My week in unblocked ads

Variations on this theme have been appearing, for me anyway, on Fark:

Advertisement for MM.LaFleur

We will stipulate that their model, dressed thusly, does indeed look great. But I admit to wondering about that Bento Box business, especially since “bento” as I know it is basically a Japanese box lunch.

So I dialed over, and found:

Let us help you build your ultimate professional wardrobe — no shopping necessary.

We’d love to send you a Bento™ Box of office-appropriate staples that will fit you to a T. We currently carry products that fit women who typically wear sizes 0P–22W, and your dedicated stylist will hand-pick pieces based on your fit and style preferences. There’s absolutely no commitment — we’re not a subscription service.

And in that box?

Each box contains 4–6 wardrobe staples that might include dresses, separates, knits, or accessories. Prices range from $110 for a chic work top to $325 for a statement dress.

Three twenty-five does not strike me as a lofty price for a statement dress. (Your mileage may vary.)

Okay, how does it work?

We’ll deliver your Bento right to your door (U.S. only for now). You have four days to try everything on free of charge, and returns are insanely easy. Keep what you like; send back what you don’t. Shipping is free both ways, and there’s absolutely no commitment (we’re not a subscription service).

My pesky Inner Child, a girl not yet ten, is already fangirling over this idea; she’d almost certainly get involved with something like this, if she ever bothered to grow up.


  1. fillyjonk »

    25 August 2017 · 5:41 pm

    I like the idea, but that’s too rich for my blood. I think the most I ever paid for a dress was the custom-made bridesmaid dress (about $180 in 1998 money) for when my brother got married.

    no, I never wore it again. Yes, I still have it but it’s stored up at my parents’.

    When you can so and are in a more-bohemian workplace, you tend to look askance at $110 tops and $300 dresses.

  2. fillyjonk »

    25 August 2017 · 5:42 pm

    Sew, dammit. Not “so.”

    it’s been a long week.

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  4. ETat »

    26 August 2017 · 4:42 pm

    Nope, thanks, I prefer no middleman (or woman) between me and my [stylish] clothes.
    And no way in hell I am paying full $325 price on a day dress.
    Especially when there are places like YOXX. My last purchase got me (1) wool blue-black houndstooth pencil skirt (Italy), (1) tobacco silk/linen tulip skirt (Italy), (1) pair of suede mary janes (US), (1) gorgeous mohair blend double-breasted reglain coat (Italy – with lining depicting Eiffel towers!)

    And shipping cost me nothing – because the total was $200!

  5. CGHill »

    26 August 2017 · 6:58 pm

    Well done, faithful shopper. :)

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