CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – September 2017

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CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

CHC Vintage (Crazy Hot Clothes Vintage) is a vintage fashion subscription box. You get the option of selecting 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.” Their site has some great examples for each category to help in making your box choice.

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

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 Romantic Dress Box, $35 a month, box. Check out Ragan’s 90’s Grunge reviews here!

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

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  length, prints, and colors do you prefer along with style icon examples)

Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide for an additional cost

Check out all of our CHC Vintage reviews and more great apparel subscriptions in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

Look at this cute little note card!

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

There isn’t a traditional information card or invoice included with the subscription box; you get a personalized handwritten card with styling suggestions instead. It feels like getting a care package from a friend. What a nice touch!

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

CHC Vintage - Romantic Dress Box - September 2017 Vintage Clothing Subscription

The Blue Rose Dress, size 2x (brand and retail value unavailable)

I decided to call this dress “The Blue Rose” because I am a gigantic Twin Peaks nerd and this feels like something Annie may have worn on a day date with Special Agent Dale Cooper. Perfect since it is from the “Romantic” category, right? The material is light polyester with ample stretch. Considering this dress could be forty years old, its condition is impeccable! There are no stains, worn spots, tears, odors— it is in fantastic shape. This is doubly impressive because it is often near impossible to find quality vintage in plus sizes. Any big, bodacious babe that is a vintage fiend can tell you that the struggle is real! I was leery that the dress wouldn’t fit me due to being disappointed so many times before ordering plus vintage on Etsy or Ebay. This dress fits perfectly though, like a dream. The matching belt is such a cute detail and adds great definition at the waist. I styled it with my gold Aerosole flats, a necklace from Jewelry Subscription Box, and my trusty biker jacket to bring a modern twist. This dress is a great value too because it can easily translate into fall weather with tights and ankle booties!

Verdict: I love CHC Vintage! I am a huge fan of hitting up flea markets, antique malls, estate sales, and thrift stores in hopes of finding vintage clothes, but it can be a challenge for a woman of size like myself. It’s like looking for a unicorn at instances! With CHC, you get a high-quality vintage piece for a reasonable price without having to jump into a bin at Goodwill or spend out the nose for it on Etsy. This is an incredibly valuable and convenient service!

Do you love CHC Vintage as much as I do? What is your favorite piece from them?

Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

Posted in CHC Vintage Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: chc vintage | 33 comments


  1. That dress is STUNNING on you! Love the style!

  2. Do they just send dresses? I looked at the cratejoy page and was not impressed by some of the clothing pictures. They have some cheap looking t-shirts with mom jeans. And then some of the pics show beautiful dresses. I think they should update with pictures of actual customers posing in what they received. Like they could use your above picture and it would be much better received, in my opinion..

    Also, has anyone else said how amazing the dress looks on you?!? 😉

  3. Such a pretty print and I love it with the leather jacket!!

    • Thank you! I like the contrast of the dainty with the tough biker jacket myself. Thanks, Ang!

  4. The dress and you are just lovely. Such great reviews. I think I’ll get this box.

    • Thank you, Blake! I think you will really enjoy it!

  5. Gorgeous dress! Gorgeous you! I need this Sub in my life

    • Thank you, Alex! Definitely go for it! It is a great sub box!

  6. Question about this box: you said that you can choose from the styles of “90s Grunge,” “Bohemian,” “Vintage Prints,” “Romantic,” and “Minimalist,” but when I went to the only the first three were offered as options. My main interest would be in romantic and minimalist styles, which aren’t offered! Do you know if they’ve changed policies, or if this is something I can specify further in the style-matching quiz?

    • Hey Sara!

      Hmmm, that is weird it is not on the site. If you got to the Cratejoy page, they do have all of those listings as options:

      When I went through the survey I was asked about style I preferred and also these questions:
      How tall are you?
      Do you prefer mini (above knee), midi (from knee to mid calf), or maxi (long)
      Do you prefer prints or solids?
      Which colors or prints do you love? Which colors or prints are off limits?
      Who is your style icon? What brands or designers do you love?

      I hope that helps, Sara!

  7. The dress is very slimming on you and looks great. I personally would lose the necklace and jacket and wear something like pearls and a cardigan —- if you want to follow through with the vintage look.

    • I don’t think she’s trying to look cookie-cutter. Vintage looks best with personal style 😉

      • Well put 😀

    • Thanks, Virginia. Yes, that would have definitely stay true with the vintage style and would be a great option in styling. I wanted to kind of give it a more modern twist with my styling and really loved the look. Then again… biker jackets pair with everything as far as I am concerned! haha. It is my favorite thing! Thanks again for checking out my review!

  8. I second and third the comments…YOU are a wonderful reviewer and I love to read your “take” on clothing. This looks like a super service…! $35 to keep? Fantastic…!

    • It is definitely going on my short list of subs to gift or try myself.

    • Thank you so much, Noelle! I love that you enjoy my reviews because I love doing them!

      And yes, isn’t that a fantastic deal? Quality vintage for such a great price!

  9. Your clothing reviews are my absolute favorite! As a plus size lady myself, I think you are fabulous and I always look forward to seeing what you are knocking out of the park! This dress is no exception. I have not considered this company because I also believed vintage plus sized clothing in a sub box would not be possible, but I’m going to go back and give them a second look.

    • Penny, thank you so much! I really love doing these reviews because I feel like the more visible us plus size folk are, the better it is. We are a market that has long been ignored and I think that labels, designers, and stores are finally getting it— us big girls want to give you our money! So, it is a real joy to do these reviews because this means so much to me on a variety of levels. Knowing you enjoy them makes my day!

      Yes, CHC has really impressed me and I cannot wait to see the next box they send me. The quality of this piece and how it fit was unreal. I really hope you do treat yourself to their subscription box! It is a great one!

  10. That dress looks beautiful on you!

    • Thank you so much, Michelle!

  11. That dress is gorgeous and it looks tailored made for you!!! I also love how you styled it.

    • okay I said the same thing Jen said, lol. I plagiarized your praise! Apparently, we both agree that dress looks gorgeous on you!

      • I’m not offended, it must be the truth if we both had the exact same thought. Nicole has a great sense of style and always looks good, but this dress is *perfect*

        • Em and Jen— thank you so much! You both are ace in my book too.

          I love mixing ultra femme pieces with biker jackets. I feel like this could pair well too with a cardigan or jean jacket, but biker jacket makes everything better! Thank you both for checking out my reviews and for the kind words!

  12. This dress is gorgeous and looks like is was tailored for you.

    • I second that. This dress fits beautifully on you!
      Also, I regularly look for vintage on EBay and Etsy and 100% confirm how near impossible it is to find vintage in modern sizing options. This is a unicorn find indeed!

      • Third that!! Lol😆

        • Fourth that😝

          • Thank you, Katie! So sweet!

      • Thank you, Sara!

        The hunt for good plus size vintage is a real challenge. Good thing I like hunting for items and bargains! hahaha. But going through as service like CHC is so convenient. Far easier than sifting through ebay and etsy at times. I really have to be in the mood to do it at instances because it always seems I will finally find my dream vintage piece and it will be like marked up to $150. UGH!

  13. That dress looks amazing on you! I am similar in size so it is good to know there are flattering options for me.

    • Yes! There are options out there. Glad to be able to show you that, Amy! And thanks for checking out my reviews!

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