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New Home Styling Subscription Box + 50% Off: The Swatch Box

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There is now a Stitch Fix subscription box for your home!

The Subscription Box: The Swatch Box

The Cost: $85 styling fee per box (fee is applied as credit to items you decide to keep).

COUPON: Gilt City is currently offering complimentary styling ($85 value) + $250 merchandise credit for $175. Plus, create a new Gilt City account and use coupon code WELCOME30 to save an additional 30%, bringing the total cost down to $125. (In summary = $335 worth of home goods for $125).

The Products: The Swatch Box is a home styling subscription service. Each quarter they send you home goods based on your style profile, and you only keep and pay for the items you want.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your wishlist or subscription list!

What do you think of this new subscription?

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.

19 Comments

  1. I received my first box this weekend!!!!
    After I signed up I was contacted by the stylist shortly thereafter to get more details. Within a few days the package was on its way and it was delivered via FedEx. The box weight about 40-50 lbs which was very hard to bring in the house. Still I was supper excited about it.

    I received about 15 items totaling $2000. There were items from $8.95 for a spoon rest all the way up to $348 for a duvet cover. I am returning about half the items because they don’t match my décor or I think the material is too itchy on the blankets and throws. I am gravitating towards keep the smaller items which I feel I can integrate better with my existing items. Some of the items I am keeping such as the Terracotta mixing bowl made in Peru is stunning.

    The box included items such as art décor, throws, duvet cover, candles, place mats, small desk tray, bottle openers, wooden spoons etc…all very well made items.
    The stylist was a delight to work with and very prompt on email communication.

  2. If you want to see any additional photos I photographed the entire process because best review wins $250 gift card towards the next box.

  3. I signed up! i went for it using the Gilt coupon, lets see what $125 will get me.

  4. I watched a review last night and the guy received $1200 or $1500 of items. He was going to keep maybe 2. It’s pricey in the long run :/ would love to see more reviews.

  5. #yikes …An $85 styling fee is a lot. I can understand them wanting to cover shipping costs to and from you. But would the ship-to-you cost one-way really be like $42.50? ($85/2=$42.50)

    I get StitchFix every couple of months and for the most part I’m happy with it. I’ve kept 1-3 of the items each time, but never all of them. I’ve had a couple of awesome stylists once, one so-so stylist, and a terrible stylist once (I’ve never had the same stylist twice for some reason). It costs slightly more than what I’d pay in a store, but it’s fun and convenient.

    However, when it comes to home goods, I can just buy that stuff on the internet (no need to try it on like clothes), so I’m not sure they’re bringing any added convenience to the equation. If they really nailed my style, then maybe they would be, but since I’ve never had a consistent clothing stylist, I’m not sure their staff retention rates are high enough for any of their stylists to learn my home tastes.

    • I agree. Plus subs like this always send you expensive crap because apparently stylists don’t understand what “affordable options” means lol.

      • For them (the stylists), it is probably ‘affordable’, but definitely not for us. We are a younger married couple, where one is disabled & the other works mega overtime just to have extra spending cash, this is a long way from ‘affordable’. I really wish there was a home decor that was curated for the lower end of the middle class spectrum. I had my eye on Linen Crate as well, but didn’t sub for the exact reason you mentioned. I have plenty of vases, candle holders (AND CANDLES!), and trays; I’d really like blankets, bed linens, curtains, etc.

  6. I can see the box being popular within a certain income bracket. The company is providing goods similar to what will be in a mid or high end boutique.

    I could not imagine having a box delivered to my house with items worth $1000-$2000 with my boys and pets. I would be scared to open the box in my home and have something happen to the items!

    I do think it is great that there is a higher end service available for those that are so inclined.

    • I’m totally with you. I’m looking for a practical and reasonable home box and this is NOT it. Linen Crate started out as one, promising towels, mats, rugs, pillows, etc (LINEN crate – see?) but they quickly turned into home dec box, sending fancy bowls and trays and such. For us expensive breakables is not a priority right now (and possibly never will be even when the kids are gone). I have a recurring nightmare of me at old age surrounded by house full of ‘stuff’ that I’m desperately trying to unload at my garage sale but nobody wants.

      • I received Linen Crate’s intro box so far, and it was mats and towels and a very nice quality shower curtain, etc. I was very happy with it! Due to the cost, I’m on the quarterly sub and haven’t received my second box yet (coming in November).

        I do NOT need vases or bowls or trays either, so I hope that’s not what it turns into for me either. An occasional one is nice, but regularly? That’s wasted on me.

  7. Liz’s post states that the Gilt City deal has a “complimentary styling fee” – this means free.

    • It means free once. My experience with the Stitch Fix service has been consistently inconsistent at best! Even with the fee waived on the first box, it isn’t tempting.

  8. $85 styling fee….no thanks…this is a VERY easy box to pass up

  9. NO NO NO NO NO!!! Way too much money to take a gamble on getting something you may not like and over-priced merchandise! NO!

  10. If it’s anything like my experience with Stitch Fix, I’d be amazed if anyone ever so much as glances at my Pinterest board or stylist notes. Five months out if six they couldn’t be more wrong if they tried so I have no delusions about what would happen to my “styling fee” with this one!

    • Nyx, I had the same experience with Stitch Fix! I only got one Fix because the things I received were so exactly opposite of what I requested that it was almost funny. It was pretty obvious that the stylist never looked at my Pinterest style board!

  11. I was thinking same thing… I looked at their website and a few of the items seem pretty reasonably priced, but then there’s others that are above my price range. I’d rather just take $85 to Target or TJ Maxx and buy a few things.
    But I am happy to see more “home” boxes coming out.

  12. I was thinking the same thing, Lauren! I can only imagine how much even one item would be! And if you don’t like anything, they keep your $85… sheesh. Their styling box is worthwhile if you have $20 to spend every month and are usually happy with the styles they send you, but I really think $85 is a little steep. The styling fee being that much is a big clue as to what the proces of the items will be. I’ll definitely be passing on this one.

  13. Am I reading that right – an 85$ styling fee that isn’t refundable if their own curation/”styling” is off? I shudder to ask how much the boxes themselves will cost to keep…

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