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CFDA POPSUGAR Must Have Box Spoiler #3

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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).

POPSUGAR is sharing this spoiler exclusively with My Subscription Addiction readers first!


Every POPSUGAR Must Have x CFDA box includes a Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrance Collection Gift Set — a $95 value! Balanced to transition perfectly from day to night, these 10 sophisticated fragrances are inspired by the world outside Derek Lam’s window at 10 Crosby St. in NYC. You’ll definitely find your next signature scent among these fragrant options. 

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 are the first two spoilers:

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


And 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Shipping at 5.4 lbs. Cover-up, glasses, and perfume are all pretty light I’d think.

    • When are you getting it?

      • Monday 5/23 is the current

  2. This is the longest I have seen a Popsugar Limited Ed. Box still be available…. and I don’t ever remember them releasing so many spoilers… They are definitely having a hard time selling them.

    • It’s priced way too high. I’m surprised I bought it.

      • Hi sweetie it’s Kristin! I didn’t get this one do to my Luxor Box & 20 some other boxes lol.. If you want to swap again for anything may I 1st be in line please lol.. I’ve got a ton of New Listings Added! I wonder what else is gonna be in the box? I almost got it the other night but I was too Nervous to hit that “Complete Order” Button I think I was like ?? & then ? I just couldn’t do it lol..

  3. I love perfume, but I’ve already received three vials of Derek Lay’s fragrances just as freebies when I buy something online from Sephora. So…a $95 value for a bunch of perfume samples? Uh, no thanks.

    The cover up is meh. There’s nothing about it that jumps out at me as “fashion” or high-end or different than what you could pick up for less during a trip to the mall.

    The sunglasses are cute, but not only do I wear prescription sunnies, but not all glasses look good on all faces. This is, in my opinion, something people need to try on.

    Really, REALLY glad I skipped.

  4. I’d LOVE to trade for the sunglasses!!

  5. This is the first spoiler I have liked from this box, but I can buy those perfumes at full cost at Sephora and still save money by not buying this box!

  6. So many plus sizes out there that swapping for the cover up should be easy.

  7. Arghh I really want this box but man that price tag is killing me!

    • Oh my gosh same!! I love those sunglasses and have been wanting the fragrance forever! I’m so tempted to charge to my credit card ?

  8. A small part of me is like, individualized frangeance? Hell yes! But a greater part of me is BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA if you think I’m buying this box.

  9. Ok it’s on the popsugar site under the cfda box faq that you can email them and request the plus size one. Again they have limited # on them. Not sure what they consider plus size because in the fashion world plus size starts at an 8!!

  10. I read on one of the sites that you could request a larger size cover up if you wished but you had to contact them and request it. They only have a limited # of them. I thought the same thing”that cover up will never fit me”

  11. So glad that I passed!!!

    • Agreed lol

  12. I would love to trade for the Derek Lam!

    • I would love to trade it! As I said in a comment below, I think they smell great but my allergies keep me from wearing perfume. If you’re interested let me know your email and we can chat!

  13. So not into this box, and no way I would spend hundreds of dollars on a mystery. I would much rather spend $225 at Nordstrom on things that I want. On a slightly unrelated note, how cool would it be to get a rollerball set in a sub box where each rollerball was an individual fragrance note and you could mix and match your own to create your perfect scent based on your mood?

  14. Has anyone heard anything about the Limited edition summer box? Is it me or are they running pretty late with that box this year?

    • Maybe they are finally realizing they need to stop with the LEs until they finish up with replacements for broken items in the holiday LE and the December box?

  15. That looks totally fun and I hope I’ll be able to swap for one

    • HI @nana I’d love to swap the fragrance set (I smelled them at Sephora today and they all seem great – I just have horrible sinus problems that prohibit me from wearing perfume) once my box arrives. I believe it should be coming next week. Let me know if you’re interested!

  16. I think this could be a great box for many. I have a problem with it for a few reasons. The Neimen Marcus box has more value than this box for almost the same cost. It feels like since they are donating a portion of the proceeds to the CFDA, that donation amount does not count towards goods in the box. Basically everyone that buys is donating the portion and not able to write it off. So if they are donating $50.00 from the box, they are utilizing the other $175 amount towards purchasing the lots for this box + put aside a select amount for profit, box itself and freight. That said, the wrap is cute, would fit many (I am a size 6) but I understand that it is not a fit all size. For this, if you bought this box at this price, I think they should have offered a wrap or a sarong. That way it appealed to more. The sunnies seem to be reflective (boo) and not on trend, But cute frames…. also confusing as the NM box also had sunnies. The perfume is personal, could be fun. A lot is about why we love boxes, for the surprise. Maybe I am bummed by last year (that’s a big heck yes) and that they are gearing this toward true trends right now. In no way however is this the epitome of fashion. It feels like a bunch of items tossed in a box. some good items, but nonetheless.

