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New CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have Box Spoiler #2

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We have a new spoiler for POPSUGAR‘s second limited edition box with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Here is the info on the box:

The Box: POPSUGAR CFDA Limited Edition Box

The Cost: $225

The Products: For the second year in a row, we’re proud to launch our limited-edition Must Have box with the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This fashion collaboration has little luxuries perfect for a relaxing day by the pool or a weekend filled with sun and music. Fifty percent of POPSUGAR’s profits from each box will be donated to the CFDA, in support of the CFDA mission to strengthen American fashion in the global economy.

And here is the latest spoiler:

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Illesteva Leonard sunglasses (Value $177, colors may vary).

What do you think of the latest spoiler?

And in case you missed the first spoiler:

Every box includes a classic split cover up from lemlem by supermodel Liya Kebede

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Read our review of last year’s CFDA POPSUGAR Special Edition Box to learn more about 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.


  1. Guys! Does anyone that purchased this wanna trade sunnies?

  2. I am getting it, hope it’s better than last year… Hey I’ve got the resort box hat. And mines too large!! So many are saying that theirs was too small? Who wants to trade? Maybe these had sizes? I haven’t worn it not even once…

  3. Well the drawing that PS put out again is for $1000 shopping spree and a CFDA box. Total award $1725 soooo the CFDA box is worth $725.
    lemlem Wrap $195.00 (unless they are pricing this one at the $256 as other similar wraps too.
    Sunglasses $177
    $353 remaining for a book, lippie, hat? lol
    I am not buying this box after the untruths of last year and returning my box. I am open however to possibly swapping my black sunnies from the Neimen Marcus Box for these if they are not totally reflective as some of the pictures show.

  4. I’m really on the fence about this one. It looks like it has the potential to be a great box, but is it worth the price tag?? Can anyone offer some guidance? Looks like this is going to be much better than the previous box…

    • All I can suggest is that if you really like these two spoilers and the price doesn’t make you too uncomfortable, go for it. The combined RV of the two spoilers is more than the cost of the box, so if you like them a lot, whatever’s left in the box is a bonus.

      But if you only like one spoiler or are just kind of Meh on them, I wouldn’t risk it. It’s entirely possible that the rest of the box will be great. But the only evidence we have is last year’s box and based on that, I wouldn’t count on it.

  5. Still not enough to make me want to sign up. Hopefully we get another spoiler as these still aren’t sold out.

  6. Since the last box was such a drag, it’s possible that they would want to step it up in a big way.

  7. The main reason I plunked down the money last year was I hoping for some fashion forward items. I knew they might not work or be my style, but wanted to try future design. Instead we got earrings and bracelets that were not only NOT the future of fashion, but actually dated.
    This year the items are “ok” but nothing that’s a “wow.” It’s just a Popsugar box with the CFDA name just tacked on.

  8. I have those sunnies! I love Illesteva…bought mine on Amazon though..: )

  9. OH great a wearable tablecloth and another pair of sunnies for an ungodly amount of money, yay.

  10. ? I’m sorry but those look like they don’t cost a penny over $15. No way.

  11. Still nope. I’ve fallen in love with the Quay sunglasses that were in the LE People “The Voice” box. I have two pair that should carry me all the way through summer and beyond. Not sure there’s anything that can make me go for this box. The price point is just too high.

  12. Not digging any of these spoilers.

  13. I feel they made a huge mistake with the inclusion of a clothing item. If you’re going to charge so much for a box, everything in it should be usable for whoever is purchasing regardless of “size”… That one size fits all, is not going to work for plus size subscribers- let’s be honest… Especially when high end fashion tends to be mercilessly unforgiving with plus sized women as is…. Which means the rest of the box needs to be on point if you’re asking for that crazy amount. The glasses are cute… But if it’s $177 value, makes me wonder what other items remain? Lotion, a makeup item… Maybe so expensive home item like a picture frame or candle? I don’t think that’s worth the price tag! Tbh, I’m upset they brought this box back but not the QVC box which I personally thought was AWESOME!!! I loved the fact that you can put it on easy pay AND I loved the fact that you knew what you were getting! QVC did an awesome job with the curation and presentation.

    • You’re right – the cover-up is not even sold as one size fits all…. it is traditional sizing (S, M, L) which can be a miss for a lot of people.

