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CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – May 2018

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyMay 25, 2018 | 8 comments

CHC Vintage May 2018 Box

CHC Vintage
5 overall rating
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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.

CHC Vintage May 2018 Wrapped

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, $39.99 a month, box. 

CHC Vintage May 2018 Review

About CHC Vintage

The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage

The Cost: $39.99/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 May 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. But that’s part of the fun! Let’s see what May’s shipment had in it for me:

CHC Vintage May 2018 Envelope

CHC Vintage May 2018 Card Outside

CHC Vintage May 2018 Card Inside

There is usually a handwritten card with some styling suggestions.

CHC Vintage May 2018 Dress Front

CHC Vintage May 2018 Dress Side

CHC Vintage May 2018 Dress Back

Vintage Leopard Print Dress

Unlike last month, this dress is not handmade – it has a manufacturer label and size tag. This is the second leopard print dress I’ve received from CHC Vintage, but this one is work-appropriate (the other one was fun, but not for the office).

This one is silk and this little tag fell out when I opened the package:

CHC Vintage May 2018 Handwash

This dress was in really good condition (no loose threads, all buttons securely attached) so hopefully proper garment care will keep it that way.

This fits nicely and felt quite breathable. I can wear this with some black sandals at this time of year or pair it with a cardigan and tights when it gets colder (I live in Georgia so it never really gets too cold).

Verdict: I like the dress I received from CHC Vintage this month. I do enjoy fun, bold prints, but I also mostly need clothes I can wear to work, and this satisfies both conditions. Plus, it fits very well and is in excellent condition. I seem to do a lot better with CHC Vintage in terms of getting dresses that work for me, than with some of the styling services for new garments. Perhaps that says something about my taste, but at least I know I won’t be wearing the same thing as everyone else!

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. But 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.

Check out all of my CHC Vintage reviews and more great apparel subscriptions in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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?

"Choose either a Vintage Dress Subscription or Vintage T-Shirt and Jewelry Box. Every piece is one of a kind, on trend Vintage."
Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).
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8 comments

Shelly111

You look wonderful in every dress from this company. I actually scouted and owned a little vintage clothing store at one time. The price point is pretty much what I would have charged in my shop. Shopping at thrift stores is much less expensive. BUT it might take hours of looking to find a dress that was in great condition and fits & flatters. So I think the subscription is definitely working for you. Plus exactly as you mentioned, you won’t be dressed like your co-workers!

Mandy

Could you share with us the brand of the dress?

It has a strong Jones NY vibe to me, with the square, almost safari chest pockets and the cut in general. I really like it and think that getting a 100% silk dress which is pretty and fits and has a timeless silhouette is fab for that price. 🙂

When I lived in Atlanta, I wore a ton of 100% silk dresses. So great for the climate there in a professional career workplace.

LisaMarie

How very Designing Women of you 😀

I live in Atlanta, never thought of silk, seemed to hot fot that, but I will give it a try.

Mandy

Ha, I did live in Atlanta in the 90’s.. but not the 80’s.I had an administrative job at the largest Cobb Co. hospital which was privately owned and very posh, so there was a bit of a clothing fineness/ thinness/ best overall appearance war going on all the time with my co-workers. Totally unspoken, of course. We were Steel Magnolias with class and polish and weighty decisions to make every day.

Now that I live far away and don’t work any longer, I live in cool, comfy knit midi or maxi dresses when the weather heats up and I’m home with the dogs. Comfiest clothing on earth and a freshly laundered dress doubles as nightwear when insomnia strikes, which is 5 out of 7 nights…. ( Found out about the Rayon/ Spandex blend casual swing dresses when my VS sleep shirts started getting too short to monitor the dogs’ activity in the backyard with dignity. Switched to solid color, low cost Amazon solid color swing dresses by accident, really, and it’s great).
I still wear silk in the summer, but it has to be comfy now.

Ragan

I live in Atlanta (well, in a suburb) and I think this is the first silk dress I’ve had, but it does seem like a good weight. And it’s breathable.

LisaMarie

You look amazing in both dresses. You absolutely have the bod for this type of sub. The dress is verys ’70’s but so wearable today. Great find!

Amy BB

I was thinking the same thing! You look stunning in everything….but with my lumps and bumps…I am only happy in certain styles of dresses and I worry with this sub that I would be unhappy. That being said, I did sub to the CHC accessories box and am really enjoying it! That way I can use the accessories to add the vintage flair without being worried about size issues.

Mellissa Plowman

I Just clicked your link to see the other animal print dress. You look amazing in both!

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