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Coastal Co. Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Fall 2018

Coastal Co box

Coastal Co. is a seasonal box of beach-inspired apparel and accessories delivered 4x per year. $180+ retail value inside each box.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

full contents of cosatal co box

About Coastal Co.

The Subscription Box: Coastal Co.

The Cost: $99.00/season

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code SUMMER30 to get $30 off a quarterly subscription!

The Products: 6-8 pieces of premium, beach-inspired apparel, accessories & lifestyle products. Total retail value of $180+

Ships to: U.S. for $4.95

Good to know: “Boxes are catered to your style preferences, as well as your climate. For example, if you live in a tropical climate, such as Hawaii, you won’t receive cold weather clothes such as heavy-duty outerwear or a beanie in your winter box”.

Coastal Co. Fall 2018 Review

When you first go to sign up for Coastal Co., you’ll be met with a short survey to let them know your sizing and physical features so they can send the perfect items for you. They also take your location/climate into account when selecting items.

Coastal Co. Style Profile

Complexion, face shape, top size, bra (cup) size, waist size, ring size, and shoe size will all go into your profile.

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When you receive your box you’ll see an info card right on top that has a lovely beachy photo on one side and a short intro with the items and their prices on the other side.

Pirette fragrance sample back of card for Pirette fragrance sample

Pirette Fragrance Sample

A free sample of this beachy fragrance kicks off the Fall box. The card describes it as fresh green coconut, surf wax, and sunscreen. I have to say that I like it quite a bit and it totally reminds me of being near the ocean. The coconut really stands out.

Nixon box open Nixon box Nixon Facet Watch in box NixonFacet Watch with extra links + operations manual extra links with pouch Nixon Facet Watch in Silver back of Nixon Facet Watch in Silver Nixon Facet Watch in Silver on side back of Nixon Facet Watch in Silver on side extended Nixon Facet Watch in Silver Nixon Facet Watch in Silver on wrist

Nixon Facet Watch in Silver – Retail Value $200.00

The big-ticket item in this box is this super nice watch from Nixon. Every subscriber received this beautifully well-made stunner and I have to say it’s one of the nicest watches I now own. It must get its name from the glass faceted face of the watch that creates a really classy look that actually reminds me of a mirror I’ve wanted for several years with a similar cut. It has a really nice weight to it which makes sense seeing as though it’s made completely of stainless steel with a linked band that can be adjusted to fit. It comes with a little pouch housing extra links but you can, of course, get some taken out (like I’ll have to do as you can tell from the photo above). The face doesn’t have any numbers, but rather just silver bars that denote the time with minute dots all along the outside edge. I’m surprised to receive such a classy, nice watch worth so much from a beach-themed subscription box, but I’m not disappointed at all.

Swell Bottle with Palm Tree and box back of Swell Bottle with Palm Tree and box detail of Swell Bottle with Palm Tree mouth of Swell Bottle with Palm Tree lid for Swell Bottle with Palm Tree bottom of Swell Bottle with Palm Tree top of Swell Bottle with Palm Tree box

S’well Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 17 oz. – Retail Value $35.00 (similar linked)

The next item is familiar to me since I’ve seen S’well water bottles all over. They’ve included the medium 17-ounce size which is really roomy and holds a lot of any liquid you desire, hot or cold. The first thing that comes to mind is for water on a hot summer day and this bad boy will keep it cold for a whole 24 hours. Wild, right? Now that days are getting colder here in PA, this can also house some hot cocoa or coffee for a camping trip and keep it piping hot for 12 hours. Super impressive. The bottle itself is solid white except for a delicate palm tree design on front in grey with the S’well logo at the bottom. The bottle is handwash only though, so keep it clear of the dishwasher. This fits comfortably in a car cup holder so it’s perfect for road trips.

Richard Podgurski Jr Print detail of Richard Podgurski Jr Print

Richard Podgurski Jr Print – Listed Retail Value $25.00

What’s a Coastal Co. box without a nod to the beach? This print is from photographer Richard Podgurski Jr and has a really pretty sunny beach scene from a bird’s eye view. Crystal clear blue water is to the left, a sandy beach in the center, and some green trees peek out of the bottom right corner. It comes in a white mat that you can leave as is, or pop it in a frame for more polished wall art. With winter coming, this would make a nice addition to a grim dark office at 5 pm.

Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal rolled up tag for Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal detail of Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal detail of neckline for Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal Lira Clothing Twins Palms Thermal on model

Lira Clothing Twin Palms Thermal – Listed Retail Value $45.00

One of the cool things about this subscription is that even though it’s beach-vibes forward if you live in a colder climate (like Pittsburgh), they’ll cater the apparel to your location for the season. Since this is their Fall box, they’ve included a super soft navy thermal shirt from Lira Clothing. Tops can be a tough fit for me since the size completely depends on the style of the shirt. This medium is a bit on the tight side for me, but it will make a great layering piece or I can wear this to bed once my house becomes freezing at night. It’s more lightweight so it’s not too thick that it will have me sweating. There’s a small embroidered double palm tree detail on the chest in white that lends a little flair.

Formulary Beachy Bath Fizzy in Sea Salt + Lavender back of Formulary Beachy Bath Fizzy in Sea Salt + Lavender opened Formulary Beachy Bath Fizzy in Sea Salt + Lavender

Formulary Bath Fizzy Sparkling Bath Tablet in Sea Salt & Lavender – Retail Value $6.00

I thought this was soap at first but upon further inspection saw that it was a “bath fizzy”. I am a huge fan of anything I can soak in the tub with and this sea salt & lavender scent is just the ticket on a crisp Fall evening. Although a little crumbly, this cube of fizziness is 2-inches squared and will surely fill my whole second floor with wonderful smelling aromas. I also really love the packaging which makes it feel like a luxury item purchased in a boutique.

