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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Fall 2014

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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Fall

Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box – and they specialize in just shirts and tops! They make all their styles in house, and only do a limited amount of new designs each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable.  Each season you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. (There are usually 3 new tops, and a few classic styles they have available every season).

Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Fall 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke

The Cost: $30 for one shirt, $50 for two shirts, $60 for three shirts (once a quarter/season)

The Products: Classic shirts with on trend styling and materials.

Ships to: US (and International countries for a $25 shipping surcharge).

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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Fall 2014 Henley

The Ross Henley

This tee is super soft and stretchy. It’s made with 65% microfiber modal and 35% cotton. It also is shaped at the bust and waist for a flattering cut. It’s a little on the large side for me, but I’ve had success shrinking Elizabeth & Clarke tees in the laundry before, so I think that will make this top perfect. It’s also pretty long which I love for wearing with jeans!

Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review – Fall 2014 Top

The Bacall Sheath Top

I wasn’t too wowed by this top when I first put it on the mannequin, but I was surprised by how much I liked it when I tried it on. It’s a very lightweight, and the cut it flattering (it doesn’t look as boxy on me as it does on the mannequin). I would recommend wearing a layer underneath though because it seems like it could be slightly see-through in certain lighting.

Verdict: I say this every quarter, but I’m always impressed with the quality of Elizabeth & Clarke pieces! I think it’s a great way to build out a working wardrobe relatively inexpensively. What do you think of the fall Elizabeth & Clarke pieces?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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  1. Does anyone know when the winter collection ships?

    • The winter box ships December 1st, according to their site. Their Spring 2015 box options are already available to choose!

  2. This is my second box from them and I’m on the 3-shirt plan and ordered all of the seasonal ones:

    The Allende is the camel sweater. I adore the neckline and it is exquisitely soft. It’s really difficult to describe the structure because it has a very stylish boxy-ish cut which still shows the outline of your figure without being obnoxiously tight. Love this!

    The Bacall is the black sleeveless shell. Again, loving the neckline and the fact that it’s a lightweight professional piece that will look good dressed up and down. I could wear it with some capris and nice necklace on the weekends or pair with a skirt and blazer for work. It’s longer than I expected (reaches past my rear) but I think it looks really good that way. Very elegant. Just lovely.

    The Ross is the Henley; again it’s super soft and it fits perfectly. Not close-fit like I used to wear a Henley in college but with a breezy autumn feel of an adult while still allowing my figure to show but not making a scene of it.

    In all, this is definitely my go-to subscription for really elegant and yet trendy pieces. The quality is superb. I adore this sub. The problem is that most months there are too many fun seasonal variations that I’m still missing the Liz Lemon tee!

  3. This was my first box and I am wow’d by the quality and unfortunately by the customer service. I ordered what I thought was my normal size, and all three tops were way too big. CS is fabulous and I can’t wait to get the correct size. I agree with the others who recommend down-sizing if you are unsure on the size.

  4. I haven’t even received shipping and no email back which makes me nervous based on the last comment-a little disconcerting seeing that they charged me months ago…..

    • They don’t always send shipping notice emails. Mine just showed up today with no advance notice. They’re legit so no worries there. But I’d call or email and verify when yours is shipping if it hasn’t already. Their CS is very responsive. I’ve also never been charged until just prior to the box being shipped so that’s odd in and of itself. Their policy is not to charge in advance so definitely ask about it. I’ve signed up months before the next box but never got charged until just prior to it shipping.

      • That is not true. I am charged about 2 1/2 months before shipment, even though I have not picked out the shirts yet. See attached picture.

      • You can read on their FAQs that they charge for the collection about 2.5 months before they ship, that way they know how much stock to order. For the upcoming collection, they’ll charge on 9/15, but it won’t ship until December.

        • Thank you everyone for replying – super helpful! I did get mine today Erin, it just showed up so that was probably just me being crazy impatient. Angela and Wendy I thought that is what I read!

  5. I got the Bacall, the Allende, and the Liz Lemon tee (hard to believe that I hadn’t gotten it in the past 5 boxes; guess I finally ran out of new options-lol!). Their chiffon/rayon blend shirts do tend to have large armholes and require a cami or tank underneath (which I don’t much like wearing with those style shirts since it looks odd). Sizing down sometimes helps but not always. That’s why I love their free returns! I’m super excited for the winter box already. Can’t wait for the temp to go below 100 so I can actually think about wearing the Allende sweater. I have a feeling I won’t be enjoying it until January (I live in Vegas).

