Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Popbasic Lola Collection Review + $15 off Coupon (and an update on Popbasic)

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Popbasic is a clothing "subscription" - it's not technically a subscription as you order each micro-collection individually if you like it!

Popbasic releases a micro-collection every month, ranging in price between $50-$100, all with free shipping! Each collection includes clothing, jewellery or accessories. 

Popbasic describes their service as:

"Basics should be beautiful, super soft, but most of all fun.

Staples are a necessity in every wardrobe. Though they are not always easy to find, nor are they attainable. 

That's why we created Popbasic. We're producing beautiful, luxurious pieces so you can build your wardrobe over time."

The Lola Collection includes 3 items and the cost is $70, with free shipping! Here is a look at the "Lola" collection:

And here is a look at what I received:

And a look inside:

Everything always comes nicely packaged and Popbasic includes a brief product card with a few ideas of how to style the outfits on the back. Also, the Lola card includes a hand written message from Maddie of Popbasic:

Here is a closer look at the pieces:

Basic Black Tank Dress ~ $55. A true basic anytime of year, wear this dress in Summer with metallic sandals and a lightweight scarf or boots, tights and a leather jacket in the colder months.
This dress is cut really nice and is so versatile - I am very happy with this piece! This dress fits well and is so comfy!!! 

Mariposa Gold Bracelet ~ $30. Pretty up your staples with this gorgeous piece. Wear alone or stacked with delicate gold chain bracelets.
I'm not a huge bracelet wearer - this is very bright so I won't have a hard time finding someone to take this off my hands! 

Turquoise Leather Bracelet ~ $25. Mix and match your metals with this bracelet. Pair with our Mariposa Bracelet for a fun look or own its own for a casual pop of color. 
Again bracelets just aren't really my thing - but this one is quite cute and simple! 

Originally, this collection was supposed to include a pair of sunglasses instead of a second bracelet. Sadly, there was some importing issues and the sunglasses did not make it to Popbasic - too bad, they were so cute! 

Popbasic also includes a small gift from a partnering company - this month the gift is:

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie - I do not have curly hair so unfortunately I will not be able to use this product - I will pass this on to someone who can use it! 

This collection is still available (as well as 2 past collections if you are still interested!) and you can use my referral link here and get $15 off your first collection: https://popbasic.com/i/ehKa

Sadly, on May 4 Popbasic announced that Lola would be their last micro-collection released:

"Hello! I just want to give you a heads up that our Lola collection will be our last micro collection for a while.

Why is this happening? Without going into too much detail, we have lost a great sum of money in a dealing with our manufacturer, and we won’t be able to recover this as quickly (or perhaps ever) as we need to, in order to keep Popbasic running in the same form. It makes me incredibly sad that some very small decisions of mine, that at the time seemed completely arbitrary have been able to hurt Popbasic so severely. Although this isn’t goodbye, and I’m going to do everything in my power to keep Popbasic going, I’m sorry to say that the ‘micro collection’ model is not viable for us at the moment. Although this is how we started, I believe that Popbasic can remain, just in another shape.

I thank you very very much for being there everyday to support Popbasic and myself. I really appreciate every single one of you. When I moved to the US to start Popbasic, many of you became my friends and I believe this is why we have such an amazing community.
Many of you have been kind enough to support Popbasic from our beginning in 2013, and to continue supporting all of the projects that we put our sights on. Coen and I, and our growing team are very grateful for this. Without a doubt, everything that you’ve ordered from Popbasic (our Kickstarter blouses, and Cobalt Clutches, and Lola collection on Wednesday) will be delivered. You have my word. Fantastic customer service is something that I really pride myself on. I make sure your tweets, Facebook messages, Instagram comments, emails and letters are always read and responded to as quickly as possible. In fact, I think I’ve often scared a few of you with how fast my responses have been.

After our Lola collection is released on Wednesday, we will be awaiting our Kickstarter silk blouses and cobalt clutch shipments. Those will be packed and shipped onto you. Going forward we will release one-off pieces via Facebook and our newsletter for you to snap up (Lilac and/or Latte Clutches), until we figure out the best path for Popbasic. Whether that be micro collections or luxe leather pieces. What do you think?

I will keep you updated on everything that is happening, and if you have any questions please do let me know. I'll always be here, and will post regular updates  Mx

p.s. Anyone who pledged $550 for our Kickstarter, you will be reimbursed for the micro collections you haven't claimed. Please contact me if you'd like a partial refund for any collections you haven't purchased, or if you would like to redeem your credit on anything else in store."

So, this will be the last collection we see, but they may still be releasing single pieces eventually! 

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