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New Vogue VIP Subscription Program!

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Vogue has launched a new subscription program! (Thanks, cleegiants for the head’s up!)

The Subscription Box: Vogue VIP

The Cost: $200

The Products:

  • A limited-edition Clare V. clutch
  • A one-year subscription to Vogue, plus a six-month gift subscription to share
  • Special issues, including our Met Gala edition
  • Monthly Facebook Live Q&As with our editors
  • Exclusive gifts, offers and experiences

What do you think of the new Vogue VIP subscription? Here are more pictures of the Clare V. Clutch:

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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. I know 200$ seems steep for a box but Clare v fold overs are gorgeous they retail starting at 235$ plus tax In store.
    Liz have you heard anything back from the people of the vogue box? Just wondering if there will really be any bonuses.

    • I don’t think people are questioning the price as much as they are questioning the vagueness of what you’re getting. Lots of people on here are already schilling out a lot of money on all sorts of things and are willing to pay for value but after Oprah scammed people for $200 they are a bit gun shy to be scammed twice. Even if the initial cost is covered by the bag people are having tons of problems with subscription boxes not sending things or having ridiculous cancellation policies that are impossible to get out of. Just my take

  2. If someone walked up to me and handed me $200 and said “waste this money”, I STILL wouldn’t buy this! :/

  3. Holy cow, just went and read the entirety of the Oprah subscription scam and all I have to say is…..WOW! Sorry Vogue, being vague with a bunch of people still applying their Vaseline from the Oprah burn may not be the wisest business venture right now…….unless you’re planning on sending Preparation H as a “surprise!”

  4. Ok, someone please fill me in on the Oprah incident.

    • It looks like if you type “Oprah” in the Search field there are some MSA reviews on the Oprah Circle of Friends subscription box that was around last year. I don’t know the story, but am curious too, so I’m going to read the reviews now. 🙂

  5. This sounds like the Oprah box that was a complete disaster! A clutch and non descriptive “exclusives” lead me to a big ‘ol.. NO WAY!!
    Do they not realize that there’s PS that frequently includes clutches AND several items for $40?

    • Exactly what I thought of too.

  6. Is this for reals? $200?! No thanks.

  7. A magazine subscription? Like we don’t have the Internet? Hahaha! This isn’t going to take off

    • I seriously see no appeal here. A clutch and some magazines, really? Whoever put this together is very out of touch.

  8. I got the email about this and still can’t figure out how they think they are going to get people to spend $200. They keep trying to get me to renew my mag subscription for Vogue and W for $10 each per year. What do they plan on sending to equal $190?


  9. Someone at Vogue actually thought this was a good deal! WOW. I might have made some silly sub box purchases in the past, but this one is not even interesting in the slightest for $200.

  10. I don’t think this one’s for me, even if I did have the funds to sub.

    The clutch is gorgeous, but IMHO it’s not worth $200 to me to have it. A magazine subscription is almost worthless as you can get tons of free magazine subs from all over (including Vogue). I’ve never seen their special editions, so I can’t comment on those, but the q & a’s – Who’s to say that they will ever get to one of your questions. The exclusive gifts & offers, I’m sorry, they almost HAVE to be more forthcoming as to what kind of perks & gifts they’re offering.

    At this price point, they are going to have to be off the charts FABULOUS, and they are going to have to promote the crap of it to make enough people want this enough to pay that much up front.

  11. I do love Clare V, so it’s rather unfortunate that Vogue chose to spotlight this clutch with this crazy “deal.”

  12. Hahahahahahahaha………No.

    • That was my exact reaction!

  13. Hard pass on this one. Curious to see your take on it, Liz.

    • Right now I think it only makes sense if that clutch alone is worth the cost of the subscription to you. We really need specific details on what these other bonus gifts will be! I’ll try to find out more. 🙂

      • The “special gifts and offers” thing makes me think of the Oprah mag subscription, and I’m pretty sure that was a special bust.

        • My first thought as well.

