CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – September 2018

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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.” 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 Romantic 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 September 2018 Review

When you sign up you fill out a customer style survey where you answer questions about your personal style so each subscriber gets a dress that’s customized just for them. Let’s see what I received this month!

I love that they send a handwritten note to go along with your dress. This note welcomed me to CHC Vintage and explained a bit about the piece that I received. They also gave some styling tips which I think is really helpful!

David Calais Velour Dress

When I first saw this fabric, visions of Star Wars and E-woks crossed my mind. My husband refers to it as my “Friar Tuck” dress and it definitely has a monk-quality to it, but I loved the way the velour felt. So luxurious! When I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised. It was so comfortable and soft, plus it has pockets! I love the length, but the sleeves were a bit short on me, so I decided to wear them pushed up which I think looks nice with this fabric. I have no shoes that would work with this dress though, so I am taking suggestions! I chose to pair it with a waist belt and gold jewelry and I felt really stylish and comfortable in this. I feel like it’s flattering and a perfect fall piece.

Here are a few of the details up close. This is definitely a 70’s/80’s style dress as they referenced in the note and it still has the original tag which is pretty neat. They mention that Calais is a rare designer and I wasn’t able to find anything about him when I looked him up, but this is definitely a one-of-a-kind piece. Apparently, velour is actually in style right now, so I will definitely be wearing this out once I find some shoes to wear with it!

Verdict: This was my first dress from CHC Vintage and while I was a bit skeptical at first, I am so thrilled with this dress. They gave a ton of other style suggestions such as pairing it with a moto jacket and I’m excited to see how else I can style it because I feel like it’s a really versatile piece. I think that the quality of the dress and having someone find this specifically for me is definitely worth the $39.99 cost of the subscription. 

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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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Finding new products to test out and possibly fall in love with has always excited her. Now, as a mother of 3, she loves discovering new products that can help make parenting a little easier! Her favorites are FabFitFun and Target Baby boxes.

Posted in CHC Vintage Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: chc vintage | 19 comments


  1. I love that dress. I think bold black wide belt with accentuate your waist then wear with black heals, flats, booties or knee high boots. The black will make the fabric glow a little more and play off the light of the velour!

  2. Thanks so much to everyone for all of the comments and amazing suggestions! I knew the MSA community would be able to help! 🙂

  3. That dress looks wonderful on you and there isn’t a color you couldn’t wear with it.

  4. First of all, some matte tights in black, brown or burgundy are a must. Nude toned dress and nude toned legs don’t work well in the winter and this is a late fall to winter time dress, IMO. Next, some knee high or over the knee boots in the color of your choice. ( Amazon has black or brown suede- look stretchy ones for under $30, I bought 3 different heel heights in both black and brown last winter- inspired by Liz’s boots).

    Next, the waist on the dress seems too high to hit you at your natural waist to me. I might play up the textured angle of the dress with a brown faux fur vest with an inside tie at the natural waist. ( actually, I have the vest I’m referring to and it’s fab but it’s new- old, meaning it’s from a different era and thus is vintage genuine dark brown mink with a Tanuki long fur tuxedo collar and front trim.. but it was remade into a brand new vest from a vintage coat or two).

    Or buy a wide belt and adjust it to cover the waist positioning. This is also the kind of dress we’d have worn a fall patterned scarf at the waist with. You fold a long scarf to a wide- ish belt configuration with the folds worn on the inside, and let the scarf be a colorful and soft waist belt. As I recall, we pinned them from the inside. ( This was the 70’s and Velcro wasn’t around then. You can also buy two scarves if one isn’t long enough these days, pin them together on the underside and fold to the width you want. The look is supposed to be long and flowy and it is very 70’s Mary Tyler Moore vintage dressing. :).

    I’d avoid flats as the fabric makes this a dressy dress.

  5. Nude or camel colored pumps/peep toes and a chunky geometric gold metal belt is how I’d wear it. Very pretty!

  6. Booties and a matching belt😊. Or bronzed flats and belt. Cute dress on you!

  7. I would totally wear it with a thick red belt and red heels!

  8. The dress looks amazing on you and it definitely looks in line with current trends.

  9. Burnished gold flats, with a thin, similar colored belt, gold jewelry. It’s a LOT of brown, it needs something to break it up. I like the dress, it’s really flattering. It looks like it’s good condition. I think it’s not worth $40 though, more like $20.

    • Deadstock is usually worth more.

  10. White cowboy boots and a thick white belt! So I’m for the season too!

  11. I was thinking a black belt & booties would look great with this dress! Looks pretty on you!

    • Thank you! I think I have some black booties and a black belt that I’ll have to try!

  12. This dress looks beautiful on you. I am thinking brown booties with textured tights would be so cute with this dress.

    • Thank you! and Ooh! Textured tights! Great idea!!! 🙂

  13. Leopard print, brown boots or booties, gold, anything with a little pizzazz…

    • I tried going subtle, but maybe I will try some pizzazz! 🙂

  14. Just beautiful on you!!

    • Thank you! 🙂

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