Knotty Tropical Lapel Pin

Knotty Tropical Lapel Pin – Retail value $9.00

The last piece this season is a cute little enamel pin of a green palm leaf. It certainly fits the palm tree theme that ran throughout the box and just like the palm trees on the thermal will add a bit a flair to a jean jacket.

Verdict: I didn’t love this season’s Coastal Co. box as much as the first, but the value is certainly great for totaling $320.00 retail for the $103.95 cost. I appreciate the change in the items received due to the season and think the watch is a super wonderful item. I’ll get the most use out of the water bottle and bath fizzy while the thermal will probably come in handy to wear under a short sleeve shirt in cooler weather. Interested to see what the Winter box will have in store!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?  Yes, although yours may be different than mine based on your preferences. You have until November 15th to order this box unless it sells out before then. Once ordered, your box will ship within a week.

Seasonal Schedule

Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $103.95 ($99.00 + $4.95) for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Watch: $62.97
  • Water Bottle: $11.37
  • Print: $8.12
  • Thermal Shirt: $14.62
  • Bath Fizzy: $1.95
  • Enamel Pin: $2.92

Check out other lifestyle subscription boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: beachly | 21 comments

Comments (21)

  1. MSA Would love to to see a review for the winter box!!!

  2. Are you reviewing the winter box as well?

  3. Does anyone know when spoilers are going to be revealed for the winter box? 😁

    • There’s a teaser picture of the whole box on their website!

    • I would love to know this too. Hoping it’s just a amazing as the fall box

  4. I have the rose gold watch.
    Does anyone want to trade, I’d prefer the silver or black.

  5. I received the rose gold watch but would prefer the black or silver. Does anyone want to trade?

  6. 💜I originally received a rose gold watch, when I reviewed the box I mentioned I would have rather had the black or silver as I don’t wear gold. They contacted me, sent me a silver watch and a package to mail my rose gold one back for free. Just dropped it in the blue mailbox. Easy Peasy! Super pleased with this box! Can’t wait till winter! ( that how I found this thread, looking for winter spoilers)

  7. I originally received a rose gold watch, when I reviewed the box I mentioned I would have rather had the black or silver as I don’t wear gold. They contacted me, sent me a silver watch and a package to mail my rose gold one back for free. Just dropped it in the blue mailbox. Easy Peasy! Super pleased with this box! Can’t wait till winter! ( that how I found this thread, looking for winter spoilers)

  8. I still have not received my box, they keep claiming its on the way!

  9. I just got my box and love everything! I got the rose gold watch, the only one I didn’t want. If anyone wants to swap for any other color email me at megantolley at hotmail dot com. It’s still wrapped in the original packaging

    • I received a gold and silver one and would love to trade for a rose gold one

  10. Hi! I did a search for Coastal Co. and found your blog! I just received my Fall Box today, and received the black Nixon watch. Any chance you would be interested in trading your silver one for my black one? If you are interested in doing that, I’m sure we could find a way to swap even if we don’t live in the same area! 🙂

  11. This box is cute. I do like it but I’m not sure I would spend $100 for it. I see the watch is $200 RV but I’m just not sure. I will keep an eye out for future boxes for sure

  12. Just got my box and super impressed yet again! Just what I would want in a beach inspired box for Fall. Glad the items make sense for the season, but still stay true to the coastal theme which is why I signed up! I couldn’t believe the quality of the Nixon watch– absolutely LOVE it. Thermal is a great transitional piece and love the design of the water bottle. Those items alone well exceeded my expectations. Also, received a sample of Pirette fragrance oil, which smells AMAZING… there is a code with a discount to buy full size and I already ordered one! So cool to discover new brands. Really happy I found Coastal Co, my favorite Subscription Box by far… can’t wait for Winter!

  13. I love most of the items….. but Swell water bottles do not end up keeping items cold for 24 hours unless you fill it to the top with ice and do not open it the full 24 hours to take a sip. And the watch would be a complete miss for me. Is there any section that you could say….no water bottles and no watches?

    • I do believe, like Yeti, that you have to pre-chill the vessel before filling it up in order to get that “24 hours cold” guarantee. But it does work.

  14. I’m super excited to receive my Fall box and to see what items I received! I especially hope that I receive the watch in either silver or black and not rose gold. I wish that they would have allowed subscribers to select their watch color since this is such a large part of the value in this box. I had emailed their customer service several weeks ago when they released the watch as a spoiler to see if I could select my color, but was told that this wasn’t an option so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!

    • Hi Kris! I agree, it would have been great if we could choose our watch color. I just got my box today and got the black one. I was hoping for silver. If there’s any chance you got silver and want to swap, please let me know! 🙂 Thanks!

  15. Wow what a gorgeous box! I am definitely signing up for this one!

  16. I got this box too (my first from them) and I really liked everything. My shirt was brown, and I really love it. It’s super comfortable and it fits awesomely. I think the fit makes up the RV for me, as it looked kinda small when I pulled it out. The perfume oil smells awesome, it’s definitely something I’d purchase full-size.

    Nixon is a brand that’s often found in surf/skate type retail shops so I can definitely see why they included this brand in their box. My fiance and I are big fans of Nixon. I have 3 of their watches, and he has about 6.

    Great box this season!

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