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ModCloth Stylish Surprise – Available Now!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJul 23, 2018 | 79 comments

ModCloth Stylish Surprise
4 overall rating
27 Ratings | 6 Reviews

The ModCloth Stylish Surprise event starts now!

If you aren't familiar with Stylish Surprise, here's what you need to know:

  • You can buy a mystery item (as many as you want) from any of the available categories - basically, it is a create-your-own-mystery-box!
  • All Stylish Surprise items are Final Sale. These sell out VERY quickly - make sure to buy ASAP if you are interested!
  • Check out our Stylish Surprise reviews to see what type of items you can expect.
  • Shipping is free on orders of $75 or more!

Here are the available categories (most in sizes XXS-4x):

  • Dresses $25
  • Jewelry $10
  • Tops $15
  • Home Decor $10
  • Accessories $10
  • Bottoms $20
  • Shoes $20
  • Outerwear $20

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ModCloth Stylish Surprise is a once-a-quarter mystery box. ModCloth offers their apparel, shoes, accessories and sometimes apartment items at a huge discount, but you don't know what you're going to get - you can only pick the size. This isn't a typical subscription, so if you want to make sure ... read more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Jt

I was disappointed in my first purchase. A astronaut charm on a chain necklace, a cheesy desk plaque, and the only thing I did like, a kitten face wristlet purse ( but the hubby said is that for kids:0( it was a bust for $30

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Vanessa

(I’m reposting this to try and get the links to work since I could find no way to edit it)

I did get 2 duplicate dresses, but was given store credit for them. Here’s what I got in size 4X:

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/spectacular-samba-sheath-dress-in-crimson/152322.html -This dress looks hilariously bad on me. But I might mod it or something. I love the halter top part.

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/ritzy-wishes-sheath-dress-in-black/154083.html -This is a cute little black dress. Can’t go wrong

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/flowy-fantasy-a-line-dress/150685.html -I actually have this same dress in what I call neapolitan ice cream colors and I love it. So I actually really like this one

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/yours-to-adore-midi-dress-in-geometric/100000248198.html -I don’t think I can pull the colors of this dress off. I’ll probably swap it.

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/hidden/shared-sentiment-shift-dress/10094839.html?dwvar_10094839_color=NVYPR -this one will be up for swap as well.

I did grab 1 apartment item just because they’re usually so rare. and I got this –

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/home-gifts/copper-moscow-mule-mug/155954.html -and I might just swap this one as well.

Overall it was ok, but I feel like the raise in price for dresses to $25 is too much and that modcloth’s style is moving from 1950s/cute prints into 70s/boring cuts… so maybe its just time for me to move on.

I am also ticked that it took them sooo long to do this stylish surprise which I was told by their customer service that it was taking so long because they wanted to make sure it would be done right. … and then I got 2 duplicate dresses ALONG WITH a card hand signed by the person that supposedly packed my box with care. uh… no ya didn’t derek.

I mean, you have GOT to stop this duplicates problem Modcloth! There has to be a way and it shouldn’t be all that hard. Please work on it. Thanks

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Vanessa

I did get 2 duplicate dresses, but was given store credit for them. Here’s what I got in size 4X:

-https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/spectacular-samba-sheath-dress-in-crimson/152322.html This dress looks hilariously bad on me. But I might mod it or something. I love the halter top part.

-https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/ritzy-wishes-sheath-dress-in-black/154083.html This is a cute little black dress. Can’t go wrong

-https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/flowy-fantasy-a-line-dress/150685.html I actually have this same dress in what I call neapolitan ice cream colors and I love it. So I actually really like this one

-https://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/yours-to-adore-midi-dress-in-geometric/100000248198.html I don’t think I can pull the colors of this dress off. I’ll probably swap it.

-https://www.modcloth.com/shop/hidden/shared-sentiment-shift-dress/10094839.html?dwvar_10094839_color=NVYPR this one will be up for swap as well.

I did grab 1 apartment item just because they’re usually so rare. and I got this -https://www.modcloth.com/shop/home-gifts/copper-moscow-mule-mug/155954.html and I might just swap this one as well.

Overall it was ok, but I feel like the raise in price for dresses to $25 is too much and that modcloth’s style is moving from 1950s/cute prints into 70s/boring cuts… so maybe its just time for me to move on.

I am also ticked that it took them sooo long to do this stylish surprise which I was told by their customer service that it was taking so long because they wanted to make sure it would be done right. … and then I got 2 duplicate dresses ALONG WITH a card hand signed by the person that supposedly packed my box with care. uh… no ya didn’t derek.

I mean, you have GOT to stop this duplicates problem Modcloth! There has to be a way and it shouldn’t be all that hard. Please work on it. Thanks

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JBGinNYC

I got pretty lucky with my mysteries.

