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Bolzano Purse Of The Month Club Review – April 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakApr 19, 2018 | 44 comments

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Bolzano Purse Club is a new monthly women’s accessories subscription that prides itself on high-quality handcrafted Italian leather handbags.

Once you sign up you are sent a style questionnaire, and Bolzano’s team of stylists picks the bag you with receive each month. Purses will be valued between $65-$150 and packaged in a branded box with ribbon.

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

About Bolzano Purse Of The Month Club

The Subscription Box: Bolzano Purse Club

The Cost: $45 + free US shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 6/8, get your subscription for $19.95 a month! No coupon required - just link here.

The Products: one handbag with a value of up to $150

Ships to: The US for free, International for $19.95

Good to Know: When you sign up your card will be charged $45 + tax. Your next charge of $45 will occur on the 10th of each month and delivered free anywhere in the U.S. Your bag will arrive around the 15th.

Bolzano Purse Club April 2018 Review

After signing up I was sent a questionnaire that asked me about the colors and patterns I prefer, styles and purse shapes that I liked, and any other information I would like the Bolzano team to know!

Alisse Couture Mini Tote in Purple - Estimated Value $150

This purse is an exclusive handbag specifically for Club members! However, the bigger version of this purse is available for sale here with a price of $250. Based on other available handbag offerings, a purse of this size would retail for $150 to nonmembers and with a discount to club members. However, this specific purse won't be made available for purchase. When I first got the package I wasn't sure what size purse I would find inside. I prefer bigger purses that can hold a lot of stuff, and I didn’t think this bag would fit that. Luckily, the box can hold more than it looks, and I got this awesome Alisse handbag. It is handcrafted with Italian cowhide leather and comes lined with two inner pockets plus a zipper pocket. It also comes with working lock and key hardware!

Fun fact: the buckle closure on this purse is very sturdy, and so when I couldn't open it, I figured it was locked and I just needed to stick in the key that was hanging on the handle. Big Mistake. That locked it, and I spent a solid thirty minutes trying to open this purse. It. Would. Not. Budge. Luckily, I was able to reach out to Bolzano on Facebook, and they were prompt to reply and even included photos and videos of how to open the purse. Turns out, when I grabbed the key I actually locked the purse. Once I unlocked it and squeezed the knobs together, the purse opened easily! I am going to be staying far, far away from that key, however, the quality of the hardware is definitely there! I also appreciate how prompt and helpful the customer service was. 

Verdict: This style and color fit with what I said on my questionnaire, yet it is still different enough to put me a bit out of my comfort zone. I love the deep eggplant purple color of this purse, and I have already gotten several compliments. This fits my wallet, keys, lipgloss, and a bottle of Advil with some room to spare, but this definitely isn't a purse that I can throw random things into. I definitely think the quality is there for the $45 a month price!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can definitely still sign up, but what bag you get depends on what you enter into your style profile and what the stylists pick for you. However, Bolzano said that if you would like this specific purse you can request it in the comments box of the questionnaire!

Coupon - Now through 6/8, get your subscription for $19.95 a month! No coupon required - just link here.

Value Breakdown: Bolzano costs $45.00 per month, but I received an exclusive bag with an estimated value of $150!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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44 comments

mish

can the reviewer at least put it on their arms so we can see scale? thanks

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carol

On their site, they have a 6 month sub for $119.70, plus tax. Free shipping. It says that no coupons are valid with their Monthly Club.

I would be interested in knowing what questions they ask, before signing up.

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heather

I just got my first bag, but did not get the $45 “free gift”. Just wondering if anyone else did?

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Denise

I got a really nice black wrap. planning on wrapping it around my waist when I go to the beach next month as a cover up/skirt.

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Starla

I didn’t get my free gift. Nor did they pay any attention whatsoever to what I said or answered on their questionnaire. I’m pretty upset about it. And I’m not sure why? It’s just a purse, not world peace or anything, but still I’m not happy about it.

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Airian

Does anyone knows how long till we get the email with the questionare? I haven’t received a confirmation or any type of email from them but I did received a receipt from paypal. Thank you in advance!

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Shana

I got mine the next day. Hope that helps!

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Airian

Thank you so muchShana!

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Carrie Sandberg

I am having trouble signing up for this subscription. Every which way i try it will not place order. Any advice?

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Amanda

I received my first Bolzano bag in the mail today. It is beautiful!!! Quality leather handbag with the coolest working lock with key I have seen. My new favorite crossbody and I have a lot of them 🙂

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Geordana R

Just received my first bag and they completely NAILED IT!!! I am in love with my new bag!! The quality is awesome!!! I am so happy I signed up!!!

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Helen

My first Bolzano bag just arrived. While it looks like a quality leather bag it’s not one of the styles I selected on my intake quiz – I won’t ever use a messenger bag so I’m not sure what to do at this point.
Do you think it’s possible to return/exchange it? I can’t find anything in their faq’s.

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jenn

i was wondering the same thing. they gave me a color, style and material type that i specified that i did not want. disappointed.

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Starla

Ditto to that. It’s like they didn’t even look at it!

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Jenn

Questions:

1. Did anyone get a shipping confirmation?
2. Anyone able to log into their account? Mine shows no orders. (I had to order via phone because their website would not let me check out.)
3. Can you skip months you’ll be away?

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N

No, I didn’t receive shipping notification. I am also not able to log into my account. I received a bag that is not the color or style of anything in my profile…

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Shana

I’m also wondering about month-skipping! Would love to try this but definitely don’t need a new bag every month…

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Amanda

I am so excited for these bags!! I was able to snag a 4 months for 60 dollar sub. The designer sent me a personalized video message welcoming me. All of the bags look beautiful and well made. If they are as great as they look when I get them in person I’ll happily continue my subscription at a higher price point to receive quality leather bags

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Mandy G.

