White Hat Boxes with String Handles
Flimsy, Will Not Stay Open
Even with three hats in this box, the folding sides bow inward and push against the hats. It is difficult to remove the lid because the string handle is not long enough. I will need to paste reinforcing materials onto this box to make it perform satisfactorily. Perhaps I will turn it into a decoupage project.
October 14, 2013
Good for the price
I just needed a box for my hats and they did the trick. They are not fancy and I was not looking for fancy. Remember they are not strong either but will store your hats at a reasonable price
October 14, 2013
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION BEFORE BUYING
Apparently I looked at the average overall rating, and only read 1 or 2 actual reviews. It turns out most of the 4 and 5-star ratings come from early 2010 [reviews are listed by date, with newest at top]. After that, there may have been a change in the product quality, as you'll see by the abundance of very negative reviews from late 2010 to the present.
The number one, and frequent, complaint is that the box is entirely too flimsy. Mine arrived today and I totally agree. It is precisely the strength and thickness of the give-away fold down boxes you get from any mainstream department store, for free! The fold-in corner flaps are even perforated along the crease -- in other words, almost guaranteed to tear with repeated use. That perforated fold also causes the sides to collapse inward when upright: they will not remain open to give the box its intended square shape. Easy to see how the whole box will collapse under any weight, particularly if not evenly distributed over the box-top.
But here's the last straw. Unlike the photo, mine came with the holes punched for feeding the tie-string thru the larger BOTTOM container, not thru the lid! And to complete the issue, the provided string is not long enough to even touch, much less tie! In other words totally useless.
At $5.99 plus shipping and possibly state tax, it is a huge waste of money. The only redeeming feature is that I might save the thick string [which does have metal covers on the ends, like shoelaces] for my toddler grandchildren to 'sew' with punch cards or large beads.
February 1, 2013
The only thing that makes this box specifically a "hat box" is if you put a hat in it. It's a flimsy, collapsable box that happens to be square. Look for something else.
July 11, 2012