It can be an absolute hassle toting your tots to the store—let alone finding something they’ll actually like and fits them well. These four kids clothes subscription boxes are saving working parents time, money, and hassle one box at a time.
Cost: You’re charged for what you keep (prices begin at $18 for dresses and denim, $10 for leggings, and $12 for graphic tees). A $20 styling fee per delivery is credited toward purchases. Shipping is free both ways, and you can choose a one-time box or schedule a recurring “fix” (every month, every other month or every three months).
Sizes: Girls and boys 2T to 14
About: Just like its popular styling service for grown-ups, Stitch Fix Kids sends a box of eight to 12 fun children’s clothes and accessories to your door, based on an extensive style profile. Typical brands include Under Armour, Nike, Toms, Hanna Andersson, Joules and Stitch Fix’s exclusive brand, Rumi + Ryder. Clothes are catered to your kiddo’s size and hobbies (video games, biking or reading, for example), and you can even select how often you’d like to receive specific items, such as sweatshirts and shoes, as well as your preferred budget for them. Don’t like what you’re sent? Let your stylist know, and she’ll nix the item for next time.
Cost: For $48, you get a box of four to five handpicked items, at approximately 50 percent off. Return what you don’t like—shipping is free both ways. You can schedule delivery on demand or sign up for automatic shipments of up to six boxes a year.
Sizes: Girls 0 to 14, boys 0 to 16
About: Start by taking a style quiz, with four options to describe your kid’s aesthetic: sporty athletic, classic preppy, modern casual or city cool (or just “modern” or “classic” for babies). Then click pics of your fave styles in that category. Next, select what items you need most (e.g., “school clothes” or “swimwear”), styles to avoid (“big brand logos” or “short hemlines”), colors to avoid and where you normally shop, and you’ll get a box of goodies sure to please the pickiest of fashionistas. If not, return it for a refund. You’ll get clothes from brands such as BCBG, Butter Super Soft and Puma.
Cost: Each box is shipped for free and contains seven items with an average price of $13.50 (if you keep the entire box). You have seven days to decide what to keep, returns are free, and there’s no styling fee. You can receive a “pik” every month, two months or three months. And you can skip, pause or cancel a delivery at any time.
Sizes: Girls 4 to 16
About: This one’s for the girls, and the style quiz is proof, with questions like, “On a scale of one to 10, how sparkly is she?” Your daughter can select her favorite silhouettes (skirts, dresses, shorts or pants), jean cut (skinny, straight or relaxed) and looks (from four categories: classic chic, girly glam, trendista junior or always active). If she prefers more coverage, there’s even an option for dresses that hit below the knees and long-sleeve shirts. All of the clothes, shoes and accessories are produced under the Kidpik brand.
Cost: A $20 styling fee per box is credited toward your purchase. Items cost anywhere from $12 to $300(!). Shipping is free both ways, and you can choose the cadence you’d prefer for your box: monthly, quarterly or upon request.
Sizes: Boys and girls, newborn to 10
About: Founded by fashion vet Sandra Makarem (who worked as a buyer at Bloomingdale’s), The Collective Child offers personalized styling for trendsetting tots. The questionnaire asks for your kiddo’s age and size, where you normally buy clothes (the options include Barneys, Bonpoint, J. Crew and Zara, so this one isn’t for budget shoppers), and even has a spot where you can provide your Instagram and Pinterest handles so your stylist can get a glimpse of your aesthetic. At checkout, you rate the items you receive and leave comments for your stylist if you’d like a different mix next time.