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Cypress & 5th Clothing Subscription Box Review – July 2017

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Cypress & 5th is reinventing themselves as a “personal stylist women’s boutique.” Cypress & 5th‘s goal is to make shopping easy and to make trend-inspired clothing and accessories easily accessible!

There is no subscription required. You only buy the shipments you are love! Cypress & 5th updates their box “closets” on the first Thursday of each month.

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This is a review for “The Wardrobe” subscription, which gives you four stylist-picked clothing items, as well as two stylist-picked accessories for $129. Below, we’ll list out all of the subscription levels you can choose from!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Cypress & 5th

The Cost: Choose from the following subscription levels:

  • The Wardrobe ($129), which includes four apparel items and two accessories all stylist-picked for you.
  • The Essentials ($119), which includes two apparel items of your choosing and two apparel items stylist-picked for you.
  • The Outfit ($69), which includes two apparel items of your choosing and one accessory stylist-picked for you.
  • The Must Haves ($59), which includes two apparel items of your choosing.

The Products: “An assortment of in season, on-trend clothing for you to pick from each month.”

Coupon: Get 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code MYSUBADD25

Ships to: U.S. (Flat rate $5.95)  and Canada ($14.95)

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This invoice is included in your package and has each product listed. The name of the product and size you ordered is included, but not the price. I wish the price was included so I knew the value. I did see that some of the products are available in their online shop, so I could find the value that way.

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I love it when companies send a free return shipping label along with your stuff! Most companies do these days, but there is still the odd place that doesn’t, and it is so annoying.

Read my review of the fashion in my July 2017 Cypress & 5th clothing subscription!

Another helpful little card included in the shipment is this one, which lets you know about how all of the packaging for your box is made from eco-friendly materials.

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Laguna Tee – Value $28.00

As soon as I took this blue shirt out of the bag, I was excited to put it on because it was so incredibly soft. The ribbed texture and raw edges make this light blue t-shirt slightly edgy, too. The fit wasn’t my favorite, but that is basically because I don’t like anything that is too short. I am a long-and-flowy-top kind of person. I paired this with high-waisted jeans, but I think this could be cute with a high-waisted skirt or some cute overalls. I do also feel that $28 is a little much for this t-shirt.

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Full Circle Necklace – Value $18.00?

I really like the style of this simple “gold” necklace. The length is about 16 inches, and the simple gold circle pendant is something that can be worn with anything! I couldn’t find this necklace on their online shop, so I just guessed at the value above.

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Earth Fare Wrap Bracelet – Value $21.00

While this is a cute bracelet, it is not at all my style. I prefer simpler jewelry items, especially the older I get. The green hues featured in this piece can be worn with many colors, which is nice. The style is very bohemian, so if you are into that, this is a great piece for you.

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Olive Off Shoulder Blouse – Value $39.00

Because I have a larger bust, off the shoulder tops/dresses aren’t something I have tried until now. Strapless bras don’t exactly do enough for me, so these types of tops aren’t my faves. However, once I got this on, I didn’t hate it! I wish that the length had a couple more inches added, but it wasn’t too bad.

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Joanna Navy Work Blouse – Value $32.00

This navy short-sleeve blouse was my least favorite item in this box. I thought the fit was way off—in fact, you can see that the back didn’t line up. Not sure what was going on there. I also really don’t like polyester tops like these anyway. I liked the detailing on the back, but I wish it would have been made better.

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Happy Hour Darlin’ Dress – Value $45.00?

My biggest disappointment with this “dress” was the graphic print on the front. I mean, what in the world does “Happy Hour + Darlin’” mean? Maybe it’s because I am in my 30s, but this did not resonate with me at all, which means I would not wear this out in public. I am already not a huge fan of clothing that says anything. I did however, like the material of the dress because it was a thick, stretchy, t-shirt-type material. This is supposed to be a dress, but it was a little short for me, which is why I chose to wear this with skinny jeans. You could also pair this with leggings. I just took a guess at the value, since this isn’t currently listed on their site shop.

