Fifth Avenue Style Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Fifth Avenue Style is a new accessories subscription box based out of New York City that specializes in luxury fashion items at a deep discount. Their motto is “Effortless Elegance.”
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription: Fifth Avenue Style
The Cost: $98 per month for the subscription box, $159 per month for the deluxe subscription box
The Products: 4-5 luxury accessories reflective of New York City’s high fashion (minimum value $350), and in the deluxe box, these items are branded (minimum value $500)
Ships to: Everywhere! US for free, $35 internationally
This is a review of the deluxe box.
The packaging on this box is beautiful! The box itself is so sturdy and lovely that I will definitely put it to good use. There was an information sheet that was sent with this package (not pictured), listing the items within. Although it makes it a little harder to review the contents, I actually think it’s really classy that they don’t list the retail value of each item. I like that they let the contents speak for themselves!
This month, I was asked to select my preferences. I chose:
* Metal Color: Mix’n’Match (vs. gold or silver)
* Style: Mix’n’Match (vs. timeless/classic or trendy)
* Jewelry Type: Mix’n’Match (vs. delicate or statement)
* Preferred Accessories: necklaces, earrings, rings, sunglasses, scarves, bags, and hair accessories (not bracelets, clutches, or wallets)
* Colors Preferred: purple, cherry red, turquoise, blue, and teal
* Colors Avoided: coral, tomato red
Thus, what I was sent may be very different from what other subscribers were sent.
Canteen Mini Bag by Charlotte Ronson – Value $148
This is a really high quality leather purse, plus it’s cute and stylish! It’s out of stock everywhere I found it; apparently this mini crossbody made a big splash when it made its debut in 2013. Unfortunately, it’s not my style, so I will swap or gift it. I just can’t handle round purses.
This purse does have some really nice details, though!
Purple & Antique Gold Statement Necklace by Romeo & Juliet – Value $74 (on poshmark.com for $24)
This necklace is beautiful! It’s very solid and well-made, too. I don’t really like statement necklaces, though, so unfortunately this is another miss for me.
Long Stone and Pebble Necklace by Rivka Friedman – Value $229 (on sale at Amazon for $159 in a different color)
Now this necklace, I love! I am a big fan of faceted glass and long necklaces, and this fits perfectly with my style.
Diamond Shape Earring with Fringe by RJ Graziano – Value $55 (on sale at Last Call for $28)
These earrings are awesome! They have the boho vibe I love while still fancy and not too big. Perfect!
Crystal Wave Headband by Deepa Gurnani – Value $100 (on sale at Off 5th for $16.99)
This beautifully embellished headband is another big win for me! I have giant hair and I love unique headbands. Deepa Gurnani’s pieces also seem to be all the rage at the moment.
Baguette Cathedral Setting Ring, Highest Quality CZ by Private Label – Value $90?
I couldn’t find this exact ring online, so I’m guessing at the value. This is a beautiful, high quality ring made from very nice cubic zirconia and real silver. That being said, I’m not into faux engagement rings, I don’t really understand them. I also asked for a larger size because I was hoping to get something that would look cool on my thumb! This is not going on my thumb. I’m not really sure what to do with this!
The Verdict: I think Fifth Avenue Style does a great job of finding high-end accessories from previous seasons at a deep discount and providing a luxe accessories box for a reasonable price. This month I received $697 (original retail value) worth of merchandise for $159, so the value is astounding! If you don’t mind wearing items from previous seasons that are still on trend, which I don’t, then this is a great subscription service! I didn’t love all my items this month like I did last, but that’s going to happen with any subscription service.
What do you think of Fifth Avenue Style?