Luxe Catch Posh Box Review + Coupon – Beach Bum
Luxe Catch is a monthly-themed, women’s surprise fashion box with a mix of clothing, accessories, jewelry, handbags/small leather goods, beauty, and footwear. Some brands you might expect to see are Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Coach, YSL, True Religion, Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, and more (basically any popular designer sold in major department stores today, can be featured in your future catch).
Luxe Catch offers two different levels of subscription: The Bargain Box for $50 per month (valued up to $200) and The Posh Box for $250 a month (valued at up to $1000). The Posh Box includes more items and guarantees contemporary brands or higher.
This is the review of the Luxe Catch Posh Box, $250 a month.
When you sign up, you fill out an extensive style profile. You give them an idea of stores you like to shop at, your favorite brands, and your least favorite brands. Then you choose your style from a selection of style boards and your favorite types of clothing. Lastly, you fill out a size profile. Here you can see the style board I chose, “The Dramatic.”
Note: Luxe Catch says this about return on their FAQ page – “Unfortunately, due to the nature of our business we do not accept returns or refunds. All items included in our boxes are carefully curated and priced with the greatest value in mind.”
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 Luxe Catch
The Subscription Box: Luxe Catch
The Cost: The Bargain Box is $50 + shipping and the Posh Box is $250 + shipping ($8.22 to NC).
The Products: The Bargain Box includes 1-3 pieces of store-line, private, and up to contemporary brands valued up to $200 MSRP. The Posh Box includes 3+ contemporary, premium, and possibly designer brands valued up to $1000 MSRP.
Ships to: Over 200 countries. Shipping costs depend on your location.
Good to Know: Luxe Catch sends emails out at the beginning of each month with the next month’s theme. This gives a nice sneak peek and allows you to decide if you need to skip that month.
Luxe Catch Posh Box “Beach Bum” July 2019 Review
July‘s theme is “Beach Bum” and includes styles for hot-weather adventures. Orders for this box were June 1-30 (shipped in July). Luxe Catch always sends out spoilers and sometimes sends “choosy” emails so you can pick your type of items. They ask for your preference and you also have the option to let them know of any special requests. This is a great opportunity to work with the stylists to find something that is right for you.
You can post a picture of your catch on social media (and tag Luxe Catch) for a chance to win a free box!
With the Posh Box, I receive a print-out with “The Luxe Find” which gives info on the brands included and offers tips for styling my new pieces. There is also an invoice with the MSRP of the items and a breakdown of the savings.
Value and savings breakdown for my Posh Catch! This month, I received 2 pieces from Halston Heritage and 2 from La Maison Talulah.
You can see that one of my items has a strikethrough and the note, “Surprise beach item.”
Sleeveless Round Neck Knit Dress by Halston Heritage, M – MSRP $195
My first item this month is this sleeveless, stretch knit dress. The neckline is a high cut, light cowl with a fun peephole in the back closed with an elastic loop and button. There is pleating at the left hip which gives the knee-length hem an asymmetrical cut. This dress must run really small though because I couldn’t even start to get it on. Admittedly, my measurements are a bit bigger than normal, but even in my best shape, I don’t think this would fit comfortably.
Square Neck Cami with Smocking by Halston Heritage, M – MSRP $195
Now, this is a color I probably wouldn’t pick for myself! But, I’m liking it, especially with the slight (and I mean slight) tan I get in the summer. The fabric is so beautiful and the details look so luxurious. The outer, flowy layer is 100% silk so it has a matte, slightly crinkled look. The lining is made of polyester and provides opaque coverage and some slight stretch. The ruching detail at the neckline is feminine and gives the tank a halter-like cut. My only complaint is that I’d have to either embrace the no-bra look or find a sticky solution that stays put.
Lullaby Mini Dress by La Maison Talulah, M – MSRP $320
I want to love this dress so bad! It has an ultra-flattering cut and accentuates all of the good while drawing attention away from any areas I don’t like to highlight. The fabric is a unique mix of silk and linen with dainty details. The plunge neckline is sexy without being too revealing and the ruffles are the perfect balance of full and sleek. But, like with the first dress, I’m having some fit issues. It’s small in the chest and I can’t get it to zip all the way up in the back. I could work with this by having the zipper altered to stop where you see in the picture. Then it would just have a low back look. But, the length of the lining is so short, that exposure is bound to happen. It would be perfect if it was the same length as the sheer layer. Again, I could probably wear a slip and make it appear longer, but I’d rather it just be right as is.
Voyeur Ananda Pant by Eberjey, M/L – Retail Value $97.03 on Amazon (I couldn’t find this item anywhere else reliable online)
So this is the item that was noted as the “surprise beach item” and came in place of sequin shorts. I usually love anything Eberjey and these are precious with their shibori style print and ruffled, open legs. They’re made of 100% viscose and are flowy, light, and super silky. I’m surprised that even though these are a M/L they are so tight. I’d think they would run on the looser side like most beach pants. They also don’t have any stretch, so I feel that I might rip them if I sit. I do have a curvy lower body area, so these will most likely go to my mom who is much slimmer in her hips and legs.
The Verdict: The “Beach Bum” Posh collection has a nice selection of items for hot summer weather. The fabrics and luxury details are impressive and the clothing style is right on. Unfortunately, sizing and fit issues had a major impact on my satisfaction this month. Only one of the items fit and I couldn’t even begin to get one of them on. Since there are no returns or exchanges with this box, there is a risk associated with this box, both in fit and style preferences since the items are a surprise. I’m going to reach out and see if I can work with CS to see which sizes I need to adjust for the future and to see what, if anything, can be done about these pieces.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The “Beach Bum” box sign up period has passed but you can check out the current theme on their Insta feed. If you sign up September 1-31, you’ll receive the “Fall Forward” October box as your first catch. From Luxe Catch:
If you placed a new order between 1-31 of the month, it ships within the first two weeks of the following month. Example: If you order July 5th, expect your order to ship in the first two weeks of August. LUXE CATCH boxes renew every 15th of the month for existing orders.
Value Breakdown: The 4 items I received in my Posh Box have an MSRP of $807.03. The Posh Box costs $250, so there’s a savings of $557.03 off MSRP. Many readers have mentioned being able to find these brands on sale for less at different retailers but I’m basing this breakdown on original MSRP.
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What do you think of my Luxe Catch Posh Box this month?