      • The PSMH customer service people said that the one in the box IS one size fits all, AND that they have a limited quantity of a larger option if people get their box and it doesn’t fit.

  14. LOVE those sunglasses!!! I won’t be getting this box, but would LOVE to trade for those glasses! 🙂

    • Trade what for the glasses? I got this box and received the brown tortoise shell ones. I was REALLY hoping for the reflective ones, but I didn’t get them. 🙁

  15. Personally, I’m glad I passed on this. The coverup is not something I would use and the sunglasses are not my style. But I’m glad to see others who are happy to have them!

  16. I like the sunnies but my ocd can’t get past that cover up and the lines that dont match up. If the lines had been the same width or the hem had been even I maybe would have subscribed.

    • +1

  17. This box is a BIG no from me. The coverup was terrible with it’s mismatched stripes and the “one size” that most likely is going to cause trouble. Those glasses are cute but not my style one bit. I’m still in awe of the price.

  18. The sunnies are pretty cute. Love the tortoise shell – assuming that’s what I would get. But that shape is no good for me.

    So far, this box seems better than last year’s nightmare. But that’s not a very high bar and certainly not enough for $225.

    I still can’t get over the fact that they not only released another CFDA box but raised the price!! That’s balls, man.

  19. The hat is definitely from the resort box, and I love mine. It’s a wee small on my head but barely and I wear it with my long hair down.

    You can find the same Goorin Bros. brand on Amazon for like $40-45 depending, same brand, same hat. They have loads of similar designs of same hat if you don’t like the embellishment around it as well.

    I do like style of the tortie sunglasses but not knowing what color I would get and disliking the coverup, I can’t justify this box at it’s price. I jump on their $100 LE boxes, but never get the NM or now this CFDA and last year’s was so bad. Not one item I would have used in it, I dodged a bullet there just from not being able to afford it that month.

    • Also, those are pretty large item reveals, so not sure what they said total RV was, but how they usually curate boxes means there may be a jewelry item or bag and some accessory type items involving beauty. I can’t think of anything else I need or want in that item area, especially since their jewelry lately has bummed me out…oh how I loathed March’s tassel necklace. Just no. I did enjoy the Resort Box bracelet though, I decided I even liked the pompoms on. That was a good box.

      • I think I saw when they were doing the win a giveaway CFDA box (they emailed this chance out a week ago) that it was $720.00. I may be wrong though as I cant find that email now.

  20. I had a fair amount of FOMO for this CFDA as I didnt buy it. (I bought the special LE Luxor instead) however I no longer do. I purchased the last year CFDA and remember how I felt (not good) and it didn’t bring me any form of happiness. I only wanted the Apolis bag last year so I cashed in my Birchbox points and bought one for points alone and later swapped for another one. Even if I purchased retail, it was only $55, much less $$ than the box. Plus I returned my box. It truly was a debacle last year. I honestly hope that this box doesn’t sell well at all for this reason- a back to reality check for PS. Which I doubt would happen. I have bought every LE but 1 last year (I was too late) and the NM box and the recent Resort box – I swapped for one – and wasn’t sure I would love it, but I do. The hat is from the Resort box. For this cost, I can buy (2) LE’s (cant wait for the summer LE) and also a mini or something else and know I would be happier. That said, the wrap is adorable and would great, on someone that isn’t me. The sunnies are great except I have an awesome pair of aviators from Bespoke, A pair from R Zoe, A Pair from the NM box, plus the pairs I had already. I’m good on Sunnies (unless they were the wood ones from Luxe Prov, now those were AWESOME and SO IN), If they were showing those as the 2nd spoiler, I would have bought. I just am not loving this box. I hope that those that purchased love it and enjoy it. Not trying to be a downer, it just isn’t a fit for me. I am proud of my addicted sub box self for realizing that before pulling the trigger. My wallet thanks me.

    • What is LE?

      • Limited Edition (special boxes PS does)

    • I’d definitely stick with gut and avoid. Just think you can always purchase an item you decide you have to have on your own for far less (or a similar to actual box item), or you can swap for it as I bet people list items too. I think we will get s full spoiler before they sell out personally.

      The coverup was a bad choice for so many different body types, not everything is one size fits all when getting into not even necessarily larger sizes, but even just women with larger hips etc.

