CHC Vintage Plus Clothing Box Review – January 2018

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Crazy Hot Clothes January 2018 box closed

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.

Crazy Hot Clothes January 2018 unboxed dress folded with envelope

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!

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

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

CHC Vintage January 2018 Review

Crazy Hot Clothes January 2018 envelope

Crazy Hot Clothes January 2018 front of card

Included is this adorable card with a colorful owl design. They resemble Russian nesting dolls to me, so even better!

Crazy Hot Clothes January 2018 inside of 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. Nicole and the team suggested I style this dress with the bag they sent me in my first CHC accessory box. They are spot on, they would pair amazingly together!

Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress modeled with leather jacket and accessories

Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress modeled front

Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress modeled back

Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress, no marked size – Retail Value Unavailable

Well, CHC Vintage truly knows how to appeal to me: send me all the leopard print you got! They sent me a leopard print pillbox hat in my CHC accessory box this month as well as this glorious leopard print slip dress in my November CHC review. I loved the previous leopard print dress, but this one is edging it out, I must say! I am a sucker for mini-dresses and mock turtlenecks, so combining that with animal print fabric makes for my idea of an ideal dress! The fabric is super soft and “furry”, but it has extreme stretch. I was concerned it wouldn’t fit me upon unboxing, but I was pleasantly surprised that this dress fits me like a dream and perfectly hugs my curves!

close upof model wearing Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress and sunglasses

This dress immediately made me think of Poison Ivy from the Cramps when I put it on, so I styled it in honor of her. It is cold here in the Tundradome (see what I did there? At least I am amused, right?) so I paired this amazing dress with my favorite pin covered faux leather biker jacket, black opaque tights, saddle shoes, glasses from my latest Pinup in a Pack box (review coming soon!), favorite jewelry including my treasured Shake Appeal necklace and a Lux and Ivy pin from Mood Poison. I would wear this ensemble to my favorite dive bar to see my friends’ bands play on a Saturday night.

Poison Ivy Rorschach Leopard Print Mini Dress modeled to the side

This dress is versatile and has a life beyond a wild Saturday night out, though! This beautiful mini-dress can easily translate to a Monday at the office with tan buckle accented booties and black blazer for a professional, yet sassy ensemble. For a post-work hang out with friends, pair a large brimmed hat for some Stevie Nicks vibes. I mean, when isn’t a touch of Stevie good for an outfit? This dress will also be able to be worn into spring months without tights and paired with high heels for a date night. You could also easily swap out the heels for flats and a jean jacket for a casual weekend look in warmer weather months. The possibilities with this dress are endless and make it such a great value!

Verdict: CHC Vintage nailed it again! CHC is so dedicated to providing a customized service, and it truly shows in details like their handwritten, personalized cards to the surveys they provide to pinpoint your personal style preferences. I love going thrifting, but it can be difficult finding plus size items that aren’t frumpy and dowdy. For a while, I didn’t even bother looking at anything but the records, housewares, accessories, and men’s clothing sections because it was so frustrating sifting through clothes that didn’t fit me or were matronly nightmares. CHC eliminates that frustration by doing the searching for you. They are inclusive in offering sizes in vintage from XS to XXXL and their price points are incredibly reasonable. $35 for a dreamy vintage dress personally picked for me: uh, HECK YES!

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.

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

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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 | 9 comments


  1. Someone had to say it: THAT DRESS IS WILD! Pun intended :p

    You look like Shirley Manson, love it!

    And you have amazing skin. Probably mainly good genes, but I’m curious what skincare you use.

  2. Holy wow girl! That dress was made for you! So gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you so much, TheOtherAmy!

  3. Any review that mentions The Cramps gets an automatic favorite from me!

    • Heck, yes! I was lucky to see them before Lux died and they remain one of my faves. Ivy is a queen! 💖👑

  4. That dress is fabulous on you!!

    • Thank you so much, Laurie!

    • Ragan, I remember that review! That dress is so GORGEOUS. Personally, I encourage all the leopard print to be sent my way. I never tire of It! Haha

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