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Cents of Style Dress Grab Bags Available Now + 50% Off Coupon

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About a month ago, we posted about a Cents of Style Clothing Mystery Box. (Check out my review of the Mystery Box).

While some readers were happy with what they received, many weren’t, so I reached out to Cents of Style to share feedback on how to make their mystery boxes better in the future. Here’s what I shared:

  1. No ponchos as clothing items! (From the comments on the review, it seems like most if not all people who ordered in sizes 1-3X received ponchos as their clothing items. To me, this feels like more of an accessory than a clothing item, and getting two of them isn’t fun.)
  2. More consistency in items and values across all the mystery bags. Which prompted me to suggest:
  3. How about trying a dresses-only mystery bag? (This way it is still a mystery, but everyone will have a better sense of what to expect, and the values of all the bags should be similar, too.)

Cents of Style was really receptive to the feedback and created this Dress Mystery Grab Bag for MSA readers based on that feedback:

The Box: Cents of Style Dress Grab Bag

The Cost: $59.95

Coupon: Use code DRESSADDICTION to get the grab bag for $29.99!

Products: Each grab bag will include two dresses

Sizing:

  • Small: 0-4
  • Medium: 6-8/10
  • Large: 8/10 – 12/14
  • X-Large: 14-16
  • XX-Large: 18-20
  • 3XL: 22-24

Good to Know: Returns must include all grab bag pieces.

Here are some of the types of dresses you can expect:

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(Every style pictured here will be included in the grab bags, but won’t necessarily be paired up as pictured. Other styles may be included, and styles/colors cannot be requested.)

What do you think of the Mystery Dress Grab Bag? Are you OK with me passing along feedback to companies?

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29 Comments

  1. I just got mine today. I ordered XL and received one dress in XL, the other in 1X. I got the strapless tube dress (1X) but in navy with red roses and I got the long sleeve flare dress, right beside it in the photos above, but in Navy (XL). They are both actually nice quality and although they are different sizes, they both fit me correctly, so perhaps they adjusted the sizing based on how they run?

    I also got a pair of earrings as a bonus. They are each a bunch of bananas in gold with small crystals. Cute, but not great quality (obviously). Overall, I am happy with the value of what I got!

  2. Definitely appreciate that Liz reached out. I’m an XL and I’m grabbing a bag… $15, why not? I did the Synergy mystery bag and even though everything was high quality, the sizing was a miss for me and it was much pricier.

    • I will be reviewing in size S. 0-4 is a big range but as long as the waist is not too fitted or the fabric is stretchy I should be able to squeeze into a 0. I hope. 4 might be too big. We will see. Maybe I will luck out and get a couple of 2s, which would be perfect. (I could never keep the strapless one up, though, don’t have enough on top for that…)

      Please do share what you got when it arrives; I am interested to see if this one turns out to work better for women of all different sizes.

      • I’ll have to send you photos of mine when I get home. I ordered the small mystery bag and unfortunately neither one was a win for me. They fit but the styles and colors were a no. As far as a return goes they are only offering a gift card code…

  3. Pass. Ordered 2 bags last time and received the awful ponchos. They did refund for one bag but not both. Not sure how the decided who received full or partial refunds.

  4. Pass. Ordered 2 mystery bags last time and received the awful ponchos. Refunded me for only one grab bag, not both. Not sure how they decided who received full refunds versus partial.

    • I can never only imagine what kind of moo-moo dresses they would send us this time….ugh! Yeah they only refunded me for 1 bag, not both either.

    • Yes, they refunded only one of my two bags. I felt lucky to get anything at all though. But definitely not biting this time. No way!

  5. Do they offer free return shipping? I want to bite but not sure with all the comments, but if they offer free return shipping I just might risk it.

    • No. Their last mystery grab bag was “you get what you get, deal with it”. They allowed returns at your own expense, but if you emailed them a few times, they refunded your money. Even they didn’t want their stuff.

      • LOL! Thank you, I think I’ll pass.

  6. Thank you for speaking up for us.
    I won’t be jumping on this one though. My “Pizza is my Valentine” shirt is all I need to think of to keep me from clicking that link.

    • LOL !!!

  7. I liked my last bag. But I’m not sure yet if I should jump on this deal. I got some really cute summer dresses on amazon and picked them out for less. Sometimes you can get good quality brands from amazon as add on items for an awesome price. I’d rather pick out my own stuff (clothes wise) for the most part.

  8. I would bite if one or two accessories were included….

  9. It was cool of you to reach out to them Liz. However, after the disaster of hideous ponchos not worth 5$ because i ordered an xl, i dont buy anything from this company. And i havent bought any other companies “mystery boxes” after getting burned by these people either. I always buy popsugar boxes too. Gun shy now 🙁

  10. I had good experience with this company previous mystery box so I grabbed this one too. Now I just hope that medium size will be the real medium 🙂

  11. I have too many dresses as it is, so I won’t be partaking. But I loved both of my items in the last bag!

  12. My experience with this company is generally positive but their products are definitely not high quality. You get what you pay for.

  13. I am one of the ones who got lucky with their previous grab bag. I actually wore the top I got yesterday, it fit and looked great and I scored a few compliments (compliments from own husband still count, right?). Now the question is – one or two of these? The floral and black flared ones are right up my alley and none of them seem to be too short (a common issue for me).

    • Two-I’m incorrigible.

  14. I love “mystery” boxes,but the sizes are too tricky still for me.A four(Me) is no way a zero.And a six is no where near a eight/ten.My luck of getting something to fit is way too low.especially with the various styles.But its a good deal if you could tell them which size you are closer to.

    • I was just thinking the SAME thing! I’m normally a 4-6 but a Ten will swallow me and a zero is not kind on booby room! However, I really enjoyed the last grab bags and wore everything, so I’ll probably get this, as I want to support this company and their show of good will, and hope I get lucky again!

  15. The one that I got was so poorly packed and everything in the bag was a miss. This time even though they say they are going to improve the contents, my fear is bigger than the deal and I will sit out for this bag.

  16. I am kind of tempted by this. With the code it’s only about $15/dress.

    • I’m tempted too. I almost ordered but the comments from the last mystery bag are making me hesitant to try this one out.

  17. I think it’s great that you did approach the company. Way to put all these comments to use!
    Thanks for being our spokesperson! 🙂

  18. Yes I second that . I think everything you said was so on point ! Thank you 😄 I have still yet to get rid of my poncho on the swap site lol I’ll most likely be passing on this as well .

  19. Wow, Liz, so awesome of you to do that. Thank you. I probably won’t order one as I’m short and wear a petite in dresses but I think this is awesome.

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