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Elizabeth & Clarke Spring 2017 Box Spoilers + Coupon!

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Here are the upcoming Elizabeth & Clarke styles of Spring 2016! (Thanks, LT, for the head’s up!)

If you aren’t familiar with this subscription:

Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box – and they specialize in just shirts and tops! They make all their styles in-house, and only do a limited amount of new designs each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable.  Each season you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. (There are usually 3 new tops, and a few classic styles they have available every season).

FYI: Pricing has changed for 2017:

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Today, I am launching my Spring 2017 Collection for Elizabeth & Clarke. I was inspired by Paris in the spring and have created for you three beautiful blouses: The Charles, a cap-sleeved blouse in a lovely French blue, the Davin, a white blouse with delicate, asymmetrical knife pleats and a double-layer of fabric throughout to provide 100% opacity, and the Laurent, a relaxed cream-and-blue striped blouse that I imagine the most chic Parisian woman wearing on a spring day. I am even more excited to announce that all of the Spring 2017 styles are Unstainable®! No need to fear wearing white or cream to the office this spring, we integrated our incredibly popular Unstainable® technology into the Charles, Laurent, and Davin. I hope you all love this easy, elegant collection.

On a related note, and the reason I am writing this to you personally, is to let you know that, beginning on March 15, 2017, we will be increasing the price of each subscription plan to $60 for 1 shirt, $50 each for 2 shirts, and $40 each for 3 shirts for all current and past subscribers. For new subscribers, that price increase is taking place today. All current and past subscribers can receive the higher-value Spring 2017 box at their former plan price of $20, $25 or $30 per shirt. If you are a current subscriber you can choose shirts by logging in to your account. If you are a past subscriber and would like to reactivate your account, please email howdy@elizabethandclarke.com. If you would like to sign up for a new subscription, you can use the code CMSA10 at checkout for 10% off your first box.

With this price increase, we hope to be able to return to the beautiful designs we launched with five years ago. At the price of $20 – $30 per shirt, we simply can no longer afford to make the high-end blouses and sweaters you love. Costs have increased significantly since we started the business in 2011: the cost of cotton has increased, the cost of paper has increased, but mostly, the cost of labor has increased.

The kind of designs we love to make with intricate paneling, beautiful draping and layering, and complicated asymmetric patterns, require professional seamstresses with experience and skill. Simply put, these professionals are not cheap.

Beyond this, we are committed to ethical labor practices and paying a fair wage. With this price increase, we will be able to continue to provide our seamstresses with a living wage and return to the classic, high-end blouses, sweaters, cardigans, and long-sleeve tops you love.

Additionally, and even more exciting, we will now be able to offer almost every style with our Unstainable® technology. Every style that uses our signature cotton/modal knit, Crepe de Chine, and Ponte de Roma knit will be treated with our Unstainable® technology. We are working to develop other fabrics with this technology as well. After the success of our Unstainable® Shirt and Workwear Kickstarter campaigns, we knew we had a hit on our hands – and we have been working for almost a year behind the scenes to adapt our supply chain to combine these two businesses together.

We are also announcing a few more exciting new changes: two new sizes (Women’s 16 & 18) and Sweat-Proof™ & Odor-Free technology in all designs with a knit lining.

I feel that even at the price of $40 – $60 per shirt, the additional value matches the increased price. I am committed to Elizabeth & Clarke’s mission of providing women with beautiful, functional, and work-appropriate clothing while providing its makers with a living wage. I hope that you agree.

With Shirts & Love,
Melanie Moore
Founder &CEO

If you haven’t signed up for Elizabeth & Clarke yet, use coupon code CMSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Here are the new Spring Styles:

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The Unstainable Charles

The Charles will give you a ‘French-girl cool’ look for spring. This lovely French Bleu Crepe de Chine cap-sleeved blouse has an elegant open tie collar for a minimalist, yet classic detail and uses our Unstainable® fabric technology to repel all water- and oil-based stains. The Charles is a great day-to-night option whether you are taking a stroll through your neighborhood park or hosting a fab dinner party!

