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Bolzano Lux Handbag & Accessories Review – October 2019

Becca Peterson
ByBecca PetersonOct 11, 2019 | 25 comments

Bolzano October 2019 - package unopened

Bolzano Lux Handbag, Accessories & Beauty Subscription
2.8 overall rating
5 Ratings | 3 Reviews

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.

Bolzano October 2019 Inner Packaging

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 $300!

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.)

Bolzano October 2019 All Contents

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 October 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!

Bolzano October 2019 Front Pamphlet

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

Bolzano October 2019 Inner Pamphlet

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

Bolzano October 2019 Purse with plasticBolzano October 2019 Purse Front

Bolzano October 2019 Purse backBolzano October 2019 Purse Inside

Bolzano October 2019 Purse Bottom

Bolzano October 2019 Purse ClosureBolzano October 2019 Purse with outfit

Bolzano October 2019 holding purse

Bolzano Red, Ivory, and Black Crossbody Purse

I. Love. This. Bag! Seriously! Last month Bolzano sent me a beautiful mustard yellow bag that I have been using every single day, but now I am going to have to give that one a rest because I am head over heels for this crossbody! Measuring at  8" X 6" this purse doesn't fit as much as the "Gabriela" purse I received last month, but it is lighter, and sooo sexy! Last month I received a content card with information about the purse I received so I knew what materials it was made of, while this month I didn't. I'm not entirely sure what this purse is made out of, but I can tell you it is very soft, and it seems very well made. The stitching on the material is immaculate, the zipper glides smoothly, and the clasp opens and closes without a hitch. The chain handle is also very sturdy, and gives the purse a really fun, unique look. I like that it has a clasp as well as a zipper, so items aren't able to fall out. And while it doesn't have an inner zip pocket, it fits my wallet, cell phone, and lip gloss perfectly. The color is also another hit because red is my favorite color, and I adore the ivory stripes! Of course, I can't forget to mention the "B" keychain charm which stands for "Bolzano" but I can't help but say it also stands for "Becca!" This purse was definitely a home run for me! (For size reference, I am 5'7".)

Bozlano October 2019 card front

Bolzano October 2019 card backBolzano October 2019 Card holder

"Go for it Girl" Card Case

This month I also received a card holder made out of a mystery material. It is beige and black with "Go for it Girl" in shimmery silver font. There are 3 pockets for credit cards, coupons, cash, and a driver's license. The stitching on this piece is very neat, and it fits in my bag perfectly! They also sent a really sweet card printed on very heavy cardstock with words of positivity and a note stating that Bolzano is donating to The Down Syndrome Foundation this month!

Bolzano October 2019 Jewelry Pouch

Bolzano October 2019 Earrings front

Bolzano October 2019 Earrings Back

Bolzano October 2019 Earrings

Bolzano Earrings 

How cute are these little gold round earrings? I really like how simple and fun these are, and that they match the purse! They have regular posts for the backs, fit comfortable, are light, and add just a little extra shine to any outfit!

Bolzano October 2019 Necklace

Bolzano October 2019 Necklace on

Bolzano Necklace

Not only did we get cute earrings, but they also sent the matching necklace! I really do love gold jewelry, and I am really impressed with the fact that all of the items tie in together so well, and everything coordinates. I will definitely be wearing this piece a lot!

Bolzano October 2019 palletBolzano October 2019 Palett opened

Bolzano October 2019 Palett Swatched

Havana in Love Eyeshadow Palette from Hankee Pankee Cosmetics - Free with a 3-month Lux subscription purchase

Bolzano kindly sent this "Havana in Love" eyeshadow palette from Hankee Pankee cosmetics to review, as it's currently being offered for free with a three-month subscription purchase ($129.00) while supplies last. I'm here to answer any questions you may have about it! First of all, my son's name is Hank, so I obviously love the name of the company. Because I have never heard of this company, I did a little digging, and couldn't find out much information. That being said, I had to just jump in and check it out! This lovely pallet features 12 colors: 9 shimmers and 3 mattes. I noticed the lighter colors were a lot less pigmented than the darker shimmers. I did use this palette to create a smoky eye look in the photos where I am modeling the purse, and was pleased with the staying power. I just wish it would have included more information such as the ingredients and a little bit about the company.

The Verdict: I gotta say, I am a fan of the Bolzano box! This is the second purse I have received, and I really felt they looked at my profile and found a purse that they knew I would love. Everything about the purse is wonderful, and I am really amazed at the quality of it. While the accessories usually aren't my favorite, this month I really liked them and appreciated how well they went with the purse itself. If you are in the market to up your accessory game on a budget, I recommend checking out Bolzano!

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 4 items, so you are paying about $10.98 an item. 

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

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Becca Peterson
Becca Peterson

I am a wild and crazy mom of 2 boys and work in the public education system as an Indigenous Support Advocate. I love all things outdoors, beauty, crafts, and food. Living the simple life in the country, we spend a lot of time hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Oh, and I absolutely adore my high school sweetheart aka my husband of almost 17 years!

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I’m a bit upset as I was subscribed and suddenly in June I was told there was a bit of an issue with shippi g delays. I had decided to quit my subscription for a little while and thought maybe they were discontinuing the subscription. Months go by and I see they are indeed still continuing and I never got my last handbag!

