ThredUp Goody Box Try-On & Review
I’ve been doing monthly Stitch Fix try-ons and unboxings on my Instagram stories for a few months now, and a few weeks ago after sharing my May try-on, someone requested that I try out ThredUp’s Goody Box service. I’ve been a BIG fan of ThredUp for years and years (read more about my experience with them here, here, & here) but I hadn’t heard of their Goody Box service until this follower asked me to try it.
I hopped onto the ThredUp website and quickly found the Goody Box section and ordered one within 10 minutes. I was really excited to see that the Goody Box was a similar service to Stitch Fix – and possibly even better! Ordering the Goody Box was super easy and relatively straightforward, so 10 points to ThredUp for not having a ridiculous process to get a Goody Box ordered. Here’s how it works:
A Goody Box is a box of clothing and accessory items curated by a stylist from ThredUp. There is a 10 dollar non-refundable deposit to order one (but you can use that 10 dollars as credit to anything you want to keep!) You can pick a couple different themes for your Goody Box (right now, you can pick a Red, White & Blue box, where your stylist will send you clothes for the summer holidays/BBQs or a Take Me Out box, where your stylist will send you pieces for date night!) You can also choose a custom box, where you can list exactly what kinds of pieces you are looking for, instead of sticking to one theme.
After picking what kind of box you want, you pick what kinds of pieces you want in your box (dresses? pants? shirts? coats?) and select your sizes in those pieces. You can also select what budget range you want to stay in and pick specific style trends that you enjoy (classic? edgy? romantic?) You also can choose a few brands that you tend to wear or gravitate to on a regular basis, to help your stylist get an idea of what kinds of clothing you like. Finally, you can write in any specific notes in regards to what you want or don’t want and you can leave a link to a Pinterest board to help your stylist get the best idea of your style possible.
For my first Goody Box, I asked my stylist to send me a mix of professional pieces I could wear to the office, and comfortable active-wear pieces I could wear to the gym or running errands on a Saturday. I specifically asked for dress lengths to be kept long and for all tops to either have sleeves or be able to be layered with a blazer or jacket (gotta keep it modest around here!)
After you check out, your Goody box should come within 7-10 business days. Mine came within 5. The cool thing about these Goody Boxes (compared to Stitch Fix) is that you get sent a TON of clothing. I was sent 15 pieces to try on (instead of 4) and that was really fun to sift through everything. I felt like I had a great selection of clothing to look at and that the chances of me finding at least ONE thing that I wanted to keep were a lot higher.
Another pro to the Goody Box (compared to Stitch Fix) is that you have 7 days to try on the clothing, instead of 3. This gave me plenty of time to try things on, think about them, come back to them, and figure out exactly what I wanted to keep and return.
Finally, one of the biggest pros to trying a Goody Box (over a Stitch Fix) is that the prices are amazing. I was sent 15 pieces and the total of all 15 was just 100 dollars over what the total of 5 pieces was from my last Stitch Fix – and that included 2 designer bags and a designer dress. I ended up keeping 6 pieces from my box for less than what one Stitch Fix box would have cost.
A con to the Goody Box over StitchFix? The sizing can be a little off since every brand’s sizes run differently. There were some pieces that would have fit better if they were larges (or extra large.) The other sad thing to this is that if you fall in love with something but the sizing isn’t right, chances are super slim that ThredUp will have the same piece in a different size since it’s an online thrift store.
Another con (compared to StitchFix) is that you don’t get any notes or messages from the stylist who put together your box or any outfit ideas for how to style the pieces that were sent. I really like this personal side to StitchFix and reading about why my stylist chose certain pieces for me and seeing her ideas on how to wear them. It definitely is a helpful part of the service that ThredUp is missing out on in regards to clothing subscription boxes.
Okay, let’s jump into what was sent in my first ThredUP Goody Box:
Michael Michael Kors Tote – $34.99 – Returned
Not a bad price for a Michael Kors bag, but I wasn’t crazy about the color or material. I returned this.
J. Crew Leather Tote – $58.99 – Returned
Another nice bag (a little more pricey) but I wasn’t a fan of the color for summer. Plus this bag didn’t have any pockets on the inside and I need pockets. Still, it was a nice bag and it was in great condition.
Calvin Klein Sleeveless Blouse $15.99 – Returned
The color was okay, but it was a little too small/short in the torso for me. The material also wrinkled super easily and it just felt a little dated for my personal style.
