Ivory Clasp Handbag Subscription Review + Coupon- April 2017
When you sign up, you’ll fill out the Ivory Clasp questionnaire, letting their stylists know what patterns, colors, materials, and shapes you prefer in the bags you buy. Shortly thereafter, you’ll get a designer bag picked to match your preferences—and a new bag to add to your collection each subsequent month!
My Subscription Addiction received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Ivory Clasp
The Cost: $45.00 per month (or every other month, if you prefer) with free shipping and 100% refunds and returns.
COUPON: Use code IVORYCLASP to save 20% off your first month!
The Products: On-trend, brand name (though not high-end brand name) purses, including handbags, satchels, crossbody bags, boho bags, tote bags, fashion backpacks, and more.
Shipping: Free standard shipping to the U.S. International shipping varies by destination.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Ivory Clasp comes packaged in a big, but still cleanly designed box. Inside, the bag is tissue-wrapped and topped with a few pieces of paperwork—one of which is this thank you note hand-signed by the folks behind the company.
The other card features information on A.V.I., the brand that created this month’s bag.
In my questionnaire responses, I tried to convey my love for simple, effortlessly modern designs. From the looks of this card, A.V.I.’s “minimal luxury” aesthetic sound right up my alley!
AVI Black Karolina Handbag – Value $118.00
I was right. I LOVE this bag! It was surprisingly difficult to find online, given how nice of a design it is. The faux leather material has a smooth, crisp finish to it and an elegant, subtle sheen. Most importantly, this bag didn’t come with the plastic or chemical smells that sometimes surround new faux leather products.
The bag itself is about a foot long at the base and around 6-inches wide. The pockets poke out about 3 inches from either side at the top. In other words, this bag is as big as it is beautiful. It was a tiny bit tight, but I comfortably fit my 13″ laptop (inside its sleeve, no less) into this bag, and I still had plenty of room to pack my phone, my water bottle, a rolled up hoodie, and a small makeup pouch before things started getting tight. I’m the type of person who probably needs about 1/8 of that space, but who loves having the ability to carry around all kinds of knickknacks. (I like to be ready for anything!) I love that this bag lets me carry a whole (literal) mess of items while maintaining a polished, put-together facade.
My favorite feature is the crossbody strap. Clip it to loops that are on the left-hand side of either handle (so, if the bag is facing you, one loop is on the left side of the handle facing you, and the one on the back handle will be on your right). At first, that seemed a little weird to me (I’m used to loops being on the short ends of the bag, not the handles), but it does help the bag hang in a neat, level way.
Inside, there’s a pinstripe pattern (again, so polished!) and a zippered compartment for smaller trinkets.
The zippered side pockets are legit, not just decorative. My only complaint with these is that they don’t run the full depth of the bag—they stop about halfway down. I was hoping to be able to drop my big plus-sized phone in one of these side pockets, but they’re probably better suited to change purses, Metro Cards, and other small items.
I doubt these feet will stay super shiny for long, knowing how busy this bag will be on my arm. That said, I love the extra bit of gold!
Bonus Item: Gold Bar Pendant Necklace – Value $35.00?
I’ve seen necklaces like this one before, and my reaction is always “…Is that it?” I love minimal design, but this is pushing it a bit for me.
The gold bar is about an inch long, and it just seems a little… incomplete in a way. I’ll definitely try it in a few outfits, though—it seems like the kind of thing that works best when you need just a touch of sparkle, but not too much.
I will say that, judging by weight and feel alone, this doesn’t seem like the highest-quality piece. (The value I listed above was for something that looked equivalent, since I wasn’t sure where to find this online.) But hey, it’s a free bonus item. I’m sure I’ll find some use for it!
Verdict: I am so pleased with what I got this month from Ivory Clasp! What bag you receive will depend on what you say in your questionnaire, but it seems to me like the Ivory Clasp team does a pretty solid job of picking a perfect bag. As with most of these styling services, I think it’s important to be as thorough and thoughtful about your responses in the quiz as possible. That way, you’ll have the best chances of getting something you really love. Don’t just fly through it absent-mindedly at work! I’ll be interested to see what they send along next month. They’ve sent me a really minimal, classic bag that’s probably a guaranteed crowd-pleaser—sort of a safe choice, though I do love it. Will next month be equally “safe” or will they inspire me with something unexpected? For $45.00 (and free standard U.S. shipping), I’m happy to find out. I’d probably expect to pay around $50.00 for a bag this nice in the store. Instead, I ended up getting around $150.00 of value (the bag and the necklace) in this $45.00 professionally curated box!
What did you get from Ivory Clasp this month? Did they capture your style?