Ivory Clasp WITH212 Backpack Review + Coupon – April 2018
When you sign up, you’ll fill out the Ivory Clasp questionnaire, letting their stylists know what patterns, colors, materials, and shapes you prefer in the bags you buy. In addition to answering questions, you’ll go through several screens of “select the bags you’d be happy to get” to provide even more specific information about what you’d like to receive.
When your curation is ready, they will send you an e-mail giving you a few days to select the specific bag that you wish to receive. If you do not select a bag, their stylists will select one for you and you’ll get to be surprised.
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.)
About Ivory Clasp Purse Subscription
The Subscription Box: Ivory Clasp
The Cost: $49.00 per month (or now quarterly, if you prefer) with free shipping and full refunds if you’re unhappy with your bag. (Be sure to follow the guidelines on this FAQ page to ensure your refund.)
The Products: On-trend, brand name (though not high-end brand name) purses, including handbags, satchels, crossbody bags, boho bags, tote bags, fashion backpacks, and more.
Good to Know: Ivory Clasp recently changed their system so that you have the option to choose from a selection of bags each month. (They’ll notify you via email when it’s time to choose!) If you don’t choose by the deadline, Ivory Clasp’s stylists will pick for you based on your style preferences.
Ships to: Free standard shipping to the US. International shipping varies by destination.
Ivory Clasp Handbag Subscription for April 2018
With 212 The Bleecker Mini Backpack in Evergreen – Retail Value $88
The pebbled leather bag features gold hardware, adjustable shoulder straps, and a 2” handle drop. It’s imported and made of faux leather. It measures 8” h x 12” w x 7”d and is the perfect size for a hands-free day with a toddler.
For my first Ivory Clasp bag, I decided to go with something that I would never typically buy myself – a bookbag style handbag! I decided that this could be a fun option, as we move into the warmer months, to take to parks with my 3-year-old. He’s old enough that I don’t need to carry a diaper bag anymore – but still wild enough that it’s great to be hands-free. This was the perfect size to hold my necessities and his.
I’m really into yellow gold, and I think that this hardware suits the lovely emerald color of the bag nicely. I loved the adjustable straps and was pleased with how the bag came wrapped with all of the hardware in plastic, to prevent the supple leather from getting scratched. Pebbled leather is a bit more resilient and on trend than smooth leather, and I enjoyed the textured feel of this bag.
The front pocket was perfect to hold my phone and keys for easy access.
The bag is fully lined in a white and emerald stripe. There is 1 zipper pocket, and 2 inside open pockets to help you stay organized.
For a relatively inexpensive bag, I thought it was great that it came with a branded dust bag. I am pretty good about handbag storage, and when I am provided with a dust bag, do save and use them to store my bags. This one is thin but will do the job to help keep this bag in pristine condition.
Here I am with the bag to give you an idea of scale.
Handbag Rescue Wipes – Estimated Value $2 (buy a 10-pack for $9.99)
A few extras were included in this box, including 2 single-use Handbag Rescue wipes. I was happy to get to sample these and used it on a pair of dirty black leather ankle boots. I was pleased at the durability of the wipe, the conditioning power, and its ability to remove surface dirt.
NIVEA Oil Infused Vanilla and Almond Oil Body Lotion – Buy a full-size bottle for $5.49
I’m never a huge fan of foil packets and find they just get tossed in a bin and rarely used, but for review purposes, I made a point to try this lotion. The vanilla scent is light and lovely, but for me, this was more of a summer moisturizer. It has a thin consistency and absorbed quickly but I didn’t feel that it was super luxe (which is what I want on my dry winter skin). That said, I had a tiny sample to work with so maybe it didn’t get a fair shake. Maybe I’ll use my $2 coupon and give it another whirl!
The Verdict: This is the first bag that I’ve gotten from Ivory Clasp. I liked that I got to pick just what I wanted, but admit that I’ve never heard of this brand before. I think it’s a good quality piece, and with a retail value of $88, almost double the cost of the $49 subscription, and I feel that it was a good value.
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’s available. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get to pick this same look, but you might get something else that’s just your style!
Value Breakdown: Ivory Clasp costs $49.00 per month, but I received a bag that retails for $88.00, plus a few other goodies.
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