Well, friends, I did it. I finally gave in to all those Wantable ads that have been popping up all over my Facebook feed, comparing the service to Stitch Fix and encouraging me to sign up. I'll admit that I had very low expectations for my shipment (which Wantable calls a “Style Edit.”) But when I opened the box, I was completely blown away. Not just a little bit impressed – I'm talking turn me into a dedicated customer, shout it from the rooftops impressed. I also received my monthly Stitch Fix box, which means this blog post is twice as fun. Today's review is a complete side-by-side comparison of Wantable vs. Stitch Fix so you can see exactly how the two services compare. Get ready because there are lots of amazing photos ahead, along with complete information comparing the two services. And you might be ready to bite the bullet and try Wantable for yourself.
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A Little Bit About Wantable
This seems like a perfect time to give a little more information about Wantable, how the service works, and the features that make them unique (as well as the things that make Wantable almost exactly the same as Stitch Fix).
Wantable describes itself by saying, “Wantable is an online lifestyle service for busy people on the go. Providing distinctly unique products tailored to your individual tastes, needs, and wants.” It's easy and free to get started.
Wantable Vs. Stitch Fix
When I shared a sneak peek at my Wantable Style Edit on Facebook and Instagram, the big question on everyone's mind was: How Does Wantable Compare to Stitch Fix? Is it exactly the same? Slightly better? Not nearly as good? Turns out, Wantable is a lot like Stitch Fix and I'm torn about which service I prefer. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic Stitch Fix customer for over 3 years and I'm kind of shocked that another service could make me as happy as Stitch Fix, but my Wantable experience thus far has been outstanding. Here are a few key elements of Wantable's service and how it works.
Getting Started with a Style Profile
New customers to Stitch Fix and Wantable get started by building a style profile on each site. In each case, the style profile is free to set up and each website guides you through a series of questions designed to help your stylist deliver the perfect curated box for your needs. Budget, personal style and size information is provided on each platform. The key difference that I noticed between the two services is that Stitch Fix tends to ask more general questions. Here's a perfect example of what I mean. Stitch Fix asks general questions about parts of the body that a female customer likes to flaunt, the data then gets interpreted to help the stylist select pieces that are a good fit for the customers preferences.
Wantable leaves a little bit less to interpretation and asks customers directly how they feel about specific styles of clothing. Even better yet, they never send customers anything they say they dislike. This is one of my favorite aspects of the Wantable style profile – the ability to give specific information about which kinds of clothes I like and dislike – and the assurance that unwanted styles won't be sent my way.
What Comes Inside a Shipment
Stitch Fix called it a “Fix”, Style Edit calls it a “Style Edit”. No matter the terminology, here's how deliveries compare from Stitch Fix and Wantable. Stitch Fix delivers 5 items hand-picked by a personal stylist. The five items could include a variety of garments including offer shoes, handbags, jewelry, and outerwear. Stitch Fix recent launched their “Extras” program, which provides customers with socks, shapewear, bras, panties and other undergarments in addition to the 5 clothing and accessory items arriving in a fix.
A Style Edit from Wantable always includes 7 items. They currently offer clothing, jewelry, handbags and sunglasses. Unlike Stitch Fix, Wantable does not offer shoes, undergarments, or shapewear.
How Much Does It Cost?
Wantable's pricing appears to be structured in a way that is modeled after Stitch Fix. Both services allow you to create an account for free and build a style profile based on your sizes and clothing preferences before investing in a shipment. When you are ready, Wantable and Stitch Fix both charge a $20 styling fee, which includes free shipping and returns. Both services deduct the styling fee from the cost of any clothes you purchase from your shipment.
Stitch Fix vs. Wantable average clothing price
According to the Stitch Fix website, the average price point for women's clothing items is $55, but in my experience, the clothing is actually a bit higher than this. I have a suspicion that lower-priced accessories (and possibly undergarments) are factored into their data to provide a low average price.
Wantable's website explains that most items in their women's Style Edit box range from $50-$100. This seems accurate based on my shipment (and it's probably also an accurate reflection of Stitch Fix prices).
Wantable vs. Stitch Fix clothing discounts
Stitch Fix rewards customers by offering a 25% buy-all discount. In other words, whenever a customer chooses to purchase all five items in their fix, the customer automatically saves 25% on everything.
