Decoterie Subscription Box Review – Summer 2015
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Decoterie is a brand new home decor subscription box. This is the very first box.
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This box was practically bursting at the seams thanks to the pillow!
The Subscription Box: Decoterie
The Cost: $150 a quarter, plus $12 shipping to the east coast, $15 to west coast (more for outside US)
The Products: “Each season we send you a luxury hand packed box that’s focused on a theme. Each box contains a selection of 2-5 items ranging from home decor, textile goods, art, decorative accessories, and exclusive collaborations with top designers known as our HERO item. The Decoterie box is very similar in that half of the box will be pieces specifically made-to-order just for our box subscriber not available anywhere else.”
Ships to: US and International
Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included.
Throw Pillow – Value $115
From what I can tell, there are different pillow case designs subscribers might receive. It took me a minute to realize this print is a lipstick kiss mark (I think?). I think this is a fun print, but it doesn’t really fit my decor, so I may try to swap it for a different pillow cover.
The material is a good quality canvas, and I like the exposed gold zipper too. (In the info card, it is explained that subscribers received a pillow insert this quarter, and will receive other pillow covers to switch out in upcoming boxes).
Leather Case – Value $30
(FYI – for non-branded items, I’m just using the values listed on the info card).
This case is recommended to use for holding pencils, makeup, etc. I think maybe it would work for makeup brushes, lip liners, lip gloss, etc. It could work as a sunglass case too – but I can’t fit my phone in it.
Silk Scarf – Value $195
I really love the print of this scarf – it is beautiful. Unfortunately for me, it’s a circle scarf that isn’t long enough to wrap around twice, and I don’t like the look as a single loop. I may try it as a head scarf. (The info card mentions the raw edges of the scarf, but my scarf is completely closed, so I’m wondering if there are different versions of the scarf).
Plume Et Papier Custom Ceramic Tray – Value $8.50
This ring dish measures approximately 3 inches in diameter. I think it is such a fun personalized touch for the box – I love it!
Live Love Soy Marble Candle – Value $60
This is my favorite item in the box! I love the scent (Coconut & Lime – very beachy), and the marble vessel is gorgeous. I think I’ll use it as a pen holder on my desk when the candle is gone.
HawaiiNot Coasters – Value $24
When I saw the item list spoiler for the box, I assumed these would be marble coasters, but they are “marbled” clay coasters. These have a DIY quality to them that isn’t for me, but I like the color palettes.
FYI – that concludes the items listed on the card. Subscribers for the first box also received a bonus item:
Annie Taylor Designs Set of 4 Cards – Value $10?
I love lobsters thanks to Friends, so this bonus item is one of my favorites in the box!
This is the second bonus item I received. From what I can tell, most subscribers only received one bonus item, (the cards). (Update – some subscribers received one bonus item, some received two).
This scent is a little too strong for me, so it will be gifted or donated!
Verdict: I wasn’t sure what to expect with the first Decoterie box, but in general I’m pleased. The one surprise for me was that I was expecting this box to be almost entirely home goods, but it seems now that it is going to be a mix of home, lifestyle and fashion accessory items. (I would have preferred it if the most expensive item in the box was a home decor item and not a fashion item).
This box has a value of about $442. (Some of that value is based on the retail values suggested from Decoterie).
I can tell a lot of thought and curation went into this box, and while every item isn’t a hit for me – I can see the value. What do you think of the first Decoterie box?
UPDATE: For now I’ve decided to close comments on this post. At this point I believe everyone has had the opportunity to share their views. If you have any questions/concerns please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.