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CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – January 2018

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CHC Vintage January 2018 Box closed

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.

CHC Vintage January 2018 Tissue

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. 

CHC Vintage January 2018 Review

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.

CHC Vintage January 2018 Dress

? 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.) 

vintage dress sleeve

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.

vintage dress shoulders

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.

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

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

23 Comments

  1. This is very 1960s to me! Evokes the Partridge Family or the Brady Bunch. You could be on the St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover! We all live in a yellow submarine…

    Looks good on you but I prefer your 90s grunge look. Just saw the animal print maxi dress you linked to another review and you look *gorgeous* in that and totally rock the 90s grunge aesthetic.

    This look is fun though and the collar is a hoot!

  2. Very interesting dress and again you looks so pretty!
    Just wonder Is this a newly made 70’ style dress? or used item?

    • These are actual vintage items (i.e., used).

  3. I LOVE THIS DRESS!

    • I think of all the other reviewers of clothing subscriptions on this blog, you and I may have the most similar sense of style. (I don’t have as many cool accessories as you seem to, though.)

  4. Yep this is defiantly 70’s and if you crochet yourself a vest you’d fit right in.

  5. That is a very fun dress! I love the colors and the print and pairing it with red tights! FUN!

  6. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a picture of you Ragan, besides your bio pic. You are stunning, and you rock this dress!

    • There are a lot of photos of me in the CHC Vintage and Unique Vintage reviews. (And thanks!)

  7. I look forward to these reviews of yours Ragan, it is definitely always something *different *!

  8. Could we just erase the 1970s from fashion history, please, along with the avocado-green refrigerators and orange wallpaper…

    • I have mustard yellow counters in my kitchen☺️☺️☺️

  9. Definetly late 60’s- early 70’s. It looks fabulous on you! I’m excited to see what you get in the future. I like this esthetic more than 90’s grunge.

  10. The dress is not something I could pull off although it looks great on you. My style is more “sporty casual” ie. stay-at-home mom attire. Love that bracelet!!!

  11. Early 70’s based on the collar and print. I believe my mom had something similar. It’s bringing back some happy memories for me!

    • Maybe that’s why I couldn’t figure it out, I was born in 1977 so I might not remember stuff like this.

    • I was going to say this, too! It reminds me of silhouettes my mom wore in the early ’70’s. Also looks like something Rhoda would have worn on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Looks great on you, Ragan. I think wearing it with the navy platforms you mentioned will be really cute.

  12. Moving forward, I’d like to see a photo of the garment labels included in the vintage clothing reviews.

    • There are not always labels, or full/complete labels. This one only had one with washing instructions, nothing about brand/fabric content/etc. (it looked like a second label may have come out at some point in the past). Sometimes there is not even that.

      • I shop vintage all the time and I feel VERY lucky if I can get a label. Realistically, a lot of vintage was not mass produced. A lot was handmade. No labels 🙃

  13. I would date this from the late 60’s to early 70s. I owned a vintage clothing boutique so I am a bit knowledgeable. With that being said I could wrong. Lol.

  14. This looks like late 60’s, early 70’s to me. I could definitely be wrong, but that’s the first thing that popped in to my mind.

    • Exactly what I was thinking … late 60’s, early 70’s.

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