Like Stitch Fix, Wantable also rewards customers who choose to keep several items by offering a discount. A buy-all discount is a bit less practical since a Wantable Style Edit contains seven items. To remedy that fact, Wantable discounts a customer's purchase by 20% if they choose to purchase five items or more.
Wantable vs. Stitch Fix Subscriptions
If you're curious about hand-picked clothes, but not ready to sign up for a subscription service, you are in luck. Stitch Fix and Wantable both offer subscription options, but a subscription is not required to enjoy the services. Both services also offer a variety of frequency options for subscription customers. My settings are currently set to receive a monthly box from each platform.
Wantable vs. Stitch Fix – Who Can Be Styled
At this point, you may be wondering who Wantable and Stitch Fix offer styling services for. Stitch Fix definitely has Wantable beat in this area. Currently, Stitch Fix offers styling for Men and Women – including petite, plus, and maternity sizing. Stitch Fix also recently launched styling for children with Stitch Fix Kids.
Wantable doesn't cast quite as wide of a net for its customer base. Currently, Wantable offers Style Edit service for women. They also have a Fitness Style box and offer workout wear for men through their Men's Fitness box. Clothing sizes XS -3X are available for women and Men's Fitness sizes range from S to XL.
Stitch Fix vs. Wantable – Where do the clothes come from?
Stitch Fix sources their clothing and accessories from more than 1,000 different brands including Kut From The Kloth, Eloquii, Joie, Gorjana, Kensie and Citizens of Humanity. Stitch Fix also offers luxe shipments featuring designer shoes, clothes, handbags and accessories from top names like Kate Spade, Rails, Splendid, Paige, Rebecca Minkoff … the list goes on and on. Stitch Fix also has a dozen or so in-house brands that design clothing exclusively for Stitch Fix customers.
Like Stitch Fix, Wantable also offers exclusive items from their W. by Wantable brand, as well several well-known designers. Wantable has partnerships with hundreds of brands including Hudson, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Kensie, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Kut From the Kloth, Onzie, Wear it to Heart, Rhone, and Alternative Apparel.
One seemingly small detail that makes me especially love Wantable is how easy it is to find most of their clothes online. Any time I share a clothing review on the blog, I try to provide links to help readers easily recreate all of my styles at home without having to commit to a service. I especially love sharing links to the exact items that I am wearing. This gets a little tricky with Stitch Fix clothes because so many of their items are exclusive. Even the non-exclusive clothes are difficult to find online because Stitch Fix renames almost every garment in their system. This is not the case with Wantable. They use the same name for all of their clothes as other retailers, which makes it SUPER easy for me to find exact clothing links and for you, the reader, to purchase exact items at home.
Previewing Your Shipment
Right now, only Stitch Fix offers customers a sneak peek at what is coming their way before it arrives. The Stitch Fix website and app both provide a listing of what's inside a fix (along with photos) as soon as it ships.
Wantable doesn't offer customers the same sneak peek abilities. Rather, customers have to wait until after delivery is confirmed to unlock a listing of what is contained in the shipment. Once the delivery is made, photos and item descriptions are available in the Wantable app and on their website.
I know that was a LOT of information to digest, so I created a simple table that summarizes a complete comparison of the two services.
My Very First Wantable Style Edit Review
One of the things that impressed me right from the start was how my Wantable stylist sent exactly the kind of items I requested. At the top of my account is a note to my stylist that she will see every time she reviews my profile. I used the opportunity to share my basic clothing needs and color preferences.
In addition to the Account Note, Wantable also has a space available for me to request anything specific to my upcoming shipment. Just like I always do for Stitch Fix, I mentioned that I wanted casual items to wear around the house and that anything legging-friendly was especially appreciated.
I anticipated that my Wantable stylist would send several items that I'm not interested in and hopefully include 1-2 pieces that I could add to my wardrobe. I'll be the first to admit that I am a very picky customer so I wouldn't even hold it against Wantable if the box wasn't a home run. To my great surprise and delight, this box was amazing. My stylist, Kelsey, sent exactly the kind of items I wanted in my very first Wantable Style Edit. The box was filled with neutral pieces that could easily be layered and would pair well with leggings. She even sent a new pair of leggings! I couldn't wait to try everything on.
Beach Lunch Lounge Clarice Button Front Shirt
When I first previewed my Style Edit in the Wantable app, I was not impressed with the Clarice Button Front Shirt from Beach Lunch Lounge ($48). It looked plain and boxy and the raw fringed hemline wasn't exactly calling my name. But when I saw the top in person, I fell completely in love. It was olive (a great neutral which I have been begging stylists for in the various online shopping services that I use). It was also cut great, was incredibly soft and had enough structure that it didn't look sloppy when I wore it – just ignore the fact that it desperately needed to be ironed.
