WHY STITCH FIX?
For busy women on the go, Stitch Fix is the personal styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle that helps you look and feel your best every day.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Our goal is to make shopping fun, effortless and empowering for busy women on the go. We believe that if you feel confident in how you look, it affects your life in positive ways. From leading a meeting to laughing with loved ones, confidence has a way of boosting everything and everyone around you. At Stitch Fix, we’re here to make getting dressed simple and rewarding, so you can focus on being your best self.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Stitch Fix was founded in 2011 by Katrina Lake. After consulting for retailers and having a fashionable sister as her personal stylist, she dreamed up the idea while attending Harvard Business School. Katrina believed a new retail concept could help busy women discover and explore their personal style, and make it easy to find figure-flattering clothing. Inspired to help women look and feel their best, she shipped the very first Stitch Fix packages out of her apartment on 41 Hawthorn Street in Cambridge, MA.
The secret to Stitch Fix’s success has been a balance of art and science. Our personal stylists are armed with the best tools and technology to help them hand-select clothing and accessories that fit your lifestyle and body shape. Some of the pieces we recommend come from tiny jewelry vendors in San Francisco, others from the same vendors you’d find at larger department stores. And some are exclusive to Stitch Fix, designed based on knowledge from our clients. What’s more, we’re able to use your feedback to create a more customized and delightful retail experience with every single delivery. It’s like a trusted friend shopping for you— without the hassles of a mall.
WHO WE ARE
Our Stitch Fix personal stylists are passionate about fashion. They’re natural trendsetters, style problem-solvers and outfit artists. But, more importantly, they love hearing from and about you. Our trained stylists are motivated most by thoughtful communication with clients to help discover the best pieces possible. It’s this trust that’s at the heart of the Stitch Fix experience.
Katrina Lake, Founder & CEO
Inspired by the opportunity to create a truly personalized shopping experience by blending the best of the brick and mortar retail experience with an innovative approach to data and technology, Katrina founded Stitch Fix while she was a student at Harvard Business School. Since 2011, Katrina hired a world-class executive team with experience from major companies including Netflix, Walmart.com, Nike and lululemon, and has grown the company to over 1,500 employees across the country.
Prior to founding Stitch Fix, Katrina honed her skill set at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology at social commerce company Polyvore and consulted with a variety of e-commerce and traditional retailers during her time at The Parthenon Group. She also invested in and worked with dozens of entrepreneurs and start-ups at Leader Ventures.
Katrina holds a B.S. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and serves on the board of directors and audit committee of food delivery service GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB).
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
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