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CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – December 2018

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellJan 5, 2019 | 9 comments

CHC Vintage
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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 December 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. The note tells us that this is a piece by Max Studio from the 1990’s and they also give a few styling suggestions which I always appreciate!

Max Studio Dress, Size L

Look at the shine in this luxurious black velvet! This dress really screams 90’s to me with the dark velvet, empire waist, and that incredibly open, square neckline. While I think the ruffles at the hem and sleeves make it feel romantic, I really got a grunge vibe and tried my best to channel that by adding a choker and some dark brown matte lipstick reminiscent of my favorite shade that I used to borrow from my cool older cousin when I was younger…in the actual 90’s. I didn’t have any fun shoes to work with, but I figured those black booties were okay since they didn’t take too much away from the actual look. This dress fit me a little tighter in the waist, but I’m thinking that might be from that extra holiday love I gave my body in the form of a gazillion cookies. Overall, it was super comfortable and easy to wear and I really loved the neckline. I have no idea why, but this dress makes me think of one of my favorite 90’s movies, 10 Things I Hate About You, and for that reason, it makes me pretty happy to wear it.

Here is a closeup of that subtle little ruffle at the hemline. I wanted to take more pictures of this dress for you, but the light reflected off of this velvet so much that none of them really came out.

Verdict: I’m really loving this month’s selection by CHC Vintage. It felt totally 90’s to me and definitely had me feeling nostalgic for that time. I love that this dress is actually something I could wear now since the velvet is so on-trend. It suits my style and my tastes perfectly, but one thing I love about this company is that even if it didn’t suit my style, their customer service is so great that I know they’d happily find me a replacement! If you saw the dress I received last month, you know a lot of us weren’t fans, but they quickly sent a replacement that was much more my style just because of your comments! This month might be my favorite dress and definitely worth the $39.99 cost of this subscription. What do you think? How would you style it?

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.

Check out all of our 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."
Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!
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9 comments

Debe

That dress looks fantastic on you!

SS

That’s really pretty!

What brand are your boots? I waaaaants them

Noelle L

Wow…fit and look is fantastic…! and the booties work….have fun in that dress…you look beautiful…!

Brandi Dowell

Aww, thanks so much, Noelle!! 🙂

katie

I am amazed at how CHC almost always manages to get everyone at MSA’s style so spot on. That dress looks so pretty on you. Between your dresses, Ragan’s dresses,Anna’s Tees and Nicole’s accessories they do an amazing job. Of course they can’t always be perfect (last months grey dress) but then they more than made up for it with that gorgeous burgundy dress. The handwritten note just makes it even more special.

Brandi Dowell

Thanks, Katie! Yes, they do such a great job! It makes it so fun to see what they send each month! 🙂

AmberC

It reminds me of Mandella’s Shakespearean prom dress! I love that movie

Brandi Dowell

Yeah! I think that must be what it is! 🙂

katie

It does! That is one of my favorite movies!

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