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Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01

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Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review - #TRS01

The Threadless Quarterly Box is a brand new box from Quarterly, and I subscribed since there were a few requests from readers to see a review. (It does not take much to convince me to sign up for a box!)

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Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Items

The Subscription Box: Threadless Quarterly Box

The Cost: $50 a box

The Products: Creative and design themed items

Ships to: US and Worldwide. Shipping is free to the US, $20 to Canada, and $30 Worldwide.

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Letter

Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included. The first box is curated by Katie Campbell. From Katie, “My collection is here to get you expressing yourself through the power of words and design.”

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Fly

Exclusive Hand-Lettered Print by Katie Campbell – Value $18

F*cking Brilliant Notebook – Value $10

I’ve had my fill of swear word notebooks thanks to Fancy subscriptions, but my husband immediately wanted this notebook as soon as I opened the box so it worked out! And I love getting exclusive items in boxes, so this print is great!

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Space

Limited Edition “Never Date an Astronaut” Tote – Value $20?

This is Katie’s best selling Threadless design reprinted on a tote bag just for subscribers. I like the design and I somehow always need more totes, so this is perfect for me.

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Tattly

Tattly Temporary Tattoos Inspirational Set – Value $15

This seems to be the summer of Tattly temporary tattoos in subscription boxes! I don’t think I’m cool enough to pull off this new trend of adult temporary tattoos, so these will be swapped!

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Sharpie

Arigato DIY Album Packaging – Value $5

Sharpie White Paint Pen – Value $4

This album packaging is for making your own CDs – it’s a cool idea but not something we do, so these will be gifted or swapped.

Threadless Quarterly Subscription Box Review #TRS01 Nut

This box also came with some bonus Nuttzo To Go samples and Threadless stickers.

Verdict: I think this is a very unique box – and I like that it was curated by one Threadless designer. (I’m hoping that tradition continues in future boxes). This box has a value of a little over $70. I paid $50, so I’m happy with the value, and I think if you’re looking for a special design box, this is a good fit. (I wasn’t expecting this to be a high-value box, but more about the curation and exclusives.

I’m not sure if Threadless announced who would be curating the box before it shipped, but I think that would be a great idea so you can preview the designer and see if you like their style.

What do you think of the first Threadless Quarterly box?


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!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Threaded Canvas is a great subscription box. Three t-shirts with a print on them, and a painting every month for $30. Can’t go wrong! T-shirts are high quality and they usually throw in a couple extras (pins, postcards, bookmarks). One of my favourites.

  2. Liz: — Any suggestions on high value quarterly boxes? At least 40% higher then the cost. Since half the items i will not use, wont like or are allergic to. Just not interested in clothing in boxes.

    I’m starting to like quarterly subs more then the standard monthly boxes.

    Looking forward to your box 🙂

  3. Threadless or not, this box does not seem worth the $50 paid, much less the $70 “value.” The bag is cute but everything else seems junky to me. And if this is a t-shirt company, where is the tee? This box is almost, but not quite, as bad as the really worthless “Back to School” box. I guess I’m just pretty much done with Quarterly. Too many other quality boxes to spend my money on.

    • I agree. I am a fan of threadless, got my first shirt from them close to a decade ago, and I would be a bit miffed if a box showed up without one … Especially considering what I have seen from Threaded Canvas now.

  4. I LOVE that print! Hoping it shows up on a swap list!

  5. I’m on the other side of the spectrum than Nancy. I loved all but the album packaging- definitely love the notebook- I like the cussing! 🙂 I signed up on the wait list for the next one.

  6. I have never said this about a box before, but it is really necessary for this box. First it should have just come empty as I have never seen such useless items before and all in one box! It I had ordered this and paid $50, I would have been very disappointed and Quarterly and I would be having a talk! What a useless full of ________ box! There is absolutely NO Value at all. I will never buy a Quarterly box again, because if this is what they are sending out, definetly not me, or most people I know!!!!

    • Well Threadless is a company that sells mainly tshirts. They do sell extra items like those that you see here. The items that got sent out are to be expected based on the company that’s curating the box.

    • I’m confused at the anger about this box. It’s what you would expect from a Threadless box, no? I mean, if this came in the Nina Garcia box, I’d be disappointed…but it’s Threadless. What were you expecting to be in the box?

      • Not that the last NG box was any better, lol (biggest disappointment I’ve ever had from quarterly). I get it’s a design company who primarily sells prints and tees. I think folks are upset at the general quality and usability of Quarterly Co sub boxes. Here it would have made more sense perhaps to have included a shirt since that seemed a logical expectation for the curators. The tattoos, though, as a primary box item (not like the standard Quarterly stickers and assorted junk they toss into all the boxes) are pretty cheesy (does anyone over the age of 16 actually use temp tattoos? My tweens and teens-boys and girls-definitely wouldn’t). Add to that the CD cardboard box being a rather cheap inclusion and I can understand the unhappiness. But believe me, there are far worse Quarterly boxes than this (think Pharrel; that was just plain awful). Here if you enjoy the prints, then you at least have the print and the tote, plus the notebook (I just don’t see many folks carrying that particular design around in public though I’d love to be able to take it to my office!). All things considered, from an objective outsider, it still seems a bit of a stretch in value to $50 ratio. But as with any art, beauty and therefore value, is in the eye of the beholder.

    • Nancy, you can send it back and get your money back. There are SOOOO many Quarterly boxes that you can pick from. Liz even has one that comes out this month. You have to find the right one for you. I got Nina 2nd box and third. Didn’t like the third so returned it and got my money back. I LOVE the fact that they are willing to give you your money back. there are very few boxes out there like that.

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