  14. ahhhh, no

  15. Their wording = Exclusive gifts, offers and experiences…. My husband’s wording = If I was to spend that kind of money for a VIP sub, the only thing I will be looking forward to is an “exclusive experience” of lodging in the doghouse!!!! Um no, just sadly not the sub for me….

    • I’d put myself in the doghouse for making a purchase like that one lol.

    • me too Angela L.

  16. I have a closet full of clutches just like that one, most of them were freebies. A bunch of magazine subscriptions… yawn. I don’t know many people who even read paper magazines anymore, people mostly go to blogs for free. And a Q&A with the editors. Wow, they really think highly of themselves, don’t they, to think people are so plebian to get psyched to talk to them on facebook lol. Reddit AMAs achieve the same purpose for free. Get with the times, Vogue. Sorry for being so negative, that $200 price tag made me put my sassy pants on.

    • You aren’t being negative, you’re being honest. As an author/ writer/ ghost writer (former blogger) the state of publishing is in the toilet. it’s cheaper to use staff writers who don’t know how to research, rehash the same stuff over and over and aren’t interested in a new “voice”. The clutch, feh. I can buy high end designer, Italian made hand last shoes for less on sale and they’ll last me decades. A clutch isn’t exactly practical, and even the most expensive one I own by a high end designer is big enough to hold double and a heck of a lot more stylish, while paying (one of the few times I paid full price) maybe $150 more,l




      • I give up. Can you please delete my responses? This thing is making stuff up and I don’t see it until after posting! I actually proofread three times before hitting submit, ARRRRRGGGGHHH! (Now I’m a pirate?) ⚡️Jet

  17. Phew…. I was afraid I’d need to have it, but nope.

  18. even the model looks stupefied about it!

  19. Wow, I was excited… New sub box, then I saw what it was… And I’m not excited anymore.

    • Ditto

  20. I may be crazy for sub boxes, but NOT THAT CRAZY! ??

  21. This is reminiscent of the Oprah subscription which turned out so horribly.

    • That’s exactly what I thought when I saw this!

      • Ditto

    • That is precisely what I was thinking!!!!

    • Exactly!!! Lots of ambiguous promises at a really high price point. Liz is so generous and diplomatic and I remember the Oprah sub as the first that she really had to struggle to pay any compliment to.

    • That is exactly what I thought when I saw this too!!

    • That’s what I was thinking too! lol. $200 for a clutch and a magazine??

      • And experiences! Don’t forget the, um, experiences!

    • And another ditto!

    • I concur!

  22. They must be crazy
    $200? I’d want that clutch plus at least 6 full size semi-high value items for that price ??

  23. I’m waiting for Lix to postman update that says she meant write $20, not $200…

    • Damn you, auto-correct! *waiting for Liz to post an update* is what I meant to say!

  24. I do love a Clare V clutch and this one is gorgeous. But, everything else is just too vague. I *might* have done it for $100, just for the bag, but this is too rich for my blood.

  25. A sub to Vogue and a fold over bag? For $200? What?

  26. I might be letting go of Birchbox but will not fill in the gap with this one. Too pricey for not enough details.

  27. I have an eternal affair with my Clare V cluth from 2014 PSMHNM, but this program reminds me of the Oprah’s Circle of Friends… So thanks, but no thanks 😉

  28. Lol is this a joke…. i got my subscription earlier this year for $12 ?

  29. Not enough bite. Description of the program is vague. It’s almost like they plan to make it up as they go along. Easy pass

  30. So it’s a clutch plus a year’s magazine subscription for $200 – intriguing but not so interested. Perhaps more details about the ‘special gifts’ would justify it a bit more (or not).

    • Right? So you may just receive the magazines and clutch ? They left it open so they could do nothing more…. I just renewed my mag sub for a year plus gifted a year for $14!!!! So $175 for a clutch ? They may want to be more specific on if they will really be giving “gifts….” And what they might be … Pass

  31. I got this invitation. Seems like an opportunity to buy a $200 clutch. I get Vogue articles online, and the magazine on Texture. Can’t see what else I am getting

  32. Pass

  33. Maybe if I had an extra $200 kicking around….lol

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