Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage Fashion Subscription Review – March 2018


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divine trash club package

Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage is a fashion subscription box that sends you a new vintage treasure each month. Run by two women out of Missoula, Montana, this awesomely irreverent styling service is the answer for people whose tastes aren’t satisfied by more mainstream subscriptions. As they put it on their site, “If you want to be a badass with an unconventional vibe or a trendsetter that is constantly fielding “where did you get that???”, then you have come to right place, my friend!”

divine trash vintage packaging

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage Fashion Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage

The Cost: $30.00 per month + free US shipping

The Products: Great-quality vintage clothing and accessories curated to your size and preferences

Ships to: US for free. If you’re shipping internationally, contact the Divine Trash crew first.

Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage March 2018 Review

divine trash postcard

divine trash info card

I love fashion subscriptions in general, but I really love when a fashion subscription has a green angle to it. Because Trash Club only ships you vintage clothes, they’re not stressing the earth out with additional clothing manufacturing nor throwing a perfectly good piece of clothing into a landfill. Love that vibe!

Other vibes that I love? Reading over Trash Club’s website, these folks are just the kind of irreverent, quirky people I want doing my styling for me, haha! I’ve said this before, but it’s kind of like if Ilana from Broad City was shopping for you, from what they say in their sign-up process to what they send you. (More on that in a moment…)

The sign-up process is pretty thorough, which I appreciate. They get crucial info like sizing, height, weight, and gender identity, but they also give you room to talk about your sense of style and what you’re lookin’ for. They also have a cool little widget where you’re shown laydowns (like Polyvore boards) of different styles of outfits, and you click to remove ones you dislike. It’s really handy in defining exactly what my look is. (And more importantly, defining what it isn’t.)

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matches

back of matchbook

They also dropped a matchbook in the box! Matchbooks with names of restaurants or stores or other businesses are a really retro advertising tool. It’s a fitting way to advertise this vintage shop!

note from divine trash curator

Last but not least, there’s always a note on a tag on the garment itself. I love their suggestion: “Don’t over accessorize, or do, as long as yer feelin’ it.” Words to live by!

Okay, are you ready for this? Eh, y’know what? You’re not ready. Nobody is ready for this. Let’s just count it down.

3…

2…

1…

rainbow 90s jacket

BAM!

colorful jacket pose

BOOM!

jacket with wide sleeves

WOW!

Do you love it?!!! It’s okay if you don’t. I was… overwhelmed… at first. I mean, how could you NOT be? This lightweight woven jacket is covered in about a zillion polka dots, zany painterly patterns, and even shiny beadwork here and there. It’s everything. All at once. And basically the opposite of what I wear on a day to day basis. (The white t-shirt and jeans I’m wearing under it? Yeah, that’s way more how I roll.)

But here’s the thing. 10 years ago, I would’ve LOVED this jacket. I would’ve worn it with metallic gold leggings and probably some kind of thrift store graphic tee. I think I used up most of my quirky budget in my early 20s, so I’ve been chilling in minimalism land for the past few years. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still have a part of my brain that lights up like a Christmas tree when I see this kind of piece. It’s almost a challenge. I used to tell my friends how I’d never seen a piece of clothing that I was afraid to wear, and that’s still true. There are things that are more or less flattering, things I love to wear more than others, but I’m usually the person saying, “Y’know what though, it could look really cool if you did this or that” when everyone else is going “Are you kidding me???”

So what can I say? This masterpiece has really tugged at my heartstrings. I think I’ll be following the guidance on the note and let this look be the statement piece in my outfit. It’s not bad on with a t-shirt and jeans, but I think it’d look awesome over a black suede mini skirt and a tucked-in tank, or a pair of distressed, high-waisted denim shorts. And cool sneakers. It needs somewhat retro surroundings. Understated, yet retro surroundings.

chest pocket in jacket

polka dotted sleeve

back of patterned jacket

Y’know what the wildest thing is about this jacket? It is sooooo comfy! It’s thin and just worn-in enough to feel like a favorite, well-loved khaki jacket. The fabric is a cottony weave that’s going to serve me well in spring and summer. And did you see those pockets?! Those pockets are deep, spacious, and suuuuper handy!