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The Unstainable Laurent

If you are looking for the perfect ‘weekend in Paris’ style, then the Laurent is the blouse for you! This charming cream-and-blue striped Crepe de Chine blouse has two hidden snaps at the bust for extra coverage and uses our Unstainable® fabric technology to repel all water- and oil-based stains. The Laurent will look amazing paired with your favorite pencil skirt or light wash ‘boyfriend’ jeans this season.

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The Unstainable Davin

The Davin is a polished white Crepe de Chine blouse. It has delicate, asymmetrical knife pleats and a double-layer of fabric throughout to provide 100% opacity. The Davin also uses our Unstainable® fabric technology to repel all water- and oil-based stains. This blouse is perfect for layering underneath a blazer for work or pairing with your favorite trousers or A-line skirt for an exquisite, yet effortless look.

What do you think of the Elizabeth & Clarke Spring 2017 collection? I’m SO intrigued by this unstainable fabric!

Check out our Elizabeth & Clarke reviews to learn more about this quarterly subscription box!

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!
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29 Comments

  1. Here is the reply they sent me when I asked about being able to tie the loose strings on the charles. I checked the pinterest link someone included and ,yep, to me it just looks better tied. I can’t spend $60 for a shirt when I know I won’t where it as its designed. Thinking about the white one though (davin i think).


    Jaime replied
    Nov 4, 12:52pm
    Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks so much for your email and kind feedback! The Charles was designed for the tie collar to remain open. Due to this, we unfortunately do not have images of the style’s open-tie collar tied in a bow or knot. Please let me know if I can help you with anything else. 🙂

    Best,
    Jaime

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    Stephanie Arroyo sent a message
    Nov 4, 10:40am
    I am loving the blue charles shirt. However, i dont think wearing the strings loose and hanging down will be flattering for me. Could you pls confirm that the strings would look nice tied in a single knot or bow? If u were able to send a pic of the strings tied that would be great too. MSA readers have asked me to share your response.

    Thank you.”

    • Thanks @Stephanie for sharing that with us. The more I look at the Charles, the more I like it. I think the strings would look best tied as a men’s tie (so many ‘ties’, I know). Anyway, I’m getting it. The shirt (like their other styles) is the perfect mix of feminine and edgy and classy. And how clever to name the shirts so we all know what we are referring to, instead of saying ‘that white shirt with the sleeves’. Next up – Davin or no Davin? It’s so pretty I don’t tend to wear sleeveless, I just prefer to be covered up. Decisions…

  2. I dunno if I can spend $120 every three months on shirts, but it’s looking and sounding as though the quality and value of the shirts will match the price (if almost all of them are unstainable, and if it helps E&C keep fair wages).

    I’m not a fan of the tie on the Charles, so maybe this is my cue to go down to a 2-shirt plan.

  3. I have to say the colors from the cover promotional picture are very misleading. Both the Charles and Davin based off of that first image look to almost be a lavender color, however when you read their descriptions on the website and scroll through the other pictures, the Charles is a light blue and the Davin is WHITE. And honestly, the Laurent colors look misleading in the first pic as well. I still like the shirts but I would be disappointed if I didn’t check this beforehand.

    • They send you to the page with all of the pictures before you can select the shirt for your box; kind of hard to say they’re being misleading, with that in mind.

  4. I’m really interested by these changes. I skipped the winter collection because I’ve been disappointed by the selection, fit, and quality of the shirts recently, but I like the design of the spring shirts much more than any of the shirts over the previous year so If the price increase means better designs and better quality then I’m totally fine with it (and I like the switch to unstainable too).

    I’m hoping this move means the white/cream fabric will be less transparent too. It’s one thing with the work button ups, I’m not wild about wearing a camisole but I will. But the white linen shirt from this summer that was supposed to be lined, and the Liz Lemon? I’m really not going to layer under a t-shirt.

    Anyway I was planning on quitting entirely but I’m going to give them another shot with this Spring collection and see what the increase in quality looks like in hand! I’ve really wanted to support this company (even bought in to the suit kickstarter) so I’d love to continue to be a customer.