  21. You had me at sunglasses…. The minute I saw them I was like yes please!!

    • I’d be yes please IF I knew there was one other item of value I really loved (hate the coverup and it won’t swap well I bet and no one I know I could gift it to that would like it)…the problem being I would only want the tortie frames and color is random!

  22. I agree- the sunglasses leave something to be desired. I was kind of hoping for some new sunnies, but I’m not a fan of these. I was waiting for an AMAZING second spoiler to finally make me buy it, but I’m going to pass. These might be amazing in person, but I really don’t like reflective shades and the risk is too high that they will be reflective. It’s too bad, because even despite last year and the not-so-great first spoiler, I really would have bought this one if the second spoiler were great.

    PS- those who were thinking the hat would be next- I think the hat she’s wearing is from the Resort box. Now THAT was a great box!

    • Agree, the Resort box was well curated and lovely this year. I liked it even better than the last Resort box, of which I hardly used anything. The makeup item was unique and I have been learning how to get some use out of it, the hat and frame are gorgeous items, and the smaller items were well curated to theme. The only box I haven’t liked this year was March. I got the Target and Resort LEs and loved those too (Target I was able to gift several items to my sister).

  23. Maybe the picture of the boots is really a spoiler for the nail polish lol 😛 I agree that the hat may also be an item.

    • Hat is from the Resort box.

  24. They have this brand and almost the same ones on sale at MyHabit today

  25. Yawn. Give us the boots! We want the boots!

  26. Ha!Ha!!!! At first, I thought, THE BLACK BOOTIE SHOES!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!
    Unfortunately, I cannot wear these sunglasses, either…. Have to wear prescription lenses at all times, no choice. Neimann Marcus sunglasses actually fit over my regular Silhouette glasses….

  27. So will the hat be posted as a third spoiler?
    As a glasses wearer… the sunglasses look cute but I already have several adorable pairs of sunglasses that I can’t wear unless I decide to switch back to contacts. I also noticed they said that colors may vary.

    • You might be on to something there…. Good observance!!!!

    • Hat is from Resort box. Goorin Brothers available on Amazon for $45.

    • Second that. Won’t be able to use both spoilers at all… (Wear glasses and the cover up will definitely be too small for me…) A bag would be nice and suits the fashion category, right?

  28. I agree I like the boots on the model more than either of these spoilers. That shape of glasses definitely wouldn’t work on me! The box so far seems like a huge miss. The fact that they released a second spoiler makes me think they are having problems selling the boxes too…

  29. If those are the same glasses on the model, then I’d guess the third spoiler will be the hat? In any event, pass all around.

    • Hat is from Resort box, they’re just mixing pieces.

  30. Once bitten twice shy, huh? I think this box sold out in a flash last year. So far the spoliers are uninspiring. I like my month box but for this much money and the spoilers, I’m not even tempted. And I’m always tempted!

  31. I would have gotten it if I liked the sunglasses, but those aren’t my style at all. 🙁

  32. I know taste is very specific, but A) I’ve never heard of this brand and B), i don’t think that shape will work well on me.

    So far these spoilers are not encouraging me to sign up at all. I still think if they included a GC to get those booties on the model in the picture, the box would sell more easily.

    • The brands last year were virtually mostly unheard of for some items or dull small items like the book, lipstick, and polish right? Only brand I recognized aside was the old stock MBMJ bangle and they were already aware of discontinuing the MBMJ label to consolidate into regular MJ label. Those bracelets exactly have been out since 2009 or 2010 the first iteration I saw (I had a big obsessed with MBMJ purses for ages, great value). That tote was cute but not worthy of that expensive an LE box and the earrings I loved but so many people were upset at pierced earrings…also so much value was tied up in that one item. Even thought I liked them myself, if I had bought the box I would have been upset.

      • I think I had recognized most of the brands last year, Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg are the ones I recall right now.

  33. Are those the same sunglasses on the model? Those would look awful on me.

    • They definitely fit a certain aesthetic more than a universal type/classic sunnies look. Personally I think they would look great on girls a little into retro styles and they probably would look amazing on a lot of women with a natural hair vibe going on IMO. The model looks lovely in them, but I know I’d look silly somehow.

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