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POPSUGAR Must Have September 2016 Box SPOILER + Coupon

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We have the first spoiler for the September 2016Β POPSUGAR Must Have box! Each box will include:


A Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat (Suggested Retail $58)

POPSUGAR sent me this spoiler item early, too:


It’s made from 100% wool!


My wardrobe is mainly made up of various shades of black, so I love the black ribbon on black felt look of this hat – I think it is timeless!


And this hat is adjustable:


You can pull the strings to make the inner band tighter for a custom fit.

When it comes to me and hats, a lot of times they are too tight on my head, but this one fit! (At the largest setting, but still a victory!)

Here it is on:


Emily gave me a useful styling tip, too – wear this more on the back of your head if you want to keep the look from venturing into cowboy hat territory!

What do you think of the spoiler?

And in case you missed the themes for the September POPSUGAR Must Have Box:

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The themes are Bold, Indulgent, Glamorous, and Eye-Catching. Any guesses on items?

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. I’m thrilled for this hat.

    I’m 33, and I live in the Fulton Market District (warehouse area) of downtown Chicago. All I wear is black. This is going to be killer with my go to moto boots and biker jacket this fall. Really excited. πŸ˜‰

    • I live in Chicago, too and have been debating whether to buy a hat like this for weeks now! Glad I didn’t, so excited for this!!!

  2. Which theme do you think the hat would be?

    • The perpetual PopSugar question – connecting the curation to the theme!

  3. Not my cup of tea personally. I don’t think I’m old, but I feel like I’m too old to rock this.

    • This hat strikes me as subtly trendy, yet timelessly classic. I could see me (31), my mom (60), and my grandmother (85) all rocking this hat! I would probably wear it with jeans and a funky top, my mom would wear it with capris and a cardigan, and my grandmother would wear it with a skirt suit or a high-necked dress. I bet it will end up being a very versatile accessory!

  4. I was super tempted to order with only the spoiler themes. So glad I waited for an actual spoiler.

    Living in Puerto Rico, usually Fall and Winter boxes are a miss for me! I guess I will be kissing good bye PSHV until the fabolous Neiman Marcus box πŸ™‚

  5. Not in love with this spoiler, but just got my shipping notice & excited to see what else is in the box! ?

    • I’ve been thinking about subscribing to Popsugar, but I looked up the other reviews and every single time I think to myself how can you pay $40.00 for the items they give you? There’s usually one big item, scarf, bag, towel, etc.. then all small items that in my mind don’t add up to $40.00. If I remember correctly the boxes were better before, lately they have been very underwhelming to me. With that being said I loved loved loved the boxes they offered for $20.00 in July, I bought 2.

      I like the hat and I am not a hat wearer. I think it’s different and exciting. I wish this sub was a bit cheaper, I would subscribe in a minute. I’m cancelling 2 of my boxes after this month and I’m researching which sub I want to start. I don’t like the makeup/hair/lotion ones, I still have little bottles of unused items all over my house from Birchbox, Ipsy and Allure from last year!

      • Hey I just ordered a box from a different box I never ordered. Its call LVKIKI or go to @shop.Lvkiki…I got my first box for 9.50 plus free shipping. They also have mini 10 dollar boxes too. I got this black hat in tan, big scarf or coveruo, cutest keychain ever, necklace, braclet, and a cute shoe notepad. All fall colors. I have it up on my instagram @viewmyworld321.. Liz I think you should check it out too. Sorry I do not work with I just love to share the love. I love PopSugar too and wish they had the Mysterybox more often.

        • Omg!! Thank u for putting this box up! I checked it out and wow! Love the pre made boxes! And the price is great!

  6. I like this hat but not for me. Probably wouldn’t fit my head anyway…lol.

    • Second that.
      Have to say the September theme isn’t really my type at all. Fingers crossed for something I can use ?

