If there is one thing kids constantly need it's new clothes. They grow fast, seasons change, trends change and listen all we're trying to do is get out of the house on time pleaseandthankyouverymuch. 

Enter: Kids' clothing subscription boxes to save your bank and your mental load.

I've used subscription boxes for myself off and on over the years and always love the surprise factor. It's also so great to stumble upon things you wouldn't necessarily have picked out yourself but look awesome nonetheless. And while I've always treated myself to them for fun, using a similar service to outfit your kids is actually functional.  

Without having to haul your kiddo to the store, kids clothing subscription boxes can deliver a season's worth of wardrobe updates right to your door. Whether you're looking for back to school outfits or some new duds for a family vacation, most companies curate boxes based on the info you submit ensuring everything they choose is a slam dunk. So if you are a busy parent with little time to shop and want the peace of mind of knowing you'll have enough shirts and pants to cover an entire week, these are for you.

Here are our favorite kids' clothing subscription boxes:

Best kids' clothing subscription boxes

Stitch Fix Kids

Best kids' clothing subscription boxes

Stitch Fix Kids

Like the grown-up service, Stitch Fix for kids sized 2T to 18 mix brands that most of us already know—such as TOMS, Primary, Nike and more—as well as pieces exclusive to Stitch Fix. Best of all? Each box includes eight to 12 clothing items for prices ranging from $10 for leggings to $35 for items like outerwear.

To get started, parents and their kids can have fun creating a Style Profile online (where you can tell them your price range, sizes and preferences), paying the $20 styling fee (that can be applied to the purchase of an item), scheduling the delivery and then waiting for the big try-on session. Afterward, keep what you want and send the rest back—with free shipping both ways. Or, if the whole box is a hit, you get a 25% discount on the purchase.

Of course Stitch Fix is a great option for all ages of kids, but we really love their tween offerings. (Have you ever shopped for tweens? It’s got to be some version of purgatory.) They’ve not only stocked a bunch of new brands tweens actually want to wear (like Vans and O’Neil), but they recently launched a 150 piece tween-specific collection called The Commons that includes everything from cropped tees to shackets.

Pricing: $20 styling fee deductible from final purchases, pay for what you keep. Shipping and returns are free.

Delivery Options: Flexible plans allow you to opt for every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month or every three months. There is no required subscription and you can even order just a single box!

 

Kidpik All Checked Out

Best kids' clothing subscription boxes

KidPik

Eliminate the morning madness with a wardrobe that works together! The rad boxes from kidpik include 8 mix-and-match items that are expertly styled for head-to-toe awesomeness. Just take the 3-minute quiz to capture their style preference and you’ll receive a selection of their signature apparel which is thoughtfully designed with kiddos in mind and similar in quality to Cat & Jack. We’re big fans of the fact everything can work together and our kids love the super on-trend styles they stock. (Tie-dye sweat suits? Sparkle skirts? Badass bomber jackets? Yes please.) And you can literally dress them head to toe. Opt to add in a variety of shoes from sneakers to boots!

Boxes are available in clothing sizes 2-16 and shoes size 7 toddler to 6 youth.  The average item costs $22, but if you keep the entire box, they’ll take 30% off your order. Send back what you don’t love and voila! Back to school wardrobe foundation built.

Pricing: No styling fee, pay for what you keep. Each item is $22 or $15 on average when you keep the entire box. Shipping and returns are free.

Delivery Options: Flexible plans allow you to opt for every 4, 6, or 12 weeks which can be paused or amended at any time.

 

dopple hipster drop

Best boutique brands box

Dopple

Loud graphics and glitter are awesome, but if you’re looking for a box that’s a little more refined, Dopple delivers. With options for littles size Newborn-14, it’s our favorite option for scoring pieces from both well-known luxury designers like Chloé, Veja and Stella McCartney and small boutique brands such as Oeuf, Rylee + Cru and Monica + Andy. Each piece they include is super high quality, including sustainable, organic cotton and even handmade options. Just take the style quiz and set your price points and you’ll receive a box that fits both your budget and your kiddo’s style.

While Dopple is a subscription service, you can also opt to add extra themed “drops” throughout the year. Right now they’re offering an oh-so-tempting “back-to-school” drop to get a jumpstart on their fall wardrobe. Lock in a single first day of school outfit or an entire week’s worth of looks they’ll love.

Pricing: There’s an initial $10 service fee which is applied to what you purchase. Pay for what you keep and receive 25% off if you keep everything. Shipping and returns are free.

Delivery Options: Deliveries are made quarterly and you can choose from three different packages which include both clothing/shoes and accessories– 4-6 items, 7-9 items, 10-15 items.

 

Best subscription box for bold style

Rockets of Awesome

If they can’t get enough glitter, metallics and bold prints Rockets of Awesome is the only way to go. Their collection is loaded with well, awesome pieces that appeal to their natural sense of colorful fun. (I mean, just take a look at their Instagram for inspo!) There’s plenty of mix-and-match styles made from comfy fabrics all dreamed up by in house fashion designers ranging in sizes 2T to 14. They also offer boxes for babies as well. Start with their style quiz which allows you and your child to choose colors, patterns and styles they love (and hate!) along with defining their overall style as classic, cool, basic or sporty. When your kid’s box is ready, they’ll email you a sneak peek of what their stylists chose and allow you to yay or nay the selections. Not a fan? No worries! You can swap it out so you’re only sent what you know they’ll wear.

Pricing: There’s an initial $20 styling fee which is applied to what you purchase. Keep only what you want, and depending on the box size you choose, save 20%, 30%, or 40% when you keep all items. Shipping and returns are free.

Delivery Options: Deliveries are made every season with a selection of 5, 8, or 12 unique pieces per box. And don’t worry about size changes! You’ll get an email a few weeks before your next scheduled box to make changes.

 

 

 

cubbie kit

Best clothing subscription box for babies

CubbieKit

For such tiny creatures, babies sure do create their fair share of waste. Take for example the massive mounds of clothing they go through in the first year alone. Some of it will be around long after their great-grandchildren. Yikes! Cubbiekit is a sustainably-minded baby clothing subscription box that wants to change every aspect of that. Their grow-with-me boxes include a range of eco-friendly organic baby basics that are 100% recyclable and that are designed to be mixed and matched so you can create a true capsule wardrobe every three months. No more amassing a stack of onesies they grow out of before they’re even worn! Just follow the prompts through their style quiz to inform them of the baby’s age, size and gender (or gender neutral!) along with your location to ensure you always have seasonally appropriate clothes that fit on hand. Once you’ve completed the quiz you’ll see the suggested inclusions allowing you to pick and choose colors. Each kit includes six versatile pieces that create seven different outfits and you can even send clothes back once they’ve outgrown them. You’ll receive a 5% discount on your next kit and the clothes will go to families in need.

Pricing: $90 per box with individual prices ranging from $17.50-$25. Subscriptions save you 20% and you can snag 50% your first box with code FIRSTKIT50 at checkout!

Delivery Options: Deliveries are made every three months

 

 A version of this story was published September 2, 2019. It has been updated.