Style by Portobello Vintage Fashion Subscription Box | Review

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Ladies, gents and all woodland creatures, there is a new subscription box in town. Now, before you all click away in boredom, expecting to see nothing but the skincare samples and unflattering lipstick shades that usually frequent beauty subscription boxes, I say wait right there – for this is not a beauty subscription box at all. This is a fashion subscription box. A vintage fashion subscription box at that. Oh yeah, it all just got pretty cool up in herre.

Style By Portobello is the first monthly box of its kind, with each item sourced from the famous Portobello Market in Notting Hill and delivered straight to your door. It’s ideal for vintage lovers who don’t get to make it down to London very often, or just those of us who love the idea of adding quirky pieces to our wardrobe (and feeling a bit like we’re getting a present at the same time). The true beauty of this over other subscription boxes is that every box is going to be unique – you could find some jewellery, a scarf or a bag, but whatever it is, you’ll have a one of a kind vintage piece.

So, what did I receive in my very own ‘Bello box’ that I was kindly sent this month?

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Potobello 3Of course my inner magpie flapped its wings with birdy delight at this total bah-bling-bah-bling clutch bag. The beaded necklace is also very cute and wearable (and perfect for summer), and I don’t think anything else needs to be said other than DOG. BROOCH.

All in all, I’m really impressed with the concept of this box and think it’s a lovely, kitsch idea. Each monthly box costs £35 (which is definitely pricey compared to other subscription boxes, but remember that these aren’t perfume samples) and can be bought via the Style By Portobello website. You can also take a look at their gallery to see what’s been featured in previous Bello boxes.

What do you all think of this concept? Let us know in the comments below!


30 Responses

  1. Candice August 5, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    It really is an awesome idea for a subscription box!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      So refreshing isn’t it 🙂 Not that I don’t still like beauty boxes, but the concept is a little tired! xx

  2. Jessica Edmunds August 5, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Oh this is absolutely adorable and so glad to see the same concept but something new finally! xx

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Yessss about time something new came out aha! xx

  3. Barbora August 5, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    It’s a very pretty clutch bag! ❤️
    Barbora/ Fleurerly

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Will be perfect around Christmas time 🙂 xx

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:12 pm

      YES do it – I would love to see what you get! xx

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:12 pm

      It’s definitely a pretty addition to my collection 🙂 xx

  4. maria August 6, 2015 / 4:00 am

    This is such a cute idea for a box! I wonder if they are available in the US?
    Anyways, lovely blog you have here! so happy i came across it!

    PS. I have a Lomography giveaway on my blog!

    City Laundry
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    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:12 pm

      Ooh if not then hopefully they come your way soon 🙂 xx

  5. Pam August 6, 2015 / 9:19 am

    great concept for the vintage lovers 😀

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:13 pm

      Definitely, I can imagine this being really popular 🙂 xx

    • Claire August 6, 2015 / 1:13 pm

      Ooh fingers crossed for you! xx

    • Claire August 9, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Fab isn’t it! xx

    • Claire August 9, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      It’s such a cute idea, sure a lot of people will love it 🙂 xx

    • Claire August 9, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      I got very lucky with these items! Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

    • Claire August 9, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      SO glitzy, I love it 🙂 xx

  6. Annabel August 7, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of this box, but it looks really good, love the idea. And nothing beats getting things in the post!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Claire August 9, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Exactly, as a single girl I need someone to send me presents 😉 xx

  7. Lauren August 8, 2015 / 10:57 pm

    This is one subscription box I actually want, though wondering what you may get each month for only £35. That clutch is really cute though
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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