5th Avenue Style Subscription Box Review – February 2016
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 Box: 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.
Natural Abundance Blue Silk Scarf by Mantero, Italy – Value ?
This scarf is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s 100% silk. From what I can tell on Mantero’s web site, it’s also hand painted! There is curiously little information about Mantero in the internet, except to say that they have been in business for over a century, and that scarves such as this one retail for over $200!
Here’s an idea of how this might look on. I couldn’t find a scarf like this online, and the other Mantero scarves I did see for sale were not 100% silk. It’s so beautiful, I kind of want to hang it up as artwork! (Don’t worry, I won’t.)
Long Gunmetal and Crystal Pendant Necklace by Kara Ross – Value ?
I couldn’t find this necklace online anywhere, either! Kara Ross Necklaces range in value from $150 TO $3000, so I don’t even know what to guess!
Here’s a closer look at the pendant. It’s really large and heavy. The pendant hangs at about heart level. This is such an elegant piece!
Black Druzy Ring by Rivka Friedman – Value $325
This is my favorite piece in the box! It was my favorite piece even before I knew how much it is worth! I gave a larger ring size on my questionnaire because I wanted a thumb ring, and this is actually perfect! It’s 18K gold clad, and I just love it.
This is my other favorite item in the box! I can have two. These are beautiful and remind me of calla lillies. These are no longer for sale, but the link is to the same earrings with carnelian instead of peridot, and the price is the closeout price. I wish I knew how much they originally retailed for! These are gorgeous!
Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant necklace and Earring Set by Alta Vintage – Value ?
Is Google broken today? I can’t even find this designer online, much less this set. In any case, it’s sterling silver and really pretty. I think this is a lovely set for winter.
Verdict: Fifth Avenue Style is pretty amazing. There are only two items that I know the value of, and their combined value is over $400! That’s amazing for a $159 box, considering I suspect the scarf to have originally retailed at over $200. Everything they sent me this month was really luxe and beautiful, and I plan to wear it all!
What do you think of Fifth Avenue Style?