CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – January 2018
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 Vintage Prints, $35 a month, box.
About CHC Vintage
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
CHC Vintage January 2018 Review
This subscription is customized based on your size and preferences from a survey you fill out after subscribing, so everyone receives something different each month. But that’s part of the fun! Let’s see what January’s shipment had in it for me:
There isn’t an information card with this subscription since the items are vintage and selected according to your preferences. Normally there is a card with some styling suggestions, but I didn’t receive one this month.
? Era Vintage Dress
I recently switched from “90s Grunge” to “Vintage Prints.” I am not sure what decade this dress is from. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know in the comments! (I have included some close-up shots of various features below in case that will help.)
Anyway, I actually wore this to work the day we took these pictures. (That is why you see practical shoes instead of funky shoes. I do have some navy platform wedges this will look nice with…) It was quite comfortable and, with tights, warm enough for January in Georgia.
This is totally my style. I love bright, bold colors and interesting prints. You will see a variety of colors in my closet, but almost no neutrals. This is a good length for me; I am 5’5” and it hits just above the knees. I wasn’t totally sure where to tie the sash but it looked better on me in the front, I thought.
It fit well (the fabric has a bit of stretch and is almost certainly largely synthetic) and there was still at least one tag inside that said it was machine washable, which is awesome. (I put that to the test, and the dress seemed to survive cold water on the delicate cycle just fine.)
Here is a close-up of the end of the sleeve. There were buttons here that you had to button AFTER you put the dress on (I couldn’t fit my hands through when they were buttoned). But, I was able to do it one-handed, so that’s OK.
The shape of the shoulder was interesting. That was the main thing marking this as vintage, it’s just not a shape you see these days.
And here is the collar.
Verdict: I like the dress I received from CHC Vintage this month. I’ve already worn it to work (and gotten a few compliments) and it will be good for a large chunk of the year where I live (maybe not the hottest part of summer). I definitely appreciate the machine washability and the pattern is a lot of fun.
There is a generous exchange policy if something doesn’t fit or has some other issue (I once got a dress with a broken zipper, for example, and the exchange was super simple). I don’t regularly shop at consignment or vintage stores, so I don’t know how this price compares to what you would see somewhere like that. But I would definitely pay $35 or more for a wear-to-work dress, and I got one here, so this subscription is worth it to me from that perspective.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, every box is different based on your style and size preferences.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $35 and you get one vintage dress.
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What do you think of CHC Vintage? What style would you choose?