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Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review – August 2019

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Quirky Crate is a monthly lifestyle subscription box full of colorful accessories and other fun finds. Each box contains 6-9 items that are bound to make you smile, and promises an enamel pin, an item from a featured indie artist and a funky fresh pair of socks each month.

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About Quirky Crate

The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate

The Cost: $36.95 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 6-9 quirky fun products including a pair of socks, an enamel pin and an item made by a featured indie artist; over $70 value in each box

Ships to: The US for $6.50, Canada $11.30, and internationally for $17.25

Quirky Crate August 2019 Review

info card about Maureen Vazquez from Pipstickers Sticker Club

Quirky Crate samples one item from a featured artist or brand each month. This month’s special find comes from Pipstickers Sticker Club’s one and only Maureen Vazquez. This info card gives you a little background info on her and her company as well as some social media tags for them.

On the flipside, Quirky Crate includes an itemized list of each product and its value. This month’s theme is “Welcome to the 1980s.”

Time to get quirky, ’80s style!!

phone wristlet phone wristlet open from the side phone wristlet open from the outside

Call Me! Wristlet – Listed Value $28

I always appreciate when subscription boxes mix it up, and a wristlet is an awesome alternative to the faux leather bags Quirky Crate usually sends each month. The rigid exterior provides some protection as the zipper secures whatever you choose to keep in this super girly wristlet. It really reminds me of Dream Phone, which was one of my favorite games growing up. This will definitely be handy to keep lip products, makeup brushes, eyeliners and other, longer goodies in while traveling.

hairspray can enamel pin on its card hairspray can enamel pin close-up hairspray can enamel pin back view

Big Hair Enamel Pin – Listed Value $10

Quirky Crate makes the best pins! “Big hair, don’t care” is a motto I live by, and the aerosol can with the poof of product is super ’80s. Dry shampoo (which is the hairspray of today) is a must for this flat-haired chick, so bring on the big hair without care!

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Rubik’s Cube Socks – Listed Value $8

To this day, I have never solved a Rubik’s Cube; I will have to put that on my bucket list! As for this month’s pair of socks, I love the bold, bright colors, and the fabric is quality. This pair is a touch roomy on me (I wear size 7.5 for reference), but they fit me perfectly at night when my feet are swollen from standing all day.

yellow high-top sneakers sticker in packaging back view of the sticker packaging with the pipsticks manifesto full view of the pipsticks manifesto card yellow high-top sneakers sticker outside of the clear plastic sleeve

Pipsticks Puffy Sticker – Retail Value $5.95

This puffy yellow high top sticker measures 4 x 6 inches and is 5 mm thick! Quite puffy indeed! Quirky Crate finds the most unique artists and business owners to spotlight each month. These sneaks are among quite a few designs I would consider to be ’80s gold, and I’m glad Quirky Crate introduced me to my next new sticker fix. I got lost looking at the adorable sticker designs on Pipstick’s sticker shop and ended up adding a few to my cart.

care bears magnet clips, set of three

Care Bear Magnet Clips – Listed Value $7

Who can resist anything Care Bears?! They were a little before my time, but I can still appreciate the nostalgia behind them. These magnetic clips don’t hold much up, but they are mostly for decor anyway. Quirky Crate has the price listed for these 3 clips as $7, which I think is steep, but if you’re a fan or collector these could be worth every penny.

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Stay Rad Trucker Hat – Listed Value $20

Typically I am not a trucker hat kind of girl, but this particular hat has me reconsidering my preferences. First of all, “Stay Rad!” is a great slogan, especially in that retro rainbow font. Secondly, I really like the pink bill, braid detail and matching back of this hat. Last, need I say it? The Alf pin!! What a terrific cameo made by one of the ’80s best alien characters. This hat is quite roomy with the option to adjust it even further in the back.

vibrant blue leg warmers

Leg Warmers – Listed Value $15

These knit warmers are a brilliant cobalt blue and would look great as a pop of color over or under a pair of booties or heels. They are a fun, underappreciated accessory that made their way back into today’s fashion, just like a lot of styles straight out of the ’80s.

rubik's cube socks worn with bright blue leg warmers

Not your most glamorous pairing, but just a sneak peek into how I like to dress behind the scenes.

functional photo of the stay rad trucker hat and phone wristlet being worn

Another fun month of Quirky Crate!

The Verdict: I just love Quirky Crate. August’s box is just a reminder of how quirky ’80s trends, characters and accessories were. This box makes me smile every month, and I always have so much fun unboxing!  The total value of this box adds up to $90.45, more than double the $36.95 + $6.50 shipping subscription cost. I always feel QC is worth its cost because the curation and unboxing experience is fun, and you can find some really unique items to show off each month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up for a subscription, you will receive the August box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.95 + $6.50 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $6.21.

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

Posted in Quirky Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: quirky crate | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Yes!!! Dream Phone! 👍🏻

  2. Such a fun box!

  3. I like your idea to use the wristlet as a brush case. I was a little disappointed by the size of it (ironically, can’t fit a phone inside, so it’s useless as a purse).

    I was a little disappointed by this box. The Care Bear clips, hat, & leg warmers don’t seem like they are worth the listed RV, and don’t meet the quality I’m used to seeing from this box.

  4. The last two pictures are totally awesome

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