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Fifth Avenue Style Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Fifth Avenue Style is a new accessories subscription box based out of New York City that specializes in luxury fashion items at a deep discount. Their motto is “Effortless Elegance.”

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Fifth Avenue Style Subscription Box Review October 2015 - inside

The Subscription: Fifth Avenue Style

The Cost: $98 per month for the subscription box, $159 per month for the deluxe subscription box

The Products: 4-5 luxury accessories reflective of New York City’s high fashion (minimum value $350), and in the deluxe box, these items are branded (minimum value $500)

Ships to: Everywhere! US for free, $35 internationally

This is a review of the deluxe box.

The packaging on this box is beautiful! The box itself is so sturdy and lovely that I will definitely put it to good use. There was an information sheet that was sent with this package (not pictured), listing the items within. Although it makes it a little harder to review the contents, I actually think it’s really classy that they don’t list the retail value of each item. I like that they let the contents speak for themselves!

This month, I was asked to select my preferences. I chose:

* Metal Color: Mix’n’Match (vs. gold or silver)
* Style: Mix’n’Match (vs. timeless/classic or trendy)
* Jewelry Type: Mix’n’Match (vs. delicate or statement)
* Preferred Accessories: necklaces, earrings, rings, sunglasses, scarves, bags, and hair accessories (not bracelets, clutches, or wallets)
* Colors Preferred: purple, cherry red, turquoise, blue, and teal
* Colors Avoided: coral, tomato red

Thus, what I was sent may be very different from what other subscribers were sent.

Fifth Avenue Style Subscription Box Review October 2015 - purse

Canteen Mini Bag by Charlotte Ronson – Value $148

This is a really high quality leather purse, plus it’s cute and stylish! It’s out of stock everywhere I found it; apparently this mini crossbody made a big splash when it made its debut in 2013. Unfortunately, it’s not my style, so I will swap or gift it. I just can’t handle round purses.

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This purse does have some really nice details, though!

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Purple & Antique Gold Statement Necklace by Romeo & Juliet – Value $74 (on for $24)

This necklace is beautiful! It’s very solid and well-made, too. I don’t really like statement necklaces, though, so unfortunately this is another miss for me.

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Long Stone and Pebble Necklace by Rivka Friedman – Value $229 (on sale at Amazon for $159 in a different color)

Now this necklace, I love! I am a big fan of faceted glass and long necklaces, and this fits perfectly with my style.

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Diamond Shape Earring with Fringe by RJ Graziano – Value $55 (on sale at Last Call for $28)

These earrings are awesome! They have the boho vibe I love while still fancy and not too big. Perfect!

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Crystal Wave Headband by Deepa Gurnani – Value $100 (on sale at Off 5th for $16.99)

This beautifully embellished headband is another big win for me! I have giant hair and I love unique headbands. Deepa Gurnani’s pieces also seem to be all the rage at the moment.

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Baguette Cathedral Setting Ring, Highest Quality CZ by Private Label – Value $90?

I couldn’t find this exact ring online, so I’m guessing at the value. This is a beautiful, high quality ring made from very nice cubic zirconia and real silver. That being said, I’m not into faux engagement rings, I don’t really understand them. I also asked for a larger size because I was hoping to get something that would look cool on my thumb! This is not going on my thumb. I’m not really sure what to do with this!

The Verdict: I think Fifth Avenue Style does a great job of finding high-end accessories from previous seasons at a deep discount and providing a luxe accessories box for a reasonable price. This month I received $697 (original retail value) worth of merchandise for $159, so the value is astounding! If you don’t mind wearing items from previous seasons that are still on trend, which I don’t, then this is a great subscription service! I didn’t love all my items this month like I did last, but that’s going to happen with any subscription service.

What do you think of Fifth Avenue Style?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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.


  1. Just received my box. Love everything except Erickson Beamon earings. Too long for me but really like the design.

  2. I was persuaded to get this box, because this review looked pretty good. But I am waaaaaaay disappointed. All jewelry except for a scarf with a chicken on it. I haven’t yet tried to figure out the value — if I do I”ll provide an update — but every single thing is something that I really really wouldn’t wear. Ouch. This is the first box I’ve ever gotten that I’ve not been able to find one thing that I liked even sorta. Maybe I’ll swap, or maybe just take them to the local consignment store to get $10 for each…. ugh.

    • I totally understand how you’re feeling but at least with swapping it you get to pick something you might use versus something you’ll never use. I’ve successfully been able to swap three of the pieces from my failed box. I’m glad that others are able to enjoy them!!!

    • Dear Kc, we are very sorry you did not like your box. We’d like to let you know that you can either return or exchange the whole box. We would be happy to resolve this situation! Please contact us help[at]5avenuestyle[dot]com with your name and order number as well as your preference of how you would like to proceed.
      We are looking forward to hearing from you!
      5th Avenue Style Team.

    • Dear Kc,
      We have never heard from you directly and we don’t know what your Order # is. It is well known that if a client doesn’t like the box it can either be returned and refunded or replaced. This is 2nd time we are trying to reach you on MSA but, unfortunately, have not heard back from you.
      Please e-mail us and we will take care of you.
      Happiness of our clients is our first priority!

