CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – March 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, “Vintage Prints” style. 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 March 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 March’s shipment had in it for me:
There is usually a handwritten card with some styling suggestions and notes about the era this dress is from.
1950s/1960s Era Vintage Dress
This one is fun for springtime. I have a few yellow accessories (like these shoes) and don’t get many chances to wear them, so I appreciate the opportunity. This is a very lightweight, breathable fabric (probably just cotton) that will definitely be comfortable in warm weather (it was cool and rainy the day we took these pictures).
The dress was in great shape and the zipper worked. It did have a bit of that “I’ve been in storage” aroma to it, but nothing that a little Febreze or a good washing won’t fix. There are no care instructions here – this might be handmade – so I’m going to err on the side of caution and hand wash it.
The fit was pretty good although just a tad tight around my ribcage. I was able to get it zipped all the way up on my own, though. I don’t really do the sleeveless look, but a white cardigan or shrug or something of that nature will make this one suitable for work.
Verdict: I like the dress I received from CHC Vintage this month. I thought “90s Grunge” suited me as a style, but “vintage prints” is proving to be just as fun (and even more work-appropriate). I don’t always do well with the styling service subscriptions, but CHC Vintage just “gets” me.
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. However, 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 I got one vintage dress.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of CHC Vintage? What style would you choose?