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Subscription boxes have become very popular in the last few years. Ads constantly pop up in my Facebook feed for one or another. We’ve tried a few in the past for baby toys, arts and crafts for my son, and my husband’s favorite LootCrate (we still get this one).
Dia & Co is the first subscription box I’ve tried for myself. I decided it was time to find an easy way to update my wardrobe but I really don’t enjoy going out clothing shopping for myself. I looked at the subscription box options and read all of the reviews. They all have good and bad reviews, so I was prepared for this first experience to not go perfectly. Of course, if a clothing subscription plan could get it “right” 100% of the time I would suspect that they employ the most excellent clairvoyants and the box would probably cost a lot more.
I was happy with this first box and I hope they will all be as successful. This is not a sponsored review and my reviews are totally my own.
Dia & Co Process
- Fill out the questionnaire, and provide as much information as you can about what you are looking for. There is a free form section at the end of the questionnaire.
- Schedule your box and frequency — I chose every other month.
- The Box arrives at your door.
- You have 5 days to figure out which items you want to keep or send back.
- The pricing for each of the items are in the box, and you pay for any items you keep.
- The prepaid $20 styling fee is deducted from the price of items you keep. (Makes it worth it to keep at least one item in the box),
- If you keep ALL the items, you save 25% on the whole box.
- Be sure to give full feedback on each item that was in the box, kept or not.
- Final price of the box is calculated when you decide what to keep or send back. State Tax will be calculated.
- They send an addressed shipping label and Mylar bag to send the returns back.
- Shipping and returns are covered.
- You can provide links to your Pinterest, Facebook, etc… If you have Pinterest and share it, make sure you have a board for clothes with the styles you like. I recommend this step.
- You can also “pin” clothes and Member Gallery outfits on the Dia & Co site, that you like, to help your stylist match your style better.
- When you take your style quiz, you can tell them what you don’t want in your box. For instance, I noted that I did not want Accessories, Dresses, or Jeans. I also noted that I was looking for clothes for work and that I do not want to receive clothes with flowers.
How did it go?
I wasn’t sure what to expect in my first box. It might be great, it might not. Would they listen to my information or would I get totally random clothes? Overall, I was very happy with my first Dia & Co Box. The clothes fit well and were of good quality. I liked 4 of the 5 items I received and they almost all reflected my preferences. The one item I didn’t like was a floral Kimono, I don’t wear flower prints. Still, it was worth it to me to keep the extra item to get the 25% discount on the whole box. My sister-in-law will love the kimono, so I decided to gift it to her. I made sure to provide good feedback on the item saying that even though I am keeping it, it’s not my style and I plan to gift it to someone else.
Xayra was my stylist and I think she did a good job and I am very please with this first experience. She listened to almost all of the information I provided
What was the cost?
While each of the items have differing prices, if you look at the cost of the box as a whole, with tax, each item cost about $38. That’s totally reasonable to me every other month.
Total Cost of Box (All 5) $234.00
Styling fee Credit -$20.00
25% off for whole box -$58.50
Total before Tax $155.50
How do the clothes look?
I plan to wear the items I’m keeping to work and they make a nice addition to my work wardrobe. The color choices are great. I’ll even agree that the Kimono looks nice and I love the color and the cut, but I just don’t wear clothes with flowers and those are some big honking flowers.
East Adeline Hailey Cowl Neck 3/4 sleeve in purple- $35.00
Prescott New York Salerno Ankle Pant in black- $69.00
Philosophy Debbie Racer Stripe Cardigan in Black and Red- $59.00
Meri Skye Taylor 3/4 Ruffle Sleeve Kimono in Burgundy and Pink- $42.00
Meri Skye Eva Lace Hem Knit Tank in Black- $29.00
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