      5th Avenue Style Team
      [email protected]

  3. Just got my box today and I loved every single thing in it! So pleased with this.

  4. I have seriously mixed feelings about this sub, so far. I don’t mind pieces being from a season or three ago, as long as they’re not glaringly off-trend. But I do think that they need to use current pricing (which often means sale/clearance) when determining total box value.

    I also think they need to provide more info about the pieces. e.g. what kind of metal are they; plated/filled/solid; what kind of stones, etc.

    But my main concern is simply that I LOVE some pieces and DESPISE others. My reactions are that strong.

    I think I might eventually buy one box, provide extensive notes, and see what happens.

  5. I have that purse in all black and love it. I may have to give this box a try when I’ve got a few bucks burning a hole in my pocket. I love nice costume jewelry statement pieces.

  6. What is it? Did I not get the memo? All these expensive headband…. I hope they read my profile. I specifically put NO BIG STATEMENT JEWELRY in my notes but it seems so far all i see is statement and not delicate

    • Dear Caroline,
      Please do not worry as every box is different and is customized per customer’s preferences. Of course we will respect your choices and consider your note. We are sure you will enjoy your box.
      Thank you,
      5th Avenue Style Team
      [email protected]

  7. I agree on high RV ( $500+ for Deluxe Box);
    There are some pieces from previous seasons which I do’t mind as they are still in style and of good quality;
    Some pieces are not for me but will give it away as gifts (Holidays are almost here );
    I hope to see more items from a new season. I don’t agree that new items are not sent, just wish to see more of them in the mix.
    Overall, I am pretty happy so far…

  8. Anna, I think the value for the box you should use is the value at which the items are selling for now. I’m not a fashion maven, but I daresay that much of the “worth” of these products was in the fact that they were at the height of fashion when they came out. Two years later, they’ve lost that and that’s why they sell in liquidation retailer for much less.

    As for the “private label” stuff. If it is actual sterling silver it may be worth $90. But if it is silver plated, then it’s a $5-10 ring.

    • nana, thank you for the input. Next time I will try to note the sum of the sale values as well in the summary, that’s a good point. Please notice that I have put the sale prices as well (where I can find them). The sale prices still come out to about $460. That’s still a really good value for the money, to me, anyway.

  9. Anna, I am glad that you received a wonderful box. I am beyond annoyed at the box I received last month especially after reading the review of your second box.

    • What was in yours??

      • Oops! I received the box this month. It’s seems like October is lasting forever. You can click my name to see the pictures. 4 necklaces, 2 bracelets.
        My survey:
        My Survey:

        Metal Color: Mix’n’Match
        Style: Timeless/Classic
        Jewelry Type: Mix’n’Match
        Preferred Accessories: Necklaces,Bracelets,Wallets,Bags,Clutches,Scarves,Hair Accessories
        Colors You Prefer: Turquoise,Teal,Purple,Peach,Coral,Blue
        Colors You Avoid: Golden Yellow,White,Orange
        Notes: Please, no earrings or rings.

        • I really like the Medieval Inspired Stone Pendant Necklace Silver/Amethyst but everything else I did not think followed your style choices Bummer

          • Thank you for reading! The Medieval Inspired Stone Pendant Necklace Silver/Amethyst is a great piece.

    • I’m with you on that!!! My October box was less than thrilling! Best thing about it was a Lancôme lipstick…that’s the ONLY thing I’m keeping!!! I liked a few things but I had no way of confirming the materials they were made from so, in an attempt to avoid a horrible allergic reaction, I am swapping them. I received earrings even though I had requested not to. The ring I recived was gold and peeling…I requested a “mix” of metals and received ONLY “gold” metals. I guess one piece technically was faux pearls on the sides so maybe that was the “mix”? I spent $125 and I won’t buy the box again. That’s just my opinion. I was hoping for a bag, wallet, or clutch and didn’t get any of those. It’s a lot of money to spend not knowing what you’re getting. I would prefer having more control over the products included.

  10. Considering everything in the box is past season…some WAY past season…I feel like it should probably be called Off 5th Ave Style. Is RZ the only box offering current season on trend items? I feel like even PHMH if going the past season route these days.

  11. Anna, I would absolutley love that statement necklace! I have been looking for something like this for a while. Lucky girl 🙂

    • LOL, keep your eyes on the swap boards, Lori! It just might show up there soon. It is really beautiful, and good quality, just not my particular style.

    • Lori, check out Ali Express. They have lots of statement necklaces. I can’t vouch for how they look in real life, of course, but some of them are very cool.

  12. Not my style at all, but you can’t argue with the original retail value

  13. Thankfully, this isn’t my style. I can’t afford one more luxury box.

  14. I enjoy 5th Avenue Style boxes. The value is great and even though some pieces are from the last season, they are stylish and timeless. Items from this season are also very nice. So far so good…

    • Well said, Rachel. Me too!

    • I agree with the sort of price point and quality, trendiness is not that important

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