Wantable Accessories Box is the “upscale” subscription box I’ve decided to try, and it is the second box to arrive. The very first box cost $40, and then it’s $36 afterwards (if you don’t return the contents of your first box), with free US shipping. Although it was pricey, I’d hoped that the accessories would be better, quality-wise. The other thing that really grabbed my attention about Wantable was that I really liked their style quiz because it allowed me to really customise what I wanted to get in my box. There is also a credit system in place where every box you order, you will get a $4 in credit. With my mind made up, I forked over $40 for the June box on June 18.
June Selection Quiz
This is what I selected on the style quiz. I only wanted bracelets and watches, and I preferred silver in classic and boho styles. I chose the small/medium size option, and I selected having more of a preference to everyday over statement style. I also left a comment at the end of the quiz that said: I want to be able to mix and match bracelets and watches together. I also like classic and subtle looks a lot.
One thing I noticed — I couldn’t leave a long comment, couldn’t go into details about my preference in the comment box, so that was a bit disappointing.
Wantable notified me that they shipped my box on June 20 (Korea time, that is), which fell within the three promised business days it would take for them to ship my package. Unfortunately, that was the only good thing about my shipping experience with them. My box was completely MIA from June 20 to July 7. When I contacted Wantable about that, they said there was a delay in processing my order. Personally, I think they left it on a shelf and forgot about it. They ended up giving me $10 in credit for that delay.
However, USPS then upset me when it arrived in Chicago, only to go to Kansas City. For those who are unaware, Chicago is the final destination before it comes to me in Korea. So when the box had arrived in Chicago on July 8, it should’ve been en route to me. But no, it went to Kansas City of all places! Gragh! Thankfully, it made it back to Chicago, and I finally got the package on July 17, which eseentially took a month to get here. I’m glad it made it to me, but at the same time I can’t help but say !@#$%!@#$%!@#$%
Wantable Box and Its Contents
The postal workers had scribbled my name on the top of the box, so that’s why I took a snapshot of it opened. This is what greeted me when I opened it, and I blinked at the “again” part of that message. Kind of strange to see it in my first subscription with them! On the other side of that greeting message was a quote by Audrey Hepburn saying, “Happy girls are the prettiest.” The packaging is a bit disheartening after getting the pretty one from Sparkle Box, but in the end, the content of the box is what really matters.
This is the information sheet that was under the greeting message. They also listed the accessories in my box along with its descriptions, style tips, and prices.
Under the information sheet were the accessories, and they came in these black velvet snap pouches.
And these are the accessories out of their pouches. From left to right, here are:
Livie Watch: “The Livie watch features a teal band with a fun patterned face. Style tip: Pair with a silver bangle set.” Retail: $31 ~ Wantable: $13.05
Becky Watch: “This watch features a peach band and silver metal. Style tip: Wear with a silver midi ring.” Retail: $26 ~ Wantable: $10.95
Andrea Bracelet: “This bracelet has beautiful orange and turquoise stones. Style tip: Pair with a pastel polish.” Retail: $22 ~ Wantable: $9.26
Stefania Bracelet in Silver: “The Stefania bracelet is a chic open classic bracelet that comes in either gold or silver. Style tip: Pair with a long, classic statement necklace!” Retail: $16 ~ Wantable: $6.74
I absolutely love the Andrea bracelet. I really like the boho look to this, and the stone placement and design are really nice. I am not fond of orange-based colours, but on this bracelet it’s a winner! Unfortunately, the lobster clasp proved to be a major pain. Looks like if I’m to wear this, I’ll need my mum or someone to help put it on!
As for the Livie watch . . . I’m not a fan. It’s too big and bulky, and the design on the face is too busy! The hands are also not contrasting enough, so if I were to look at the time, I’d not be able to see it well. The strap is faux leather, and that, too, is a bit too wide for my taste.
The Stefania bracelet is too plain for me. Apparently, I’m not fond of simple and subtle bracelets as I thought I’d be. I guess I want my arm candy to be flashier, haha! About the only good thing with this bracelet, though, is that I can easily put it on, thanks to its malleable metal band. And I suppose if I were to mix and match, this will be a good one to add :)
Last, but not least, is the Becky watch, and I much prefer this over Livie! This one’s not even my colour, but the peach is nice and neutral enough for me to enjoy. This strap is made from a denim-like material, so while it feels nice, I can see this one getting dirty super fast. Size-wise, it’s way better than the Livie watch because it’s smaller! Plus, I can see the hands on the face! So huzzah for that!
This box truly gave me a headache with its shipping issues. And while I like two (well, three, sort of . . . ) of the accessories, I can’t see them really costing $95 all together. At least the quality is a little bit better than that of Sparkle Box’s, but it’s not that much better, either. Still, though, Wantable is worth a try. And if accessories are not your thing, there are also boxes for makeup and intimates. If you would like to give one of the boxes a try, go here. :)
I decided to give Wantable another try and see if the second box will be any better. I’ve managed to rack up $34 in credit, so that means my next box will only cost me $6. I hope that my next box won’t take a month to get here, either. Fingers crossed on that!