  7. So excited for this! I love hats and this one looks fab! Let’s hope my head isn’t too big! I’m always so bummed out when I see a killer hat in a store and it doesn’t fit. *fingers crossed!!*

  8. Hats are back and this is certainly in style. Considering that some use Popsugar to help stay up to date with stylish accessories, I think Popsugar made a great choice with with item. That said, I saw a teen wearing a similar hat this weekend and I smiled to myself partly out of appreciation of the young and partly because I remembered the Meg Ryan bit from You’ve Got Mail; the butterfly gets off the subway to “buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are.” I wore my fair share of cowgirl (and boy) hats when I was young. My absolute favorite way to style a hat back then was with pony tails.

    • You’ve Got Mail is my favorite and that quote is perfect because I know I’m going to put this on my head, regret it immediately, and my husband is going to make fun of me for 3 days πŸ˜›

    • Love that movie!!!

  9. The funny thing is I just told my boyfriend that I like these fashionable hats, but that I could never make it work! Now I’ll have to try! I love that there’s one color variation too. Black is more likely to go with everything. I can see it styled back like Liz with a plaid shirt, jeans, leather jacket and booties. Sad thing is, we had 50 degree weather in the AM and at night over the weekend with even a frost warning up north already!! Means this Wisconsin girl will be forced to wear actual hats for warmth sooner than I’d like! This is early even for us.

    I noticed others have complained about getting hats again, but this will actually be my first fashionable one and it’s different than the summer hat in terms of season. In my opinion, only Rachel Zoe has done a similar hat and that one didn’t fit for many ppl. I welcome this hat and am glad they considered an adjustable product in attempt to accommodate. The only other hats I’ve received are warm weather/necessities for me, of which I have many, so this is a welcome change from my comfort zone!

  10. Since I am looking at the spoiler picture and all I can think is “Boy George”, I might be officially too old for PS… Almost pulled the trigger and resubbed this morning, but now I am glad this baby won’t be taking space in my closet next to the unworned hat from Rachel Zoe’s box – However , I think it is a very nice item for a $39 monthly box and fits the Fall theme.

    • “Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to make me cry?”

      Maybe the fun white pain splattered jumpsuit will be included too?

      (You have to be “older” like me for this to even make sense!…LOL)

      • “paint” (not pain!)

  11. The hat is cute. However, the Jack and Lucy Pom Hat would have been more ideal and useful. However, it’s still adorable.

    • I would agree, except they’ve already sent that hat before. I think last winter?

  12. I think this hat is adorable but have never work this type before. For those of you who have, what kind of outfit would you wear it with? I want to be excited about this spoiler!

    • i plan on wearing mine with black skinny jeans, either my doc martens or ballet flats, and either a random worn-in band shirt or a black with white striped boatneck tee…depending on weather I’m going my normal route or a little preppier for fall options.

    • Just got the hat and it looks ridiculous on me! I won’t be wearing this hat, ever!

  13. Nice hat not for me though. Thats gonna be gifted.

  14. Now if only we can get the sunglasses that the model is wearing too.LOL

    • Seriously – really hoping they include this in either this box or the Limited Edition – I LOVE!

      • that’s fab! the “model” being referenced here is Liz. You go, girl, Liz!

  15. While I will NEVER complain about receiving scarves, I actually really like this hat and can’t wait to see it in person. I feel like it’s the perfect item for a September box. It’s that time whenever everyone gets excited about buying fall stuff even though for most of us it’s still 90 degrees outside πŸ™‚

  16. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but I like it! I agree that part of the fun in these boxes is getting something you wouldn’t buy for yourself – or maybe want to buy but don’t! Thanks for the spoiler and the tip about wearing it further back on your head. By the way Liz – you can totally pull off this look!

  17. It’s to hot to wear in south Texas, so I am not at all tempted to resub. I have not been able to wear the one from Rachel Zoe last year due to the heat and the hat being to small for my big head :-(.