  5. I haven’t subscribed in awhile but I have 5 or 6 of their shirts. I love the quality of their clothing & I thought about subscribing again, but I’m struggling with the price increase. I understand their reasons but I think almost doubling the price is a turn off. If I wore their pieces more often, I would probably pay the new prices but I don’t wear them enough to justify $60 a shirt. I guess this made my decision easier.

  6. One thing that seems to be incredibly important that I think people are missing is that they expanded sizes for the new styles! Thank you! I know that alone is not cheap and once people see that they will definitely get the subscribers looking for the 16 and 18. I work in plus retail and there are so, so many women in those sizes and it’s tough because those sizes fall in the ‘not big enough to be traditional plus, too big to be misses’ so this is WONDERFUL. On the personal side I have zero problems paying more for better tops like I expected from them. The Winter collection left me very, very disappointed because an oversized cat tee was not what I want or need.

  7. I love my E&C shirts. Wearing one right now actually. But I can’t justify spending $60/shirt without a VERY good reason.

    I appreciate that E&C are trying to provide fair wages and quality shirts. I’ll still buy styles I can’t but I’ll be much more pickier and probably won’t buy every season.

  8. I have worn and loved and admired each of their shirts I own (I have about a dozen). Even the T-s and long sleeved T-s have a special high quality elegance to them. I appreciate the price break for subscribers for Spring. At first, when I was reading about the price hike, I thought – no way, over here. But I’m starting to come around to the new price idea. The designs are practically timeless, and if the clothes are stain-proof, they will last forever. Seems like a good investment. I’ll think about it some more but quality clothing is worth this price – one good piece can make your whole outfit look more expensive than it actually is.

  9. Im sure its just me, but the charles looks like it should be tied instead of the long fabric hanging loosley. I love the everything about that shirt except that, to me, it seems to need to be tied in a bow or loose knot or something. None of the pics on website show it tied and i realize it was designed for that so i guess just not for me. Love the color and shape though. Thinking of the davin. I would get a lot of use out of a shirt like that esp when stain resistant ( hot in tx and sweat can ruin white). Been eyeing this brand. Like this new collection the most i think and for that reason price increase okay by me. Would probably feel differently if i was a past customer.

    • I don’t see why you can’t tie it in a box or loose knot. If you like it a lot just email them to confirm you can tie it. It is a pretty blouse.

      • Yeah i might email them to confirm it can be tied bc i do love the shirt. Just know or think it would be awkward with strings just hanging…i feel like it would just look like i forgot to tie the strings when i wore it haha

        • You can definitely tie that multiple ways. I am a little obsessed with that shirt. So pretty!

        • Can you share with us what they answer? Maybe they can even send us a picture of the shirt with tied ribbons? Based on the pictures I think it was designed to be worn with loose ribbons. And it looks pretty but the option to tie them would be nice. Depending on the thickness of the fabric, the knot may be too bulky. I would email them myself but don’t want to bombard them with emails at this busy time. I’m really developing a soft spot for this company :).

          • I just emailed them! It says typical response time is 6 hours. Will keep you posted. I requested a pic too ?

  10. Hi everyone! This is Melanie Moore, the Founder & CEO of Elizabeth & Clarke. I wanted to let you all know about some pricing changes that are happening at E&C. Beginning on March 15, 2017, we will be increasing the price of each subscription plan to $60 for 1 shirt, $50 each for 2 shirts, and $40 each for 3 shirts for all current and past subscribers. For new subscribers, that price increase is taking place today. All current and past subscribers can receive the higher-value Spring 2017 box at their former plan price of $20, $25 or $30 per shirt. If you are a current subscriber you can choose shirts by logging in to your account. If you are a past subscriber and would like to reactivate your account, please email howdy@elizabethandclarke.com. If you would like to sign up for a new subscription, you can use the code CMSA10 at checkout for 10% off your first box.

    With this price increase, we hope to be able to return to the beautiful designs we launched with five years ago. At the price of $20 – $30 per shirt, we simply can no longer afford to make the high-end blouses and sweaters you love. Costs have increased significantly since we started the business in 2011: the cost of cotton has increased, the cost of paper has increased, but mostly, the cost of labor has increased.

