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Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review + Coupon– Spring 2017

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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).

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Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke

The Cost: $60 for one shirt, $100 for two shirts, $120 for three shirts (once a quarter/season)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code CMSA25 to save 25% off your first box!

The Products: Classic shirts with on trend styling and materials, and many designs featuring their patented Unstainable technology!

Ships to: U.S., Canada for $15, and International countries for a $25 shipping surcharge

Check out all of our Elizabeth & Clarke Reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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This is a review of Elizabeth and Clarke’s unstainable collection for Spring 2017.

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Each box includes a packing sheet of each shirt with a simple description of each included design.

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Also included is an info form about their collection that quarter, complete with fabric content, care instructions, and a full description.

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Each of these Unstainable shirts also came with a well-designed care instructions tag so you can know exactly how to keep the Unstainable fabric perfect.

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The Unstainable Charles – (100% crepe de chine; machine wash/dryer safe)

I’m starting my review off with my favorite top this month! This is a cap-sleeved blouse with an open tie collar. I don’t own any shirts this color but I think I need to own more because I love this. The neckline has buttons so you can control the amount of skin you show and change it up with whether or not you tie the neck.

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This shirt is flattering at all angles and I love that the fabric is lightweight but not see through at all.

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I also love it dressed up with a skirt (would also look amazing with a pencil skirt), or under a blazer.

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The Unstainable Laurent – (100% crepe de chine; machine wash/dryer safe)

This shirt is one I wouldn’t have picked up for myself, but I really love it after having it in my hands. The material is the same lightweight, Unstainable fabric that breathes well and repels all water and oil based stains. I love that I don’t have to wear a cami under this even though it’s white.

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I also love the sleeves rolled up for a more comfortable look. Plus, it has two snaps at the bust so there are no worries at all about gaping!

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The Unstainable Davin – (100% crepe de chine; machine wash/dryer safe)

This is a fantastic not-basic basic blouse. It features asymmetrical knife pleats across the front, and the back of the neck has a zipper to help with the higher neckline. There’s also doubled layers of fabric so you get 100% opacity. While this wears really well on its own, it also offers endless styling possibilities! Tucked into a skirt or pants, with or without a blazer, under a cardigan with jeans, you name it. I love having high-quality layering pieces like this.

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Here, I’m wearing it with Elizabeth & Clarke’s Unstainable Grant Blazer.

The Verdict: I love Elizabeth & Clarke’s collection for Spring 2017! I love that they’re showcasing their Unstainable fabric which is just an amazing feature for work wear, especially for women. I think the designs are flattering, stylish, and versatile. Obviously, this subscription is great if you work in a setting that requires a professional wardrobe, but even though I don’t work in an office, I have to say that I really love feeling like it’s actually easy and comfortable to dress nice and break out of my normal work-at-home mom uniform (without worrying about stains or sticky kid-fingers) with pieces that can be dressed up or down.

I do have to comment on the fact that Elizabeth & Clarke did recently increase their prices, in order to maintain their high-quality products while their costs have increased. Their prices doubled them from $30/shirt to $60/shirt. It is a steep increase that puts their subscription and products in a different budget bracket, but I absolutely feel the quality is the same great level I’m used to from them and is worth it – particularly if your wardrobe requires some professional pieces. Paying $30/shirt always felt like a great deal to me for what you get from E&C. I know it’s a hard but necessary call for their business!

What do you think about the Spring 2017 collection from Elizabeth & Clarke?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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.

25 Comments

  1. I really was thinking about trying this sub, but after the price jump, I definitely wont. The shirts in this particular review can be bought elsewhere for half the price and I don’t find any of them to be too flattering or modern. As a previous poster stated, I don’t care about the unstainable idea either, I don’t spill things on my work clothes. I think that by increasing the price, they have made a huge mistake. The type of customer that can pay $60 a shirt would be shopping for more high-end clothing than this.

    • This is exactly what I was thinking. I literally got on MSA to find a clothing sub box, this was the first one I clicked on, and I liked everything you got for what you paid for it, scroll down and you find out that there’s going to be a 100% price hike–uhh, no. Pass. Hard pass. I’d rather go to a store than spend $60/shirt. That’d make this sub $180 for three shirts! I bought a Tahari suit for that price at Macy’s.

  2. I love the look of the blouses. They are what I call tailored/preppy. If I was younger and not overweight, I would love to get these blouses and find some skirts below the knee to go with them.

    Haley, they all looked good on you.

  3. Haley you are a perfect model for this sub box. Everything looks flattering on you. I don’t need this type of wardrobe, and it’s easier to pass up now with the price increase, but I do enjoy seeing how you look in the pieces.

  4. Sooooo how do we get any of the items you are wearing? Their site does not have any of them nor does it have the jacket.

