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Ivory Clasp Handbag Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2017

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

Ivory Clasp is a monthly women’s accessories subscription that focuses on one of my favorite accouterments… purses!

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

When you sign up, you’ll fill out the Ivory Clasp questionnaire, letting their stylists know what patterns, colors, materials, and shapes you prefer in the bags you buy. Shortly thereafter, you’ll get a designer bag picked to match your preferences—and a new bag to add to your collection each subsequent month!

I’ve been getting this subscription for a few months now and have had mostly hits, but I went back and retook my style questionnaire to try to hone things even more. My one “miss” of a bag from Ivory Clasp was a Betsey Johnson style—there are things I still really love about that brand’s aesthetic, but to be honest, I haven’t gone out and bought a Betsey Johnson piece in years. Looking back at my questionnaire, I realize I had noted Betsey Johnson as one of the brands I’ve shopped before on my profile quiz! I wanted to cover all my bases in terms of communicating the bounds of my aesthetic (and I do sometimes like novel designs like hers), but I took that off. I also updated a few other categories, based on what my tastes are feeling like moving into summer. I recommend doing the same “refresh” every so often, or especially if you get something that feels so-so instead of spectacular.

My Subscription Addiction received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

 Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

The Subscription Box: Ivory Clasp

The Cost: $45.00 per month (or every other month, or now quarterly, if you prefer) with free shipping and 100% refunds and returns.

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first month!

The Products: On-trend, brand name (though not high-end brand name) purses, including handbags, satchels, crossbody bags, boho bags, tote bags, fashion backpacks, and more.

Shipping: Free standard shipping to the U.S. International shipping varies by destination.

Check out all of our Ivory Clasp reviews and the Women’s Accessory Box Directory!

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Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box! Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

Ivory Clasp comes packaged in a big, but still cleanly designed box. Inside, the bag is tissue-wrapped and topped with a few informational cards from the company. There’s a signed thank you from the Ivory Clasp stylist and some information on the subscription.

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

Bonus Item: Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub, 0.17 oz. Sample Size – Value $4.36 (Buy a full-size, 0.78 oz. version for $20.00)

This same bonus item came in my May box! So far, all of my Ivory Clasp bonus gifts have been from Hanalei, which makes beauty products with natural ingredients. This scrub isn’t too scrubby (the crystals are very fine), so it feels more like a moisturizing treatment than an all-out scrub. But it has a sweet, citrusy scent and left my lips feeling happy and soft.

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

There’s a coupon for Hanalei, too!

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

One last thing before we get to the bag—this coupon for SweatStyle, which is a fitness styling service. Check out Haley’s reviews to learn more about this subscription!

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

Nanette Quilted Crossbody Bag in Black – Value $69.00?

How charming! I love small bags that I can swing around my shoulder when I’m out dancing or adventuring through town. Bebe currently lists a similar looking bag also under the name Nanette, so I’m guessing they reimagined it a bit from what we have here. I linked to the new bag above for a value reference, but I kind of like this simple, sophisticated bag.

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box! Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

The strap is removable, so I can carry this faux leather bag as a clutch, or use it as a wallet inside a tote if I wanted.

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box! Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box! Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

I also really appreciate all of the pockets inside. It’s built like a wallet, so there are card slots, a zippered section, and general space for dumping your things. I can fit my (6 Plus) phone inside this bag, no problem, but I bet if I try to put more than a few other odds and ends in there (maybe a lip gloss a container of mints and my keys), things will get kind of cramped. The good news? The magnetic snap is really strong and secure!

Check out my review of the handbag I got in the July 2017 Ivory Clasp subscription box!

Plus, black and gold are my colors! I love this combo—it goes with everything, and so does this bag!

Verdict: What a great pick from Ivory Clasp! The subscription costs $45.00 (plus free standard U.S. shipping), which seems fair given the estimated value of the bag. This bag is right up my alley in terms of what I’d look for in a purse, so I’m very pleased. If you haven’t been getting quite what you expected from this subscription, I highly recommend re-taking your questionnaire. Ivory Clasp was already doing a really great job, but honing things, even more, can’t hurt!

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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!

Posted in Ivory Clasp Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: ivory clasp | 19 comments

Comments (19)

  1. I received the following email

    Dear Claspians,

    First, we want to thank you for being such a loyal Ivory Clasp member! You mean so much to us and because of this we take your feedback very seriously. We have had a tremendous amount
    of requests to move to a quarterly subscription, and we are happy to say we will be launching this as a full time option August 1! We will, however, be retiring the bi-monthly membership. As a bi-monthly member you will be automatically moved to a quarterly membership which means you will receive a new bag each season, or 4 times per year. If you are a true bag addict and would like to upgrade to a monthly membership, please contact customer support at [email protected], and they will happily handle that for you.

