I’m a big fan of subscription boxes, they’re like getting a little surprise present every month. There seems to be a different subscription box for every possible thing these days from food to crafts to make-up. Until now us vintage loving girls have been a little left out, but now a new box brings the best of Portobello Market straight to your door mat.
The Style by Portobello box is perfect for ladies who want to shop for lovely vintage accessories, but don’t necessarily have the time to go hunting or who don’t have fabulous vintage markets like Portobello on their doorsteps. It’s also nice if your lacking inspiration and just want a little treat to go with your other vintage finds.
I like the box because I’m terrible at buying accessories. When I go vintage shopping I get so distracted by all the dresses that everything else seems to pass me by! So getting things like bags, scarves and jewellery is great for me.
I was sent a sample box to review and I was a little over-excited when the postman brought it to my door. A bit like having a birthday! I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Once I’d opened up my box it was nice to see that everything was wrapped up in tissue paper to keep it safe in transit and it was nice being able to unwrap everything.
Inside my box was an absolutely huge 1960s gold coloured brooch, which would be absolutely perfect worn on a vintage coat. The other item in my box was an absolutely lovely vintage satin handbag. I’m not sure of the exact date of the bag but it is in beautiful condition and I absolutely love the pretty embroidered detail on it.
I’ll definitely use both items, I’ll probably save the brooch for the winter as it is quite large and I probably wouldn’t risk putting it on a dress or cardigan but will definitely put it on a coat. The bag being black will go with so much of my stuff and will definitely be a staple for evenings out.
The box costs £35 per month and includes up to 3 vintage pieces. Although it is quite expensive compared to some other subscription boxes, I really like the idea of having something picked out for you and the convenience of having it delivered. To see some of the contents of past boxes or to sign up, take a look at the Style by Portobello Website.