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POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer 2017 Box SPOILER!

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We have a spoiler for the POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer box!

Each box will include:

Mar Y Sol Collins Tote – Value $129

POPSUGAR sent us this spoiler early so I can answer any questions you might have about it!

(If you aren’t a pom person, don’t worry – the poms are removable!)

The bag is handmade with Sisal/sea grass and leather trim.

It measures 13″W x 11 ½”H x 7″D. The material is firm enough for this to also work as a storage basket in your home.

It has one interior pocket:

(Learn more about the fair trade practices Mar Y Sol follows from POPSUGAR!)

And here is me with the bag to give you a better sense of scale:

What do you think of the spoiler?

More on this box if you are interested in buying one:

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Summer Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: “Wishing every day was a beach day? This box will set you up for an endless Summer of looking chic with must haves for the beach, heat-proof goodies, and more that will continue to make you daydream about your favorite outings at the shore.” (Over $300 worth of luxe beach accessories.)

Check out my review of the Summer 2016 Limited Edition POPSUGAR Box and my review of the Summer 2015 Limited Edition POPSUGAR Box to see what you can expect from this 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!

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.

88 Comments

  1. I’m glad I didn’t buy. I wish they had a bit more variation between years, not totes 2 years in a row etc. I already have the one from last summer and super happy with it. Don’t need another bag. I hope the other items are good!

  2. It’s cute, but it looks so much like the bag in last year’s box. I already ordered, so I’ll see how I like it in person.

  3. I wonder if there is any possibility of color variations? In reading about how they’re made, it mentions vivid colors. But I love this shade of aqua!

    • They responded on Instagram and said no other colors.

      • Yay! Thank you for the info.! 🙂

      • of course no other colors! the old subbies will know all too well how much lisa sugar likes her blues!! (although it does look a tad blue-greenish!) hah!

  4. So glad I didn’t take the plunge. I was considering it, but I love the bag we got last year and figured there would be another tote this year. Since $129 takes a nice bite out of the total value of the box, it’s not going to be worth it. So yes, I’m suspecting they will be showing up in future mystery boxes.

  5. There have GOT to be other good items to put in a PSMH Summer LE box besides bags, especially a second woven grass tote w nude leather handles in a row! Where’s the creative curation?

    Think outside the bag, Popsugar. Disappointing, especially since it’s almost half the expected value of the box. Even more disappointing if it snags clothing. It’s cute, though.

    • That is the whole reason I didn’t buy last summer’s box. I love the summer LEs but I have the striped tote from ’15 and it is amazing. I don’t need another one. Maybe my problem is that I am not a disposable type consumer. I like to buy quality items so they will last for the long haul. I shouldn’t need a new one EVERY year.

      • I agree on the duplicates. I love my baggu from a couple years ago! I still have last years striped tote too, but havent used it since the baggu is still like new, Ive only used it a few times. I might still end up buying this box if another spoiler that was awesome came out, but I don’t need duplicates of items they already sent out. Sometimes I think sub boxes are not great for long term subscribers since there are only so many types of products that can be sent out.

  6. This spoiler is not reeling me in so not going to bite just yet, particularly since I just jumped on the GiltCity deal.

  7. Well that’s disappointing. Third year in a row that their Summer LE has a bag.

  8. Hmmm. Not super enticing. I think one of the biggest drawbacks is the handles look to be too short to go over your shoulder. That’s a big bag (which will inevitably become big heavy bag once it’s filled with stuff) so I’m thinking I would much prefer to throw it over my shoulder than carry it in my hand. Bummer.

    • I agree with you on that point!

  9. tempted!

  10. I know I maybe the only one. I am in love with this. I am so happy I bought two now. I feel relieved!!!!

    Can they ship them now? K thanks! hahah, I am super hoping for sunnies and a bracelet like the box a few years ago.

    • You’re not alone, I love it too. I plan to use it for my weekly Farmers Market trips. Fingers crossed we get a chic pair of sunnies 🙂

      • Totally agree!!! Was holding out for a spoiler and I bought it! So cute and on trend. Would love a chic pair of sunnies!

  11. I predict we will be seeing thus tote bag in a few mystery boxes in the future…when will I learn to wait for a spoiler first…UGH…..first the resort box and now this….I need to stop buying these boxes without a spoiler…I would be $200 richer!

    • …. I would only be $100.00 richer but NEVER again without a spoiler!!! UGGGGHHHHH…. 🙁

  12. This is cute! I have a straw basket bag that is pretty similar, though, that I use to put my pool stuff in.

  13. This is the 3rd Popsugar Summer LE box IN A ROW to have a tote bag! Enough totes Popsugar!

  14. I’m always toting tons of stuff to the beach, between my beach chair, towels, tablet, umbrella, sunscreen, and a tiny cooler, Im using this tote as my bag to throw all MY stuff in!! Like tissues, wireless speaker, phone, keys hubby’s wallet, this will be perfect! He can push the cart with all the stuff above and I will carry this tote!!

