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The Ox Box Subscription Review – January 2015

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The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Box

The Oxford Trunk is an online boutique that sells very funky ladies’ clothing and accessories. I love their style! I learned recently that they have a quarterly subscription box, so I signed up right away!

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The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Inside

The Subscription: The Ox Box

The Cost: Large boxes are $50 + $8 shipping, small boxes are $25 +$8 shipping

The Products: Items can include (but are not limited to) jewelry, beauty products, clothing, and accessories. In addition to two different sized boxes, they also have two different type boxes – “classic” and “boho.”

Ships to: US & Canada (for $20 shipping instead of $8)

Ships via: USPS Priority

This is a review of the large boho box.

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Card

This postcard was included. It gives some idea of the types of items they sell in their boutique, but no information about the specific items included in the box.

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Card Reverse

On the reverse side of the card is their social media information, plus a coupon code for 10% off your next purchase!

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Leg Warmers

The first item I pulled out of the box were these super cute and cozy leg warmers! I love the rich chocolate brown color. They are adorable and will make really cute boot cuffs!

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Scarf

This scarf is super soft, lightweight cotton. I love tassels!

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Necklace

I love the look of turquoise and red together. One thing I love about boho jewelry is that it immediately transforms the look of very simple clothing, which I prefer. This necklace will get a lot of use!

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Gold Necklace

This is actually my favorite piece in the box! I am obsessed with coin belts and jewelry! It seems so dramatic and exotic. It makes quite a statement, so I probably won’t be getting as much use out of it as the other necklace, but I think this one makes me happier.

The Ox Box Subscription Review - January 2015 Ring

The last piece is this double-banded bar ring. It has a very trendy yet simple feel. Fortunately it fits! I didn’t provide a ring size and it’s not adjustable, so it must be luck.

Verdict: I absolutely love all things boho, 70’s, and funky, so everything in this box was a big win for me. It’s completely my style! That being said, I have to say that I find it a little strange that none of these pieces are for sale online in their boutique, and even their sold out items still appear online (with a “SOLD OUT’ note) for quite a while. Their website says that the small boxes will have a retail value of $40-50 and large boxes will be worth about $75-90, but without any information on the card about the items, and none of the items for sale in their online store, it is impossible to tell. I think the value of all five of these items combined would have to be more than the $50 I paid for it, though, so I am happy with the value anyways. It would just be helpful to know!

I also have to mention that they did charge me sales tax, which I emailed them about earlier today. The boutique is in CA and I live in GA, so I don’t think there should be sales tax levied in this case. It’s only $4.xx, but I would still rather not pay it if I don’t have to!

What do you think of the Ox Box?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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15 Comments

  1. I wish they had clothing bigger than a size large. That’s my problem with subscriptions lie this one and golden tote. The stuff just won’t fit.

    • My thoughts exactly, I’m in the same boat :(. Which is so disappointing because clothing boxes look so much fun! There is a plus-size box where you rent clothing, but that just freaks me out. I don’t like wearing clothes worn by other people (even if they do get cleaned).

    • I am with you! It’s so frustrating. Sizing is the only thing holding me back from Golden Tote. Some of that stuff may fit me, but probably not most…just offer a couple extra sizes already.

  2. I’ve been waiting for a review for the longest time. They’ve been through a couple iterations but they mainly seem to be comprising their boxes of pre-release items of their boutique. I’d like to see more reviews in the future. Thanks!!

    • Thanks Agona!

  3. Great review, Anna! I’m curious what will be in next month’s box; if it will be mainly accessories, or if some of the other items described will make an appearance (i.e. beauty products, clothing). I wonder what kinds of things would come in the “classic” box.

    • Thanks Serandipity! I am curious too… Especially now that they apparently also have a ‘girly’ and a ‘preppie’ box!

  4. Wow, I think this box has a lot of potential and I love everything you received! Because of the price and strangeness on the website I think I’ll wait to see a few more reviews. Thanks for letting us know about it!

    • I agree with Jennie. I am definitely interested, but I want to get a better feel for what goes in the boxes. Keep us posted, Anna! Maybe after the next review I’ll purchase.

  5. Great review! I love everything you received and would choose boho for myself. I headed to their website to check it out. Some information in your post is inconsistent with what’s on their website.

    There are two box sizes:
    Small for $20 ($15+$5 shipping) which includes 1-2 items. Total value $30.
    Large for $60 ($50+$10 shipping) includes 3-5 items valued at $85.
    In addition to Boho and Classic options, Girly or Preppy are also choices.

    I added the large boho box to my cart but didn’t see where to enter a clothing size. Anna, do you know if they ask or just send random sizes? I would like to give this box a try, but don’t want to end up with size small clothing!

    • Hi T! Thanks! Whoa – they must have just changed this in the last week! They did not ask for my clothing size when I signed up. They say they may send clothing, but if they don’t know your size, I don’t know how they could. I would be upset if they sent me a size small too! This is the first box I have received from them, so I honestly don’t know. I also haven’t been able to find many reviews of this box online, which is why I really wanted to write one! I guess we’re taking a chance on it… Does that help at all?

  6. I think something you said finally made it click why I can’t wear funky jewelry. I *don’t* have a lot of simple clothes. I tend to go for lots of patterns and buttons and necklines (and, in some cases, bright colors) that just don’t work with this kind of jewelry (though I do like the jewelry in an abstract way, and would wear it if I had an appropriate wardrobe to go with it).

    • Hi Sneaky! I have a *difficult* figure, so there’s only really one cut of blouse / dress / pant that looks good on me. And with kids, stuff gets dirty and / or damaged a lot, so I tend to keep it simple, inexpensive pieces that I can rely on and change in and out of quickly. If you can wear a lot of different patterns and styles, you must have a great figure! Lucky!

      • I kind of get lost in loose-fitting clothes, I think (I have a very small frame but my weight fluctuates a lot from year to year), but patterns in more fitted clothes break up lines and hide features I don’t necessarily want to be seen.

        I suppose the upside is that I am not tempted to spend money on jewelry subs knowing that I’m likely to get statement necklaces that clash with my clothing.

        • That’s really interesting! I tend to buy clothing in neutral colors or dark blues, and keep them plain as patterns scare me. But I love statement jewelry. Isn’t that interesting! I find myself getting annoyed on the rare occasion when I am wearing patterns and I have no accessories that don’t clash with what I’m wearing.

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