For what it’s worth I did enjoy the bags and accessories I received. I loved the packaging and the excitement . I’m off to write customer service about the bag I never received.

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I’m not one to change purses with every outfit so this sub wouldn’t be great for me. I personally prefer to invest in a well made, well known brand, classic leather purse that I know will last years.

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Several commenters seem to be asking how do we know the sub will provide $300 RV, especially as company makes the items so they can set their own prices. But what is the alternative? If they don’t set their prices, who do you expect will be doing that?

But regardless, to me this discussion is really far off the mark. RV is not the issue. RV can be set at anything by any retailer. The real question is this sub worth the $44 they charge for what you get?

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Teresa Tamplin

My experience with Bolzano was quite different. A 3 month subscription and I was underwhelmed with each purse. I had to contact customer service repeatedly for missing products. I went a whole month without receiving any packages. It took a weekl to answer my email about missing products. 2 months I never received any information about my bag at all other than it’s plain af. The scarves I received were hideous. I don’t really like pleather purses, not for that price. I always seemed to enjoy everyone else’s purses, but my own were meh. After having to wait a week for a response from customer service, I cancelled. I am not going to be pay to be treated like that.

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Is it just me, or does the top flap of that purse look like a construction hat with two little black eyes underneath it?? Thank goodness it’s not yellow!!

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I signed up for this when it was new so I’m locked in at $20 a month for the purse only. It’s one of my favorite subs. Even if I don’t love the bag (only 2 so far) they make great gifts!

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That’s a great idea Mimi! I have lots of nieces who are on a budget and love purses, so if I can part with one I might just have done Christmas presents lined up! ❤️

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Emily e Hawes

I love all the bags I have gotten. I think bolzano is a great company, they really go by your profile and the bags they send are great quality . They have really nice hardware as well. Just my point of view but for 34 bucks you cant go wrong.

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Emily e Hawes

I have had bolzano for almost six months now, every bag I have from them I LOVE. The quality is really there. I get the 33.95 subscription and I always get at least three accessories, one month they sent me a beautiful yellow cross-body as an accessory. They know I only use bigger bags so thats what they send me, but who dosent love a cute cross-body. Also one month they sent me a bag that I hated the color, they told me to send it back and they sent me the color I wanted. I think they have really good customer service, they care if your happy or not.

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Thanks for commenting Emily!! ❤️ I agree about the purse quality- they are really well made! I’m glad you have been happy with your subscription!

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Sharon in SE TX

I love that bag and the accessories! Everything is so cute, but the stripes on the bag are my favorite. Thanks for the review!

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Thanks so much Sharon! ❤️ Don’t the stripes just make it complete?! I really love this purse! ❤️

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Actually, what it says, according to the above, is: The total value of each month’s box is up to $300!
“Up to” covers a lot of ground!
And since they have their own designers, they can put whatever value they want on their products.

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No offense but rarely do I have such a visceral reaction to something from a sub box. And I read this stuff multiples times a day, 365 days a year. Yes that includes holidays, vacations, hospitalization, etc.
I can’t quite put it into powerful enough words so I will try to illustrate my reactions, thoughts, and feelings as well.

1.) Seeing the purse pics: 😲 🤭 🤮 🤭

2.) Thinking about the purse pics:

What in the world? 🤔

This is 💩 😠

Not 😎. Not nice. 😔 What a rip-off 😡

3.) Reading the recipient’s opinion:

Huh? 😳 Seriously? 😱 Wow 🤯 Huh…😟

Wait…🤨 🧐 Are they ✍🏻 🤥 ❓ 🤔

Nah…She’s so 🍭🍰🍧

But… 🙇‍♀️ …🤷🏻‍♀️…💡…Aaah 🤦‍♀️

One woman’s nightmare truly is another woman’s delightful dream come true.
😄 😊 👍

This review is a perfect example of why I find MSA not only invaluable informative and advantageous to my addiction, it’s also entertaining. 🍿🍷 #FridayNightIn

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D – Thank you for your opinions! ❤️

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I wouldn’t get this sub, simply because the bags can be leather, vegan leather or nylon. That’s an awfully wide range. I won’t get anything that is not leather, so unless they let you set that as an option, and then adhered to it, I wouldn’t bother.

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Thanks for commenting Daniela. I love my leather Coach purses as well, but it’s kind of fun getting surprised with purses that I can match with seasons! ❤️

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Another plastic purse, huh?

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I would be iffy about makeup with no manufacturing information or a valid website. There can be all kinds of yucky stuff in makeup, especially from less than reputable companies.

I think this subscription has a lot of promise, but consistently they seem to fall short. No information about the purse, and brand name jewelry makes any price they set arbitrary. I do have a leather purse I got from them when the sub first launched, but since then I think their quality has gone down. It’s like they are trying to do SO MUCH. They should have just stuck with purses.

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Jackie- thanks for the comments! I do wish there was more info about the makeup… I do really like the purse though. I used it at work today and got tons of compliments!

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Where are my comments

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All 3 of them are there posted 1 minute apart one after another.

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Do they give you anything to show the actual value of each item?

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Missa, they do not, which is a bummer!

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So they don’t give you anything to show the actual amount of each item? They just tell you it’ll be worth over $300, but don’t have anything to show?

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