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5th Avenue Style Subscription Box Review – February 2016

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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.)


The Subscription Box: 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

Check out all of our 5th Avenue Style reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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.


Natural Abundance Blue Silk Scarf by Mantero, Italy – Value ?

This scarf is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it’s 100% silk. From what I can tell on Mantero’s web site, it’s also hand painted! There is curiously little information about Mantero in the internet, except to say that they have been in business for over a century, and that scarves such as this one retail for over $200!


Here’s an idea of how this might look on. I couldn’t find a scarf like this online, and the other Mantero scarves I did see for sale were not 100% silk. It’s so beautiful, I kind of want to hang it up as artwork! (Don’t worry, I won’t.)

Long Gunmetal and Crystal Pendant Necklace by Kara Ross – Value ?

I couldn’t find this necklace online anywhere, either! Kara Ross Necklaces range in value from $150 TO $3000, so I don’t even know what to guess!


Here’s a closer look at the pendant. It’s really large and heavy. The pendant hangs at about heart level. This is such an elegant piece!


Black Druzy Ring by Rivka Friedman – Value $325

This is my favorite piece in the box! It was my favorite piece even before I knew how much it is worth! I gave a larger ring size on my questionnaire because I wanted a thumb ring, and this is actually perfect! It’s 18K gold clad, and I just love it.


Peridot & CZ Satin Drop Earrings by Rivka Friendman – Value $79

This is my other favorite item in the box! I can have two. These are beautiful and remind me of calla lillies. These are no longer for sale, but the link is to the same earrings with carnelian instead of peridot, and the price is the closeout price. I wish I knew how much they originally retailed for! These are gorgeous!


Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant necklace and Earring Set by Alta Vintage – Value ?

Is Google broken today? I can’t even find this designer online, much less this set. In any case, it’s sterling silver and really pretty. I think this is a lovely set for winter.

Verdict: Fifth Avenue Style is pretty amazing. There are only two items that I know the value of, and their combined value is over $400! That’s amazing for a $159 box, considering I suspect the scarf to have originally retailed at over $200. Everything they sent me this month was really luxe and beautiful, and I plan to wear it all!

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. Hoping 5th AVE STYLE is checking out comments here. I had to return valentines box due to jewelry size issues. I have not yet got a customer service response to my emails-order #3000 [email protected]

    • Dear Lynn,

      We have contacted you directly via e-mail.

      Thank you,

      5th Avenue Style Support Team
      [email protected]

  2. I’ve just received this month box. So far it’s my favorite. The hand bag alone blew me away.

  3. I received the same earrings in my last month box. They are absolutely gorgeous and I am getting a lot of compliments on them. The pic here doesn’t serve them any justice though. This is top quality famous brand and you should really see and touch these items to fully appreciate them.

  4. I saved the coupon details for the February box for weeks because it was supposedly a $500 value box for newbies, and was promoted as being quite special. Thought I really wanted to become a member this month, and was sad to give it up, (for a down comforter I found on sale) until I read this review. There wasn’t one item I would have liked; just a huge disappointment.

    I live in the SW, not NYC, and still have better fashion sense. Just because an item has a high price tag, or designer name, doesn’t mean it’s high fashion, or actually worth the price of admission. Honestly thought the scarf was a table cloth, until I read the review, and the jewelry reminds me of Avon circa 1970s, but heavier.

    I do, however, appreciate the honest reviews and excellent pictures. Together, they help me avoid mistakes and have led me to subscriptions I really enjoy.

    • A box that I received was absolutely different from this one. They are all different based on preferences. I live in Manhattan for 5 years now and this sub suits me OK. It is important to be specific in your notes and preferences though. I just wish they could send boxes faster.

  5. I love my 5th avenue subscription! I get cool bags, clutches, rings, earrings, etc…. always a surprise and personalized! Makes me smile every month…thanks for an awesome box every month 5th avenue!

  6. 5th Ave is one of my favorite subs. In my view they represent the
    essence of New York. Style+Quality+Value= Love it!

  7. Love it! My box was completely different from this one though. Mine had a purse (forget the brand, but it is real leather), a Vivienne Westwood scarf, a ring that I am definitely keeping , and earrings that I am going to gift to my MIL. Very good quality stuff.

  8. Eeeek. I’m happy for y’all who like this stuff, but these boxes all seem so gaudy to me. Cheers to you if it works, but I’ll save my money for Rachel Zoe.

  9. I’m not a fashion expert, but I left within traveling distance of NYC and I spend an unfortunate amount of time there, and this is the type of stuff that my aunt and I see on markdown at Bergdorf Goodman when we stop in there — marked down from $5000 to $700 or something. Value is whatever someone is willing to pay, whether they’re in NYC or not (though you pay a whole lot more in NYC lol).

  10. I purchased 2 of these boxes because they seemed like they were packing in high value stuff, even if I thought the style was alittle off of mine, here’s to hoping. I have liked absolutely nothing I’ve gotten — it’s all been really flashy and …. well I agree with the reviewers who say this is not NY fashion.

    I’ve been trying to sell my things on ebay. A Rivka Friedman bracelet is on the RF website for $445, but no one is selling anything above $60 for it. The Baker earrings likewise. The Mantera scarf I finally sold after two months for $20. Yes, this is ebay, but if something is in high demand, I often get good prices. But none of the stuff from 5th Avenue is getting any takers!

