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POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2016 Spoiler!

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The October 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have box is on sale now! (If you sign up for a subscription, this should be your first box.)

And we have the first spoiler for the October Box! Each box will include:

Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella

About the product: Because this umbrella is small enough to stow in your purse, you won’t have to play the rainy day guessing game before leaving the house. Featuring the classic Henri Bendel print we know and love, it might just be the perfect Autumn accessory.

Sugg. Retail: $58


Here is the Henri Bendel New York Umbrella


(POPSUGAR sent me this spoiler item early so I could test it out!)


It comes with a protective outer sleeve.


And the umbrella has the signature Henri Bendel brown and white stripes, plus a pink accent!




This umbrella is pretty compact when it is closed (9.5 inches). Opened up, it has a diameter of about 38 inches.

What do you think of the first October POPSUGAR Must Have box spoiler? I love my Henri Bendel Dopp Kit bag from the July 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box, so I love that I’m building out a Henri Bendel travel set!

In case you missed the spoiler hints for the October 2016 box:


The themes are: Reinvention, Warm, Cozy, Inspiration, and Happy!

If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box. (Check out our POPSUGAR Must Have reviews to see what has been in past boxes!)

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. Well I guess I live in one of the few places in the country where it can rain during any month in the year. We don’t have a rainy season, so even though it’s fall I can use this umbrella in Nashville. Well fall hasn’t arrived yet, as it’s still in the 90’s, but I can use this anytime during the year. I like to have an umbrella at work, in the car and at home, so this is helpful. I don’t mind getting an umbrella in a subscription, this will be my first actually. I do hope its not the best item in the box, but I’m fine with it as I like Henri Bendel products.

  2. While I agree this spoiler has nothing to do with the theme, this spoiler has hooked me in. I am always in need of extra umbrellas.

  3. My blue one with white polka dots is my go-to, but so happy to have a back up! It’s rainy in Chicago in the fall and you can always use another one. Thrilled!

    • That is so true. I live in west loop downtown, and I have four umbrellas near my front door in a big glass vase, and two more at my office. The only thing that I don’t like is that this one doesn’t have air vents. Using an umbrella downtown without vents is guaranteed to turn inside out immediately if it’s really raining.

      • So funny-my fellow Chicago people love the umbrellas too. I have one at home, one in the office and one in the car. In the Windy City you have to replace your umbrellas often!!

  4. I loved the blue and white polka dot umbrella and apparently someone else did too because it’s gone. I wish this was automatic like that one, but I love Henri Bendel so I am still happy with it as a back up.

  5. Henri Bendel!! They have such a gorgeous store in the Houston Galleria mall. Very expensive and classy.

  6. PopSugar was having a great run with the August and September boxes but this spoiler is doing nothing for me. I live in a non-rainy climate, plus I just don’t think it’s that cute. And the whole gift with purchase thing (if true) kind of bums me out. Seems like a cheap road for PS to go down.

  7. My first thought was an umbrella?? We’ll have snow by the time I get my box here in Wisconsin! I also hate the print and hate wearing/using items that have a brand so blatantly obvious that you may as well be a walking billboard. 🙁 The light blue one I have from fabfitfun and the polka dot one from popsugar have me set on umbrellas. Don’t see how it fits the theme either, but I guess it could be the “seasonally appropriate” for some. May cancel and purchase if I like the other items or swap for them.

    • Yup. I cancelled! Didn’t take long for me to decide. Most of the time the spoilers make me excited or at least hold out to see what else is included. Not this time!

    • Exactly. Unrelated to the spoiler, seasonally inappropriate, been done, and not a fan of the big branding. This was my last pre-paid month so I’m kind of grateful that the spoiler is a flop so I’m not tempted to extend my subscription. Given the RV on this (even though it’s a silly price for an umbrella) I’m not optimistic that there will be any other substantial item in this box, just filler. Bummer.

  8. I’m always up for an umbrella, but it’s hard to beat the last umbrella we received. Definitely wished it was black instead of brown, and would love if it was automatic.

  9. What surprise, an umbrella!!!
    I swear am umbrella comes every month of this subscription.

  10. This doesn’t seem so bad after the downpour that just happened in NYC

  11. Total gift with purchase product. Doesn’t fit the theme but I guess if someone wants to offload their unwanted gwp remnants you put them in a box. I had such high hopes for a fall October box and I am highly disappointed by this spoiler.

  12. Hey Liz –

    Is the spoiler usually the big ticket item? And when do you usually have full spoilers available? I don’t WANT to cancel, but if an umbrella is the highlight… I might need to sit this month out… Thanks!

