CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – April 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 April 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. That’s part of the fun! Let’s see what April’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.
1960s/1970s Era Vintage Dress
I love bold prints and bright colors and this did not disappoint. This fit really nicely and was in good condition. If you inspect the inside, you can tell this one was handmade (well, with a machine, but not in a factory). There are some details (like interfacing fabric around the inside of the waistline) that I have seen in clothing patterns but never in mass-produced merchandise. Whoever made this was skilled, though, that’s for sure.
I am not sure this is the best waistline for my body type, but that didn’t stop me from wearing it to work (without the suggested camisole, per the card – if I had a larger bust, the camisole might’ve been required, but I don’t have much cleavage). I don’t have any idea what the fabric is (it is sort of silky feeling without a lot of stretch, but being handmade, of course there is no tag) but it was comfortable on a warm spring day.
For reference, I am 5’5” and this was fine with some wedge sandals, but it probably would not have worked if I was much shorter. I am going to hand wash this one to make sure it stays in good condition!
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. 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?