1. Black a-line classic 50’s skirt (Moon Collection brand)
https://poshmark.com/listing/ALICE-MOON-skirt-59f8ec008f0fc4fceb0255b6

2. Black stretchy cap sleeved sheath dress (Modcloth brand) – fits great and perfect for work.

3. Lacy top in brick color that smelled of someone’s perfume (yuck) and is something I’d never buy myself, but actually, I liked it when I tried it on. (Blu Pepper brand)
https://www.lyst.com/clothing/modcloth-lithe-i-was-saying-lace-top-in-brick/

4. Apartment piece was a quirky sugar shaker which is totally fun. https://www.genuinefred.com/ssss-sweet-spirits

Overall, I’m pleased. Feeling lucky.

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JBGinNYC

Oddly, I made out pretty well. I got a black cap sleeve stretch sheath dress that fits well and will be great for work. It’s Modcloth brand.

I got a simple a-line midi skirt that is actually super cute and classic.
https://poshmark.com/listing/ALICE-MOON-skirt-59f8ec008f0fc4fceb0255b6

The shirt that I received is nothing like anything I would ever order, it has like lace on the sleeves and shoulders and is a brick color. Again, I would never choose to buy it, but when I put it on (other than the smell of someone else’s perfume), it wasn’t bad. I feel like I can make it work.
https://www.lyst.com/clothing/modcloth-lithe-i-was-saying-lace-top-in-brick/

And for the home piece I got a quirky sugar shaker:
https://www.genuinefred.com/ssss-sweet-spirits?gclid=CjwKCAjw7vraBRBbEiwA4WBOnyzLZ3iuGfJs2LVFGWnp7Twyfn_WEdeScwtpauPKy6UN2TgIKZQCRxoCIUsQAvD_BwE

I feel pretty good / lucky about the surprise this time around.

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Jen A

I’m incredibly disappointed. I’ve always missed the accessories category during past Surprises, so this time I ordered 3, thinking is get one decent item, maybe something to regift. Ughhh

I got a pouch for sunglasses from Perverse that sold for$5.99, a giant men’s watch that I have no use for (didn’t even come in a case which just screams CHEAP), and watch with a bee on it that was just not worth it. 🙁

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Jb

If the Perverse case is the cat ears one, that’s what I got too. I foolishly anticipated a nice handbag or scarf. And even when I saw the pouch, I was hoping there were sunglasses inside! The sad thing is, that is something I’ll actually use, as opposed to the clothing and home items I got.

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cindy

Here’s what I got: She & Sky magenta dress that I LOVE, but will need serious Spanx:

https://di2ponv0v5otw.cloudfront.net/posts/2018/04/05/5ac67d0ea6e3ea657ab033fa/m_5ac67d3f3800c54e6a6af7fe.jpg

Everything else is going up for swap, but I may end up keeping this jacket:
https://www.modcloth.com/dw/image/v2/ABAT_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-modcloth-master/default/dwd9e1edd3/images/10095850_BRGMU_MAIN.jpg?sw=913

Earrings – are these Corgis? https://di2ponv0v5otw.cloudfront.net/posts/2018/07/26/5b5a1368409c153d14c38f12/m_5b5a1405de6f62db5ab50c0a.jpg

Also got a sheer pink top that I’ve already swapped & a desk plaque that says, “I’m here, aren’t I?”. Cute, but I don’t work in an office…

Not a total bust, but a little disappointed in the apartment category since I thought it would be more of a home accessory.

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Ania1234

I received Traffic People coat in red https://www.lyst.com/clothing/traffic-people-overcoat-9/?reason=feed-product
Naughty Monkey Ziga suade boots and Fred and Frinds day of the dead sugar shaker

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Kyra

So this was my first time getting any of the surprises and I was blown away.

Starting from the home goods, I got two similar items, string lights but I loved them, my sister is obsessed with sugar skulls so it worked…

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tatty-Devine-String-Lights-Coloured/dp/B01MYYA2QT

And

absofab.com.au/tatty-devine-string-la-luna-lights/

Then I cannot find it anywhere but I got a red and black plaid mini dress in 4x from Liza Luxe, it is cute and fits well so no complaints.

I got a bottom in 4X and was thrilled by this Yellow Horse Carosel Skirt

https://www.modcloth.com/shop/bottoms/marvelous-midi-skirt-with-pockets-in-carousel-horses/154405.html

And finally my most Favorate thing was from the handbag section, a Betsy Johnson Robot Bag, it is literally the cutest thing ever.

https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/kjis/?mrkgcl=507&mrkgadid=3189408785&itm=127923385489_product_type_accessories_product_type_purses_%26_handbags&rkgid=3189408785&cpg=ogpla&source=google_pla&adpos=1o1&creative=184908724261&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqPDaBRC6ARIsACAf4hBBE1KLSMfvZmprk-ED1xzedOv0YUEUtKGmf7YLl9AUxPwXu1BY0AcaAujcEALw_wcB

I had such low expectations and was so pleased with everything!!!!

