CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – September 2017
CHC Vintage is a vintage fashion subscription box. Choose a dress box or a t-shirt and jewelry box. For the dress box, you can also choose from categories like “90s Grunge,” “Bohemian,” “Vintage Prints,” “Romantic,” and “Minimalist.” This is a review of the dress box, “90s Grunge” style (I was in high school and college in the 1990s). You can see some examples of what the CHC Vintage folks consider to belong to each category on the sign-up page.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the 90’s Grunge Dress, $35 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage
The Cost: $35/month (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: One vintage dress curated just for you (after choosing size and style, there are additional questions like what colors would you never wear, what occasions would you want the dress for, what lengths you prefer, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide for an additional cost
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
There isn’t an information card with this subscription since the items are vintage and selected according to your preferences. However, there was a nice card with a personalized note and some styling suggestions.
Note: This is actually a review of a replacement dress. The first dress I received wouldn’t zip up over my back at all. The zipper wasn’t broken, it was just made for someone with a super narrow torso (I usually buy XS in shirts…). Anyway, I contacted CHC Vintage through their Cratejoy contact link and got a response within a few hours that they would send out a replacement dress. (I did pay to send the original dress back though I am the one who offered to do that.) They sent this necklace as a gift for my trouble:
This is pretty cool and something I will totally wear. I tend to buy a lot of shirts and dresses in solid colors just so I can show off jewelry without things being too busy.
1990s Vintage Maxi Dress
I didn’t calculate a value for this dress because it is vintage. But, it was in excellent shape (no holes, no tears, no fabric pilling, etc.). It also fit pretty well (there was a bit of stretch to the fabric). You can see a close-up of the embroidery (and possibly the outline of my Fitbit attached to my bra) here:
Although there were some styling suggestions in the card, I didn’t have an appropriate cardigan so I chose a different accessory (something I totally purchased during the 1990s and have kept around all that time and yes, Angus thought this was the best thing in the world):
Verdict: I really like the dress I received from CHC Vintage this month. It fits well and is comfortable and if I get the right cardigan I can totally wear it to work. This one can work for pretty much any occasion with the right accessories. I am just tall enough (5’5”) to make this one work with low heels and the slit up one side is relatively conservative (only goes up to my knee or so).
What do you think of CHC Vintage? What style would you choose?