“Kid’s Clothing Club”
A few weeks ago I posted about a new company called Wittlebee. You pay a monthly fee ($39.99) and they send you a small box with around six pieces of clothing for your child each month. The clothing in your box is mainly determined by your child’s favorite color and the three questions below:
1. What is your shopping experience like? I have no idea how this helps them determine what my kids look good in.
2. What type of personality does your child have? Options: Preppy, Diva, Princess, Sporty, Hippie. I selected Preppy because their preppy picture looked more Hipster to me (picture below). Basically it was the closest I could get to something I thought I site below.
3. What type of climate do you need clothes for? Options: California Dreamin’, Cold Weather Cuddles, Around the House, Summer in the Country, Rainy Days. I went with Summer in the Country because again it was the closet thing I could relate to (picture below). Again it had a Hipster look. They need a Toddler About Town category.
Three weeks later my boxed arrived….wait until you see what was inside!
The items I liked were the three pieces from American Apparel: two t-shirts and one pair of sweat pants. Great but not exactly rocking my world.
The items I hated were the “Caddy Shack” looking, scratchy shorts that I am not even sure my grandmother would wear and the matching babyish airplane T-shirt. (Label: Gioberti). These pieces were totally mass-produced in China and of low quality. Next we have the Park Ranger PJ set that must be seconds because they have obvious flaws, scratchy pj bottoms and I can already tell this is going to shrink like crazy when I wash it.
The piece de resistance has to be the red mary jane JazzyToes socks that were also in the box. It was pretty much an identical scene as to when Ralphy from the movie A Christmas Story pulled out the pink bunny Pj’s his grandmother had made him for Christmas. Honestly they get points for making me laugh. Especially since there is a typed note thanking me for trying Wittlebee and that everything in this box was hand selected for my “boy”. Two words: NAILED IT!
Overall I think they did a really bad job of delivering a quality product and good styles. I am however going to keep the box and I will tell you why. Wittlebee cost $39.99 / month. I filled out all my information on their site and then chickened out and never made the purchase. So they sent me a promo code for $10 off. So I paid $29.99 to get my first box. The three American Apparel pieces I like retail for a total of $40 so in the end I made out by default and CLEARLY the red JazzyToes are priceless.
So for now I will remain my children’s chef, laundress, housekeeper, chauffeur, fun finder and HEAD STYLIST (except hair by Jenny at Crimson. I have my limits. ).
* Looking back the personality survey missed some major questions like: what brands do you normally wear or what stores do you buy your child’s clothing at.
* They don’t tell you on the website that it takes a long time for box to ship. When I called to check the status of the order is when they tell you it take two weeks to pack your box. They told me they are working on speeding that up.
* What I find interesting is that they have an icon right on their page that says 100% Satisfaction Guarantee but when you click it- it just take you to the personality survey. There is zero information about what to do it you are not Satisfied.
* They also claim that a stylist will be calling you to talk about the items you want in your box in more details. That never happened and to be honest I don’t have time to do that.
* I first heard about Wittlebee through a deal on PlumDistrict.com (a daily deal website for moms). That just goes to show you that those site could care less about the quality of the companies they are doing business with.
* I will be regifting the Jazzy Toes so I apologize in advance.