    • In the past, I’ve noticed that the spoilers aren’t always the best item/most expensive item. However, I do use them to determine whether or not I purchase the box. I’ve seen spoilers that I hate but then, after the full spoilers came out, I liked the rest of the items in the box. On the other hand, I’ve seen spoilers I love and then hated every other item in the box.

      Full spoilers have always been released before my box has even shipped in the past, though I believe September was sold out by the time Liz posted a review (though PopSugar had some billing/shipping issues this month).

  13. This is pretty disappointing if this is the high price item. No matter how you spin it this does not fit the home theme or the other themes from yesterday. I have a bunch of umbrellas already that are automatic and I definitely would not go back to a manual one. The umbrella is cute but the giant brand name is a little much. I signed up this month based on the home theme, I’m hoping they come through with some good “home” related items.

  14. The umbrella is ok, however it barely rains in AZ so I have no use to this product. Plus, I already own a couple small umbrellas like this one that we keep in our cars. I’m not really sure how this spoiler fits the theme or the season.

    • *for this* is what I meant, darn phone.

  15. I like the umbrella, it always rains here in WA, it starts in fall and ends up almost in summer! So I’ll find a use for it. I would have loved it if it was automatic, since I always find a way to pinch my fingers specially if I’m with my kids! Lol! im still hoping for a cozy throw, so fingers crossed! 🙂

  16. It’s a leap, but rainy weather means cuddling up at home with a warm beverage and listening to the raindrops hitting the roof. Outside is icky, but inside is extra nice and cozy.

  17. I like it, but I agree it’s overpriced.

  18. It’s the opposite of warn and cozy. It never rains inside my home… but it is cute.

  19. $58 for a manual umbrella? PS should have added “overpriced”, “inefficiency” and “obsolescence” to the themes.

    • Haha! Yes they should have!

    • Ha, I thought they meant $5,99 – but than such any item with such a big logo is free, folding into promotional materials category. Cancelled.

    • ? right?

  20. One of my favorite brands1 I’m so excited..

  21. I agree with the others saying this is a spring item, I LOVED the umbrella they sent out last year LOVED it, coolest one ever. This one I do hate the branding on it and hate brown lol. Also don’t see how it fits the spoiler themes either. I wonder if there’s going to be a home item?

  22. I really like this. I was going to buy another umbrella the other day. I doubt this will fit in my purse because I have a smaller sized purse. I love the design and I like the brand. Way to go PS

  23. Nooooooooo. Its cute but I wouldnt use it. Ohhhh welll my Novembers box is the one to beat. Its my birthday month so I am getting one of these finally for my bday…. And Christmas…

  24. Yay! Liking the “Sephora” umbrella ??

  25. Love Henri Bendel! I wish it were automatic but still…and I have two tote bags it will match:)

  26. A few things…not sure how this fits the theme, rain makes me feel the opposite of cozy. An umbrella seems more like a spring item. Looks like this will be most of the value of the box…very disappointed.

  27. I love this. I especially love the accent of pink. Living in Portland, OR I always need an umbrella fall thru spring.

  28. I am still hoping there is a fabulous home item in this box. I love this brand and do not own an umbrella but its out of season for me. I live in Montana. It snowed yesterday. So this just is not what I would expect for a fall box especially with spoiler themes of warm and cozy.

    • Whoa it’s already snowing in Montana??? I thought Wisconsin was bad, but my parents typically don’t see snow until late November.

      • We often get some light snow in September, and October is when we usually get our first “serious” snow. I usually look at November 1 as the “official” (in my mind) start of winter in Montana as it seems that is when it really starts to get cold. We have the Rocky Mountains running through our State, so we have a lot of higher elevations that get snow early.

      • I’m from Wisconsin! Definitely had snow in October and even September before. It just usually doesn’t stick around long when it does. November is when it starts to stay on the ground more than a couple days. Granted I hailed from the northern part of the state and now live in Madison. The temperature difference is significant even though it’s only a few hour difference of a drive. Lol My dad already had frost warnings the first weekend of September already this year.

    • A fellow Montanan on here?!? Howdy!

      • Me too!

        • Dana – You’re a Montanan, too? Cool!

        • I may have seen you around the swap site, Dana, but I never have anything you are following. 🙁

      • Montana here too! Seems like there are quite a few of us!

      • It is really cool to see so many people from montana on here!

        • I’m from Montana as well!

          • Hi Bailey! Hi Paula! I’m glad to know I’m not the only sub box addict in Montana. Lol!

  29. It’s okay. Not going to subscribe for an umbrella. I don’t want it.

  30. I can always use a new umbrella – the last PopSugar one was nice but a bit bulky for the purse so I’m excited about the new one!

  31. I am in love with this spoiler! I have been trying to break up with PSMH and they keep drawing me back in. Just take money.

