I love trying out new kid clothing subscriptions. I remember when Stitch Fix came out, I was so excited for it and immediately wondered when a kid clothing version would happen. Lucky for me, there are quite a few available now. I am an avid subscriber to Rockets of Awesome, but I recently stumbled upon KidBox and decided I would give it a try. I have two littles, so I filled out the info for both kids and received my boxes about two weeks later.
The boxes showed up and are in really cute suitcase boxes that say KidBox all over them. When you open the box, everything is packaged really nicely in tissue paper and they included a “toy” or activity in each box. Little Bug got a few stickers and a temporary tattoo, and LeLe got a set of crayons and a coloring sheet. They also include a nice pencil case type pouch that holds the inventory list, a promo for the uniform boxes they are introducing, and the return shipping label. At the bottom of the box is the return shipping bag as well.
A couple of interesting things to note here about KidBox: They encourage you to select your “style” choice for each kid, which is great, but my kids are generally straddling the line between two or three styles, so choosing one was kind of frustrating. If you choose to keep everything in the box, you will get a nice discount, with the total purchase being $98.00 per box. For both boxes this meant over $100 in savings if I bought the whole box. If you choose to go this route, Kidbox will also donate clothing to needy children.
Once you have reviewed your box and decided what pieces to keep or send back, you need to go back online to declare your choices on the website. The process is really easy and once you’ve made your decision, you pack up your returns in the provided bag and send it out. From the time your receive the box, you have 7 days to return items you do not want to keep. If you want longer than the 7 days, you will get charged for the whole box.
Diesel Jeans: $49.00 | Appaman Sweatpants: $30.00
Lee Raglan Henley: $20.00 | Lee Cargo Joggers: $27.00
French Toast Graphic Tee: $11.00 | French Toast Blocked Tee: $8.00 | Kids Club Henley: $26.00
7 For All Mankind Jeans: $42.00 | Kids Club Leggings (2 pack): $26.00
Kids Club Long Sleeved Dress: $26.00 | French Toast Flutter Tee: $9.00
French Toast Graphic Tee: $9.00 | Kids Club Boatneck Top: $21.00 | Masala Baby Star Tee: $42.00
Overall, the quality was good, but I wasn’t super impressed with either box. Most of Little Bug’s stuff was really cute, but I can’t justify spending $49.00 on a pair of jeans that he will probably only fit in for a few months at best. I only kept the pencil graphic tee from LeLe’s box because it was really cute and something I would have purchased anyway had I found it elsewhere. I spend a lot of time window shopping clothing for my kids so I have a pretty good idea of what things should cost based on quality, and in this case, I don’t think that the items included were worth the price.
I probably won’t do another box, but it was a fun experience and I think that for parents who really don’t have the time or the motivation to do shopping for their kids, this would be a really great option. The concept is great and with some tweaking, I could see this being a better experience.