CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – August 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.” You can see some examples of what the CHC Vintage folks consider to belong to each category on the sign-up page.
This review is of the Vintage Prints Dress, $39.99 a month, box.
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 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 August 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 August’s shipment had in it for me:
There is usually a handwritten card with some styling suggestions. We took the pictures below before work one morning and it was already warm enough that I didn’t need any jacket, cardigan, etc., but I’m going to refer back to this card for ideas on how to transition the dress into fall and winter.
This is from Alfani, a Macy’s-only brand (that I am familiar with because I have some of their other items in my closet as well). It fits very nicely and zips easily (I was able to do it myself, without help). It has a velour-type finish, which was still in excellent shape, and it is fully lined.
It is dry-clean only, which is a little bit of a pain. (My dad used to own a chain of dry cleaners in Kansas City, decades ago, and I was under the false impression as a kid that dry cleaning was free, and even now I am reluctant to pay for it!) I think getting it sopping wet by hand-washing might make it not look very good, so I guess it is time to find a dry cleaner near where I live. On the plus side, it doesn’t wrinkle and it is pretty comfortable to move around in, and the slit in the back isn’t too high for the office.
Verdict: I like the dress I received from CHC Vintage this month. I don’t normally wear a ton of black, but the floral print gives this enough color that I don’t feel like a Goth with it on. It is suitable for office wear – maybe a little dressy, even – and is a nice weight for transitioning to colder weather.
There is a generous exchange policy if something doesn’t fit or has some other issue (I once received 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. However, 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 $39.99, including free shipping, and I received one vintage dress.
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What do you think of CHC Vintage? What style would you choose?