Relish Clothing Mystery Box Review – July 2015
“We carry fun styles for festivals, the beach or just an easy weekend at home. At Relish, we scour the planet for the perfect lace dresses, cute crochet detailed tops, elegant maxi dresses and colorful prints. These are the things that we love at Relish Clothing and want you to love them to.”
Relish Clothing kindly sent us this package to review. Don’t forget to check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
UPDATE: This is the medium Relish Clothing Box.
The Box: The Relish Box
The Cost: $99 for 4-5 items, $149 for 6-8 items or $199 for 9-10
The Products: In season clothing and accessories items picked for you by Relish Clothing; some from their boutique and some surprise items.
Ships to: US via USPS
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Good To Know: “Relish periodically adds luxe items to the Relish Boxes; in this case, you will receive less items in your box. For example, a medium box would contain 5-6 pieces with a luxe item and a large box would contain 7-8 pieces. Luxe items are not available for the small Relish Box. Examples of luxe items: sterling accessories, outerwear, high end clothing pieces, artisan jewelry, leather belts, precious stone + gold filled jewelry.”
I have 8 pieces in my Relish box to include 2 are accessories. That would make this a review for the Medium Box for $149.
I received a very cool note card from Relish Clothing letting me know that they curated this box solely by my size, and to let you all know that customers have the opportunity to tell them about their style preference during the purchase process.
I asked for size Large. I’m not very large actually, I wear 6-8 which is technically a Medium. But I’m very tall at 5’9” and I have a long torso. Anyone else with a long torso knows exactly how problematic this small detail can be when it comes to clothes fitting properly. I normally gravitate to the large and ex-large sales racks at any given department store. Larger sizes mean more fabric.
Antler Necklace (One Size) – Value $11.00?
I’m guesstimating here. I found a few versions on Etsy ranging from $9-$39. The ones in the $11 range looked the most similar. I would have never picked this out for myself, but I kinda like it. At this time in my life, I don’t wear much dangling jewelry because my kiddos have and will pull and break anything I wear besides my wedding band and studded earrings. This will most likely go up for swaps.
Chevron Embroidered Belt (One Size) – Value $14.99
This is a beautiful piece. I don’t’ have anything like it. I love the double snap closure on the back and the weave work of the elastic band. I couldn’t find this exactly belt online either, but it’s currently sold out on the Relish Clothing boutique and that’s where I found the price.
De Philo – Dress (Large) – Value $70?
I’m having the worst luck pulling these items online for comparison. The best that I could come up with was another online boutique that carried a $86 leather trimmed dress from this brand. My husband loves this dress on me and I like it a lot too. It’s sheer, even with the lining so I’ll be sure to layer in a full dress slip. BTW, the non-verbal approval I received from my kiddos when I tried this on was priceless. I shoot photos in our “work in progress” bonus room. Dry wall and painting are complete, but the floors and molding are not in yet. Let me know if some of these shots are too distracting with the floor or distorted up on the coffee table. I’d really appreciate the feedback.
Newbury Kustom – Dress – Value $44.99?
There’s a dress like this from Golden Tote if I’m not mistaken for $62. I couldn’t find this dress under Newbury Kustom anywhere. I really wish I had some sort of insert card to tell us more about each item. Either way, it’s beautiful and fits me perfectly!! I’m wearing it to church this weekend. Side Note: both dresses are shy of my ankles, I plan on wearing flats with both.
Moon – Morning Swoon, and Night Skirt (Large) – Value $49
I found one, finally. LOL. I love the cut of this skirt. It’s fully lined and I like that the zipper is on the side instead of on the back. The only thing missing is pockets. I’m not a big fan of the print, but I think it would be fun to wear around Easter Sunday or a fancy brunch if I’m ever invited to one of those things around here during the Kentucky Derby.
Skies Are Blue – Shirt (Medium) – Value $12?
This top is very interesting. I like the pattern, but I don’t care for the way that it was cut to make this top. It gives a very uneven appearance on the mannequin. On me, it feels great, and looks just fine paired with jeans. The detail on the back is pretty cool too. It’s not my favorite item in the box, but I’m sure to get more uses out of it than anything else.
Lissani – Shirt (Large) – Value $14.99?
I searched high and low for this one as well. I could only come up with the crop-top version by the same brand with the same fabric on eBay. John really likes this top on me. At first glance, the deep arm holes had me wondering what to do with all my boobage. (Now you see why John really likes this.) Not to fear, I paired it with a bold sports bra and yoga pants and it makes a comfy and stylish ‘stroll around the block’/ ‘to the gym and back’ outfit.
Staccato Cardigan (Large) – Value $40?
I’m really sad about not being able to find this online. It is my favorite item from this box. It feels great, has long sleeves which I’m obsessed with, and it covers my butt! Everything a semi-conservative girl could ask for. It’s perfect. I want 12 more in other colors, so I can just wear it everyday to work with my closet full of plain tops. I love it! FYI- The belt does not go with this, I just needed to pin it back so you could see it had sleeves. So relax fashion police, it looked like a poncho without the belt.
Ring Pop – Candy – Strawberry – Value $Priceless
I was craving something sweet, so I opened this box at the right time. Yummy!
Verdict: The Medium Relish Box has an estimated value of $257. The items that they picked out for me are in my style range or right outside my comfort zone. I hope that Relish Clothing will have more details about which box was sent (s,m,l), the items they picked out and why, the prices of each item, and let us know which ones they consider as ‘luxe’. According to their website, I should have seen a retail value of over $500 for the Medium box. I like this mystery box, but I don’t see a $500 or $700 value. In my opinion, taking down the promise of a particular retail value changes everything. So let’s pretend for a moment that we don’t know any of this. Let’s just say that I purchased a mystery box for $149. The estimated retail is $257. I’m getting more bang for the buck, which makes it a great box!! I’m hoping to see more from Relish Clothing in the near future with a product card. Fall will be here before we know it and I’d love to see what they come up with.
What did you think of our first Relish Clothing Mystery box review? Are you going to grab one while they’re still available?
UPDATE from Liz: Relish Clothing let us know that this is a medium box and listed the retail values of the items: