They’re a bit like MC Hammer pants – my brother
Box Upon a Time is a children’s clothing subscription service in which you enter your child’s details and complete a short questionnaire on clothing preferences (such as what colours and styles you like and dislike for them). You then you receive a box of clothes personally selected by a stylist, and worth up to 60% more than the cost of the box.
Above is what we received in our sample box for my nephew, H.
The trousers in the centre with the big poppers on the ankles were a style I’d never seen before, with a panel of material between the legs which made H look a bit like MC Hammer – or as his dad put it, “very on trend with the baby fashionistas”. They’re definitely of high quality and the roominess made it easy for H to learn to crawl in and roll around. However, the large gap where the ankle poppers are meant that occasionally, H big toe got caught in it and pulled them down.
The stretchy blue cashmere trousers are super soft and stayed looking new after lots of washes, however the type of material meant that they frequently rode up to his knees, meaning they weren’t suitable during the cooler weather. Similarly, the shorter pair on the right are of a great quality and fit, but as they didn’t cover his legs, weren’t completely suitable for the chilly March weather.
More about Box Upon a Time
Box Upon a Time is an innovative new subscription box or one-off service offering premium childrenswear brands from across the globe at up to 60% off the retail price.
Box Upon A Time’s stylists handpick a personalised selection of branded baby and children’s clothing from ages 0-3 to suit the customer’s style, which is then delivered direct to their doors. If something doesn’t fit, exchanges can be made with no extra charges.
Over 25 designer childrenswear brands are currently available including Their Nibs, Mini a Ture, Marmalade & Mash, Il Gufo and Marie Chantal.
The subscription options are as follows:
- The Silver Box, (£29 per box,) offers 2 to 3 items worth £40-£60 with up to 50% off retail prices
- The Gold Box, (£49 per box,) offers 3 to 4 items worth £80-£120, with up to 60% off retail prices
- The Platinum Box, (£69 per box,) offers 3 to 5 items from luxury brands worth £110-£170, with up to 60% off retail prices
Overall, Box Upon a Time does exactly what it promises to do, and I think it’s a fun service for parent’s who like their little ones to look stylish and enjoy discovering new designer brands at discount prices.
However, given how variable children’s sizings can be, how quickly they grow, and how very personal tastes can be, I’d conclude that Box Upon a Time is probably not the service for me.
Disclosure: we received a box for review.