    • Dear Kc,
      You made a negative comment for a previous review back on November 12th after purchasing a single box from us. We replied to you twice (see below) but never heard back from you.
      We still hope that you can reach us directly to resolve whatever dissatisfaction you have with 5th Ave Style box that you bought.
      Thank you,
      5th Avenue Style Team
      [email protected]
      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 [email protected] 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]

    • It seems like LLB is not the only box stalking customers on MSA.

      • And is it just me or do some of the ragingly positive comments sound a wee bit….phony?

        I mean, I’m sure there are people who love this box. But something about a few of them are just a bit too exuberant to sound real.

      • Crazy! This is reason enough for me not to subscribe!

      • I know, creepy eh?

        • Dear All,

          Please understand that the only desire here was to help the client, Kc, who was offered a full refund of $159 versus her trying to sell the contents of the box for $50 as she claimed in the previous review comment.
          Kc apparently was not happy with her 1st box, was offered return +refund but did not respond; then she bought a 2nd box was not satisfied again but still would not respond to get a refund.
          Unfortunately, we do not know either who it is or the Order # to communicate directly and this was the only venue to reach out and help.
          Thank you for understanding,

          5th Avenue Style Team

      • This has totally put me off subscribing!

        • Guys I just want you to be aware. I tried them 2 separate times. One for a holiday box ( they never sent to me and I was never refunded for) and regular box before that. It had 4 unbranded items in it. One necklace was broken. I emailed them and they kept saying I could send it back they will send me a return label. This went on for months. Zero happened. The box that liz got is nothing like I got . No scarf no bags no anything. I got the delux box too. The reviews on here are probably done by them. You will waste your money getting anything from them. They also delete facebook messages when people ask where there box is. So be careful

          • Dear Annalyn,

            Your comment sounds strange as, for starters, we do not have a single client who has not received a Holiday Box from us or has been left unsatisfied with it. in a few cases, we did replace them to make sure that our clients are happy.

            Please contact us directly to resolve any outstanding issues you might have.


            5th Avenue Style Support Team
            [email protected]

    • I was planning on subscribing to this box but the fact the company are commenting is kinda stalkerish, boarderline creepy to me. Definitely put me off subscribing.
      Also the items in this box are completely gaudy, I’d be really upset at receiving any of these items!

  11. I am sorry, but I think this a terrible representation of New York style. I have lived in Manhattan for 20 years and just about to turn 40. All of my 20’s and 30’s spent here and many of those focused on having the greatest clothes, shoes etc. I do not know a single person who would ever wear any of this. These are items that one might find in some consignment store filled with women’s items of ladies in their 70’s and 80’s who are purging their closets. This is NOT meant to be cruel. These women have amazing items, but these are not synonymous with New York Style during any of the last few decades. I think this is a sneaky marketing ploy to make people think they are getting a little of New York now, but it is just not true. If this is marketed to women of my mothers age, well then great. That would be more accurate, but not because these are actually in style now. I’ve been watching these boxes to see if I would dive in. I have gotten the Luxor boxes which are FAB! Those are worth the money. Again, not saying the items are not nice and even quality, only that these are NOT current NY style and haven’t been in decades.

    • I completely agree with you Rebecca! I’m not seeing New York Fashion here at all. And I’m not even from New York! I’m 36 and none of this seems appropriate for my age. Definitely my mother’s age group. Not that it isn’t nice items but, definitely a misrepresentation.

    • Totally agree.

    • I agree. The only thing I *might* wear is the ring. The rest of it looks like it’s meant for a much older crowd..and definitely NOT items that are representative of New York/5th Avenue style.

    • Maybe it’s because of her choices, when she took the style quiz, that she received those items & when grouped together… I don’t know… I can’t even justify it! I 100% agree with you, as well!! Not only is it not NY style, it’s not LA style, it’s not Paris style, it’s not Midwest style, it’s not old style, young style… it’s just plain and simple.. not style! I’ve lived in all of those places, in my lifetime & I haven’t seen it. I would maybe say the black set, in the 80’s.. maybe.. I, too have been watching this subscription, in hopes that this would be something special, but I’m really disappointed. I feel like this stuff is something you would see in like, Burlington Coat Factory (I have the TV!!).. There seems to be a reason, you can’t find anything about these designers/pieces.. Boo! Will still continue to watch, because I really want to believe, this is going to be awesome!! xo

      • It kinda screams “the worst of TJ Maxx” to me.

        • Haha, I agree. This is definitely not something I’d be happy I spent $159 on. Its nice it’s so customizable though, as I personally would have made specific selections perhaps if it was tailored to me I’d be more interested.

    • Totally agree! I’m genuinely shocked at the contents of this box, beyond tacky! I don’t feel like this is a true representation of New York style at all.

  12. I would have been thrilled with that box. Love ALL the jewelry(ring is my favorite) and the scarf is beautiful. Wish I could afford it.

  13. I love that scarf, the ring and the earrings. This box looks wonderful, still out of my price range right now, but fabulous.

  14. Ermagersh, the only thing I like in the box are the leaf pendant and earrings. The other pieces are too bold for me, but that is definitely New York Style! A well curated box!

    • I’m definitely a silver, delicate jewelry person so the leaf pendant and earrings are beautiful to me!! The scarf is pretty too but I would probably put clutches in my profile over scarves – I love how personalized these boxes are! Seems like it would be difficult not to love most of your items if they follow your profile… And you get to specify your ring size?! love it.

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