still shopping and that’s a big difference.
You don’t pay for the items you choose that are wardrobe eligible at the time of the order, but they do ship them to you on Prime and you have a 7 day try-on period from the order to pay for what you are going to keep or send them back via a prepaid UPS bag.
Well, when I tried it, it still had a few kinks to work out.
Here was my initial order.
For example, when I’d shop in Amazon Wardrobe, not all sizes and colors actually qualified for the program. That was frustrating. I’d find something I liked and wanted to try, but one color would be Prime Wardrobe eligible, but the color or size I wanted wasn’t. Not cool.
Also, one of the items I ordered had several photos and one video.
This was the one I wanted.
I received the item like the video which was completely different than what I wanted.
This was what I got.
I mean, not awful. It was actually kind of cute on, but nothing like the photo, right?
Other than those two weirdnesses, the program was actually pretty good — IF you want to spend the time combing through clothes online. You are able to sort by brand (Theory, Hudson, Calvin Klein, Ariat, Jessica Simpson, so so many…) and they do group them by style if you want to look at them that way as well. But the shopping piece is definitely where StitchFix has the serious advantage. You don’t spend any time with StitchFix, it just arrives because your stylist has chosen your wardrobe for you. With Amazon Wardrobe, you choose it yourself.
Also different: Amazon Prime Wardrobe also includes pajamas, activewear, wedding dresses, and sunglasses. That’s a plot twist.
Would I do it again?
Yes, yes I would. In fact, I actually have another basket started right now.
On my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe, I only kept one of the 4 items I ordered. If I had to pay for all of those upfront without trying it on, I never would have ordered them. I like that no-risk ability to test the items before making payment. It allowed me to get a little more adventurous with my selection than I would have been if I knew it would cost me to return them if I didn’t like them.
Returns were super easy. Just indicate online which you are keeping and sent the rest back in a pre-paid UPS bag. Truly, I could have kept all of them. They all fit and looked nice, and I liked every one of them.
Do I think Amazon Prime Wardrobe has room for improvement?
Yes, yes I do. And I hope they do continue to work on it by increasing the selection of brands and style. I’d love to see more stylized photos with real women so you can have a better idea of the clothing as well. Once you know your size for certain brands, this would be a no-brainer. Just hop online, pick out something you like and have it sent to you. I am not sure if these are the latest styles though, but overall, I can see me going back to it again because it definitely checks the box of mall avoidance 101! 😉