  15. Looks like a perfect chic pool bag! I can stuff my son’s snacks and pool toys and my magazines, sunscreen and sunnies into the bag all while it having a good structure. Excited to see what the next spoiler is! I already preordered the box and am hoping for more accessories! This bag is cute and I will be using it with the Pom poms as well as last years LE beach bag this summer for the pool and beach! What about a hat? Already getting sunnies in RZ box of Style but think POPSUGAR may include some too.

  16. It’s a really cute tote but not practical for my life so it’s an easy pass.

  17. This is perfect for Picnics! I love that it’s structured so that it stands upright instead of flopping over. It looks like it will fit a bottle of wine, small food container and thin round blanket/towel nicely 😊 I can’t wait to see everything else coming our way!!

  18. Another tote bag??!! This tote isn’t even cute or attractive. Enough with the junky looking totes!

  19. It’s a cute bag, but not enough for me to get the box for.

  20. Between this tote and the unstylish kimono in box of style it appears that grandma chic is going to be the look of the Summer!

  21. Yikes! This tote is frumpy! It looks like something a great grandmother would carry her bingo supplies in.

    • Ooh good idea! I’m not a Grandma LOL but play Coach and Michael Kors bingo. I won about 20 purses in the last several years, a cruise for 2 and lots of money. This bingo babe will be making this my official bingo Tote.

    • When some Debbie Downers have to be rude it always the OLD LADY card that is played. It has become a rude cliche’! ps. Live long enough and you too will be an old lady and people can make fun of you !

  22. @Liz Cadman. I REALLY like your shoes! 🙂

    • Thanks! 🙂 I think I buy a new pair of sandals every summer, but I always end up wearing these Kork Ease sandals I bought years ago. They are so comfortable!

  23. Too small, not able to be carried on the shoulder…… Popsugar you’re making me nervous.

  24. Oh, if only it had long handles. No summer boxes again for me this year. 🙁

  25. I was really worried that the pom-pom craze was over. Now, I see I totally had nothing to fear.

    • Waiting patiently for pom-pom-tassel-tassel…

  26. ok I ordered! I broke down!
    The bag is something i was looking at buying for the summer anyway -and its not a giant floppy tote. it looks well structured and is only 15” long.
    plus the short handles are gorgeous! see PS, just provide a decent spoiler, and I’ll buy!
    if there’s 1 more decent item, the $100 price tag will be worth it (hoping for: a good sunblock, nice aftersun item, sunglasses or summer scent something for home) what i dont want (a hat, a thin beach towel/blanket, a coverup, a pool toy)

  27. Love the color and the style. However, I cannot see myself carrying this around. Waiting for an additional spoiler to change my mind.

  28. Perfect size for tablet, snack, water/wine bottle, wallet. phone, book. . Towel over my shoulder and I don’t look like a pack horse with a huge bag. It can go up to the bar/restaurant for lunch. Love the colors, scratchy doesn’t bother me,, I’m not going to wear it.
    Glad PS broke away from the large bags. I have so many from FFF and PS. Also appreciate the Fair Trade aspect.

  29. hmm…. not sure how I’m feeling about this one. One one hand I like bags and this one looks sturdy, but I really like my bags to have a longer handle so I can put them on my shoulder. (and at least the pom poms are removable)
    I really like that it has a small inside pocket. But it looks rather bulky so I don’t think I’d pack it to take on a trip (and I wouldn’t use this as a carry-on).
    I have last years tote and only used it a couple of times.

    I do like the idea of using it around the house for storage though (even though that makes it a pretty expensive “storage bin”) – and since I already bought this last week, that’s probably what I’ll do with it.

    I was really hoping for some sunglasses B-)

  30. Love this bag & the colors! To me, this looks very “beachy” and will be perfect for an upcoming cruise!

  31. I love the colors and the poms! However…I am going to pass on this one. Like many of the other commenters said, it’s too small for a beach bag and needs a shoulder strap. I also don’t want to carry anything that is scratchy and can damage fabric or skin.

    Great idea…poor execution 🙁

  32. Good. I was planning to pass and this sealed the deal. Scratchy bag, no strap, and in a color I don’t like? Nope.

  33. I like it… RV is quite high though so I’m worried about the rest of the box. Oh well, it’s paid for already so I’m gunna make myself like the box.