It didn't take long for me to come around to the fringed hemline. I started to view it as a fun touch to an otherwise basic shirt.
I also love that the shirt was long enough to wear with leggings and not feel like I was revealing too much – which meant I naturally paired the top with the ponte leggings from my Style Edit (more on those in a minute). I also added a simple black and gold Elisa necklace from Kendra Scott, a Kendra Scott bangle and an inexpensive pair of pointy toe flats from Target and the outfit was complete. I love that I looked like a million bucks, but I was basically just dressed comfortably with a pair of nice flats. This outfit would be the perfect work-friendly attire for a teacher and so many other professional settings (minus the wrinkles, of course).
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Lumiere High Waisted Ponte Legging
The High Waisted Ponte Legging from Lumiere ($69) was not your average legging. They were thick, very fitted, and really held everything in. I would be lying if I said I didn't have to wrestle to get them pulled up over my hips, but once they were on, they felt great. Since they are a ponte-style legging, they were definitely thicker than most other leggings (even good quality leggings like Zella). The High Waisted Ponte Legging truly felt more like a pair of pants than leggings and they were comparable to my beloved J Crew Any Day Pants.
Dusty Pink Floral Scarf
The button down top and legging outfit looked fabulous on its own, but I am always happy to add a scarf for a little something extra and the Dusty Pink Floral Scarf from W. By Wantable ($36) matched my outfit perfectly. It gave my ensemble exactly the right pop of color and texture to fit my style. As beautiful as the scarf was, I knew right away that I probably wasn't going to keep it since I already own a scarf in the same colors – which I'll show you in just a minute :)
The scarf may not have been a keeper, but I did enjoy trying it on, and I couldn't resist swapping the pointy toe flats for my Lovestruck Tieks. I've had this pair for over 4 years and walked about a million miles in them and they are still going strong. They are my absolute most comfortable pair of shoes and the color is perfect for fall. If you want to know more about Tieks, click here to check out my complete review!
This outfit was so perfect for fall and it made me seriously excited for the arrival of cooler weather.
Mya V-Neck Tee
I was feeling pretty good after trying on three beautiful pieces from my Style Edit and I was excited to see how everything else fit. The green button down was a pleasant surprise, but it wasn't the only one from my shipment. I also fell unexpectedly in love with the Mya V-Neck Tee in Clay from Z Supply ($44). When I saw the preview of the t-shirt, I thought it looked a little cheap, a bit too basic, and just sort of eh. But when I opened my Style Edit and saw the t-shirt in person, I was intrigued. It wasn't as cheap as it looked in the photograph and it had interesting panel stitching down the front and across the back. It also coordinated perfectly with the scarf. I took off the olive button down shirt and quickly slipped on the Mya V-Neck Tee with the ponte leggings. It was just as perfect as I had hoped. I couldn't believe that I had tried on four pieces of my Style Edit from Wantable, loved all of them, and was seriously considering keeping three of the items. With three items left to try on, I was definitely intrigued!
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Cropped Denim Jacket
I knew as soon as I saw that my stylist had sent a denim jacket that I wanted to pair it over the Z Supply t-shirt. I was also so excited to see that it wasn't just a regular denim jacket – it was cropped. I bought a cropped denim jacket from Old Navy about 10 years ago and it's the perfect jacket to wear with dresses because it's not to big or boxy and hit always hits at the perfect spot to flatter my figure in a dress. Unfortunately, I've gained a few pounds in the past decade and the jacket isn't quite as comfy as it used to be. It's also getting worn out – holes are beginning to develop in the elbows from so many years of wear. I really need a great replacement jacket and I was over the moon excited to try on the Cropped Denim Jacket in Spencer Wash from Meritage ($78). I excitedly slipped it on over the Mya V-neck Tee.
Unfortunately, that is the exact moment that my excitement about the jacket wore off. The Meritage denim jacket may have been cropped, but it was incredibly boxy. I felt like I was swimming in it. Which is such a shame, because the denim was comfortable and had great stretch. It could have been much more tailored and would have still been comfortable to wear because the denim had so much give. Instead, I was wearing a size small and feeling like it was a medium (or perhaps even a large.)
