Every once in a great while a clothing brand seems to explode into our consciousness. Once unheard of, it is suddenly popping up everywhere! Quince falls into that buzzy, viral category. I first spotted it via an Instagram ad. The dreamy-looking (and supposedly washable) silk skirt sparked my interest. However, the price point ($60 vs the $150 mark) really solidified things. You know your girl loves a bargain! I had to give it a test-run. If you’re equally curious and asking “Is Quince legit?” you’ve come to the right place. In this honest Quince review, I’ll be sharing my personal experience after ordering seven pieces from the brand.
Although I’m often skeptical of direct-to-consumer brands, Quince has impressed me. In fact, it’s quickly become a favorite of mine, particularly as a petite woman. If you’re looking for simple, classic pieces you can use as wardrobe building blocks, Quince clothing is worth exploring.
It bills itself as offering sustainable “luxury” without the luxury price point. Think $50 cashmere sweaters, Italian leather handbags and jackets for $150, and Lululemon-like leggings for $30. While I wouldn’t call it a luxury brand, it definitely gives you a high-end feeling and great quality at a moderate price point. We’re not dealing with fast fashion here!
PS – If you’re coming from Instagram, you might be searching for One Quince reviews. Quince and One Quince are one in the same (@onequince is the brand’s IG handle). So yes, you’re in the right place!
I’ll discuss the specifics of each Quince piece I own below, but first I want to address some frequently asked questions from those searching for Quince reviews.
Coincidently, Quince reached out to me while that ad-recommended silk skirt was sitting in my cart. They asked if I would like to try a few pieces. I happily agreed since I was planning on buying it anyway. That said, this Quince review is not sponsored. Rather, it is my own perspective on quality, fit, and overall value.
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Let’s kick off this Quince review by explaining what’s different about this brand. To keep prices down, Quince ships direct to consumer and operates with a streamlined business model. This applies both to the products it offers and its production processes.
Unlike other retailers that constantly refresh products and offer thousands of different styles, Quince is quite focused. It offers fewer items, editing down its offerings to only include timeless pieces in solid colors.
To me that’s part of the appeal! Ever scrolled a website and felt overwhelmed by the amount of choice? Too much choice paralyzes me. I wind up second-guessing my choices and despite many “add to cart” moments, walk away without making a purchase.
Quince is a minimalist’s dream, both aesthetically and from a shopper experience point of view. The website is very easy to navigate.
Ultimately, Quince’s DTC method allows it to offer the quality equivalent of higher-end brands for half the price (you can read about its business model in this Forbes article and on its “about page” here). Quince carries clothing, leather goods, accessories, home decor, even luggage. Since I haven’t tested out the brand’s accessories or home decor yet, this Quince review will focus on clothing.
Short answer? Yes! Long answer? I need to explain just how often I reach for Quince pieces in the morning. Its Mongolian cashmere turtleneck, washable silk skirt, eco-knit mock neck pullover, and leather moto jacket have quickly floated to the front of my closet.
As a college lecturer, I prefer my workwear to be sleek and classic. I want to feel polished and elegant, but ensure my clothing doesn’t pull attention away from the material I am teaching. These pieces have helped me build a great capsule wardrobe.
For quality comparison, Quince cashmere is quite similar to what you’d find at J.Crew. I’d put it on par with brands like Halogen at Nordstrom or Charter Club at Macy’s. If you’ve tried Uniqlo cashmere, Quince is definitely a step above. It’s not as thick as Talbots, nor as luxurious as high-end brand Jenni Kayne.
Standard shipping is free. In my experience, your items will arrive between six and nine business days. Quince does not ship outside the U.S. Returns are also free within 365 days of your purchase.
For many shoppers, sustainability is a major factor in their choices. Unfortunately, many sustainability claims look good on the surface, but are pretty vague when you dig into them. Quince heavily touts its sustainability efforts. Is it perfect? No, as this “Good on You” rating explains. However, Quince is doing one thing that makes it a more sustainable choice for shoppers than other alternatives.
Since it can be exceedingly difficult to get a complete picture of a brand’s manufacturing processes, one of the most eco-friendly steps we can take as individuals is to keep our clothing out of the landfill. Quince sells items made from premium materials (e.g., genuine leather, 100% cotton) in styles that won’t slip out of fashion. I know these are pieces I will keep in my closet long term.