  17. This looks like a great box! So glad I ordered.

  18. This is the third spoiler and so far they have all been “meh” for me. The cover up won’t fit everyone and the pattern looks really weird to me. The sunglasses are nice, but if you notice, the tiny print says “colors may vary”, so we won’t necessarily get the tortoise or the same lenses – hard to know as this Leonard comes in lots of varieties. Now a perfume sampler. They are up to $470 retail value in the spoilers, so I can’t imagine there is much else in there that will make the box wow us. If they are using these spoilers as the best they have to get us to buy the box, I’m guessing this box will be on sale for 1/2 off very soon. Too bad they didn’t learn their lesson last year. Thankfully, since it’s still available and they are still releasing spoilers, it looks like subscribers learned their lesson.

  19. I actually really like the spoilers, especially this one, but unfortunately i cannot afford this box. If it was 150 i woild buy it

  20. It’s way too expensive. I hope there is still a WOW factor – or I will really regret my purchase. The Neiman box is nearly this – and comes with $600+ of items.

  21. … Is this supposed to make me want the box now?… It’s not working.

  22. I’m not a perfume lover by any stretch but this set seems cool. But it’s still not a spoiler that would get me to buy this box. I have a feeling that it’ll still be available when it’s finally released, and then when the shoes are(n’t) included, it’ll sell out once people realize what’s in it. the price is obviously high, but I think they’re doing a better job of curating products from last year. But for the price, it doesn’t WOW me like i think it should. Totally my $02.

    • I have received several of the Derek Lam fragrances and have tried about five of them. They all smell like variations of angel perfume, Lolita Lempka and with marc Jacobs decadence thrown in for good measure. There is a lot going on. I thought I would love them, but, no. Hope that info helps.

  23. This may not be a popular opinion but I think that coverup is absolutely hideous. It’s like someone didn’t have enough fabric to finish their shirt so they just grabbed something different and said ‘close enough’. NO THANKS this box is 100% a pass from me.

  24. I thought it was going to be the shoes. Silly me, they almost had me there

    • Omg glad I’m not the only one that thought that too. LOL

  25. So I happily saved myself $225. What should I buy instead?

  26. I just looked, sephora really does sell that perfume for $95. But what are the chances you would like more than one or 2 of them? And I know that there is NO CHANCE the coverup will fit me. LOL.

    • I hear you!! I’m a 2x & I don’t believe there 1size fits all is for plus size!! I think Popsugar believes everyone is size 0-8 ????

      • And does yoga lol.

        • I am a size 8 and do yoga a lot! And at 36-28-36, I am probably a plus size in this universe….

  27. I think it’s so funny the box is still available for purchase. And they’ve released another spoiler. I love the swimsuit coverup, but one size does not fit all. The glasses are not my style at all, and I really don’t need $95 perfume sampler. I’d rather buy a bottle of my favorite Atelier Cologne.

    • to think I was mad when the infamous 2015 CFDA box sold out in less than an hour last year, phew! I love the cover up too and have seen on J Crew (online not in store) but the sunnies are not for me either…if the box was less I’d consider but not at an increased price from last year’s box! Also, I bought the Today box (I think still available too!) and the next day it was marked down to ½ off, ah well! If PS marked down this one, like the Today box, I’d buy + I’m sure it would sell out fast! Have you tried Killian perfume? You may like if you like AC, Killian’s Love Don’t Be Shy is amazing and many others too plus fun not being totally mainstream!

    • I’m yay on the fragrances but nay on everything else (not my style). I don’t quite understand the hullabaloo about the cover up not fitting 100% of the population. I mean, we know not everything in a subscription box will work for everyone. I wear prescription glasses and can’t wear contacts, so the sunglasses wouldn’t work for me (even if they were my style). But meh, thems the breaks.

      • it’s not that it “doesn’t work,” it’s that they could’ve easily found a clothing item that was actually one size fits all (like a sarong <3 rachel zoe) or customized it.

      • the coverup has practically 1/3 of the value in the box… it should be something everyone can use

  28. There’s no way I’d order this box. It’s a joke lol

  29. I am stoked! This is what I expected last year. Can’t wait for my box to get here!!!

  30. Perfume samples they got for free…yay…

    • I’m not digging it either, but those aren’t little tiny bottles. It does sell for $100 and they are like rollerballs. FYI

      • Oh, I thought they were like the little sample vials birchbox sends out. So it’s not as bad as I thought.

  31. Yup, still glad I passed. The cost is just too high!
    I love the glasses, but the rest I can find cheaper versions in the color / style / scent that I like.

  32. I mean, what’s left? I guess it will be less of a surprise when I get it.

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