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Case Code: ITSY096
Case Length: 13 Pages 
Period: 2011 - 2019     
Pub Date: 2018
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.300
Organization : Stitch Fix
Industry : Fashion; E-commerce
Countries : US
Themes:  Analytics/ Big Data Strategy
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Business Strategy
Marketing
Finance
Human Resource Management
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Operations
Economics
Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Algorithms to Style People: Stitch Fix Applies Data to Fashion

 
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INTRODUCTION

 
Stitch Fix, Inc. (Stitch Fix), an online personal styling service, employed algorithms and human stylists to deliver curated apparel to customers. It also employed algorithms to allocate orders to warehouses and to determine the amount and type of inventory to order. The company’s algorithms learnt about customer preferences from each shipment and improved its selections over time. The styling service initially offered its service to women and then expanded into the men’s segment as well. The company also employed machine learning algorithms to come up with its in-house brands. Over time Stitch Fix started offering its styling service for the plus-size segment for women and included premium wear branded garments in its shipments. Katrina Lake (Lake), Stitch Fix’s founder and CEO, saw the valuation of the company increase from US$4.75 million in February 2013 to over US$2 billion as of March 2018...
 
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