Cate & Chloe Subscription Box Review – July 2017


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Cate & Chloe is a monthly jewelry subscription box. Recently, they’ve updated their subscription box program—where before, they’d send two pieces of jewelry per month with a bonus item (sometimes) for $39.99, they now have several subscription levels to choose from:

Full VIP Status
3 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $39.99/month

Double the Fun
2 pieces of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $29.99/month

The Starter Package
1 piece of jewelry + monthly bonus item = $19.99/month
(with 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year options available at discounted rates for each)

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Cate & Chloe sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is of the Full VIP Status, $39.99 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Cate & Chloe VIP

The Cost: $39.99 per month with free shipping for the VIP box, though there are two other subscription levels available as well.

The Products: Depending on which plan you choose, you receive 1, 2, or 3 pieces of Cate & Chloe jewelry plus a bonus item every month. With the $39.99/month VIP box, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry and one bonus item each month.

Ships to: U.S. via USPS

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This month’s theme is “Wanderlust.” I’m excited to see how this reflects itself in the jewelry in the box. They did include some tips on how to pack accessories when you’re heading out of town, which is pretty cute!

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There’s also some helpful info on keeping your jewelry happy, healthy, and clean. I had no idea that plated jewelry eventually needs to have the plating replaced. Bummer! I wonder how long a period “eventually” is…

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There’s also a coupon to use on their site shop! Fun!

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The pieces inside the box are packaged in tidy velvet bags or bow-tied jewelry boxes. I appreciate that extra bit of consideration put into presentation.

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Emery “Brave” Bracelet with Black Stone – Value $39.95 (Retail price $79.00)

This bracelet is really simple, but in that, I like it a lot. I love the color combo of black and gold—it’s the palette I would’ve picked if I was shopping this look online. At the time I wrote this review, this bracelet was priced at half-off, making it one of the more affordable pieces I’ve seen in this box (which usually gets pretty pricey). I’m not sure that I’d pay $79.00 for this piece (it’s nice, but not so unique), but I feel like $40 is a fairer range for a good-quality bracelet like this one.

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The gem has a bit of faceting to it, which looks pretty chic. There are 2 inches of extra chain on this 7-inch bracelet, and the chain is slender, but not so delicate that it seems like it’s going to break.

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I don’t know that I see the wanderlust theme in this look, though I will say it’s versatile enough to work in a bunch of looks—in other words, I can just pack this one flexible piece, rather than 3 or 4 different pieces.

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Tatiana “Bliss” White Gold Plated Necklace – Value $56.00

Like the bracelet, this necklace is simple and focused around a single “gem”. In this case, the gem is more of a turquoise stone (I’m not sure which). It also came tucked in a cute, velvety bag.

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Turquoise isn’t my favorite, and there’s something about this necklace in general that feels a little weird to me. Maybe it’s the way the stone is attached to the chain on its sides, rather than via a loop on top, like with a typical pendant would have.

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This necklace is 8.5 inches with a 2 inch extender. I don’t know… it’s just not hitting me. It doesn’t really pop—not that every necklace needs to be a showpiece, but it’s just not compelling to me. If I’d seen it for $50 or so, I’d probably have passed it right up. That said, I could see someone else wearing this blue pendant and it looking totally made for them (maybe for someone with a more boho, understated aesthetic than I have). It’s just not my thing.

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The final piece of jewelry came in this sweet cardboard box. That satin bow looks so pretty and prim!

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Ariel “Tempest” White Gold Plated Earrings – Value $150.00

I can always count on this box to supply me with at least one super glamorous piece!

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These stud earrings twinkle with tiny, silvery white rhinestones. For as va-va-voom as these earrings are, they’re not too big, which not only makes them comfortable to wear, but also means they’re not so fancy that they’d look totally out of place with a simple shift dress or button-down.

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I like these earrings a lot and can see myself using them to add some extra polish to summer party looks. But I definitely made a face when I saw that they’re valued at $150, retail! Would I have splurged for these myself? Probably not. I’m considering myself lucky that I got them in this much more affordable box!

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Bonus Item: Earring Travel Box – Value $10.00?

There’s no sourcing information for this box, so I just took a guess at the value. As handy as it is, the quality feels like something I could pick up at any accessory shop. The gator-like patent fabric feels very faux, and it doesn’t feel like the most solidly constructed box. Okay! I’m done being a bummer. The point is, it’s not super high-quality, but wow, is it handy!