I swapped out the Wantable jacket and put on my go-to Old Navy denim jacket instead. The Old Navy jacket may not be quite as soft and it doesn't have as much give, but it is half the price and has a more tailored fit. This is how a jacket should fit.
It was a bummer to send the denim jacket back, but my budget was thankful to send back a $78 item.
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Kut from the Kloth Mia Toothpick Skinny Jean
As much as I loved the ponte leggings that came in my Style Edit, it was time to set them aside and try on a pair of jeans. Specifically, a pair of Mia Toothpick Skinny Jeans in Approve Wash from Kut from The Kloth ($79). I've tried on a few pair of Kut from the Kloth jeans in Stitch Fix shipments and a recent all-denim Trunk Club shipment and, more often than not, I tend to be pleased with their jeans. These were no exception.
The Mia Toothpick Skinny Jeans were good. They fit well, had comfortable stretch and looked great on me. There were just two issues. The jeans were incredibly comfortable, but they felt slightly loose along the back of the waistband. I'm pretty sure the fact that they weren't too snug helped raise the comfort level, but I wasn't so confident that the pants would sit nicely for an entire day. I was concerned that they would slide and sag after a few hours of wear. The second issue was financial. I really loved a few other pieces from my Wantable Style Edit and I just couldn't justify stretching the budget any farther to include a pair of jeans that may or may not be a great fit in the long run. Sadly, the Mia Toothpick Skinny Jeans were being sent back.
Z Supply Soft Spun Knit cross Front Top
Remember how surprised I was to love the Mya V-Neck Tee from Z Supply? Well, I was equally surprised to dislike a top I thought I was sure to love when I saw it in my preview. The Soft Spun Knit Cross Front Top in Heather Grey from Z Supply ($66) had everything going for it. The shirt was long-sleeved, super-soft, neutral, a great cut, and it even had an interesting detail at the neckline.
Perfect, right? I thought so too. Except there was one problem. It was too short. I changed into the gray top when I tried on the jeans from my Style Edit and I could tell right away that I wasn't going to be happy with the length. I like my tops to hit the top of my thigh and this particular top barely made it to the waistband of my jeans. And if I wasn't careful, they rode up onto my belly and it wasn't flattering at all.
The decision to return the cross front knit top was an easy one to make, although I do hope that Z Supply makes a similar top in a longer style!
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What I Kept and Returned from my Wantable Style Edit
I am still blown away by how good my very first Style Edit from Wantable was. I wonder if my shipments will improve with time based on my feedback (and I am in so much trouble if they do!) Of the seven items in my box, only two of them (the denim jacket and gray top) clearly didn't work for me, but there simply wasn't room in my budget to keep five items (even with the automatic 20% discount that Wantable applies when a customer keeps 5 or more items from their Style Edit). I had to narrow things down. My three favorite items were the leggings, the olive long-sleeve top and the clay colored v-neck tee. It was a very difficult decision, but I ultimately decided to send the leggings back because I had just gotten a Trunk Club shipment that also included very similar black leggings. But the olive button down top and rust color t-shirt were definite keepers.
Clarice Button Front Shirt from Beach Lunch Lounge ($48) – KEEP
High Waisted Ponte Legging from Lumiere ($69) – return
Dusty Pink Floral Scarf from W. By Wantable ($36) – return
Mya V-Neck Tee from Z Supply ($44) – KEEP
Cropped Denim Jacket from Meritage ($78) – return
Mia Toothpick Skinny Jeans from Kut from The Kloth ($79) – return
Soft Spun Knit Cross Front Top from Z Supply ($66) – return
September Stitch Fix Review
Now that you've had an in-depth look at my first Style Edit from Wantable, let's finish things up with a review of my latest Stitch Fix box!
You might remember that I've been on a bit of a losing streak with Stitch Fix lately. I've been a long-time, very satisfied customer, but my past two boxes have been a total bust and I decided to return all five items from those fixes. I've had a new stylist and I think she has been struggling a bit to hone in on my style and clothing needs. I was really hoping that this month's fix would finally turn things around. Here's what she sent my way.
Mirel Cowl Neck Pocket Knit Top
My Stitch Fix stylist, Jenn definitely listened when I asked for casual pieces. She sent a super cute light gray Mirel Cowl Neck Pocket Knit Top from Threads 4 Thought ($54). I loved the color and it layered perfectly over a basic white long-sleeve tshirt. The top was super cute and a great piece. Definitely worth considering!