J. Crew Long Sleeve Button Down – $25.99 Returned
Pretty color, but not my style at all. I would never wear this.
J. Crew Chambray Button Down – $17.99 KEPT
I just about screamed when I pulled this out! I’ve been looking for a nice Chambray shirt forever, but never found one that I liked. This one is EVERYTHING I want in a chambray button down – the material is really nice and heavy, it has a great fit, and the color is perfect. Plus, it seriously looked like it was brand new. This is going to pair so well with so many different outfits and ALSO – it’s J. Crew and under 20 dollars. UNREAL.
Alpine Design Active Dress – $11.99 KEPT
This dress is a little short for me and I thought I was going to hate it on, but I LOVED it on. I thought the fit and cut was so flattering on my body and I loved the color and the pockets. I won’t wear this to work ever, but I think it’s the perfect coverup dress for a day at the beach or at the pool.
Allen Schwartz Casual Dress – $33.99 RETURNED
Love the color. Hated everything else. Can you see how weird the sleeves are? Can you see how wrinkly the dress is? This dress came with a built-in lining that was IMPOSSIBLE to get on smoothly
Pink Blush Casual Dress – $18.99 RETURNED
So this was super flattering on me and I liked the color and print, but this was maternity and the extra material in the front of the dress for a growing baby looked really weird on me. I had a thought to keep it for when I am pregnant one day but I decided I didn’t need to spend the money on a maternity dress until I’m actually pregnant.
Boden Casual Dress – $27.99 RETURNED
Is it just me or is this color combo super strange? While the overall fit was okay on me, the thick pink stripe hit me weird and made my torso/legs look weird. Not in love, so this was a return.
Saturday Sunday Sweatshirt – $20.99 RETURNED
I initially thought I might keep this, but the longer I wore it, the more I decided that the fit and cut were not meant for me. I didn’t like the length – it was like it couldn’t decide if it was a crop top or not. Plus, I figured I’d wear this to the gym and I have a hard time wearing white to the gym – I mean, that’s going to get sweat stains fast, right?
Vogo Active Pants – $11.99 KEPT
These were comfortable, a fun print, and a great price. It was pretty much a no-brainer to keep these! I’ve already worn them twice and love them.
Marika Tek Active Tank $11.99 – RETURNED
I actually really liked this tank! I liked the fun stripes, I liked the color and I liked the price. But, I literally JUST BOUGHT two active tanks the night before my Goody Box came in and it just seemed a little ridiculous to keep this one when I had just bought two.
Old Navy Active Shirt – $8.99 RETURNED
This was just a little too small for me – too short in the torso and too tight across the chest. Had it been a better fit, I probably would have kept it because it was under 10 bucks and I liked the color and I LOVE Old Navy activewear.
Old Navy Active Pants – $14.99 KEPT
The active shirt was a little too small and tight in the chest to keep, but the price and color were on point. The active pants were perfect – they fit perfect, they were long enough and under $15.00? Yes, please. Definitely keeping those – I’ll definitely wear them at least once a week to the gym or around the house!
Neiman Marcus Casual Dress – $59.99 KEPT
Okay, this was a bit of a splurge all things considered but THIS DRESS! THIS DRESS is the most comfortable dress in the world – it’s made out of a really nice stretch cotton with a great weight to it. It’s a super flattering cut, it’s the perfect length, it’s got a cute tie detail around the front, it has cute cap sleeves and did I mention it’s SO comfortable. The designer name is just an extra perk – I would have paid the same for it without the name because it was that comfortable and the fit was so perfect. Seriously, I love love love it.
& Other Stories Short Sleeve Blush – $23.99 KEPT
I saw this print and knew I would keep it. It’s actually a tiny bit short in the torso for me, but if worn with either high-waisted jeans or a tank to layer underneath it, it looks fine. I love the fun lace-type detail and I LOVE the color. I actually wore this for a recent shoot to update my headshots for my blog and business card and I felt like it was the PERFECT top to wear for them.
So, for 6 pieces (and one designer name dress) I paid just over $140.00 (after the 10 dollar deposit was applied.) Compared to Stitch Fix’s prices, this was definitely a better bang for my buck – especially since I scored Neiman Marcus and J.Crew in my haul!
Overall, I really enjoyed my first Goody Box and I think it’s a super fun (and more affordable) alternative to StitchFix. I’m thinking about ordering one of the themed boxes next to see how it compares – would you be interested in that?
What were your thoughts on my first Goody Box? Let me know below!!