Bolzano Lux Handbag & Accessories Review – September 2019


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Bolzano is a monthly women’s accessory brand that prides itself on high-quality handcrafted Italian leather, vegan leather, and nylon handbags. While they used to offer a purse only subscription, it looks like they now only offer the Lux Handbag, Accessories, & Beauty Subscription.

This is a review of the Lux Handbag, Accessories, & Beauty Subscription for $43.95 a month.

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Once you sign up, you are sent a style questionnaire and Bolzano’s team of stylists pick the bag and accessories you will receive each month. The total value of each month’s box is up to a $300 value!

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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.)

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About this Box

The Subscription Box: Bolzano Lux Handbag, Accessories & Beauty Monthly

The Cost: $43.95 a month + free shipping (save with longer commitments)

The Products: 1 purse, matching accessories, and unique beauty products up to $300 in value.

Ships to: The US for free, Canada for an additional cost

Good to Know: The cutoff for monthly subscription shipments is the 20th of the month. If you signed up after the 20th of the month, your first month, will fall into the following month’s shipping schedule and will automatically be considered as part of the subsequent month’s orders.

Bolzano Lux Handbag, Accessories, & Beauty September 2019 Review

After I signed up, I was sent a lengthy questionnaire that asked me about my color and pattern preferences, purse style and shapes that I liked (or didn’t like) and any other information I would like to share with the Bolzano team to ensure a good match!

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Attached to the outer bag was this pamphlet including info about the brand Bolzano.

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Inside the pamphlet features the story of Bolzano’s designer, Leylani Cardoso – an incredible businesswoman!

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I also received an informational card with details about the bag I received this month.

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Bolzano “Gabriela” Bag – Listed Value $198

Fall is in the air, and I am in love! Look at this beautiful mustard yellow, PETA-certified, vegan leather bag! Measuring at approximately 15” X 10” this large beauty can fit all of your essentials plus more. I am loving the sewn on handles for carrying in hand, or on the shoulder, with the versatility of adding the included strap for a crossbody. Not only does it have an additional inside pocket, and non-zip pockets, but it also features an outer zipper for extra storage. The bag itself is soooo soft and well made! I am a purse addict, and I have to say, the zippers and materials used to make this purse are top notch. There is no uneven stitching, fraying, or “sloppiness” about it! It even has little feet on the bottom for added protection. I also love the fact that it comes with a silver “B” charm for a little added glitz, especially because B is my initial! It looks like it was made just for me! For size reference, I am 5’7”.

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I love how pretty they package the items! It’s like unwrapping a birthday gift!

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Desi “True Red” Lipliner by Chelly Cosmetics

Here we have a bright red lip liner made by Chelly cosmetics. This color is definitely bright red, and gives me more of a summer vibe than fall, but it applied nicely and didn’t bleed (I am wearing it in the above purse photos.) I was unable to locate brand online, but it says it is made in Miami, Florida.

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Rose Gold Eyelash/Eyebrow Tool Set

How sweet is this packaging? I love the glitter backdrop so much that I am saving it for scrapbooking! These 3 tools are really neat! I love the eyelash curler, and the scissors, but actually had to look up what the 3rd item might be… I’ve only tried applying fake eyelashes once and it ended in disaster, so maybe I will give it another whirl with this handy dandy fake eyelash applicator!

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Black Cosmetic Bag

After the beautiful mustard bag this plain black cosmetic bag is a bit of a letdown, but my husband actually nabbed it up for his toiletries! This 4” X 6” black, nylon pouch features a zipper and netted divider to keep things organized.

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See how nice and roomy it is? My husband is pretty pumped!

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Another stash of goodies!!!

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Polyester Scarf

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but not only do I hoard purses, but I also have a thing for scarves, and this one is gorgeous! I love the color combo and the fancy woman with the tiny skulls! It seriously couldn’t have captured what I love more! I didn’t feel like it was the best match to tie onto this month’s purse, but I loved it around my neck with the jean jacket. I also plan on wearing it in my hair!

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Silver Cuff Bracelet

I seriously think this box was made just for me. I adore this silver cuff! It fits my large wrist perfectly, and the cutout design is comfortable and trendy. I can pair this with so many outfits- I am actually going to wear it to work tomorrow!

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Last but not least are these navy blue tassel earrings. I have to admit, I am not a fan of tassels… I see them everywhere and slightly groan each time. BUT after I tried these earrings on, I actually kind of liked them. I am a sucker for anything navy, and these really looked cute with my white skirt and navy top combo. I guess I don’t hate tassels as much as I thought!

The Verdict: I love the Bolzano box! This is my first time reviewing their monthly box (I previously reviewed their Mother’s Day Special in May) and I am such a fan! As I said above, I am obsessed with purses and accessories, so this is a perfect match for me! I feel like my stylist really took my profile seriously and found me the perfect items. If you are looking for beautiful purses and accessories on a budget, I highly suggest this subscription!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You can definitely still sign up, but the bag and accessories you get depend on what you enter into your style profile and what the stylists pick for you. If you have your heart set on a particular piece, reach out to customer service and see if they can help!

Value Breakdown: For $43.95 I received 8 items, so you are paying about $5.49 an item. I think this is an incredible buy, especially for that gorgeous purse!