Lena Released Hem Super Skinny Jeans
Jenn also sent a pair of skinny jeans in my September Stitch Fix box. The Lena Released Hem Super Skinny Jeans from Prosperity ($78) were a gorgeous light wash, which I have been on the hunt for. The pants also fit great, but I wasn't so sure about the contrasting hem. I didn't mind that it was released, but I felt like there was just a little too much contrast around my ankles.
I debated long and hard about whether or not to keep these pants. Ultimately, I decided to return them because I knew that I would feel self-conscious enough about the hemline to talk myself out of wearing them too often. It's too bad, because they looked really cute with a pair of gray Keds and the cowl neck sweater. I actually found a darker wash pair of released hem skinny jeans from Prosperity over at Nordstrom that are much more my taste. If you're in the market for new jeans, they might be worth a look!
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Cabrillo Canvas Lace Up Sneaker
I have been eyeing the new Del Rey sneaker style from Toms and I requested that Jenn send a dark neutral pair my way this fix. They didn't have any Del Rey sneakers in my size, but Jenn did send a black and white pair of Cabrillo Canvas Lace Up Sneaker from Toms ($75).
I was glad to have tried on the Tom's Cabrillo sneaker, but this was not the style for me. I kept staring at them trying to decide how I felt, when a friend described this particular pair as “bowling shoes.” That description was spot-on and, once I had it in my head, I knew I was sending them back. This light gray pair would be much more my style. Maybe in my next fix …
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Piper Knit Top
The fourth item I tried on was a black and white stripe Piper Knit Top from Colette ($38). The top was super-cute, preppy, and remiscent of the Lilliani Pullover Sweater that came in my April Stitch Fix box.
The shirt was soft, comfortable and very stretchy. It was just a little more clingy than I'm comfortable wearing around my mid-section. You can't tell very well from the photos because I was sucking it in, but I weight about 8 pounds more than I did this time last year. When I gain weight, it mostly tends to be around my belly – which made this horizontal stripe shirt a definite no. It's such a shame because it looked so great with brown riding boots (similar) and a lightweight olive jacket (similar).
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Reid 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top
After trying on four pieces from my September Stitch Fix box, only one item remained – a rich blue Reid 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top from Jolie ($38). This was a dolman-style top and the deep color was perfect for fall.
I loved how comfortable the top was to wear and the fact that it didn't cling to any parts I wasn't comfortable showing off. You're going to have to take my word for the fact that it looked nice on because I don't think the Reid 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top photographed particularly well. I was thinking about keeping it and even asked Rob for his opinion. He said he really liked how it looked, so the decision was made.
These photos still make the top look a bit unflattering, but it was fun to style with brown riding boots and my floral scarf.
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What I Kept and Returned from my September Stitch Fix box
This Stitch Fix shipment still wasn't quite a dead ringer for my personal style, but I think my stylist is slowly getting to know me and my preferences. I finally decided to keep one item from the shipment and that is progress! Here's a quick recap of what I decided to keep and return from my September Stitch Fix box.
Mirel Cowl Neck Pocket Knit Top from Threads 4 Thought ($54) – return
Lena Released Hem Super Skinny Jeans from Prosperity ($78) – return
Cabrillo Canvas Lace Up Sneaker from Toms ($75) – return
Piper Knit Top from Colette ($38) – return
Reid 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top from Jolie ($38) – KEEP
Wantable or Stitch Fix?
I can honestly say that I was far more excited by the clothes in my Wantable shipment than what I received in my Stitch Fix box this month. I'm super curious about Wantable and I can't wait to try the service again. My next box will help me figure out if my excitement was just the thrill of something new or if Wantable is genuinely better at matching my personal style.
After reading both of my reviews, I really want to know what you think. Do you think one was better than the other? Are you currently a Wantable or Stitch Fix customer? How do you feel about each of the services? I would also love to hear which of these services you would like to continue reading about on the blog. Please share all of your thoughts in the comment – I can't wait to read what you think!
Wantable and Stitch Fix Giveaway!
I'm always excited to give away a Stitch Fix gift card during one of my monthly reviews and since I featured a double review this month, this giveaway is extra special. You can enter to win a $50 Stitch Fix gift card AND a $50 Wantable gift card so you can try both of the services and see which one you prefer. It's easy to enter – just use the Rafflecopter below. Good luck – I'll cross my fingers for you!
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Thank you so much to Erika Christine for the beautiful photos!