    • I will enjoy it at least one day down here in South Texas!

      • Not me I’m hot all the time. But it is nice to see something different just not for me.

  18. I’m excited for something different…as long as it fits my watermelon head ?

    • LOL! You made my day! I have a watermelon head too; I can relate.

      • Twinners! I guess we will find out soon enough. You know, when FedEx decides to show up! Haha!

    • Hi Ali – the hat is adjustable, so hopefully it’ll fit!!

      • Me too, thanks!

  19. Debbie Gibson flash back, I think I had a hat like this in the 80’s, I soo wanted to be Debbie!

    • So true! Well we can all be Debbie Gibson for Halloween if this hat doesn’t work for us! Maybe there will be some electric blue eyeshadow and a hair crimper.

      • Hahaha doesn’t she go by Deborah now? I think she tried to for ages and then I recently saw she was doing the 80s celebrity cruise thing for money.

        I just always remember thinking it was a bad idea to try to insist people call you Deborah and take you overly seriously when you were Debbie Gibson singing in malls in the 80s.

    • LOL! I was about to say the same thing! I can’t wear a hat on the back of my head because all I see is Debbie Gibson. Or Boy George.

  20. Hard to beat from a value standpoint; already more than the cost of the box. As to whether I’ll wear it or not, the jury’s still out. I like that it’s a classic style and seems pretty versatile. Will probably look great paired w/the cape from the Zoe box. Hmmm…at the very least, will be fun to experiment and see what happens.

  21. Nice! I know not everyone likes hats, but I’m thankful for something different. I’ve gotten so many scarves, etc. in the boxes lately. But this will be my first hat. πŸ™‚

    • Agreed! I am so relieved that the spoiler was not a scarf! πŸ™‚

  22. Oh no this is not for me. My 3 year old daughter will love it though lol

  23. Sooooo not interested in a hat. I just cancelled my subscription.

  24. Let’s just pray the LE Fall box doesn’t have a hat, too. I was more worried about that one because of the spoiler picture.

    • Hoping along with you. When are they due to ship? It’s my first LE so no clue about the schedule.

      • Supposed to ship this Friday, September 9th !

        • I just got my shipping notification. Can’t wait for a week from tomorrow!

  25. I am so not a hat person! They always look crazy stupid on me. Oh well, this will probably be swapped.

  26. Not a hat person, but cautiously hopeful! The hat looks great on you, Liz ?

  27. YES!!! WOOT! I am a hat person, I usually look good in them and this is awesome! I am sorry for all the un-hat people, I guess this is sort of like getting sun glasses in a box when you wear prescription glasses. At least I imagine they feel the same way seeing a hat as I do seeing sunglasses as the spoiler.

    • Girl, you need to check out Zenni for your Rx sunglasses – my first time ever having them, and they’re affordable!

      • I would like your comment if I could!!
        I buy ALL my glasses on Zenni! Love them! I just broke my pair of Skull and crossbones tinted glasses. I wish they had them still available. I have been purchasing glasses from them for almost 10 years. Best glasses prices ever!

  28. I almost signed up for this box, based on how truly fantabulous last September’s Must Have box was.
    As I look like a complete pillock in any kind of hat, I’m going to sadly pass.

  29. Great Spoiler! I’m always up for a new hat and although I’m in a warmer climate I’m sure I’ll rock it just like you are Liz

  30. I want that hat!! Should I resub or take a chance at swapping?! I don’t know what to do!

    • I’m getting this month’s box, but don’t want the hat – I’d swap with you!

  31. Hmmm. I’m not sure this will work for my style. I may swap it.

  32. This hat makes me so intrigued about this box! I am not really a hat person, but I think I could work on wearing them more with a gorgeous one like this.
    I hope this box is still available by the time I make up my mind πŸ˜›

  33. So excited! I love hats, and I was hoping for black!

  34. I was not thrilled when I saw this bc I apparently have a giant head but honestly these boxes are supposed to be fun and I like getting things I wouldn’t buy for myself but may love. Here’s to hoping it fits and we are all hat people!

