Back to School with Panache Box


I think this has been the quickest summer in the history of ever. How my boys are setting off to start school next week is beyond me. That being said…I do love me a good back to school season and I can’t deny the butterflies that whirl around in my stomach at the prospect of my favorite season – Fall!!!


There are so many reasons I love this season and kicking it off with a new start, complete with a new back to school wardrobe is just the thing to get once again into the spirit of scholarly learning. This year I decided to try out a “clothing-mailed-to-your-doorstep” approach and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve seen a few of these clothing-by-mail companies and have always wanted to give them a go so when I came across the gorgeous, luxe-but-totally-kid-wearable European fashions that Panache Box delivers, I knew I had to try it out.


I contacted Panache Box and they were excited to work with us as well. They immediately sent over two amazing boxes addressed to my boys – who absolutely love getting their very own package in the mail. So way to go on that front Panache Box.


Then after opening the amazing hexigon cardboard package (a unique shape that we’ll definitely have take advantage of with a craft of sorts down the road ) we found a lovely muslin bag (that could easily translate into a portable laundry bag)  full of wardrobe goodies.


What struck me immediately is the quality. Each piece seemed like a simple luxe item that could easily pair with one another as well as just about every other wardrobe piece already in the boys closets. I couldn’t stop running the fabrics between my fingers, and the boys love wearing each item, even the more formal ones, because of their comfort. They seriously take into consideration what both kids and parents want for their kids wardrobes. I love this darling little video that Panache Box put together where they asked each child what they like to wear. Seriously so sweet.


Little O was delighted to find an ensemble that, in his mind, paid homage to his favorite character of all time, Mario. Yes he’s now obsessed with suspenders and eve asked if he could wear them to bed that night (don’t worry  for safety reasons I had him take them off, much to his dismay, and wait until morning before wearing them again).


With Panache Box you can build your own box or have them create a custom one for you. I opted for the element of surprise and was delighted with the results. If you choose to build your own, you can pick out the specific items straight from their website and they will send them over.


I was really impressed with Panache’s very own brand of tee’s. It’s like they knew my boys had long and lanky torsos and that I had an aversion to the boxy and short American versions I seem to to find all over the place. They are perfectly stretchy, comfy and sturdy as well. I’ve not doubt that these will hold up well and I will have to make a habit out of collecting these staples.


Jon was also super impressed with Panache Box and couldn’t believe how quickly the the boys fall wardrobe staples were taken care of.

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My only regret is that baby girl isn’t old enough to wear their absolutely adorable girls collection of clothing. We’ll just have to petition for a baby’s version soon.


And if you are interested in getting a fall wardrobe for your little Panache Box is giving all Mer Mag readers a $50 coupon!!! Just enter the coupon code MERMAG when checking out. Hurry because you have until August 31 to use this coupon, so don’t delay!


(Neighborhood Brooklyn poster from ORK posters and floral print from Leah Duncan)

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    Terrah Hamilton

    August 13, 2013

    Where are the hightops and sneakers from?

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      August 13, 2013

      Hi Terrah! The high top sneakers are from H&M (and I love how they pair with the tailored clothing) and the low top sneakers are from GAP Kids. thanks for asking.


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    August 14, 2013

    Mer they quoted you on their website! When I went to check them out I saw the quote from you first thing!

    Really cool stuff!

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    August 15, 2013

    Hi! Do the sizes roughly correspond to the child’s age? I didn’t see any specific sizing info on their site. Thanks. 🙂

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    August 15, 2013

    Hi Nikki! When you go to order a box under “Get Panached” you can pick out the size you want for your child. They have sizes 1-8 I believe. I know that they are super helpful and would be happy to answer any sizing questions you have as well. I found that things fit really well.


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    August 22, 2013

    Your styling is just beautiful!

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      August 23, 2013

      oh thanks Libby!



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