My Fashion Crate is a quarterly clothing subscription box for fashionistas. Every three months, you'll receive a mix of women's fashion items such as clothing (sizes XS-2XL), beauty products, jewelry, and accessories.
My Fashion Crate offers two subscription options:
- The Accessories Box (2-4 items including jewelry, accessories, gift cards, or beauty items) for $55/quarter
- The Style Box (3-5 items including clothing, jewelry, accessories, gift cards, or beauty items) for $85/quarter
This is a review of the Style box, which costs $92.95/quarter ($85 + $7.95 US shipping).
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 My Fashion Crate
The Subscription Box: My Fashion Crate
The Cost: $85/quarter + shippingACTIVE DEAL: for 10% off first order
The Products: A monthly mix of 3-5 items for women such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, or beauty items with a value of at least $200.
Ships to: The US for $7.95, Canada, Australia, and the UK for $25 (+ duties and taxes)
My Fashion Crate Fall 2020 Review
This is the second quarterly box that My Fashion Crate has released since they recently revamped their boxes with the goal of highlighting emerging designers. Here are a few things to know about My Fashion Crate 2.0:
A new website: To showcase the emerging designers, we have a section to share about their stories and inspiration.
High quality clothing from emerging designers: Yes, we heard you! You need better quality and trendier fashion. We will be teaming up with emerging designers to bring their fashion items to you.
Price change: The Accessories Box is $55/season and The Style Box is $85/season. All U.S. order shipping is $7.95.
Seasonal subscription plan: Now renewing every 3 months instead of every month. Spring Boxes begin shipping mid-March. Summer Boxes begin shipping mid-June. Fall Boxes begin shipping mid-September. Winter Boxes begin shipping mid-December.
Size change: We are now offering size XS to 2XL. For more details, check out our FAQ page.
I was pretty pleased with what the summer box had to offer, so let's check out this fall installment!
We received this mini-magazine with all of the information about our box inside. Each page tells us all about the designer and then gives a brief description and the retail value of our items. On the back, it lists some member perks which includes a 20% off code for anything in their shop! This quarter they are highlighting brands owned, founded, or led by BIPOC.
Autumn Air Navy Scarf by My Fashion Crate - Listed Value $37.00
Our first item is actually from My Fashion Crate this scarf is incredibly soft and feels nicely made but the tag is completely in Chinese so I'm not sure what the fabric makeup is. This is listed as a blanket scarf, but it is pretty narrow and short (about 12" by 72"); not quite what I think of as a blanket scarf. It also doesn't really scream fall to me as the description states, but I think that has a lot to do with the size since this shorter style feels more formal to me. I'd love to hear what you think of this scarf (pictured further down)!
Three Layer Threaded Necklace by Arlokea - Listed Value $35.00, Retail Value $40.00
While the scarf didn't wow me, this necklace definitely did! This gold-covered brass chain is adjustable for a 10 to 12-inch hanging length and has three different colored threads on each bar. I love the way this looks, it's unique and lays beautifully! This comes from a brand that is dedicated to providing functional and ethical fashion by contributing to the community they work in. They operate with transparency and aim to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly products. This necklace was actually handmade by artisans in India and it is part of their fair trade collection which promotes equality and education while preserving cultural traditions in addition to the jobs that it creates.
I really love the design and the idea of unity behind it and I also really love that this tote was made from recycled materials through a company that is dedicated to sustainability. While I think the idea of working with a designer and turning recycled materials into something useful is fantastic, the branding on the tote makes it feel more like a promotional item than a luxury item to me, especially since this design can be found on other items from the artist. I wish that the illustration was on one side with the branding on the back since the illustration itself is really cute!
Here is a look at the scarf and tote.
GloGirl Lipstick in Ciao Bella - Retail Value $16.00
The next two items both come from the same brand, GloGirl, which "strives to celebrate and empower the diverse beauty of women and represent inclusive beauty on a global scale," a fantastic mission. This lipstick is enriched with Vitamin E and has a satin finish. While I loved the color swatched, it actually was a bit chalky on my lips and not too flattering for my complexion since it is more of a nude. This also didn't have great staying power, although I didn't try it with a primer on.
GloGirl Goddess II Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $26.00
This palette comes with a built-in mirror and has some unique shades in a mix of mattes and glittery shadows. The colors felt pretty bold to me, so I wasn't sure how I would pull them off, but I really loved the colors in general. I thought the pigment was great and these seemed to last throughout the day! The Goddess theme is fun and it's actually a similar theme to a palette that I received when they were still sending monthly boxes, although these colors are much more varied which will be fun to experiment with!
Here they are swatched just below the lipstick. In order from top to bottom, they are Treina, Hathor, Anut, Mehit, Bastet, Isis, Amunet, Thandiwe, and Nephthys.
Here you can see the necklace, lipstick, and the eye makeup look I created using the color Thandiwe in the outer corner blended with Treina in the center and the matte color Mehit in the crease. I can't wait to test out some more looks with the blue and purple shades!
The following item only comes in the Style Box and not the Accessory Box:
The last item is this luxe top made with recycled and remnant fabrics and handcrafted in Cambodia. I love that the tag was tied onto the shirt with a scrap of fabric and that it is actually filled in with the name of who created my top. Tonle is dedicated to ethical, sustainable fashion with a zero-waste process. With all of that in mind, I am impressed with the quality of the top and I love the way it fits. It's a soft gauze-like cotton material, very lightweight, airy, and comfortable. It will look great with some darker skinny jeans and a pair of booties for fall!
Verdict: At $92.95 ($85 + $7.95), I would definitely say that the contents of this My Fashion Crate box should fall more into the luxury category, but overall, the items just did not have that feel to me. Once you are an established brand, I could definitely see including branded items, but instead, the scarf and the bag felt more promotional than luxe to me. The two pieces that I really loved were the top and the necklace, both of which were definitely quality pieces and felt appropriate for this box. As for the makeup, I am torn. I thought the quality was decent, but the lipstick and palette didn't feel especially unique, which I think is what I'm missing from the box as a whole this quarter. The total listed value comes to $204 which isn't bad, but after such a great first box for summer, this one left me feeling a bit underwhelmed, although I do love the ethical and sustainable missions of the brands this quarter!
To Wrap Up:
ACTIVE DEAL: for 10% off first order
Spring Boxes begin shipping mid-March. Summer Boxes begin shipping mid-June. Fall Boxes begin shipping mid-September. Winter Boxes begin shipping mid-December.
Once we have shipped all continuing subscribers, we begin with our new members.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $92.95 ($85 +$7.95), which means with 6 items, you are paying an average of $15.49 per item.
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