Back in February, I reviewed a subscription box service called SecondHands Fashion and enjoyed it SO much! While I didn’t love everything in my first box, I knew that with detailed feedback, I would most likely enjoy my next box even better.
***If you want to try SecondHands Fashion for yourself, get $5 off your first shipment by entering the promo code: FRIENDS And say you heard about us via: SARA DRAKE when you sign up! Using that code will get you $5 off and me $5 off our next shipments
I had a couple friends sign up using the promo code above and they said “The credits are given after the purchases or returns” as per SecondHands customer service. So don’t be alarmed if the credit doesn’t show up when you order your box initially.
Their Facebook page advertises: “At SecondHands Fashion we want every woman to feel beautiful and know they don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. That’s why we work hard at finding the best deals on name brand and designer items at local and high end consignment shops.”
Those of you who are Stitch Fixers will be very comfortable with SecondHands Fashion’s system. You fill out a style profile, pay a $25 styling fee, receive 5 clothing items in the mail styled for you, you have 3 days to try on & decide what to keep, your styling fee is credited towards the items you keep, and you get 20% off your box if you keep all 5 items.
The BIG difference is the price points. Since SecondHands Fashion shops at local boutiques and high end consignment stores, they are able to send excellent used condition clothing for a low price.
You can just schedule 1 shipment to try things out or sign up for monthly boxes.
I had a couple referral credits to use (THANK YOU!!!) and so I scheduled my next box. I asked for summery items and a swimsuit cover-up.
I was excited to see what would be sent!
I was immediately excited to see all the fabulous color! I love color!
My whole box cost $103, with no item over $25. I got 1 pair of pants, a jean jacket, and 3 tops. I loved the color, stripes, and variety at first glance out of the box.
So let’s dig in!
Item # 1: Merona Cuffed Green Skinny Capris ($20)
Let me start with what I love about these pants. The COLOR is amazing! I like the cuffed aspect and could see wearing these capris all summer long. But:
The fit was off for me. The waist fit fine, but there seemed to be a lot of extra fabric in the front that made the pants very unflattering. While I loved the color, the fit did nothing for me. So I am sending these back (sadly).
Item # 2: Green Envelope Navy & White Thin Striped Tee ($17)
I really love this top! It’s a basic tee but in the notes, Amanda and Ryanne suggested I pair this with a maxi skirt, which is a great idea. Plus, the length is great for me – so long! It’s soft & just a nice basic to have. I’m thinking I’ll keep it.
Item # 3: Express Grey Knit Tunic ($20)
So I like the idea of this top. I like the length and softness. But in reality…it totally showed off my worst feature: my here-forever-because-I-can’t-quit-chocolate love handles. Don’t believe me? Here’s a better view:
Heck, no. It’s going BACK.
Item # 4: Amethyst Jean Dark Wash Distressed Demin Jacket ($24)
I really appreciated the thought behind this item; my stylists mentioned my Pinterest boards and how they saw a jean jacket pinned many times in my favs. But I already have a jean jacket I like and this particular one is WAY too short in the torso & arm length. Comically so really. So this is going back.
Item # 5: Lightweight Multi Color Striped Open Cardigan ($22)
I L-O-V-E this piece! Love it. I have nothing like it, it’s colorful and lightweight, and is just plain cute. I was so happy to see it in the box & knew I’d be keeping it!
One more picture…just because I love it so!
Overall, this second box from SecondHands Fashion was such a fun box to open & try on! I am keeping 1 or 2 items and those are ones I really like! The green pants would have been total keepers if the fit wasn’t off. I can’t wait for my next box!
Want to try it for yourself? I have a promo code for that😉
If you want to try SecondHands Fashion for yourself, get $5 off your first shipment by entering the promo code: FRIENDS And say you heard about us via: SARA DRAKE when you sign up! Using that code will get you $5 off and me $5 off our next shipments