CHC Vintage Plus Clothing Box Review – December 2017
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.
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 Grunge Dress Box, $35 a month, box. Check out Ragan’s 90’s Grunge reviews here!
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 length, prints, and colors do you prefer along with style icon examples)
Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide for an additional cost
This month I got this ultra-cute and festive card!
There isn’t a traditional information card or invoice included with the subscription box; you get a personalized handwritten card with styling suggestions instead. I really enjoy the personalized and thoughtful touch of this card and the handy styling tips that were included.
Crushed Black Velvet Rose Scoop Back Dress, no size tag (brand and retail value unavailable)
Initially, I was excited to see a velvet dress in this month’s box. I jumped on the bandwagon for crushed velvet this past fall and I don’t plan on getting off of it anytime soon! The fabric has ample stretch, so it will fit the body’s curves well. I was concerned about the scoop neck on this dress because I cannot go without a bra. I am a busty bodacious babe and need that extra support, you know? So, I sat on my couch debating how to wear the dress or if styling it with a top underneath was a potential resolution. I was about to try the dress on when I realized there was a substantial rip at the seam on the torso portion of the dress. It is a large tear and wearing the dress further would create more damage. Sadly, that is why there are no pictures of me modeling this lovely dress.
I reached out to Nicole from CHC Vintage, and she was nothing but helpful and apologetic on the matter. She advised me that she will be sending me a replacement dress with my January box and that I can keep this dress as well. I do not trust myself sewing anything other than a patch on a jacket, so I will see about having this repaired by a seamstress. Needless to say, I am pleased with how the matter was handled. CHC typically provides pristine vintage pieces, so I have no worries that the replacement piece will be of fantastic quality like the rest of the items I have reviewed till now.
The replacement dress was sent to me a week or two after my initial December box.
Look at this cute puppers card the CHC team included with my replacement box! Too adorable!
Much like my normal monthly box, this replacement box comes with a personalized card with styling tips from the CHC team instead of an invoice paper. I always appreciate the sweet sentiments in these monthly cards. It makes the experience that much more tailored and thoughtful!
Teal Velvet Shirt Dress in Size 18 (no brand tag) – Retail Value Unavailable
When I initially unboxed my replacement dress I was concerned that this one wouldn’t fit, but by the grace of the goddesses, it did. However, I cannot button this dress up all the way due to my chest (story of my life), so I sense I won’t be wearing this dress to the office. I love the style of it, though! The dress is a stunning jewel tone teal shade. The fabric isn’t terribly stretchy, but the cut is rather flattering with the defined waist and A-line skirt. The dress came with a matching belt that did not fit me, so I paired it with my favorite double buckle western belt to further accentuate the waist. This dress paired amazingly well with my black tights and favorite booties from a previous Shoedazzle review. This dress would pair fantastically with my leopard print cardigan, much like the card suggested, but this dress lightweight enough to translate into warmer weather. Come spring I can see wearing this dress with flats or even my bad Sandy/classic Candies knockoff heels (I have been itching to wear them again. Dang winter.). I will get a lot of wear out of this dress which makes it such an incredible value as well!
Verdict: Though my first dress sent to me for December was damaged this time around, CHC Vintage certainly made that up with the replacement dress they sent me and with the great customer service they provided. Typically, the items CHC sends to me are flawless vintage pieces, so this whole situation was an off chance one that was handled rather well. I also appreciate how thoughtful their selections for me are. $35 for such a customized experience and getting a one of a kind dress; I don’t think I could ask for anything more!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? CHC Vintage curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. It is a vintage clothing service, so there rarely are duplicates of pieces. CHC offers an extremely personalized service. Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $35 for one grunge style vintage dress with free shipping and returns.
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