Monday, September 30, 2013

Wantable September 2013 Accessories Box

Wantable is a rather unique subscription box service in that it offers multiple types of subscriptions (cosmetics, accessories, and intimates) for $36 a month. It allows for a higher level of individual customization since subscribers take surveys detailing their specific preferences. They also let you skip as needed and return the whole box if it is not a match.

Wantable approached me to try one of their boxes for review, and I choose the accessories box since I have not had a lot of experience with boxes like it. I also tend to like it when other subscriptions send me things that fall into that category, so I thought it would be fun to try.

When I first approached the survey, I was a bit confused.  I made selections, but it would not let me move on to the next page until I selected more possibilities on the page.  When I touched base with Wantable about this, they let me know that there is a minimum number of options that must be picked, and that they were unaware that there was not a message explaining this. All in all, not a big deal, I just ended up picking a few more options than I would have without it.

They offer a lot of variation if desired, and it was fun to guess what I might get.  I realized this was the one subscription where I surely could not count on any real spoilers!

Survey completed and my confirmation received, I thought it would be a while before I saw my box.  I was wrong. Wantable blew my my mind by how quickly they expedited and shipped my order!  I wish other services would jump on their bandwagon!

So...what did I get and how did they do?

The first item I received was a Bora "Betty" Watch I could not find the exact one I got online, but I found a site that sells the brand. The band actually looks more navy than bright blue in person.  Hit or Miss? I would say a hit.  This clean, sleek, slightly sporty styling is very me, and yet I am not sure I would have picked it up on my own. That is great, because I expect these services to stretch me a bit.  A couple of hours after I got it, I was messing with the buttons on the side because I wanted to see if the watch had a working chronometer or if it was just cosmetic.  It was just cosmetic and unfortunately, one of the buttons has stayed pushed down since I depressed it.  This is kind of bummer, but I am sure I can figure out how to fix it.

A.J. Morgan "Marie" Sunglasses in Brown Hit or Miss? Hit!  These are fun!  I feel like a diva fashionista with these on, and much more sophisticated than I actually am. Again, these are not something I would have picked out for myself but they are very cool :-)
My photo of the glasses

Stock photo of the glasses. Photo Credit: A.J. Morgan

Brown Leopard Scarf from Accessory St. New York I could not find the exact one I was sent online, but they carry the brand at Nordstroms. Hit or Miss? Miss :-(  I cannot believe I am saying that about a scarf, since I have become quite the scarf lover over the last year, but this one is just not my speed.  Now, this may change after I have spent some time with it.  It is also definitely a nice warm one, so I will not get use of it very soon since it is warmer than usual at the moment. (Note to Mother Nature, I am not complaining).

Bottom Line: Two hits and a miss is not bad.  I think the scarf came from having to select an additional style option that was not really me because of Wantable's minimum number of options requirement.  I think had I been able to narrow my style choices a bit, they would have been three for three. Again, I cannot say with certainty that the scarf is a miss until I have really spent time with it, but it was not love at first sight.

Wantable's expediting and shipping was excellent, and my items were packed really well.  They are really friendly and eager to assist customers as needed.  My friends have had really good experiences with Wantable's picks and their customer service.  I was actually impressed given all the possible options, how on target they were. (Side note: This also made me feel a little predictable and boring ;-). Bottom line, I would definitely consider using this service again I wanted to give myself a little treat.  There policy makes it pretty risk free, and I have no doubt their customer service would continue to be easy to deal with should anything crop up. Plus, I definitely felt the value exceeded the cost of the box.

Please share if you subscribe or have tried Wantable, or if are considering giving them a whirl!

*Note-I was approached by Wantable and received this box free of charge for review purposes.  Although I am grateful for the opportunity to review it, my opinions about the box and the subscription are truthful and entirely my own.

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