I recently discovered a new subscription service called Little Black Bag, and I think the word addictive could be an understatement. Little Black Bag is a monthly subscription service for $49.95 (shipping is an additional $5). Similar to other monthly subscriptions, you have until the 5th of the month to “skip” a bag if there is nothing you want to purchase. You can also purchase numerous “bags” during the month if you like.
The website itself is full of a variety of items, bags, jewelry, home goods, makeup, accessories, etc. You get to pick your first item, and the item values range from around $10-$100. The site will then assign you 1-3 additional items so your total bag value is over $100. Now here comes the addictive part, you have 7 days where you can trade your items with other people on the site if you don’t like any of the items in your bag. I cannot begin to describe the craziness of trading. I think I was glued to my phone for the entire 7 days making/accepting trades. It was totally worth it, though, because I LOVE 3 out of the 4 items I got. Oh and did I mention they accept exchanges/returns. Needless to say, the 4th item that I didn’t care for did get shipped back for an exchange, where I’ll get an additional item of roughly the same value in my next bag.
So at the end of the day, here’s what I got:
- Melie Bianco Lock & Key Mini Satchel – $78
- Briannefaye Lariat Necklace with Roses – $29
- Carol Dauplaise Long Necklace with Wrapped Stone – $30
- Kenneth Cole New York Chain & Bead Bracelet – $40
- Total Value = $177
1. Melie Bianco Lock & Key Mini Satchel
I love this bag, and the adorable inside is just a plus. I think it’s smaller than some people were expecting, so if you are a big bag lover, this might not be the bag for you. However, it was just the size that I was looking for, and it fits everything that I would need to put in my purse.
2. Briannefaye Lariat Necklace with Roses
In all honesty, this necklace was not my favorite. It was a little longer than I was expecting it to be. If I draped it around my neck and tied a loose knot, both ends probably went almost down to my belly button. I know, not a big deal. I should emphasize, it’s not that I didn’t like the necklace, it’s more that I didn’t think I would really wear it. Needless to say, I sent it back for an exchange. So unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of it.
3. Carol Dauplaise Long Necklace with Wrapped Stone
I think this necklace was my favorite thing in the bag. I love its chunkiness and the chain detail. It makes an awesome statement piece and I can’t wait to wear it out.
4. Kenneth Cole New York Chain & Bead Bracelet
Lately I have been obsessed with bracelets, I’m not quite sure why. I have been loving mixing/matching and layering different pieces, and I think this bracelet is a perfect addition. Unfortunately, the poor lighting from the pictures makes the colors look a lot duller than they actually are. The colors are actually really close to the picture shown on the site. I should also add that the beads are on elastic which makes it easy to just slide on.
Overall, I must say that I love the site and the concept. The interactive concept is unique and takes the monthly subscriptions to a new level. Plus, the variety of items and designers make it so that there’s something there for everyone. Hopefully, I don’t go too crazy on the bag purchases, but I guess we shall see.