    • I have the same problem (I don’t THINK my head looks that big, and yet) so I had the same reaction at first.

      But this one’s adjustable! And Liz said that hats area usually tight on her but this one fits. So I’m cautiously optimistic. πŸ™‚

  35. Ohhh, I am actually excited for this! I love hats, and was looking for one like this! I already have a maroon one. I am curious though, is it only black, or are they by chance sending out brown ones? Thanks!!

    • I believe this is the only variation. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you, Liz – that definitely helps! Love, love LOVE your reviews πŸ™‚

  36. I seriously hate hats. I wont be resubbing to Pop Sugar again. I’ve been disappointed with most of the boxes as most items have been unusable to me or people that I know.

  37. I’m in the fence. You don’t see a lot of people wearing this type of hat in Alabama. That being said I think they’re so cute but my husband hates them. Hmmm

    • I’m in Alabama too and I thought the same thing! We don’t like to stick out around here. Haha

  38. Super excited for this hat! First monthly box and looks like it will be a WIN!

    • Yay!! I hope you love your first POPSUGAR box!! πŸ™‚

  39. Omg yes yes YES!!! I was hoping we’d get this hat in one of the boxes – I’m obsessed!! Popsugar – you are the BEST! And it’s my birthday month too! πŸ™‚

    • Happy Birthday Month! ? ?

      • Thank you Liz! πŸ™‚

  40. At first, I was disappointed to see a hat because they’re always too small. But this one is adjustable! I’m so psyched!! Maybe it will fit!!!

    But if this had to be at its biggest seeing to fit you… How did the hat from last year’s Fall Rachel Zoe BoS fit you?

    • I think the BOS hat was a bit tighter on my head. Hope that helps!

      • That’s encouraging. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  41. Love the hat, but I’m allergic to wool. πŸ™

    Nice gift for a friend, though.

  42. I think I LOVE this!

  43. I never know when and how to wear non-winter hats so I never buy them. For that reason, this could be a great box item for me since it’s not something I already have. I like the black on black too. The hat in the resort LE (I think that’s the box it was in?) was a little ranchy for my style but I did use it at the beach a few times.

  44. I hate hats! I love Popsugar in general, but please, no more hats!

  45. Yes! This is a great spoiler! I am excited to get this hat. It looks perfect for fall and winter!

  46. Ugh! i HATE hats! this will be up for swap. BOO!!!!

    • Me too! I have curly hair, hats always flatten it, plus I have a giant head and they never fit anyway. I’m so sad I missed the August box, I almost signed up for September, but glad I didn’t. PopSugar is so hit and miss for me.

  47. Loving all these modeling pictures Liz! The hat looks cute on you but it’s an easy pass for me. I won’t be subbing this month. Thanks for the spoiler!

    • Thanks, Samantha! πŸ™‚

  48. I got caught up in some of the Labor Day sub box sales and – even though they didn’t offer a deal – I renewed PSMH. Back to work and back to reality this morning, uncertainty and shopping spree regret started to creep in.


    I’m so thankful PS released a spoiler, and super relieved it is something I’m excited to receive. Honestly, I am not much of a hat person and I was not thrilled about the hat in the Resort LE box earlier this summer. But once I actually had it in my hands, I fell in love and I’ve been sporting it all summer! In fact, just this weekend I was wearing it while walking my dogs and I briefly wondered whether I could make it work over the winter too – if you have the hat, you know it’s clearly not a cold weather accessory, aesthetically or practically speaking. What perfect timing! I’m really excited for the September box now!

  49. Cute! If it doesn’t look right on me, it will be perfect for my 20-year old niece….I like the tip for wearing it further back….great pic, Liz!

  50. Oooh! Adjustable is good. I have the reverse issue; hats are usually too big on me.

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