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The snap-shut box starts out barely as big as my phone (which, to be fair, is one of the bigger “plus” phones, but still), and unrolls into this spacious storage system!

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There are little panels to pop your stud earrings in, plus a little mirror. I’m forever losing track of my smaller earrings, especially when I’m traveling, so I’m totally putting this purse-friendly box to use!

 

 

 

Verdict: This Cate & Chloe box wasn’t my favorite—the turquoise necklace really didn’t wow me, and the black and gold bracelet is cool, but I’m not quite in love with it. That said, this box has well over $200 of product in it, not even counting the bonus gift. As always, I’m skeptical that the pieces are worth the high retail values they’re listed for on the Cate & Chloe site shop, but I do think you get what, if not more than, you pay for with this $39.95 (and free shipping) box!

What do you think of the July Cate & Chloe box?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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12 Comments

  1. My bracelet had a pinkish looking stone in it but the bracelet broke the first time I wore it. I loved it up until then though.

    • Hi Nicole!

      We are so sorry to hear about your Emery bracelet! We would love to send you out a replacement, please contact us at [email protected] and we will have one sent out to you right away. 🙂

      I look forward to hearing back from you!

      All the best,
      Aly
      C&C VIP Support

  2. Love love love this box!!
    This is the second month that it has been so wonderful for me!!!

    • Me too… I just love it

  3. Hi Laura,

    I am so sorry to hear that your box was not complete! Please contact us at [email protected] and I will be happy to help get to the bottom of this for you, and send you out an exchange for those earrings.

    I look forward to hearing back from you!

    All the best,
    Aly
    C&C VIP Support

  4. I have been a subscriber of this box for almost a year now. I have loved almost every piece of Jewelry they have sent. This month is no different, I wore the earrings to a fourth of a July party last night and had a lot of compliments. For me, I love turquoise and anything blue, so I kinda basis about that. I’ am trying to figure out why the MSA reviewer is so negative about this box, if she doesn’t t like box, why does she continue to receive it.
    See you guys next month.

  5. I just cancelled my subscription. They keep sending me cheap earings even though I put no earings on my profile. They also sent me one item instead of two this month. I would maybe join again if there was a hefty discount.

    • Hi Laura,

      We are so sorry to hear that your box was not complete upon receiving it! Please contact us at [email protected] and we would be happy to get to the bottom of this and send you the 2nd piece and exchange out those earrings!

      I look forward to hearing from you!

      All the best,
      Aly
      C&C VIP Support

    • I have to update my comment. Customer service is correcting the oversight and exchanging the earings for something I can wear. So that is great on their part. Definitely good customer service and I really appreciate that. In the past, I’ve loved the necklaces I’ve received from them, it’s just the earrings that are a problem for me.

  6. I received the same bracelet and laughed when I saw the RV on it. It’s lovely, but I agree with you that $30-$40 is a more reasonable price for it. I think if that necklace had been shorter – just at the base of your throat, the stone placement would have made more sense. I would shorten that chain if I had it. But like you, I’m meh on turquoise and I really wish the boxes would send something besides turquoise in the summer. Sadly I received some earrings that I just can’t wear. They are lovely tiny hoops, but the holes in my ears seem to be really small and lever backs hurt really badly. I’m wondering if I contact them if they might let me exchange them for something I can wear.

    With all that said, I still like this box very much. I did a 6 month sub on the cratejoy 50% off deal and it only costs me $17.50 a box. So even if I only like one item in each box, it more than pays for itself and usually the jewelry is pretty nice quality.

    • Such a bummer about the earrings, Julia! Their earrings are usually the thing I look forward to the most, so it stinks that the ones you got didn’t work so well with your ears.

      And I feel you – the values they give seem a little too high, but that’s not to say the quality of the pieces isn’t really nice. It’s definitely worth the cost of the box. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of my Cate & Chloe pieces so far, and while I might gift that turquoise necklace to a friend, I’m pretty satisfied with what I got this month, too! Thanks for your comment, and here’s to a better earring experience next month for ya 🙂

      • I contacted them about my inability to wear the earrings and they reached out to me immediately telling me that they would be happy to replace them with the studs you received. So I have to say that their customer service is fantastic. I’m so glad I sub to this one and I do really look forward to this box each month. Even if I some of the pieces don’t appeal to me, there’s always at least piece that does in each box. I’m anxious to see next month’s. 🙂

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