Check out all of our Bolzano reviews and more handbag and accessory subscriptions in the Women’s Subscription Box List

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of my items from Bolzano this month?


Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Posted in Bolzano Purse Club Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: bolzano purse subscription | 25 comments

25 Comments

  1. I was a subscriber since they started and grandfathered in to a great price. But sadly, when I looked at how many purses I had that were of no use to me and just laying in my closet, I decided to cancel. Mind you, I had done the surveys and tweaked my preferences at least two more times since the original style survey. They continued to send me purses that we not anything like what I requested. Also the majority were just plain old black and very basic.
    I also was under the same impression that the purses would be real leather not pleather. I may have received 1 real leather purse. I don’t mind that so much as misleading info. I never received anything with a description of my purse.
    I reached out with my dissatisfaction and the first time, for that month, I received a really cute purse in a different color and much more to my liking. After that right back to boring basic black bags. I reached out to cancel. I was not impressed with their customer service. It took 3 emails to finally get them to cancel my account.
    If I had received purses like they post in their Instagram feed, then I would have never cancelled. But what I received in my subscription for the vast majority were very basic not leather purses.

  2. Great review, Becca. I like your style.

    • Thank you Sharon!!! ❤️❤️

    • I emailed the Bolzano company. If they can send me this mustard yellow bag In this review I am going to subscribe for awhile. I love this one

  3. I bought a 3 month subscription and cancelled before the 3rd month. I never received a paper with the description of anything I received. I just call the purses the black one and the cadaver gray one. I’ve had stuff missing out of each shipment. Customer service while pleasant took their sweet time getting back to me, 6 days. I never received a shipment in August. They said they moved offices and everyone’s shipment was delayed. I’ve watched everyone’s unboxings and really liked what they received, but was completely underwhelmed when I opened mine. My packages literally look like afterthoughts. For the price I paid, I expected better. I received the most hideous scarf thing, looked like stripes on one side, puke on the other.
    They sent a mirror that wasn’t exactly flush so it’s sharp edge is sticking up. My last bag will be here Wednesday. My sister,whom I unbox my packages for, already made a bet on the quality of this box. No, she doesn’t think they’ll make it right in this last one. I’m hopeful, but not going to hold my breath. I wanted to love my packages, but instead I loved everyone else’s.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that Teresa! I hope you like your next bag. I know how disappointing it is when a subscription is not even close to what you want. My fingers are crossed that you receive a gorgeous bag this time around!

  4. I have been getting this box (just the purse) for over a year now and it is one I refuse to get rid of. I get real leather every month and the quality is definitely there. I put my bags through a lot of wear and tear but they hold up to everything I throw at them. They send extra goodies throughout the year also. I have only received 1 vegan leather from them and it was a silver bag that had an intricate pattern cut through. They periodically ask for a review of the bag they send if it is not within style and adjust accordingly.

    • Thank you so much for commenting Kab! I’m glad you love your purses! This was my 2nd Bolzano purse, and while they both have been “vegan leather” I have been very happy with them. I have been using this purse all week and I’ve gotten tons of compliments.

      • It is definitely a gorgeous color and style! They are so roomy inside with all the extra pockets. Keep up the amazing reviews!

        • Thank you so much Kab! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Everything looks very cheaply made, but I do love the color of the bag.

    • This mustard color is life! I have been using this purse all week long, and I have gotten so many compliments on the bright color! Thanks for commenting Beth!

  6. I do think that purse is very cute, but I cannot see it being worth $198 but maybe that is just my opinion. However, it does look like you get a lot of items for your money but my only concern is I feel like some of the items look like they are very cheaply made.

    • Thanks for commenting Liz! $198 is a great deal of money for a purse, so that’s why I really like this subscription (I like big discounts!) Some of the items aren’t of supreme quality, but the purse is really holding up for what I put it through so far, and that is the main reason I like this box. Everything else is a bonus for me.

  7. Can you request leather only?

    • You can request leather only, but you won’t get it.

    • When this sub was first advertised it sounded like they were offering leather purses so I subbed. When I got my first purse it was not leather, I contacted them to inquire. They told me that they would choose the bags month and you could not request leather only. I had it about 6 months, I never got a leather bag. I also chose smaller and crossbody bags on the survey, but all of the bags I got were too large for me or completely not my style. I requested to cancel for 2 months, but they kept billing me and sending the purses. I finally was able to get it canceled, but they still charged me one more month and sent another bag. Very frustrating subscription.

      • I’m sorry to hear that TheTinTiara. That sounds very frustrating! So far I haven’t had any customer service issues. The first purse I had gotten from Bolzano (the Mother’s Day box) I didn’t receive any info about the included purse, so I did enjoy getting the specifics about the bag this time. Thanks for commenting!

  8. 198.00?

    • Seriously….this looks like garbage.
      Vegan leather = a “fancy” term for plastic. I’m so sick of that term getting thrown around. It doesn’t make the product worth anything more. It’s just plastic.

      • Hanna, I also am not a fan of the term “vegan leather” I feel it would be more useful to list the actual materials used. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  9. This looks really great!’

    • Agree!

      • Thanks for commenting katie!!! 🙂

    • Thanks for commenting Chantel! I am a big fan of this purse! I love fall colors and being able to coordinate them into my wardrobe at a reasonable price!

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