    One more thing: We will be increasing the price of the monthly and quarterly subscriptions to $49 for all NEW members on August 1, but as a loyal member your price will be locked in at $45 per quarter (or month) forever. However, if you cancel and reactivate after August 1st, you will lose your locked in price and be charged $49.

    Stay tuned for more Ivory Clasp membership perks coming soon and more brands that you already know and love. Again, thank you so much for your support, and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to our customer experience team. We love hearing from you!

  2. I just received a light gray AVI handbag/ shoulder bag along with 2 handbag rescue conditioning packets. I LOVE this bag, so perfect for work thru spring summer or fall seasons. The inside has a cute light black pinstriped pattern. So very happy….

  3. I got the bonuses both times, but I lost my lip scrub and never wore my necklace. I actually didn’t care that I lost my lip scrub. The bonuses are so not a big deal that I don’t think I would even notice if they weren’t there.

  4. For the price of this sub I would rather buy exactly what I want at TJ Maxx. I get the surprise factor but reading the comments that isn’t always a good thing.

    • You can return for either a refund or for them to give it another go at finding something you like.

  5. I absolutely adore Ivory Clasp. Every bag that I have received has been exactly my taste. I see the reviews and think “Oh,no that isn’t my style at all”, but then they send me the bag that IS my style. For summer I specifically stated I’d like a beige,cream,or white bag. They sent a beautiful 2 piece set (1 was white and the other was flowered with white background). THis is my absolute favorite sub and I look forward to it every time!

    • I got that one! I have been carrying the floral/butterfly print everywhere and everyone loves it. I think I have been selling people on this sub because of that bag. I took the survey and told them I prefer black, white, brown, pink, and printed bags, although I am okay with everything except blue. Yes to embellishments and no to fringe and tassles. 2 bags in and I love it! I’m getting better quality than I would have gotten myself and it’s nice to get a surprise each month. I love it too. Why did I wait so long to do it??

  6. I got this purse this month too! Get your first bag for only $36 with code BAG20 🙂

  7. I got that same Bebe bag and a Hanalai lip moisturizer. I promptly through that out cause it smelled of bandages-gross. I got the Valentines day special and i WILL NOT sub when its over because i hate that they now stopped guaranteeing the value. I signed up on that premise, now it has changed. Oh well. Hated my first bag, but this one was ok. Not stellar, but just ok.

    • You just threw out the bag? You know you can return it, right?

      • Not the bag, the smell it lip scrub. I’m thinking.

  8. I am a new subscriber and my first bag came yesterday.

    It was a bebe Tory Tassle Tote… a bag which MANY of their subscribers have received. I am beginning to wonder if they don’t have the huge selection they allude to when you’re signing up. Limited options make me wonder how much they can truly “customize” your bag choice. After all, with SO MANY brands, styles, and options, what are the odds my style profile matches so many other people enough to warrant the exact same bag?

    I will keep the tote (because I’m a tote junkie, lol), but I am on guard now. For anyone curious, the retail value of my tote was $109. So it’s like 60% off retail. But then again, so is TJ Maxx.

    • I have to say all the people saying they got the same bag made mr raise an eyebrow. I’m guessing they have 2-3 styles and send you one of those.

      Also not remarked on: a black purse for summer? Not white or beige or a fun color, but black. Doesn’t seem summery to me!

      • Hmm, that’s an interesting idea. I have no idea how Ivory Clasp operates, but it is totally possible they have a select number of styles each month that they divvy up between subscribers. While that does feel a little less special, I guess I don’t mind too much as long as I like the bag I get!

        Also, on the black bag topic – in my preferences, I basically noted that I JUST wanted neutrals (black, beige, gray, maybe olive, maybe white). I’m a fan of black handbags, so I didn’t mind it being black in the summer, but I wonder if folks who mentioned that they DO like bright colors/patterns/etc. ended up also getting a neutral-toned bag… I could see that being a real bummer!

        Such good points, Carrie – thanks for your comment!

  9. I would LOVE your Betsey Johnson if you don’t want it… I absolutely LOVE that brand. 🙂

  10. Do they only send bonuses for certain subs? I don’t believe I had one …

    • They’ve stopped sending them just like they’ve stopped guaranteeing that your bag will have a value of at least $100.

    • I’ve gotten 2 purses so far and have never received a bonus item, even though I emailed after the first box and told them…and was promised it would be in my next box, though it wasn’t. That’s a bit disappointing, though I do love both bags I have received.

      • I got a bonus with one bag but not with the other. But my bonus item was a super cheap looking necklace.

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