The box, with a return address label stating Wisconsin, arrived at my Oregon address in record time. I ordered on a Saturday morning and the box was here by Tuesday night. Amazing.
Each box is filled with three or four pieces, that are supposed to retail for $80 to $100 (this was on their site at one point but no longer is; my box of three pieces rang in at $78 full retail). The whole premise is that you fill out the detailed questionnaire rating items, finishes, themes, and styles with a love, like, or dislike. You are most likely to get pieces you "love" and you won't get anything you "dislike". I was very specific for my first box, so I tried to branch out a little more with this one and avoid getting the same general items (I first got a scarf, sunglasses, and earrings; I was hoping for a necklace and a watch this time around). My invoice contains a list of my loves, likes, and dislikes-- here's what I chose.
The first time I did this, everything I got was on my "love" list, from item to style to finish. This time was largely "like" and I got another scarf, which despite it being my favorite piece of the box, I wasn't thrilled about, as I have plenty and wasn't really in the market for another. I received paste stone earrings, which, while nice in their own right, were not doing anything for me, and a steampunk style ring of which I can only attribute to the Mix 'n Match style option I "liked" this time. My first box was a hit and sadly, this one was definitely a miss.
I was disappointed all around and looked into getting a refund. One of the best things about Wantable is their risk free return policy. If you don't like your box, you get to send it back, on them. I emailed their customer service team and was immediately emailed back a return sticker (which I couldn't print out just yet because I needed to buy some more toner, lol). I decided to peruse another return feature, that being the choice to return part of your box. I'd decided the scarf, a thin and quite stylish piece with a big and neutral floral print, was worth keeping, and maybe the earrings were, too. So the box costs $36 to $40, depending on whether or not you're signed up for the monthly service (I'm not). Here's where it gets tricky. I could return the ring, but I wouldn't get an actual refund because the total retail value of the two remaining pieces still exceeded $40. Make sense? So I looked at returning the earrings, as well. That would have yielded me a refund of $12 and I would have kept the scarf at full retail, which wasn't worth it to me based on principle.
Well, I procrastinated in getting toner long enough that I'd decided I had to have the scarf and the earrings in my life, and I had no good reason to return the ring for nothing-- maybe it'd grow on me, too. Here are some shots of the scarf and earrings in action ( I have a lot to learn about being a good model, lolol).
I love how the earrings and the scarf look together. Both are outside the norm for me, and while I would not pick out paste jewelry for myself, the earrings are really fun to have in my wardrobe-- definitely something different and statement. The scarf-- well, I'm beginning to believe you just can't have too many and both the scarves I've received from Wantable have been fantastic, and I'm really feeling big and soft floral prints right now as a result. Funny story, though-- I happened past the accessories department at Fred Meyer yesterday, and there was my scarf! The retail price is the same, but, if you know anything about Fred Meyer's apparel and accessories departments, they very rarely sell at retail. This scarf was on a promotion for under $20. So that drives the value of this particular box down even more, since I still cannot bend my head around that ring....
The service is FUN, though. Having someone else shop for you is exciting and the misses, should you choose to keep them, can easily turn into conversation pieces. Wantable isn't a box I'd get every month, but I will do it again.
In case you're interested, here's where you can find Wantable.
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