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There’s seriously a subscription program for everything. Of course, that includes kids clothes. Take, for example, FabKids, a monthly subscription (of sorts). They advertise up to 30 percent off retail on their kids clothing and accessories. However, even at 30 percent off what they deem their retail prices to be (the line is only sold through their site), we want to know we’re getting a good deal. So if you’ve been looking for FabKids reviews, we’ve got you covered.
Essentially, FabKids offers discounted kids apparel and more (think unicorn shoes, headbands, etc.) delivered straight to your door. The website works kind of like a subscription box; but then again, kinda not. I’ll explain more below.
Before you get started, be sure to download the KCL app for deals on kids’ clothes from brands like Carters, Old Navy, Target and more!
First, a little about FabKids.
To shop with FabKids, you have to fill out a profile and give them your email address. You can’t shop on the site unless you fill out a profile, which makes you a “member.” At this entry point, you pay full retail price.
FabKids sells trendy and affordable kids apparel in sizes 2–14 for both girls and boys. There’s always an introductory offer that ends up being dirt cheap. This is exactly how most of us get hooked.
FabKids has some awesome rotating offers. I’ve seen deals like get your first outfit for free (pay $4.95 to ship), get your first outfit for $9.95, buy one outfit get one free, and two pairs of boots for $9.95.
If you want to save more on FabKids products, however, you need to sign up for the VIP Program.
Breaking down FabKids VIP membership program.
So, as a FabKids VIP program member, you’ll get access to discounts that non-program members don’t receive.
Each FabKids outfit is priced starting at $52, but FabKids VIPs pay as little as $39.95 for the same outfit.
Shipping is also free on your first purchase when you become a FabKids VIP. Plus, shipping is free for orders over $49 and $4.95 for any order less than that.
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They make signing up for the VIP membership program easy.
You can sign up when you shop on the site. If you log in, fill out a basic member profile and try to purchase something. This will trigger a flurry of marketing automations that offer you a better price, incentives, and other things to sign up for the VIP program.
To get started, you take a Short Lifestyle Quiz to help FabKids get to know your children and their style better. If your kids are old enough, have them take it with you.
How the FabKids VIP Membership Program works:
- Each month on the first, FabKids sends you an email with personalized selections of new outfits, specifically picked for your child or children.
- FabKids charges your card $39.95 per month. They put that amount into your account so you can shop online, unless you “skip” (more on that next).
- You can look over all of the outfits on the list and order right off the website from the options. Alternatively, you can choose your own outfits.
- Choose to “skip the month” by the 5th and not be charged the $39.95.
- You can skip as many months as you want, but you have to do it one month at a time between the 1st and the 5th. If you can’t remember what you had for lunch on any given day, you’ll want to set a reminder for this.
- If you don’t skip or order by the 5th, they will still charge your card the full $39.95. Then, they give you a $39.95 credit into your FabKids account on the 6th day. That credit can be redeemed toward one outfit (or $39.95 worth of individual styles).
- If for any reason you’re not satisfied with your selection, exchange it for another style or return it for a member credit or store credit.
- FabKids accepts returns up to 30 days from the date of shipment for items that are in new, unused condition and have all of the original packaging intact.
- However, you’ll be charged a $5.95 restocking fee for all items returned if you ask for a full refund.
Add your own FabKids reviews on their products to earn points.
My little insider secret: Make sure to review the products you buy so you can earn points. You’ll earn 500 points for placing your first order, 25 points for every dollar you spend, and 20 points for every item you review. Then, you can cash in your points:
2,000 pts = 1 Accessory (socks, tights)
2,000 pts = $10 off any order $50+
4,500 pts = 1 Basic Item (leggings)
6,500 pts = 1 Everyday Wear (dresses, shoes, tees)
Rewards points expire 12 months after you earn them, or upon cancellation of your account or VIP status. Also, if you return an item for a refund, the points earned for that purchase will be deducted from the account.
Is there a catch to FabKids?
Yes and no. If you don’t log in between the 1st and the 5th of any month and tap “skip this month,” you’ll be charged $39.95 on the 6th, and your FabKids account will be credited.
Outfits chosen for you will never ship without your approval. You have to log in to buy them with your FabKids credit (remember they will automatically charge your card).
Credits never expire. If you cancel your VIP status they will send you a gift card with your balance, if any.
What if I decide to cancel FabKids?
You can, but it will require an actual phone call, and you need to be firm. When I called to cancel, they offered me a $10 credit to continue my membership.
Cancel by calling FabKids customer service at 1-855-FAB-KIDS. Just say “close my account” when prompted, to speak with someone about canceling FabKids.
A little more on FabKids Customer Service.
Hook, line, and sinker—they’ve got you. Your kids are digging their FabKids clothes and you appreciate the monthly refresh to their wardrobe without leaving the house. All is well in the world until you need their help with any snafus. How does FabKids customer service rate?
Well, as I mention above, they really, really don’t want you to leave the VIP membership, It’s kinda like breaking up with your gym, you have to stand your ground. With that being said, FabKids customer service isn’t rude, they just want your business. Like really, really want that business.
Also, when I looked up some FabKids reviews, there were some customers who complained about the return policy. Basically, a reviewer who returned several pairs of light-up shoes (because they did not, in fact, light up), said that they would not refund her money until the items were received and they did their own inspection on the issue. I can see how that would be frustrating.
The Verdict: My FabKids Review
I paid for my own FabKids outfits, so this FabKids review is my own. Overall, I think the styles at FabKids are comparable to the selection and quality we find at Target or Old Navy. I give FabKids high marks for style, but the fit seemed disproportionate.
Girls’ Enchanted Outfit
The Unicorn Hoodie, Size 3T sweatshirt fits my daughter awkwardly. The sleeves are too long and the opening for her head is very tight. I struggle to pull it over her head.
The Unicorn Print Lace Up Booties are super cute and good quality for the price.
Boys’ Wild Woods Outfit
The other items, like the Sporty Joggers and the Multi-strap sneakers, fit well and are good quality.