Bolzano is a 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 Purse & Accessories monthly subscription for $33.95, and the Lux Handbag, Accessories, & Beauty subscription for $43.95.
This is a review of the Lux Handbag, Accessories, & Beauty Subscription for $43.95 a month.
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.)
About this Lux Accessories 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 December 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 Amalia Bag - Listed Value $225.00
Holiday cheer is what came to my mind when I pulled this bag out of the package! Check out the vibrant red color! I am really digging this 16" X 8" X 4" bag. It is large and in charge, and has a long enough strap to wear on your shoulder, or as a crossbody. This month we received an info card telling us that this bag is constructed from "PETA-certified, vegan-leather." While I personally feel those terms are fancy words for plastic, I do really like this purse. The construction is wonderful- all of the stitching is perfectly even, and the hardware seems sturdy and high quality. Of course, I enjoy the "B" embellishment because it is my first initial, but it also gives the bag just a little bit of extra pizazz. The closing mechanism on this purse is a magnet, and there is a small zipper pocket on the inside, along with a separate pocket on the inside front. I found this bag to be the perfect size to carry all of my daily essentials, along with a day's worth of snacks and 2 water bottles for my kids! While the color might be a bit bold for some, I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it for our upcoming holiday parties!
It really is the perfect pop of color to any neutral winter outfit!
This month we received 2 separate bags with our beauty and accessories. I couldn't wait to dig in!
The first bag held our accessories. I think I'm going to be in sparkle heaven!
Netted Sparkle Danglers
Aren't these interesting?! I have never seen a pair of earrings quite like these! These beautiful dangling earrings feature netted wire tubes stuffed full of sparkling gems. I couldn't capture it well with my camera, but they sure glisten in the light! I feel these earrings add a wonderful amount of glitz to an array of outfits- casual and dressy, and are perfect for the holiday season!
Sparkling Gemstone Bracelet
Holy smokes! I thought the earrings were sparkly, but this bracelet is on a whole new level! I am LOVING that this bracelet has me dripping in gems, and really admire the fact that not only does it have a crystal base, but has larger rectangle crystals on top of that! How stunning! The clasp is a traditional lobster claw and has about 2.5" of adjustable chain. I also like the fact that it coordinates so well with the earrings! A beautiful choice for a December box!
Tied Knot Necklace
I love delicate jewelry and this small tied knot is right up my alley. This necklace can be 16-18" long, which is a perfect length for a round neck top, and features a gold and silver pendant in the shape of a bow/knot. One of the loops is encrusted with tiny gems, and it has a chain dangle with a teardrop gem hanging below. I love the mixed metals and also noticed the necklace has a tag with "18KGP" engraved on it. I am taking that to mean it is 18 K gold plated? I love how this interesting little piece dresses up a simple outfit but also adds to a more glamourous one. I will definitely be sporting this throughout the holiday season!
Parlo Cappuccino Lip Balm - Retail Value $4.00
Last month we received a mud mask by Parlo, and I loved it, so I couldn't wait to try this cappuccino lip balm! My lips are notoriously dry in the winter, so I have about 10 tubes of lip balm floating around in the bottom of my purse. Bolzano has solved my problem by sending us this yummy tasting lip balm with a lip balm holder keychain that matches this month's purse! (Plaid is my fave!) This little holder fits the oval-shaped lip balm perfectly and keeps it always within reach. I found the lip balm itself to be creamy and silky with a light cappuccino scent. Parlo produces cosmetics that are vegan and cruelty-free, and seem to be pretty affordable.
Chelly Cosmetics Desi Blush
This small pan of blush seems more like a bronzer to me. The deep golden tone has a light shimmer and goes on relatively easy. While I usually save the warmer tones for summer, I can appreciate the subtle beauty that this product gives, and it gave the perfect hint of a glow when applied lightly.
Large Cosmetic Brush
While I have a large supply of cosmetic brushes thanks to other subscription boxes, I always welcome more, especially large ones. This brush has a gold handle that is perfectly contoured for an easy grip. The head of the brush is soft and fluffy and lifted the included blush nicely without being overpowering. While the packaging didn't give a lot of information about this brush, I found it to be nice and would be great for a beginner in the world of makeup.
Eye Masks, 2 sets
I love eye masks, but I really wish these ones came with more info or any info for that matter. I am very leery to use a product that doesn't even list the name. I opened one up and it had a clean aloe fragrance, and because I don't have any allergies I did apply them. They felt very refreshing on and left my eyes feeling cool and invigorated. Next time I hope to get more information because it's kind of scary not knowing what these are made of, or even if they are eye masks!
The Verdict: I really like the Bolzano box! This month's bag will be perfect for all of the holiday festivities I have coming up, and the jewelry was pretty great this month. I really enjoyed the lip balm and cosmetic brush but was really disappointed in the eye masks. I need more information about a product, please! While some of the accessories might not have supreme quality, I think for what you pay, you get a really nice purse and some interesting and fun bonus items! If you are on a budget and looking to step up your purse game, 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 10 items, so you are paying about $4.39 an item, which I feel is a great deal!
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What do you think of my items from Bolzano this month?