Whether you’ve got a junior fashionista or your kids could easily wear the same t-shirt and shorts for days on end, clothes shopping with little ones can sometimes be challenging. Enter KIDBOX to eliminate the hassle of a trip to a store. What is KIDBOX? It’s like StitchFix, but for the playground set and it will deliver your kids’ clothes straight to your front door.
KIDBOX is a subscription box service that delivers a selection of new clothes handpicked for your kid’s style and size. Each box, which is sent out five times a year seasonally for spring, summer, back-to-school, fall and winter, is filled with about half a dozen different items. The selection is based on a style profile that parents fill out when they sign up with KIDBOX. Besides the basic gender, age and sizes, the profile questions include things like, colors they prefer, personality traits (ie. active, artistic) and the articles of clothing they are most in need of (ie. T-shirts versus dresses). It also gives examples of outfits and asks you to pick which most resembles something your kids might wear.
The box contents are then curated from a wide selection of designer items. KIDBOX currently features over 100 brands for kids from newborn to age 14. The designers include big names, like DKNY, 7 for All Mankind, Diesel and Splendid. When you receive the box you are free to try on the items and return or exchange any that aren’t a good fit. KIDBOX will also cover the cost of shipping on returns and includes an easy to use envelope and pre-paid label. If you choose to keep all the items, not only will you be scoring a great deal on designer duds, you’ll also help another kid in need. For every full box purchased, a new clothing item is donated. You can select the charity together with your kids, which makes it a great opportunity to talk about the importance of giving back.
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KIDBOX recently introduced a new addition to its seasonal boxes, KIDSENTIALS, which as the name implies is a box of the essentials: socks and underwear. These boxes will also serve a double purpose of outfitting your kids with the basics while also donating the same items to kids in need. They are also rolling out a series of Limited Edition boxes for those extras you might need between seasons, starting with the June launch of Splash Box with swim gear.
A single KIDBOX delivery is $98 for sizes 2T – 14 and $68 for sizes newborn to 24 months. The KIDSENTIALS boxes are $30. You won’t pay for any items that you choose to return and you can skip a delivery at any time. Each delivery is also packed with The Scribble, a newsletter both kids and parents will enjoy, and a pencil case filled with stickers and crayons that encourage kids to decorate and repurpose the box. KIDBOX is currently shipping its summer selection, with the back-to-school edition following later this summer.
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