Hanee21 Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2016
Hanee21 Box is a monthly styling subscription that sends exclusive and boutique clothing and accessories to your door. When you sign up you fill out a short and simple preferences survey to indicate your style, color preferences, size, and your desired subscription plan.
Then, they send you 4 items (clothing and accessories) to keep! But if you don’t love them, you can email them for a return label and send it back – HOWEVER (!) they have stated that they do NOT offer refunds for returned items. This is weird and confusing to me; I feel like the right thing for them to do if they don’t want to offer refunds is to just say that they don’t offer returns. I just don’t know why anyone would actually return anything and it seems odd they’d try to encourage you to “easily return anything you don’t like.”
Since my products were chosen for me based off of my personal style profile and preferences, my package will probably look different than others’.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Hanee21 Box
The Cost: $39/month and free shipping, with discounts available for longer-term subscription commitments.
COUPON: Use code FREE21 to receive a bonus gift and 5% off any subscription!
The Products: 2 clothing items and 2 accessories each month. The types of items they send include shirts, blouses, outerwear, skirts, shorts, dresses, scarves, hair accessories, jewelry, and bags.
Ships to: US
Check out the Women’s Clothing Subscription Directory and make sure to add Hanee21 Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
FYI – My package came with a little promotional card, but it didn’t detail any of my items or packing slip.
Tassel Bracelet – Value $14.99?
This is a very pretty bracelet, though more bohemian than I usually wear. I like the combination of different shapes and materials of beads. There was no tag or brand attached to this so I really am guessing on the value/price point.
Wire Ball Pendant Necklace – Value $14.99?
I prefer silver, simple, classic jewelry so this necklace is more up my alley than the bracelet. However, it’s very short.
The pendant is really interesting, though. I have some necklace extenders I think would make this necklace perfect.
USA Pride Tee – Value $17?
I’m not generally one to wear explicitly patriotic items, especially on any day that doesn’t involve a 4th of July BBQ, so I found this an odd inclusion for this time of year. I love a perfect tee, but this one is more of a generic unisex fit and the sleeves look huge on my arms. I like how the design is (somewhat ironically) in black and white, and I could see myself altering it a bit (like cutting off the sleeves and ribbed neckline) to make it a sort of edgy, more flattering summer tank.
Gilli Panel Dress – Value $40?
I love the brand Gilli so I was super excited to see it in here! However, I wasn’t able to model this dress for you because I’m really not sure how… It’s super sheer, and I just don’t think I have the right slip for it. So, the front (shown here) looks like a casual tank dress.
Here’s a close up of the front/neck. You can see the back has some interesting detail.
The back actually has this really interesting, twisty, panel detailing.
The fact that this is so sheer and paired with a summer tee shirt makes me wonder if this is supposed to be a sort of swimwear cover-up? That’s definitely how I’ll be using it (next year)!
Verdict: This is my first delivery from Hanee21 Box and I actually am pleased with it, but mainly because I think I’ll alter the tee and use the dress(?) as a cover-up (that may be its intended purpose anyway). Unfortunately, this delivery is so summery that I’m bummed to keep the clothing just to pack them away until next year. The jewelry is pretty, though, and I’ve already tried the bracelet with a few different outfits I’ve worn – it’s out of my fashion comfort zone but it’s been kinda fun.
However, I have to say that a red flag was raised for me when we reached out to customer service to clarify the return process and options, and they specified that “Yes, it’s simple and easy to return items… but you get NO REFUNDS for them.” (They also do not offer exchanges, which is more understandable based on the nature of their model/inventory.) To me, this just sounds like any returns end up in some kind of black hole and there’s zero resolution for the subscriber. I think that if they don’t want to offer any kind of refunds for returns, the right thing to do would be to simply state that they don’t offer/allow returns instead of saying “it’s easy and free to return any items.” I felt it was really important to address this clearly for readers.
As far as value goes, it was difficult to really nail down an approximate value, but I don’t think I got any less than $70 of items at the very least, and my approximations put it more around $86ish. For $39 cost, I’m happy with that.
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