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KID BOX subscription service – my thoughts

I know you have seen at least one of the subscription style clothing boxes. There are many out there these days. Women’s, kids, men’s, beauty products, athletic clothing etc. Well, I took the plunge and tried one out. Here is my review of KID BOX – Back to School edition.

KID BOX Ordering process…

The ordering process was fairly simply albeit quite detailed. I ordered a box for a 12 year old girl, 6 year old boy, 3 year old boy and 1 year old girl. At the initial stage you choose which style for each child and types of clothing (dress up, play clothes, shirts, bottoms) I went for a mixture of tops and bottoms and eliminated the color yellow from every box I ordered. Before creating your child’s profile be prepared with their top size, bottom size, personality, colors to avoid and styles to avoid. I concluded that the name brand pieces included in all three boxes ran very small so to do the size chart in your profile I would recommend going up a size.

Shipping time….

It took about 2 weeks to receive everyone’s box except Zella’s. Due to her size (18/24 months) being popular I didn’t receive hers until a couple of weeks after the rest. KID BOX has s few different personality choices – Sporty Athletic, Classy Preppy, Modern Casual and City Cool. I did not choose Sporty Athletic for any of them as those are not clothes we need at this time.

Arrival and unboxing…

The packaging was fun. The decorative box was fun to color with the included crayons. The toy inside was made of tissue paper that the kids had to keep unrolling to find a surprise inside. Our goodies were stickers and a finger puppet.

Eli’s box – this is a picture of what was included. I kept the most pieces out of his, 3 shirts. I exchanged two shirts of Eli’s. The 2 piece 7 For All Mankind outfit was too small. Eli also received a pair of jogger pants that I did not want. Eli’s box was the Classic Preppy. I must also note that I exchanged one of the 3t shirts for a 4t and that too was too small. I gave that to Sarah’s little mister today.

Eric’s box – Eric was honestly the most excited to receive his box. This is his unboxing video. We ended up keeping the Puma shirt with socks and the Penguin sweatshirt. I exchanged the sweatshirt for a larger size as well. The exchanges took about a week. The 3 piece Puma set the pants were too small. Eric also received two pair of jogger pants, which I do not care for. Eric’s box was classified as Modern Casual.

 

Piper’s box – Piper ended up keeping a 7 For All Mankind tee and a Kensie silver asymmetrical sweater. Piper also received the Modern Casual box. She felt that the other shirts were “too young” for a middle school student. The leggings that came with were camo (not her style at all) and black suede ones that were too tight around her knees.

Pricing…

If you keep an entire box your price is $98. KID BOX sends a box of clothes to a child in need for every full box purchased. If you only keep some items you are charged special “KID BOX pricing.” The downside to this is that even by keeping fewer items you may end up paying more than the full box price.  Unfortunately, even knowing it was a better deal I could not bring myself to keep pieces that I knew my kids wouldn’t wear and to buy brand new items specifically to donate doesn’t make much sense to me. By completing a few questions in your online account the exchange and return process is very simple (and free) by using the label that you receive in your original box. 

Final decisions…

For the most part receiving KID BOX for each of my kids was fun. At this time though, I do not see any of them trying another box. Personally we would much rather shop for styles and brands that we know their sizing, it just makes my life easier.

Try it yourself…

If receiving trendy, name brand, discounted clothing delivered right to your door is something that you would like to try here is a referral code.

http://refer.kidbox.com/gjMwv

Let me know what you think!!

 

 

7 thoughts on “KID BOX subscription service – my thoughts”

  1. Eric has a future!! HA! Love it!! I have wondered about this subscription for kids. Kind of like STtich Fix. Thanks for the great info.

  2. Eric has found his calling! We’ve seen these but were too afraid to try, figuring Nikki would be too tall for kids ones. Thanks to you, now we know! 🙂

    1. He had a great time unboxing, that is for sure 🙂 You can always give it a try for NIkki but make sure to size up. Returns are free and can be dropped at any UPS location. Thanks for reading!

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