IS the price of $19.00 a Limited time price or is it a locked in price as was first said? I need to know.

I signed up, not sure what I’m in for, though.

Even with this sale, I was able to put this number, 1158, into the search box, and it added a $45 item called a ” Free Gift”. When I typed in KITTYSBOXES in the box marked ” Coupons/ Discounts” it took the $45 charge off, making the total for 2 items ( I assume) $19.00.

The website design and graphics are very, well, basic. It says ” Shipping cannot be calculated at this time” on my order when shipping in the US is supposed to be free.
AND they disabled PayPal for the club membership, which is the way I prefer to pay for new subscriptions.

In the FAQ, there is not one word about this club. Also, they have photos of what they are calling their stock, and there are about 30 handbags and a few accessories. They run duty free shops, because I’ve seen them in Europe, and they were full of pretty, high quality purses. Just not designer name bags, which is all I’ve ever bought until I got a few in sub boxes which definitely aren’t designer bags ( Tribe Alive).

Jessica, you’ve ALSO learned how to open a legal brief, a satchel, 3-4 types of Louis Vuitton and Hermes bags, along with the bag you bought in this sub. : ) )
Anytime you see 2 buttons on a bag like your clasp, you push them inwards together.
I think Louis Vuitton was the inventor of this locking clasp on handbags. Probably took it from the legal satchel type briefs. I sold my LV bags with this clasp because it takes both hands to open and I have spilled so many things on the floor in a business. It got downright irritating. I hope you have better luck and I hope I get another choice LOL.

I think it will be fun if they have their boxes together better than the website…
Mandy G.

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Diane/Bolzano Customer Care

Hello Mandy! I am writing from Bolzano to thank you for all the wonderful feedback. As a result of your excellent feedback we added an FAQ Section just for subscribers! Also, we worked with programmers to clarify that shipping is free during the checkout process. While you still can’t use Paypal on a month to month basis due to conflicts with their platform, you can pay with Paypal if you prepay a set term. I am sure your recommendations will make many new users very happy 🙂 feel free to write to us directly with any other feedback. Thanks! [email protected]

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Angie Shuler

I’ve been receiving their bags for about six months now, and never have I been disappointed. They always send me a great bag that I love and their customer service is fantastic! I really like how they personalize it by placing a hand written card with the box. To me, it’s like unwrapping a birthday present since it’s wrapped up so nicely. This is by far the best subscription I have, and to only pay $19 for it, just makes it even better!!!

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Crystal

I was wondering since you have been with them for 6 months, can you do anything if they send a bag that is nothing like what you selected in the survey? They sent me a crossbody and I will never use it, I didn’t even pick that style 😣

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Jackie

Alright, well I’m gonna try it for a month. It’s the same price as Ivory Clasp, but at least these are genuine leather.

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Aarjullor

I just signed up, and used KITTYSBOXES. My total was $19.95. I love new bags, especially leather bags, I’m stoked! Thanks for the review Jess! I have a small suggestion, can you please take a picture of you holding the bag! I’m really bad with dimensions.

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jennifer

their website isn’t working. it keeps saying invalid input when i go to submit my order.

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jenn

i just tried again this morning. same error message. contacted customer service on chat, and they suggested i try a different browser. switched from chrome to IE, and still got the same error message and am unable to check out 🙁

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MicheleDeG

Same here…thought it was just me 😕

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Jessica Hapak

Hi everyone! I spoke with Bolzano customer service and the $19.99 price is a limited time special they are offering from now until June 8th. The sale started today, so I wasn’t aware when I originally wrote this review. I’ll try and update the post to reflect the special!

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Geordana Roa

If you sign up at this price will the price remain the same for the duration of your subscription? Or only until June?

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MicheleDeG

Customer service told me that the price is locked in for the duration of your membership. 😀

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Jessica Hapak

Hello Geordana! The 19.95 price will remain for the duration of your subscription!

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Kat

I wanted to chime in and say I got the same response. At this price point, I may just have to try it!

FYI – I found an offer for a free gift with new subscription on another site and it appears to be working still (haven’t completed check out yet though, still thinking). Look for product #1158 in the search box to add the free gift to your cart (value $45) and apply code KITTYSBOXES at checkout.

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Caren

Darn went to use code and they must of just canceled it 🙁 boo! Thank you for posting, I was so excited!

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Aarjullor

Thanks for the code Kat!

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Suzanne

It’s showing $19.95 for me. They have a four month sub for $60 (save $20), so it looks like $19.95 is the correct monthly price. I don’t see $45 anywhere. They also have a trial where you pay $10, they send you a purse, if you keep it they bill you $19.95 and refund the $10 shipping, and your sub is started. If you return it then they keep your $10, but there’s not an additional return shipping fee.

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LoriW.

$60 for 4 months is a great deal, $15 per month for a leather bag!

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Jody

Jessica, I love leather handbags. Would you say this bag is extra heavy or just right? With all the hardware I was curious. I love purple too.

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Jessica Hapak

Hi Jody! I wouldn’t call this bag heavy at all. It’s not flimsy either. I guess that means it’s in the just right category!

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katie

I saw this subscription awhile ago and was going to get it (at $19.95),but then I saw the $45.00 price and changed my mind. I just assumed they went up, now I’d be interested in knowing what the “correct” price is.

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Beth

Following the link provided, it says you will be charged $45/Mo, but right above the “add to cart” button it says $19.95, and that lower price is listed on a number of the other pages too. I added it to my cart and it shows as $19.99.

This is all very strange and confusing.

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Jessica Hapak

Hi Beth!
That is confusing. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but they are very responsive to any messages sent their way. I would recommend sending a message and asking what’s up with that.

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