Saturday, November 8, 2014

PopSugar Must Have - Neiman Marcus Special Edition

Recently PopSugar put up their Neiman Marcus special edition box. This box is the most expensive box they offer priced at $250!! Last year they promised a value of at least $600 but this year they didn't say. I debated on getting this box this year because it's so darn expensive. I went ahead and ordered it hoping I would get some gifts out of it.

This is the box it shipped in. It's a nice sturdy box that can be reused.

As always, the special edition box comes with silver tissue paper.

Each item is individually wrapped making the experience of opening it even more exciting.

Here are the items in the box minus the clutch. 

The Clare V. foldover clutch. 

The clutch fully opened on the blue side. The other side is black.

Contents of the PopSugar Neiman Marcus box with prices from Neiman Marcus, second price listed is current sale price as of this writing:

Swing Design Mia Glass Storage Box (medium). Value = $40.00/$28.00

Clare V. Foldover Clutch. Value = $220.00

Missoni Home by Apothia Candle in Marrema. Value = $88.00

Monica Rich Kosann Cream Enamel Frame for 5x7 photo. Value = 100.00

Marilee Aztec Hot Chocolate Tin. Value = $26.00

Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Love. Value = $33.00

Chantecaille Supreme Cils Mascara. Value = $52.00

Lancer, The Method: Nourish. Value = $125.00

The total value of this special edition box is $684.00 or $672.00 with the sale price of the storage box. This is a great value but I'm just not sure about this box. It has some fun items but then I think I would never spend $88 on a candle and why in the heck is this candle $88 anyway. I guess if you consider it serves a dual purpose because the container is reusable then it's not so bad but it's still not something I would buy. The storage box is really pretty and I'm sure I will find a use for it. The photo frame is nice but I would never spend $100 on a 5x7 photo frame. Again I'm not even sure what makes it a $100 frame, although it is silver plated. I will definitely use the hot chocolate this summer. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the mascara was $52, I would never spend that much on mascara but not I'm super curious about it. Same goes for the face cream. $125, better work miracle for that price. The big ticket item is the clutch which I half to admit is really, really soft leather. I like the colors but I am so not a clutch girl. I'm going to have to try and figure out what I want to do with this. Maybe I should learn to adapt and be a clutch girl because it really is soft and pretty. 

Verdict: This box definitely had a great value but I'm not sure the items in it are a fit for me. I think I'm going to have to play with the clutch and see if I could get used to it. 


  1. I don't so much mind the ridiculous prices on these items because after all, presumably someone actually pays those prices since they are actual items for sale on the NM website, but what I am disappointed in is the ho hum items themselves. I wish they had used a little more imagination and put in some less than traditional items. I wouldn't pay 99 cents for mascara right now considering how much of it I get in different boxes. I am curious what a 50 dollar mascara is like, but not enough to be glad for YET ANOTHER MASCARA. Sigh.

    1. you nailed it! These items aren't anything special - except the clutch. It will take me years to go through all the mascara I have. All the food boxes are going to be and are sending cocoa, more lip gloss? last years box was WAY better. I loved the plates and the throw, the necklace was unique and made a great gift.

    2. I got this box too and kinda felt the same way you did..underwhelmed. Here's how I look at's like I paid retail value for the clutch (which I love) $220 and got the rest of the stuff for $30 :) are right..who in their right mind would pay $88 for a candle?? :)