Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club Review

2 years ago by in Product Review
wittlebee02

If you have heard of monthly makeup, craft, and scrapbook kits in the mail, Wittlebee is taking subscription clubs to the next level with the Wittlebee monthly kids clothing club. It’s a brilliant idea for busy moms who need a little assistance in choosing stylish clothes for their little ones.

The process is both efficient and easy: Just tell Wittlebee a little bit about yourself and how you dress your child, Choose clothing sizes from newborn to 5T, and in just a few days a customized box of clothes arrives at your door.

Every Wittlebee box contains about $100 in retail value, and you’ll receive a new box of clothes every month for a monthly fee of $40. You can pause or cancel your membership anytime.

When my Wittlebee box arrived, I must admit I was very excited! The adorable packaging certainly helped!

Inside I had six items ranging from sizes 5T-6.

Before I show you the items, here’s what I requested in my style profile:

- Clothing needed: Dresses, skirts, and leggings.

- Color preference: Anything except purple.

- When asked if there was any type of clothing I didn’t want I specified no tank tops and onesies.

- Climate: Summer.

- For the preferred style I chose hipster.

The questions online are illustrated and very easy to navigate through. You also have the option of speaking with a personal stylist on the phone, I just filled out the easy survey online since I knew specifically what I liked and needed.

Now here’s a peek at what I got…

A blue corduroy skirt. Definitely not the climate I chose, but cute.

Two pairs of leggings. These are by far my favorite items in the box. Love the colors!

Two sleeveless pinks shirts.

I was really bummed about these two items. I had specified no sleeveless shirts as we get really bad mosquitos here, and I prefer not to send my kids to school in sleeveless shirts. (Most of my kids schools don’t permit it anyway.) The shirt below at fist appeared to be a dress, but when Lily tried it on it was way too short. I am sure someone loves frills and ruffles, but it just ain’t me. Besides, I don’t think this top qualifies as the “hipster” style I selected.

The last shirt in the box was a t-shirt containing a giraffe with the Wittlebee logo on it. I must admit that I felt a little ripped that one of my selections was an advertisement for my daughter to wear. Plus the quality of the t-shirt was not that high.

Overall I was not very impressed with the quality of the clothes (I didn’t recognize a single brand name) and besides the leggings I was very disappointed in the style and types of clothing I received.

Here’s the thing friends – I do a lot of product reviews online for other sites, and I am a firm believer in second chances. I emailed Wittlebee about my box, and here’s the response I got back:

Wittlebee is meant as a “grab bag” service to supplement your child’s existing wardrobe, and our stylists try their best to fulfill all requests. But our inventory changes daily so sometimes they have to improvise. 

No offer to return the items I didn’t like.

Huh.

Well, I think Wittlebee has a fabulous idea. As a mother of four I shop online often and I love the concept of someone taking it a step further and choosing great clothing items for me. But what’s the point if I am going to get improvised items that do not meet my selected criteria of items I need?

I really expected more. If I want a specific style I would prefer to wait for more inventory to come in than to receive something I don’t like. Even if the items were not the same style requested, I would in the very least expect them to not send clothing items (aka sleeveless shirts) when I asked them not to.

Stick with the fabulous idea Wittlebee, just don’t have so many style selections if you can’t meet your own criteria. ‘Nuff said.

To learn more about Wittlebee and visit them online go HERE.

 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Wittlebee box for review purposes, all opinions are my own. I guess that’s obvious. :(



3 Responses to “Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club Review”


Brittney
August 21, 2012 Reply

For $40 I feel like I should expect more than that. I can buy several outfits in toddler sizes for $40. I love to shop though, so this would be great for someone who doesn’t have the time or the desire. Kind of makes me want to start my own business similar to this…

Katie
August 23, 2012 Reply

This made me laugh. I don’t know why. But I can just picture the thoughts in your head about this box.

Seriously, someone start a business and show them up!!!

Elizabeth
September 3, 2012 Reply

I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the frankness and honesty of your review. I’ve seen a lot of placed/perked product reviews in Blogland, and they are nearly always complimentary or contrived. When all a blogger’s reviews are positive, I wonder whether she’s for sale or she just lacks discernment — either way it means I can’t rely on her opinion. So, thank you for telling it like you find it!

Leave a Comment


WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien