I have come to accept something about myself that I was reluctant to confess. I enjoy buying clothes for my son, but not as much my daughter. I want to love buying clothes for her, but every time I have a few items in my cart — real or virtual — I start to imagine the various ways in which my choices will be rejected. Then I abandon the cart.
My son is easy going and loves everything I chose for him.
When Wittlebee, a kids’ clothing service, offered me the chance to try a box of their clothes, I accepted. I felt a little sad at the thought of giving up all potential joy in selecting cute things for my five-year old girl. (Never as a child did I dream of being a bride or a princess, but I confess I have always wanted a five-year old girl of my very own to dress.)
Wittlebee sells a subscription model, $39.99 per month for a new box each month — or simply order a box when you need a new batch of clothes. The sizes range from newborn to 5T.
Here’s what happened: I received a box of size 5 clothes, meeting the needs I had described in the simple sign up process (no characters, not too much frilly stuff, geometric patterns like stripes). I was able to indicate we don’t need jammies, socks or undies. You can also indicate your weather conditions.
My box arrived and it contained six items. Two casual dresses, two pairs of leggings (including a pair of Tea collection brand), and two pairs of shorts.
I was wowed by the value. Priced at $39.95, that’s less than $7 per item. Some of the items retail for more than $20. (I looked up those Tea collection leggings.) Yes, I disclose, the package was free for me, so granted, the value I received was infinity times the retail value. But each box promises to include about $100 retail value worth of clothing.
Success. My rising Kindergartner liked the surprise bundle of not-picked-out-by-Mommy clothing! I have only shown her five of the items so far. I’m saving one of the dresses for a first day of school surprise, knowing quite well that it may be a bust.
Here is another sample Wittlebee box, designed to fulfill the customers request for Preppy.
Wittlebee invites y’all to try their service, too. Sadly not for free, but hey, $15 off (use promo code RM1) is a really good deal. That’s six quality items of clothing for $19.95. No parking. And let me know what you think of the whole idea: Are you reluctant to leave the shopping to someone else, or is it a relief?