I will admit, I am not big on shopping for clothes. Not for my kids, not for myself. I don’t care about labels, and am not into fashion, but I understand the necessity of clothes.
I’ve gone through periods of time where I buy most of my kid’s clothing from Old Navy. I’ve been feeling frustrated lately with how quickly the clothes rip and the colors fade. I also feel that buying cheap clothes that wear out after only a few wears can be detrimental to the environment, as the fabric will end up in a landfill.
I’ve come to the point where I am willing to spend a little more money to buy higher quality clothing. I want clothes to last at least until my children grow out of them. I’m also able to pass along the clothing my children outgrow, to other friends and family members that have younger children. It saves them money, and the clothes get reused.
Affiliate links provided for convenience and to help support this blog.
As I am a single mom though, I am on a budget. I cannot afford to be frivolous with my money, so I try to buy high-quality clothes that are deeply discounted. When a friend of mine suggested that I try out KidBox, I was eager to check it out.
Subscription Boxes for Kids Clothing
I signed up my 1 year old, and was asked a few questions about his size, favorite colors, style preference, and a few other questions. A few weeks later, a box arrived with 9 pieces of clothing. Here’s what the box included:
- 1 pair Lucky slim fit pants (Retail price: $38).
- 1 Le Top cowl neck sweater (Retail price: $42).
- 2 Le Top shirts (Retail price: $42).
- 1 pair Lucky cargo jogger pants (Retail price: $32.50).
- 1 Lucky long sleeve hoodie (Retail price: $30).
- A 7 For All Mankind hoodie, shirt and denim pants set (Retail price: $79).
In total, we received $263.50 worth of high quality toddler boys clothing in our subscription box for kids clothing. I was familiar with Lucky brand, and have been impressed with the durability of their jeans. My ex-husband wore Lucky jeans he bought in high school, well into his 30s… they lasted that long.
Pro tip: Learn the best method for jeans folding.
All of the pieces were heavy, which is perfect for winter, and are pieces I would pick up at the store. The person who curated the box for my son did a great job selecting clothing.
What I Thought
I had the option of returning the whole box (for a small restocking fee), buying individual pieces of the selection for discounted prices, or buying the whole box for $98. I did the math: with 9 pieces of clothing for $98, that came to be under $11 per article. That is a great price for high-quality, long-lasting clothing. I saved $166 off retail, which is a 63% discount. The shipping was free.
It was cute that the box the clothes came in had a black and white design. The box included a set of crayons, so my son was able to re-purpose the box as an art project.
I am thrilled with our first subscription box for kids clothing, and can’t wait to find out what we get in our next box. The boxes are seasonal, and I get advance notice to opt-out if I decide we don’t need any clothes for a particular season.
If you want to check it out, you can use the button below to snag $25 off your first box (and this will give me a $25 referral credit, too). If you like it, you can share it with your friends and get $25 for every friend you refer.