    The kind of designs we love to make with intricate paneling, beautiful draping and layering, and complicated asymmetric patterns, require professional seamstresses with experience and skill. Simply put, these professionals are not cheap.

    Beyond this, we are committed to ethical labor practices and paying a fair wage. With this price increase, we will be able to continue to provide our seamstresses with a living wage and return to the classic, high-end blouses, sweaters, cardigans, and long-sleeve tops you love.

    Additionally, and even more exciting, we will now be able to offer almost every style with our Unstainable® technology. Every style that uses our signature cotton/modal knit, Crepe de Chine, and Ponte de Roma knit will be treated with our Unstainable® technology. We are working to develop other fabrics with this technology as well. After the success of our Unstainable® Shirt and Workwear Kickstarter campaigns, we knew we had a hit on our hands – and we have been working for almost a year behind the scenes to adapt our supply chain to combine these two businesses together.

    We are also announcing a few more exciting new changes: two new sizes (Women’s 16 & 18) and Sweat-Proof™ & Odor-Free technology in all designs with a knit lining.

    I feel that even at the price of $40 – $60 per shirt, the additional value matches the increased price. I am committed to Elizabeth & Clarke’s mission of providing women with beautiful, functional, and work-appropriate clothing while providing its makers with a living wage. I hope that you agree.

    With Shirts & Love,
    Melanie

    • Thank you for that explanation. It helps a lot, especially of course that current/past subscribers will have a chance to evaluate the new styles at the old price.

    • I appreciate the explanation Melanie! $40 (with the subscription) to me, is a reasonable price to pay for a quality shirt. If it is “unstainable”, it definitely adds to the life of the shirt, so combined with the practice of providing fair wages, the price increase does make sense.

  11. It appears to be the same pricing in-plan, but they are now offering off-season/schedule shipping at a higher price.
    Smells like expansion.

  12. The naming theme makes me think that someone at E&C has been reading Captive Prince but I’m sure it’s just a strange and silly coincidence…

    That being said this is the first time I’m kind of feeling these, esp the unstainable element. I might gift myself so I don’t have to subscribe just to get these

  13. I’m confused too. When I’m logged in, it still says that I can pick 3 shirts for $60. If I log out, the options are all priced much higher.
    I did notice that all of the shirts for spring are from their unstainable collection, which is priced higher. So I’m unclear as to whether unstainable is now the only option.

    • It is the only option.

      Additionally, everyone who’s subscribed before still gets the spring shirts at the old rate, so that you can try out the clothing and see if it’s worth paying more for it when the price increase happens. People signing up for the first time will be paying the new rate right off the bat, IIUC.

  14. I went to the site to check it out and it seems the pricing is different. The site gives plan options of 3 shirts for $40/per shirt, 2 shirts for $50/per shirt, and 1 shirt for $60. I would much prefer the pricing that s on this review. Am I missing something or do you think they change the pricing?

    • I’ve been a subscriber for a few seasons getting 3 shirts at $20 a shirt (3 at $60 total 2 was $50 total, 1 was $30 total), but if this is doubling in price, I will definitely be unsubscribing!

      • Me too! I’m sure the unstainable fabric is nice, but honestly I don’t see the need. I have two kids under 3 who are constantly getting stuff on my work clothes but I haven’t had a problem with cleaning. I would much rather have 3 for $60 than double that price! I thought that was the point of this sub, which up until now was one of my favorites…These shirts are really pretty, though, especially the Charles.

        • And an increase of 100%! I really could understand a small increase but the hike so high is hard to swallow. I appreciate that they are letting us know whats going on and willing to extend the pricing to us for one more season. But I’ll really have to think about being willing to pay double for the summer collection :/

  15. Liz (or Haley), has the pricing changed? I went to the website and selected the 3-shirt option and it says the price is $40/shirt. There’s a “plan discount of $20” off the regular price of $60/shirt. I’m just a little confused about the pricing.

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