    • I think you will have to sign up for the sub first, then email CS to pick these shirts instead of the current ones. They are considered past season.

      • Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

  5. I like the shirts but once again found sizing to be very inconsistent which is a bummer. I used to love being able to order a shirt and know that it will fit me. Excited to have an unstainable sleeveless in my collection. Goodness knows how many white shirts were hopelessly stained the first time I wore them.

  6. Yes that first shirt does fit you perfect in all the right places. It’s a nice sexy! Love it! The second shirt is cute and would look super cute with some dark high wasted skinny jeans or white. If your into the bell bottoms that could work too.. Then use the jacket in the last photo to tie it all together with a belt…. Sorry I know what I think and what you think can be completely different. I love the 70s look… Lol… I love that jacket and the first 2 shirts. A simple yet classy white shirt is always needed as well. Thanks for sharing… You Rock…

  7. I’ve been a subscriber for about a year, but I can’t justify the price hike, either. I’m sure it’s necessary for them, but doubling? I just can’t do it. I’ve been a three shirt subscriber, and I love about half of what I receive. (It’s all excellent quality though!) They’re customer service and returns process is awesome, so no complaints, but that’s just too much for me to pay for shirts when I’m not even sure I’ll find three each season that I like well enough to pay that price. And if I were to just buy one– well, I can go buy a designer shirt for $60 on sale that’s similar quality that I get to try on before I buy.

  8. Yikes! $60. a shirt?? You can find those shirts all day long for $15-$20.

    • Not unstainable ones.

    • These shirts tend to fit me much better and last much longer than any shirts I get at, say, H&M, or Ann Taylor under $40. Plus they are stain resistant, which is a bonus you won’t get with most other lines.

  9. This was the first season as a subscriber that I actually liked all of the shirts! The striped shirt was a bit out of my comfort zone but it looks great on and I was happy to add it to my collection. The Charles was my favorite, but I’m having a hard time with it with styling. I’ve lost a bunch of weight the past several months and been going down in E&C sizes (guessing), but I have found the sizing is inconsistent for me. I’m debating on if I want to go down another size on this or if I like the way it looks with a pencil skirt.

    I hated to see the price change but understood it. I only liked one shirt from the summer collection, so I did cancel (I wish I knew I could have ordered six shirts, I definitely would have gotten more!!). I get that these are high quality shirts, but doubling the price was hard for my wallet to justify. If it had gone to $90 for three shirts, I probably would have stayed.

  10. I got 6 shirts this quarter because as a current subscriber I was able to get each shirt at the old price of $20 each. I am going to give it a go for the summer box paying the $120 full price, but going forward if I only like 2 shirts out of the 3 I would probably skip the box. I have to say the unstainable fabric definitely have a more opaque appearance and thicker fabric. The last few boxes have shirts that look like a glorified tee shirt, if they put shirts like those in boxes going forward, I would say it is definitely not worth $40. I have been a subscriber for close to 3 years and I am excited about the change but sad that I might not be able to afford every box. I think all their shirts are named after somebody called Elizabeth, so the names are actually that person’s last names. So the Arden is named after Elizabeth Arden and so on.

  11. Suuuper disappointed in E&C lately. The price hike was crazy high. The shirts are rather boring (especially for the price). My retired dad wears a shirt with the same blue stripes. The shirts arrive with an intense chemical smell that washing does not take care of. Not worth the money!!!

  12. I love that blue top too! That’s the only one I’m keeping.

    And for the record, I don’t think the striped top is “ugly.”

  13. I’m sorry, but that striped blouse is really ugly. The other two tops are beautiful, though. No way for $60 (or even $40) each. I’m not so clumsy that I would require an unstainable fabric

    • To each her own. I think the striped blouse looks chic.

    • I LOVE that striped blouse. I want one. 🙂

    • The striped shirt would be perfect for an office environment.

    • Agree with you

  14. It’s a women’s clothing line…why do they give their shirts men’s names? And when are they going to be adding plus sizes?

    • If I’m not mistaken, the name is taken from any famous Elizabeth. For instance they had the Warren shirt a while back that got some women upset, i.e. Elizabeth Warren.

      I had the service when it first came out and received a few seasons. I do not wear any of the shirts any longer, and most I either wore once, washed once or sent directly back because they did not fit at all (one had a huge gap in the neckline and chest area plus too tight to get on in the stomach and I’m not an odd shaped individual). One had rivet style buttons and the first time I washed it rust showed up around all of the button. And yes I followed the directions to a tee “lol” T, and I wasn’t the only one with the issue.

      I would love to love this company, but it’s just not a fit for me, and that price jump, woohoo! That’s tremendous.

      • I want to add that Haley you look fabulous in all of these!

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