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Danielle

I got mine today and everything will go up for swap 😩 I did three apartments ; and got two of the same books for mixing drinks and one of those signs saying cat hair don’t care . One dress that is very nice just isn’t me and a outwear that isn’t my style at all reminds me of carpet my grandma had in the 80’s . I do have to say yes it’s a gamble of what you get but it’s unfair to send duplicates . That’s the part that sucks !

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Chillybeans

On their Facebook page, under visitor posts, several people posted their duplicates. One woman got 7 identical bottle lights! If you contact customer service they will refund duplicate items! After seeing that I was actually hoping I would get a dupe so I could at least recoup some of my $$!….no such luck. I got a retro game, a rainbow tape,and a hot pink cat head shaped notebook. Total waste of money for a bunch of junk. Wished I’d read comments here before ordering. I was so excited to finally score the coveted apartment items that never had been available before, now I understand better why so much was available. ModCloth has lost me as a customer forever. The items they sent me are online for less than the $10 each that I paid. I know it’s a gamble, but at least honor the value.

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sher_w

I agree. How much thinking does it require to see that you are sending duplicates, triplicates, etc?

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Julie

My surprises arrived. I got a cute mustard yellow tunic with raccoon print, velvet burgundy blazer, black heels with cat eyes on the foot and paw print on the side.

My accessory was a cute cat head shaped sunglass case, my home item was a pink hardback cat shaped journal. Good thing I’m a cat lover; 3 items were cat shaped.

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Starla

My Stylish Surprise arrived today. I received for jewelry 2 items,
1 pair of unicorn head silver studs https://www.thebagtique.com/Zad-Jewelry-Majestic-Unicorn-Mini-Stud-Earrings-p/e4983.htm
and some dangle pierced earrings that I can’t find anywhere. My outerwear was blazer left over from the “Working Girls” movie from the 80’s complete in khaki with permanent pre-ruched sleeves. https://www.modcloth.com/shop/outerwear/fine-and-sandy-blazer-in-tan/156632.html
The three decor items are 2 desk plaques and Christmas lights. The plaques read “Meow or Never” and “Cat Hair, Don’t Care. https://www.modcloth.com/shop/home-gifts/pounce-on-the-opportunity-desk-plaque/155656.html?dwvar_155656_color=BRN and https://www.modcloth.com/shop/home-gifts/fur-what-it-s-worth-desk-plaque/155652.html?dwvar_155652_color=GLD
And the Christmas lights are these but with Christmas trees not cactus: http://www.tagltd.com/cactus-led-wire-lights_4145.aspx
And my accessories item was a multi color split shawl: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/332773859961429625/

So all in all I feel like I wasted my money. There’s not anything I actually really like. Well the unicorn earrings are cute. So a bust for me but maybe everyone else got lucky.

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sher_w

Sorry to hear this. But thank you for sharing.

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Jb

Oh wow those desk plaques…just sorry. I’ve seen a few people have gotten desk plaques and I feel like technically they shouldn’t even count as “home” decor?

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Wishonbish

I got my items. I’d say that the clothes and shoes are a good buy, but the jewelry, apartment, and accessories were not. Most of the items I was sent in these categories probably never even retailed for the price I paid. They also sent me a makeup product, and considering these are usually returned items, I’m not confident that it is a new product.
The clothing, although a gamble, is usually a decent deal. I got a few nice pieces, but I also got a cats in Victorian portrait garb printed dress. Therein lies the gamble.

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Ks

The Retrolicious dress? What size?????? I have wanted it for forever.

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Wishonbish

Yes, that’s the one. Size is xl, but it runs small in my opinion. I plan on putting it up on poshmark in the next week or so for what I paid.

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Shelly111

I am known for the weirdness! What size is your cats in Victorian garb??

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Wishonbish

Xl, but it looks like it runs small. I just lost my cat to cancer, so it gave me a smile, but it’s not my style.

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Darryn

I got my Stylish Surprise today, it got here really fast!

I got a this yellow scarf as my accessory, was hoping for a bag but oh well.
https://www.modcloth.com/shop/accessories/yellow-brick-cold-scarf/57460.html

I got these as my jewelry and home decor item…interesting, I guess they were trying a theme
https://www.modcloth.com/shop/accessories/delightful-diorama-3d-printed-necklace-in-unicorn/156637.html
https://www.modcloth.com/shop/home-gifts/i-lunch-break-for-unicorns-desk-plaque/155655.html

Two dresses, this one and a red halter, that actually looks better then I thought it would. The blue one fits really nicely.
https://poshmark.com/listing/modcloth-blue-white-bow-dress-Xl-5a8d992dfcdc316e807d1cf4

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Misti

Great stuff u got I am jelly lol

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sher_w

Nice dress! And yay, no duplicates … there may be hope yet 😉

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KS

Cute items! That dress and necklace are darling.