rainbow jacket with zipper

jacket detail

The Verdict: This is a wacky one, sure, but I kinda love it. It feels like the epitome of a vintage store find—super unique, not exactly “cool”, but… oddly thrilling in a playful, delightful way. It’s cool that this subscription can appeal to all ends of the style spectrum (remember the low-key, Madewell-esque army jacket that I got?), though I kinda hope my next look is a bit more versatile than this bold number. $30.00 might seem high, as no doubt you can find some wild pieces at your local thrift store for a fraction of that. But I think it’s worth it for the convenience angle (getting something picked for you based on your size and style specifications—and yes, I did say I love me some daring statement pieces in my profile) and the quality of what you get. This jacket is in great condition, fits great, and feels good on. It’s the kind of thing I’d expect to find by happenstance at a thrift store or marked up a bit more at a hip consignment store.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can definitely subscribe, but what you get will be super unique, both because it’s vintage and because it’s picked specifically for your tastes! According to Divine Trash, Trash Club packages will ship within a week of your charge.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $30.00 with free US shipping. There was just one item inside, so that means it must be worth at least $30.00.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of Trash Club by Divine Trash? Do you like shopping secondhand?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

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14 Comments

  1. I was going to add as is everyone that this is a GREAT piece and it looks amazing with the white tee and jeans! It looks fabulous on you and the colors do compliment you! I also love vintage clothing and I have to say the more interesting and hard to find they are the more I love them and they become favorites!

  2. oh, no…i…i…just…*couldn’t*…

    wow

  3. I collect crazy vintage jackets. Seems like thus sub is right up ma alley 🤔

  4. I’m not digging the jacket at ALL. That being said you do wear it well. You are absolutely gorgeous and I loved the Army Jacket. This just isn’t my style. I’m a t-shirt and jeans type of girl. If they sent me this I’d definitely have a WTF moment. Luckily we’re all different. If you love it that’s great! I’m glad an abandoned piece found a home. There’s just way too much going on for me.

  5. I love it too! I’m a hoodie/jean combat boot loving lady and this jacket is far from anything I’d like…and yet it is just WOW! It looks fantastic on you.

  6. What a great statement piece! It looks fabulous on you!!!!!

  7. What a great review! Was not sure at first glance but the jacket is pretty fun and looks great on you.

    • Thanks Connie! I had the same reaction – lots of “Oh. Uh. Hmmm…” feelings at first which slowly melted into feelings of strange, unexpected joy. Haha! Thanks so much for reading! I’m loving seeing everyone’s reactions to this li’l jacket!

  8. This lights up your life! I think it brings out the playful in you & thats great. The flowers are really pretty-beautiful & the dots, playful. Its got style, color, flare & fun, and it fits you perfectly.
    To me its about wearing whats “me” and that makes me comfortable, eccentric, sporty, unique & authentic. Ive been wearing things like this, things usually used as outerwear, this winter, over thin t- shirts, as winter sweaters. ie i dont take them off indoors.

    • “To me its about wearing whats ‘me’ and that makes me comfortable, eccentric, sporty, unique & authentic.” <-- LOVE THIS, Jennifer! New fashion motto! Way to be and express yourself 🙂 Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment!

  9. Fantastic jacket. I am also in favor of a statement piece worn with otherwise unassuming clothing.

    I don’t have exactly the same jacket but I do have some wild vintage motorcycle style jackets – black satin with large sequin appliqués for one 🙂 which mean that it is SO easy to dress up jeans/t-shirt but generally I just go the route of dressing up a LBD or my often black pants/black top of some kind.

    Completely in the other direction, my latest score is a calf length embroidered velvet cape 🙂

    • Wow! I love the sound of that cape! That is so lucky!

      • Whoa. I… I think I want your closet, Amarante. Thank you SO much for sharing! Now excuse me while I Google black satin motorcycle jackets for sale…

  10. Masterpiece, indeed! I love everything about it…and the color suits you perfectly. I predict you will wear the heck out of it. 🙂

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