  6. Hm… This is my first E&C box. I got the premium subscription – three tops (I picked the Ross Henley, the Taylor and the Liz Lemon) and I only got the Ross Henly today. There are only the Ross and the Taylor listed on the enclosed sheet and hand written “in B.O.” next to the Taylor shirt. I guess that means back order?…Do they sometimes send the shirts in more than one box? I am going to email them. Btw, I really like the Henley.

    • I’ve never heard of that happening and I’ve been subbed for over a year now. Definitely call and/or email. They’re prompt about replying. You shouldn’t be charged for something you didn’t (and may never) get. And at very least they should have contacted you and all others affected to explain the situation and give you the option of waiting, getting a partial refund, or making a different selection.

      • Thanks for the replay, Erin. I’ve emailed them right after my post. Let’s see what happens. It’s good to hear from someone who’s been with them for so long 🙂 The concept of this subscription is genius and everyone raves about the quality of the shirts/tops.

  7. I also got these two tops and really like them both. They are a bit big, but I’m hoping I can shrink the henley in the wash. I’m considering sizing down, but haven’t decided yet.

  8. I also got the Ross Henley and the Allende sweater. Both are too big, so hopefully I can exchange them for smaller (I noticed that their more casual shirts run larger than their nicer/more dressed up styles). I haven’t had luck shrinking them in the wash…

    • I ordered a size 6, but I think I could have done a 4 in everything really. Not sure, however, if I should switch my profile permanently.

      • I’m rather top heavy (36 DD vs 27/36) in comparison to my lower measurements and I originally ordered all size 10s. I found that their button down shirts run small but the rest are very large, so you can always call to customize sizing. So I now get button fronts in 10s and the rest in 8s (the only line where I’m not a 10 in shirts). I recommend sizing down for all but button front blouses and sizing up for those.

        • That makes sense. I was wondering why the camel sweater was huge but a one-size down button-front (though zippered was okay) tank was way too tight. =) Thanks!

    • I emailed them today and got a quick reply saying I can exchange them for a smaller size no problem. They also said I can email them my size selections for each collection due to the differences in construction. They ALSO said (and this is amazing) if you don’t always like enough of the items from the current collection, you can email them and ask if you could get an item from a prior season instead! So awesome!

      • That is awesome that they will let you pick a top from a previous season! I might email them then, because I don’t really think the Liz Lemon Tee will be flattering on me.

  9. This was my first E&C box. I had emailed their customer service dept. at the beginning of August and asked if they had any coupon codes to try out their service. The next day I received a 20% off coupon!

    I signed up for the three top box.

    1. I got the Bacall top that Liz got above. I wanted to love this top, but the drapey neck just did not work on me. It looked like the drapey part that gets tucked inside was trying to escape. Also on me, the arm holes were too open toward the front. If I had not had a tank on underneath, my bra definitely would have been showing. It almost seemed like I had the top on backwards, but I didn’t. I’ll be returning mine (hopefully they will let me exchange it for the Ross Henley Liz got).

    2. I got the Taylor button down. The sleeves are not long enough for me, but then again I am 6′ tall and freakishly long arms. But I love that I can roll up the sleeves and they will stay in place with the button detail! I think I could have gotten this in a size 4 instead of the 6, but I will keep it.

    3. The Allende sweater. I LOVE this sweater. The feel of the material is amazing and it is very flattering. It looks like this would have cost more than what I paid for it. It is slightly oversized on purpose and it would look great with a pair of skinny jeans or perhaps even with a belt and a maxi skirt.

    I am happy with Elizabeth & Clark’s first box. I am hoping the return of the one top goes well, too. I’ve already selected my Winter box tops. 🙂

    • I have the same monkey arm issue, lol. But I love that their blouses almost always include a roll tab option or come in 3/4 length sleeves. Very rarely do I find a shirt with long enough sleeves but at least here it’s not so much an issue for the long armed among us 😉

    • I’m so glad you suggested pairing the sweater with a maxi!! I also ordered it and LOVE — and what a great way to transition into fall.

    • I’m having the same trouble with the Bacall. The parts that are supposed to be inside are working their way outside. I was happy that Liz reviewed the shirt, because I was afraid that maybe I was trying to wear it incorrectly! I’m not sure what to do to keep both the neck and arm pieces inside? I’ve never had that happen with a shirt.

      • You can try using fashion tape, that should work.

        • Thanks for the tip… I’m going to try that. It’s a lovely top otherwise!

  10. Love both of these tops! Makes me wish I got this box! Might have to order next quarter!

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