The Verdict: Overall, I wasn’t super impressed with my first Cypress & 5th box. I had to estimate the value of a lot of the items (my estimated total value is $183). Since the cost of the box is $129, the average cost of each item would be about $21.50. The quality is what I would expect from a subscription box, but the style wasn’t quite there yet. I know there is some trial and error with these things, so I definitely want to try this box some more to see if this can get better.

Have you tried Cypress & 5th yet? What did you think?

Written by Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey started her subscription obsession like many other women, Birchbox. That led her to more including Stitch Fix and Graze. Next, she is looking forward to exploring craft, lifestyle, and book boxes, too.

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.

10 Comments

  1. Happy Hour + Darlin can only be a weird reference for a uhh well not something you want to say abt yourself kind of girl! She’s a happy hour Darlin! Lol no! No! No!

  2. My favorite part of this review was looking at your beautiful tattoos! You have some really lovely ones. 🙂

  3. This would have to rank at the bottom of the fashion sub barrel in terms of quality, curation, value and customer friendliness. The selections were not good. The dress looks like a fall piece at best and is quite frankly absurd. You could do better in terms of quality and style shopping at the Salvation Army (where you really can score some awesome vintage concert tees FWIW). The $28 tee? I could buy a designer version for a few dollars more. It’s just a basic tee, worth perhaps $15. Like Chelsea, off the shoulder tops like this don’t work great on me since I end up wearing a crop top thanks to my chest holding it up like a tent (or even better, maternity wear). Is there any customization by the customer for the “stylists” to use in making individual selections or are they simply doing it blind? Because that ruffled off shoulder shirt would never have made it on a list of preferred silhouettes for a top heavy woman, at least none I know. To be perfectly frank this looks like a box of close out clearance basics that have nowhere near the claimed value. As for the unscrupulous business practices I would have to agree that the return shipping label inclusion is rather underhanded since they do not clearly note in any advertising or the home page that returns cost extra (in more ways than one apparently). Ditto the inflated up-charging should a customer dare return something. Suggesting that customers should donate items they just purchased, presumably for themselves, is beyond tacky and tells me all I need to know about the helpfulness of their customer service customers are likely to encounter given the parameters in which they’re forced to operate; you can be friendly and nice all day long but if you don’t actually resolve my problem it’s of zero consequence to me. I could easily see this being a sub where if you received damaged merchandise you’d be in for a long battle to make it right. Buyer caution seems highly advisable here. I appreciate trying to make the best of what they sent as I try to do that myself a lot but in the end, it’s even more helpful to read that a reviewer isn’t happy with what was included. Life is indeed too short for nonstop negativity but sometimes you have to call crappy value, well, crappy to maintain review credibility. So good on you for being straight up about how you liked (or didn’t in this instance) the items! FWIW I asked my teenage daughters about the dress wording and they were equally baffled. It rather reminds me of a store in Japan that sells just awful renditions of American slang on shirts. 😂

  4. WOW this sub is appalling especially with such shady practices and sub par boutique clothing! I’d want my money back I’m sure I I got this!!!!

  5. Thank you for the honest review! I agree with you on each piece. Especially the dress! I have lots of shirts with ‘sayings’ on them, but that one threw me for a loop. They have a lot of work to do it seems…

  6. Love your edgy style…and I freaking loved the bracelet…I would die for that piece.

  7. Happy to read an objective review – thank you!

  8. Looked up their return policy on their website. If you return items they say
    the box discount will be void and you will pay for each item at Boutique cost

    Also…even though they include a return shipping label, return shipping is not free! From their return policy:

    “If you choose to use our pre-printed label for your return, your refund will be less a flat return shipping rate of $6.95. This value will not be reflected on the initial refund amount in your return form.”

    That’s just being intentionally deceiving! Including a return label but charging if people use it?! Yeah no. That’s shady.

    • Yes, then under that info, they include this suggestion, which I copied and pasted…

      “* Our advise is, in order to take advantage of the great discounts is to gift what you would normally return.”

      They’ve made it so expensive to return items, that even they suggest giving away items as a better alternative to returning for refund, lol.

      I can’t believe someone in a fashion design job got paid for “HAPPY HOUR + DARLIN’.” 😂

  9. How do returns work? Can you return certain pieces that don’t work or do you have to return the whole thing?

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