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Vanessa

Thank you for posting your items with links, the scarf is cute but too bad it’s listed at$7.97. My box won’t come until next week so I’ll just enjoy reading what others get until then

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Shelly111

My box arrived. I completely lucked out! Just one item did I feel the $ was not worth it. I ordered 3 shoes, 2 apartment, 1 outerwear, and 1 dress. I received a pair of Chinese Laundry suede wedgies-LOVE, Wanted over the knee false suede boots-LOVE, L’Artiste posters with tassels-LOVE, 1 faux leather bomber jacket-looks unbelievably rich looking-LOVE, 1 dusty lilac lined lace maxi dress-LOVE, 1 hardcover mixology drink recipes, nice, but I no longer drink alcohol-SWAP, 1 gold desk marker that says I Donut Care. Lol-cute but disappointing for $10-SWAP. SO EVERYONE NO REPEATS!! I hope everyone else lucks out also. I will always go for the Modcloth Surprise!

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sher_w

Congrats… sounds to me like you scored!

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Adrienne Ratzel

Part of the fun is the absolute surprise. I go in knowing i may hate the item. After reading reviews and what people have to say here, I must be one of the only people that will wear anything or use something goofy even if I dont like the item. Chances are that it’ll grow on me. I bought the top and apartment. I may buy another top, but as surprises in brands are usually to offload items they have a ton of, I dont know if i want to risk a duplicate.

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Missa

I’ve been waiting for Stylish Surprise, but heard some of the disappointing comments regarding duplicates and low quality items. I stayed conservative with 1 each of tops, shoes and jewelry. Not too bad for price, honestly, since for me one decent quality shirt can easily cost over $40. I get that Stylish Surprise was cheaper in the past, but the prices overall are still a steal in the grand scheme of things. My fingers are crossed for items I’ll love!

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Starla

It concerns me that they still have things in stock that sold out in minutes previously. What does it mean? My order has already shipped. Can’t wait to see what I get. I ordered 1 outerwear, 3 decor, 1 jewelry, and 2 accessories. Hope it gets here soon. Hope I didn’t just burn that money…

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Vanessa

I am also concerned that the items are still in stock, but I just got my shipment notification and so I’ll find out what I’m getting soon enough.

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KS

Items are STILL in stock. Hope that means they will learn their lesson and lower prices next time.

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Juliet

I got one each of several categories. The accessories is such a big range, and I thought I’d be unlucky enough to get socks, but today I noticed the order details actually says “Accessories – Handbags and Wallets” so I’m hoping I get a cool handbag.

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Annabella

i can’t decide! Last time I grabbed a few outerwears and some fillers to reach free shipping. Then they emailed me that outerwear was out of stock and I would only receive the filler items. Now, prices are higher, and no coupons and there is sales tax. I can’t seem to pull the trigger without thinking first like I did in the past.

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Vanessa

I’ve been stalking for stylish surprise for months now. Yesterday I was sick and didn’t check email GAH I’m so frustrated! I would have definitely gotten 1 or 2 outerwears; but my size is gone now. Oh well, at least I got my dresses. (although I’m p.o.d they jacked the price up to $25 a piece! That’s getting unreasonable I think seeing how risky ss can be.) They’d better be good or miraculously send me that retrolicious cat portrait dress I wasn’t able to get. It could happen right? I seriously need that dress in 4X if anybody has one, let me know!

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Ks

So expensive!!!!! I ended up buying a dress, bottoms, top, and pair of $20 leggings…almost $90 with tax! I hope I get more than pajama top and bridesmaid dress this time 😭

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Katie

I am also sad about the price increase. I have learned never to order 2 of something since you have high odds of getting doubles. I got my first ever home item, 1 accessory, 1 dress, 1 bottom (please no overalls again), 1 outerwear (got the coolest coat ever least year), and that’s it. In the past I got shoes but they were either ugly or fit me weird. Good luck everyone!!

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Beccaox

I have tried for YEARS to snag apartment!

When I was able to go on and saw it was still available I snap three, which turned to 4 before I I could finish checking out, I was so extatic!

Now after reading how many others got this category and some of the not so great things people received (I had only heard of appealing items before today) I just hope they didn’t flood the category, just to have more inventory ,with items I couldn’t even want for $10!

**fingers crossed I with either love or think of the perfect person to gift it to**

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Julie

I got 2 apartment items along with other things. Now I’m curious, what are the items you’ve heard about, either good or bad? I honestly have no idea what’s in this category.

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sher_w

Either people aren’t buying – quite possibly because of the ModCloth tendency to send duplicates, triplicates – or they have a lot more inventory this time around. Because they certainly aren’t selling out like before ……..

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