What Really Goes on at StitchFix–behind the scenes at the mail order style company

One of my favorite parts of visiting with a company is seeing the real, behind-the-scenes work that goes into making their product or service happen. Guess it’s like reality TV, but I might actually learn something?

So, I was excited to check out the StitchFix Warehouse and see how they actually got the clothes to ladies around the US. In my head I pictured a bunch of Tim Gunn looking stylists running around a room screaming – “Make it work!” as they threw a cute dress into a SF box.

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Yeah, that’s not how it goes.

The entire process is seamlessly stream-lined. Your ‘Fix is styled in another office and the warehouse gets it in the box and to you.

They have stations for accessories/purses/scarves and clothes – all numbered for inventory and meant for one person.

This necklace is Mo’s (if she wants it).

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After the accessory is in the box someone takes it to fill ‘er up with clothes. I LOVED this part because they put it on a cart and kinda run around the warehouse grabbing the right item.

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A JOB THAT INVOLVES RUNNING and ‘SHOPPING’ = I have found my calling.

I’m seriously considering packing RER up and moving to San Francisco now. It’s for the best, kids. Wish me luck.

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Luckily, the Stitchfix peeps were open to an audition and let me pack a real box for a customer! I folded Stephanie’s ‘fix and signed off on it.

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I think I did a good job! Hope she thinks so too!

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The whole group included Anne, RER, Eating Bird Food, Pumps and Iron, Bex, Fitnessista, Sweaty Betties, PB Fingers and Sarah Fit

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After packing it up and a break we toured the rest of the factory and I spotted a few things I need.

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All the clothes!!

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(I have this pic without the thumb photo bomb, but it’s better this way.)

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Added bonus is that everyone seems super fun and friendly. They have a Box Monster and a fun wall of pictures/quotes.

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And again, it’s about cute clothes. Not too shab.

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As of right now StitchFix doesn’t offer plus-sized fixes or fixes for men or children. But that might be coming, so stay tuned!! If you’re into wearing women’s clothes you can give it a whirl and maybe I’ll pack your box next time. (That sounds wrong, but I’m leaving it.)

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From the StitchFix “Hizzy” we went to dinner. But in real life I have to get my act together since I’m home for the first time in a week and have to find my cat and see if he still loves will tolerate me.

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See ya later!

Question: What two things would your dream job entail?

What is your favorite color to wear?

Comments

  1. says

    My dream job would entail a bikini and fitness. I actually get to do my dream job at a weight loss camp every summer, but alas, camp only comes but once a year. I have to go back to my real life at the end of each summer and I cry every time. Once if these years I will find a job that involves me always being partially nude and getting to work out all the time!

  2. says

    This looks like such a fun trip, getting to see how it all happens in the box! Our last school trip was to the gas factory. (Yawn!)
    That monster is pretty awesome! :-)

  3. says

    I’m actually getting ready to change jobs and am deciding between two offers… My dream job would have flexible scheduling and be enjoyable enough that I don’t watch the clock all day, but doesn’t consume my life. Does that make sense? Probably not. Interestingly, neither offer is really flexible scheduling, but both would be enjoyable. :-)

    And I love to wear pink. Sadly, EMS is usually all blue and gray uniforms.

  4. Grecia says

    Your Stitch Fix adventure looked super fun! I was thinking of signing up, are you doing any promotion codes any time soon?

  5. says

    Ha, ha. Yep, Monica…you’ve totally found your calling. Why don’t you just take the cat with you? Sneak it in you suitcase and keep it in your hotel room. Aren’t cats easy like that? I have no idea…I’m a dog person, but it sounds simple enough. That looks like a fun time, glad you loved it!

    Jess

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  7. Charlotte says

    I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Stitch Fix from what I’ve seen in the blogging community. The clothes look like they are lacking a certain something. However, you made those green jeans look great and that little tunic dress was nice for day or evening wear. You’re just cute and athletic, so you can pull off many looks.

    • says

      I hear that, I hesitated because I knew some of the stuff I saw from other bloggers wouldn’t work on me. I think the trick is to be really specific on the style profile and tell them specifics on what you like and don’t like. I was worried it wouldn’t work for me, but I’m digging it so far.

      • Shana says

        I love Stitch Fix! And yes, the key is to be honest. It takes a few fixes to get it right, but when they do…

  8. says

    It looks like an awesome place to work. It looks like you had so much fun. I heard of stitchfix not that long ago and would love to try them but it sucks they don’t offer plus size clothing. I hope they change that for the future.

  9. Adrianna says

    ‘I’ll pack your box next time.’…my mind went straight there! you are awesome. dirty minds are the best.

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