Trash Club by Divine Trash Vintage Fashion Subscription Review – March 2018
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!”
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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
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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What do you think of Trash Club by Divine Trash? Do you like shopping secondhand?