Secondly, Quince seems to be ambitious about working on its future sustainability, eliminating virgin plastic and utilizing compostable packaging.
There are few cons with this brand, but we should talk about sizing for a minute in this Quince review.
While I didn’t experience this personally (all of the items I ordered fit as expected), sizing accuracy is something some Quince shoppers complain about. As a petite, I know I can’t speak for all body types when reviewing a clothing brand.
Therefore, when I write a review, I also comb through many other reviews. I want to offer you as robust a Quince review as possible, pointing out any potential issues, even if they weren’t a problem for me.
Quince does a great job of explaining if a garment is oversized, tailored, or a relaxed fit. However, some shoppers feel the sizing doesn’t match those descriptions. The general reviewer consensus seems to be that sweaters are roomy and relaxed, while blouses, dresses and skirts have a slim fit.
Those perusing Quince reviews or One Quince reviews have likely spotted this gem before! It’s worth the hype. There’s a reason it has a five-star rating from more than 3,000 reviewers. After trying this Amazon skirt (pretty but didn’t fit me quite right), I was about to give up on silk.
Quince’s bias cut mulberry silk skirt has an elastic waist and drapes beautifully. Unlike the other skirt that felt shapeless, this one skimmed my curves perfectly. A great option for petites. Lots of colors to choose from too! Quince now offers it in extended sizes too. I will say that it wrinkles quickly. Then again, I think that is true with all silk skirts.
Next item to discuss in this Quince review? A trusty mock knock with lovely detailing! This comes in three colors, I ordered the warm taupe and found it matched beautifully with the champagne silk skirt. It doesn’t pill, which has been a big issue for me with many similar sweaters – woo hoo! It’s also machine washable. The fit is boxy, but when paired with a sleeker bottom (e.g., streamlined denim or the silk skirt) offers a perfect sense of balance. I love the drop shoulder and collar area. It really gives it a unique look. The material is super soft and quite warm.
As mentioned above, cashmere is what Quince is most known for and these two pieces don’t disappoint. I am wearing both items in the Heather Grey colorway. The turtleneck is Grade-A Mongolian cashmere with a super soft feel against your skin. It’s a thinner knit, ideal for winter layering. It adds ample warmth but no bulk, tucking easily under a blazer or jacket.
The midi skirt is longer on me than pictured on the model, but I’d still say it’s short enough to be petite-friendly. I’m wearing the XS, but wish I would have sized up to a small as the waist felt quite tight. Since it is a knit, the skirt hugs your curves. If you’re between sizes, opt for the larger for the most flattering look.
The ribbed detailing adds a nice touch and offers some textural variation if you are pairing it with the matching turtleneck like I did. Super soft! I did notice some piling after several wears, but it was minor – and easy to fix with a fabric shaver designed to remove pills. If you don’t have one yet, this was a game-changer for my sweater collection.
This jacket is a closet hero! It’s the kind of piece that is timeless, high quality, and able to pair with everything from workwear to date night attire. The zipper details are really fun… and I was so pleased to discover that the sleeve length works on a petite frame. Otherwise, it would be quite tough to bring that cuff up. It’s a slim fit, so you’ll want to consider what you plan wearing underneath. If this will be topping bulky layers, I’d suggest sizing up.
The jacket comes in four colorways and has deep, functional zip pockets. For example, I can fit my cell phone in perfectly. It’s fully lined and has a belted hem. While I really love this jacket, I do wish the belt hem was removable (a few other reviewers say the same thing). You can pull it out of the front loops and knot it around your back while wearing it open to change up the look.
I scooped this one up to pair with the leather jacket for date night. However, it’s also an ideal travel dress. I’ll be tucking this one in my getaway bag for sure because the Tencel fabric (95% Tencel, 5% spandex) fights wrinkles and drapes beautifully over your curves. There’s a lot of stretch to the fabric, so it is also very comfortable. It’s available in five colorways. I’m wearing “brown” – though it’s definitely more of a copper hue. You can machine wash it on cold. Lay it flat to dry and it comes out beautifully.
Last but not least in this Quince review, the Washable Stretch Silk Shirt Dress. I feel like this one was made with a petite frame in mind! It is a fun and flirty length. Please keep in mind, I am under 5′ tall. Those of you who are on the taller side might find this dress a bit too short. It’s 90% mulberry silk – that’s what gives in that dreamy feel against your skin – and 10% spandex for some give. You can snag it in five colorways. I’m wearing the Forest Green.