  34. Anyone else feeling deja vu? Sooo similar to last year’s Hat Attack tote! If I’m being honest, I like this tote better – I like the blue and the handles look a lot sturdier. But since I already have the other one, I don’t really feel like I can justify spending another $100, unless they release another spoiler I just can’t pass up.

    • Yes, so similar. I like color and stripes of this one more, but I like the style of last year’s better–straps long enough to carry over my shoulder and big enough that I can fit everything I need for a day at the beach. I don’t think this one will cut it for my needs.

      • Amie, I agree, the size of last year’s tote is wonderful! However, I’m always hesitant to put too much in it, for fear of ripping the handles. I’m guessing you haven’t found this to be an issue?

        • Stfne, so far so good I’d say! I’ve been able to put that round towel that also came in the box, a hat, water bottle, book, suncreen, a pouch for my phone/lip balm/comb/mirror and even some snacks in it without breaking it yet!

        • I took it on a cruise, loaded so full of stuff that my arm got sore carrying it. Then I got caught in a tropical thunderstorm and was soaked to the skin. The tote was perfectly fine! I was really surprised, but somehow it still looks new.

          • Amie and May, thanks so much! This is super encouraging. I was very conservative with it last summer but I’m looking forward to breaking it out again and putting it to good use this year!

          • Hahaha oops, May is the date, not your name. Oh well, thanks for your input anyway!

        • I packed mine with stuff too and its sturdy!! Don’t be afraid to pack it!!

  35. Not really into this bag and it’s probably the big ticket item given the rv. Hope the rest of the box is good considering the $100 price tag.

  36. This is going to hold beach towels by the pool!

  37. Omg! I hate this spoiler. At first I was like, Oh Cute! Then I was like, would I even wear that? And NO! So sad!

  38. Ohhh i like that…🙄…aww…kinda regretting spending $50 well $37…well actually….SAVING $13 on the mystery box to put towards this one!

  39. First thought: “Cute! Great color scheme.”

    But then: “Wait, I have to hold the bag IN MY HAND? Hmm, nope. Shoulder or cross body straps are a must for a busy (or lazy!) summer.”

    (Also, scratchy straw bags look cute, but attack my exposed summer skin in the most unpleasant ways.) Bummer.

    • I feel the same…beach totes NEED a shoulder strap!!

  40. Easy pass no FOMO…too similar to last year’s bag and not large enough for really packing beach essentials. If just for a purse, the spring BOS is so much better.

  41. I’m sure this is a silly question but are the LE boxes only new products to PopSugar or are they still trying to get rid of old items. Seriously if I get another swan cup holder, Odeme catchall & tray, Stowaway eyeshadow palette, etc etc I may never order another PopSugar box again!

    • The items in this box will be all new! 🙂

    • Lol I feel the same way! But yes these are all new products

    • Oh, no! LE boxes are whole new things, not like the mystery boxes, or Mother’s Day special, or whatever.

    • No they always have new items in the Le Boxes, we won’t get that again

  42. ….. Oh God…. 🙁 …. first spoiler hideous!!! …. here’s hoping the rest of the box makes up this one…. does not look like a “sail away” bag to me… !! … just sayin’….

    • Agree! I think it’s an ugly bag, reminds me of Sophia from Golden Girls purse lol.

  43. I just read your idea of the storage basket idea. Now I like it. Perfect magazine “stand” for my powder room.

    • Great idea for storage basket! I have way too many similar totes/bags (from sub boxes) but will definitely use this as storage because it is too cute to not display.

    • I use my pier bin as a tote 😉 (to tote blankets, games, snacks and such on day trips, so this will be a nice addition to that. Keeps everyhing accesable and organized in my car and handy at picnic sites, etc.

  44. Pass. Too much like last year.

  45. Sweet! Love the first spoiler 🙂
    Also, @Liz Cadman, you look awesome in the pic! Very summery 👓

    • Thanks, Dayan! I tried my best to look summery while still wearing long sleeves and jeans 🙂

  46. Super cute, but I prefer soft totes and ones that don’t snag soft fabrics or towels. Nice start to the spoilers though. Interested in seeing what else is in the box. This didn’t make me rush to order. 🙁

  47. I like totes with long handles so not sure I will use this but I always like most items in the LE boxes so I’m sure I’ll be happy with the box overall.

    • I like totes with handles long enough to throw over my shoulder, so this is a miss for me too. Since it’s RV is 40% of the guaranteed value of the box, I’m going to skip this one.

  48. Glad I waited for a spoiler – that’s an easy pass for me. Too similar to the bag from last year’s and way too small for actually taking to the beach.

  49. Great review Liz. That bag is just not for me. Pass.

  50. How adorable ! But honestly, I dont believe in the RV for this bag. That’s too much for what it is. I can get something like it for $30 at H&M or F21. Will hold on to it until more spoilers come out.

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