A couple of weeks ago I decided to check out Fancy. I had gotten a free $15 code to use on the site so I thought I’d see what it was all about.
“What is Fancy?” you ask? Well Fancy describes itself in the following way:
Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores.
Part store, magazine and wish list, Fancy is the best place to buy great things.www.thefancy.com
Similar to how Pinterest operates as a social photo sharing website, the ultimate objective is to find objects that you would be interested in purchasing. The website takes the items you “fancy’d” and shows you more based on that taste preference.
My first foray into Fancy left me with one overwhelming conclusion: “Fancy” means expensive.
But as I delved deeper into Fancy I found that the expensive tastes are not all there is to the site. There is in fact a wide range of low to medium priced products that are very interesting and unique. But what really drew my attention was the Fancy Box.
The Fancy Box is a monthly subscription service featuring a collection of some of the most fancy’d items, curated by the fancy community. Each box includes $80.00+ of products in the categories of your choice. And it only costs $39.
So I decided to take the plunge and ordered the Fancy box. Here’s what came in the box this month!
So here’s the breakdown for how I came out ahead financially with the Fancy Box:
- Nanda Home Clocky Runaway Alarm Clock: $39
- Kikkerland Head Massager: $15
- Pilot and Captain JFK New York T-Shirt: $38
- Music Branch Headphone Splitter: $15
- “Stuff Every Man Should Know” by Brett Cohen: $15
Total value of my Fancy Box: $122. I paid $24 for it plus the $15 gift card!
Given, a lot of these things are really random items. Do I need a clock that rolls away on wheels when it goes off so I have to chase it down to turn it off? No, but it’s pretty cool all the same.
For me opening the Fancy Box was like having an early Christmas present. I had no idea what to expect from it, but it definitely invokes that childlike glee of opening a gift when it arrived. If you’ve got a couple of dollars to spare this month, I’d highly suggest trying out the Fancy Box!