  32. Omg… I just realized that this is my last box of the 6-month deal they had. Not sure if I should wait until Black Friday to resubscribe, or get a duplicate November box? I’ll probably get a duplicate November box… Ugh.

    • What happens on Black Friday??? Should I wait until then to subscribe??? Thank you!

  33. I love the spoiler! Way to go Popsugar!

  34. Happy….to be dry?

  35. I soooo want October’s box but I also need to fulminite my CC balance. :-/ Totally love the spoilers and the theme!

  36. I loved this til I saw the big brand name splashed across it. That makes it look like a cheap GWP. The name on the handle doesn’t bother me, but why couldn’t they have left it at that?

    • Same. Not a fan of ostensibly branded stuff. I can never have too many umbrellas though…it’s just that this one will probably end up being third string.

    • It is their “Special Edition” GWP Umbrella that was free with purchases over $150

      • Is this really their gift with purchase umbrella?? I was wondering about that since it’s certainly not the $58 umbrella on their website which is automatic and has a cute stripe ribbon for the carrying strap. It’s fine if this is the GWP version – it is a $40 box afterall – but PSMH needs to not inflate the suggested retail price because it’s downright deceptive. They must think all of their customer’s just fell off the turnip truck…

        • Yes, it really is. I believe the original promotion was this past spring around March/April/May. A quick Google search and you’ll see their promotional materials for it. Ads and such.

          I find it a little disappointing because unfortunately this particular umbrella isn’t the same quality as the ones you actually purchase from the brand. Different handle etc…I’m OK with that if this is “extra” but I’m really hoping this isn’t the “hero” item of the box.

          • OH. I’m actually kind of annoyed about this. I thought it was seriously cheesy when I saw Peaches and Petals include an Elizabeth Arden GWP bag. Now PSMH is doing the same kind of thing??

        • There are sold listings all over a “Posh” reselling site that have the GWP tag on an umbrella that looks suspiciously like this one. Disappointing.

          Maybe next month, when a lot of us are no longer subscribed because of the 6 month deal, it will be better. I don’t know about everyone else, but I don’t see myself resubscribing.

    • Agree completely.

  37. Yay! I loved the umbrella they sent last time but I somehow managed to break it when I was opening it one day. I’ve been needing a replacement. So excited 🙂 This is a win for me!

  38. In Florida we can always use an umbrella. Especially in the fall when all those tropical storms sweep through! Very cute!

  39. I’ve been waiting for years for popsugar to put an umbrella in their box again! I’m so pleased!

  40. I dislike having the brand name so large, but the brown stripes are cute.

  41. Isn’t this more of a “spring” item? It’s cute, but…

  42. Looks good. It rarely rains in La Playa (San Diego) but I like the idea of it being purse size & if I don’t use, I think it would make a great gift. I’m happy with their choice. I love Pop Sugar.

  43. Argh, I just lost my umbrella last week, and this one is really cute….. will wait for more spoilers before I finally commit.

  44. Cute! I’m really glad it has the pink accent and not PS blue!

  45. OMG seriously yay!!! Popugar always sends me exactly what I’ve been needing – I almost used up the last of my Birchbox points on that Kate Spade umbrella and now I’m glad I didn’t. It’s so cute too!!

  46. I can always use another umbrella, plus this is really cute ! Does the umbrella have a button to open/close, I always pinch my fingers on the other kind ?

  47. Hi Liz!!

    May I ask- is this an automatic open/close umbrella, or do you have to manually open/close it? Thank you!!

    • It is manual. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Thank you so much!!!

      • Thanks Liz ! The umbrella is cute but after I discovered the automatic open umbrellas I will never use this. I will just keep it as a backup in my car.

  48. It’s cute, but not enough to get me to buy the box. I barely use the umbrella from the April 2015 box.

    • And which I like better myself (don’t like brown).

    • Exactly my thoughts! I already have an umbrella from PopSugar that I don’t use. A little disappointed in this box already and considering canceling my sub. :/

  49. Love it! My only question is which spoiler theme word is it supposed to be?

  50. How does this fit into the theme?

    • Haha! I was typing my question at the same time as you! 🙂

    • Same here! first thing I thought about

    • Umbrella = Rain, so it fits the “Happy” part obviously. Nothing puts a smile on my face like dark dreary clouds, grey skies, soggy clothes, and turning into a wet rat after I spend time getting myself ready.

      • HA!!

      • Happy because it is not snowing and you don’t need to shovel rain perhaps?

    • Same thought here, as I was saying yesterday, these themes are just silly and pointless.

      • I was actually intrigued by this theme! I was getting a cozy, autumnal pumpkin vibe from it. However, this seems more like “April Showers” or a spring feel to me. Disappointed.

    • Maybe warm? In that it keeps you from being sopping wet and freezing?

    • That was the first thing I said!

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