I admit I am¬†very¬†skeptical of subscription¬†boxes of clothing like Stitchfix (we published a terrific, brutally honest¬†she said/she said post on it that’s worth a read) since I have very particular tastes and¬†I tend to know what shapes I can wear and what I can’t. So, no surprise, my kids also have very particular tastes and I have¬†had yet to try one of the new trends in boxes of clothing for kids — until Rockets of Awesome, which was founded by former Cricket’s Circle CEO and mom, Rachel Blumenthal.

Mamas? I am a total convert.

They sent me a credit to create a box for my daughter and we spent a little time filling out a fun quiz to specify¬†her style (edgy, theatrical, urban, adventurous), her size (skinny for her age), her favorite colors (black) — even colors or items¬†she absolutely won’t wear (yellow, orange, ruffles).

They also have styles that are more feminine, sporty, or classic, and handle both boys and girls, sizes 2‚Äď14.

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Rockets of Awesome: Kids clothing subscription box customized for your kid's own tastes


Kids clothing subscription box from Rockets of Awesome: Really tailored to your kid's specific tastes

From their blog, I like these¬†examples of kids’ clothing boxes¬†tailored to individual¬†style.


Soon after, you can expect a box of 12 items, four times a year, filled with items just for your kid’s¬†tastes. Keep what you want, send back what you don’t — at no charge.

I honestly cannot believe I am writing these words: We kept all 12 items.

The beautifully packaged box came with even more beautiful items like¬†patterned leggings, some funky¬†tops,¬†a flashy sequined skirt she wants to sleep in (no), a few stylish but simple basics, and one dress with a drop waist that she was iffy on — but¬†made it her own with a belt and now she loves it.

Rockets of Awesome clothing subscription box for kids: it truly is awesome!

Our first box: Beloved!

I instantly¬†became a subscriber, ordering¬†a second box for winter, to see if they scored And… yes, they did.

This time, the only thing we sent back was a metallic silver bomber jacket that we actually might have kept if it didn’t have the brand name on the back.

We also traded in one gorgeous pink top that I couldn’t convince her to keep, plus a little collection of iron-on patches and pins that I thought were a bit¬†spendy. But again? I’d call my second box¬†another win. It even came with a soft, indigo blue hoodie she basically never takes off.

I also like that they’re starting to do collabs with brands like Little Lux, School of Rock, and our friends at Tattly.

As for the prices, they’re actually cheaper than Gap¬†though the quality to me feels more J Crew. Leggings are about $16, tees start at $12, fancy tops are around $28, and nothing is more than about $36.

It seems like the company essentially¬†designs¬†some basic contemporary pieces in a seasonal capsule collection, then produces¬†them in multiple colors and prints to change up the service. So smart, especially for those of you parents who¬†dread the words “store fitting room” when it comes to your kids.

Join Rockets of Awesome through this referral link¬†and you’ll get a free item of your choice with your first purchase!¬†Plus¬†you’ll get your own link to share with friends, and if they order, you’ll get another free goodie too.