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Black Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box

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Black Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box


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Sophisticated, stunning storage. Our Drop-Front Sweater Box pampers your sweaters, protecting against dust, and keeping them easy to access. When you stack multiple boxes, it's always easy to access the contents, thanks to the drop-front opening. This is also a great solution for storing clutches and handbags.

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  • Heavy-duty paperboard frame
  • Exterior covered in super-soft polycotton blend fabric
  • Clear plastic drop-front door has a magnetic closure



  • 16" x 15" x 8" h

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Black Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong Odor I thought I'd give these boxes a try despite the review of the odor, but they are right. There is a strong odor that won't go away. I've aired them out for two weeks now and still no change. I've submitted a request to customer service for some type of advice to get rid of the smell. It's been over a week now with no reply. The boxes are sturdy and I would like to use them but the odor has to go. Returning them if I don't hear anything by the end of this week. Disappointed on the lack of response from CS.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Odor I bought 23 of the Cambridge items to organized my closet . Love the design and color and worked perfectly in my closet . The odor was STRONG . I thought once they aired out , it would go away but it did not . It made us sick with headaches . I do not recommend them . I wish I had a better review because they were just what we wanted fir our closet design .
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loved it ...until it turned orange I love these boxes in my closet except I noticed that the edges have all started turning dark orange where they were glued, just like in the other reviews. I am really disappointed in these boxes. They look horrible now instead of beautiful and are not worth the cost.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They still smell! I wish I would’ve read the reviews! The boxes were so pretty that I didn’t bother. There’s definitely a strong gasoline-like odor. I didn’t realize it until all of my sweaters were neatly tucked away in their new boxes. If you do order these, I highly recommend allowing them to off-gas outside of your home before bringing them in. Windows are own and I’m hoping for better results from my $300+ purchase! Dissapointed.
Date published: 2020-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible odor The interior of this box has a horrible chemical odor. All of my sweaters stink and have to go to the dry cleaner. Do not buy. This is not the first time I purchased this item. I didn’t have a problem in the past. Sadly the product has changed and is not acceptable for clothing storage.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Smell I have been looking at these containers for a couple of years and decided to invest in them in several sizes for sweaters, cashmere poncho/wraps, purses and shoes. I even ordered more after organizing my closet that day and realizing I fell short. I noticed the smell but thought it would quickly go away. I put my sweaters and cashmere in the containers that first night, and the next morning I noticed the smell from my bed. I took my things out and everything had that same strong smell. I emptied and opened all the boxes to let them air out for several days. After a week, the smell was just as strong. I sprayed them inside and out with Febreze, which might have helped some, but they still smell. I'm in $400+ and don't feel I can use them.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my Closet Look Fancy Honestly, I was hesitant to spend $30 on a box. But I knew I loved the front drop, and the clear window, so I decided to invest. And lo and behold I am genuinely happy with my purchase. Not many sweaters fit in it, but I folded them smaller and mixed thinner shirt and even 2 small scarves in the front, so that the space is used to a maximum. Have 2 of these. Recommend!
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Discoloration I would not recommend this product. While I did love it at the store, over time it becomes discolored where the glue is not made to last.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smell was too much I was so excited for this box because there are not many around like it and now I know why. The smell was awful, I even tried using some charcoal bags to get rid of the smell. Nothing worked. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Reek like oil Agree with previous reviewers. Disappointed I didn’t listen as now I have to send it back. They smell like petroleum. Just not acceptable.
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice. I purchased 3 boxes, 2 I use for sweaters and the other for purses. They are sturdy and a perfect size.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sweater boxes These are so awesome. Protect my cashmere sweaters, but provide easy access. Love that they are aw through in the front. Perfect!
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea I used this sweater box as a bread box and it's the best idea I have come up with in a long time!
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my ELFA closet! These are incredible and perfect for my new ELFA closet. My closet didn't have super high ceiling but even after having it renovated with Elfa there was just enough space on the top shelf for these!! it is amazing! I bought 3 of these so far and will be buying more. they are perfect for keeping your sweaters, gloves, winter scarves, winter jeans, and other items stored away when you don't use them. Since I am in Florida we only have like 2 months of winter so it makes more sense to keep these items stored away for use. So I highly recommend these especially for anyone that has had their closet done by ELFA.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits more than what’s pictured! I switched all my sweaters to these boxes to save space in the closet for hanging clothes, and did the trick. 2 boxes for about 13-15 sweaters. Perfect place for me to store them, without getting them stretched out on hangers.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great closet shelf storage These are attractive and functional the linen color is neutral enough for any decor. I used the sweater boxes vertically for purses - works great
Date published: 2019-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What Needed This fills my need that I have been looking for over 6 months.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closet My closet is finally organized! At 65 that is saying something!
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I love these boxes! For my needs they are absolutely perfect. After 5 years of dreading opening my closet I now want to take the closet doors off :-), thats how great they look, and they are well constructed. My issue is that I need a step stool to comfortably reach into them, but thats not the box that is my height lol. Seriously though these are fantastic! If you have a closet with a top shelf thats always a mess with stacked sweaters that won’t stay properly stacked these are the answer. My only complaint is that you can’t fit too many sweaters that are a thicker/heavier. Can ya’ll make some bigger boxes Container Store geniuses?
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Glue changed color/ Box falls apart I loved these boxes when I first purchased them. Over time, the glue has become visible and actually changed to a yellow color that stained through the fabric. The pulls have one by one completely loosened from the box closures; my suspicion is poor adhesive. Now we are back to square one, as it were, to find box storage for folded items.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Odd Odor Love the size, ordered 4 which fit perfectly stacked 2 high side -by-side on my shelf space. However, due to the odor I have not yet put my sweaters in the boxes for fear that they will take on the smell. Boxes have been getting aired out in the basement for about two weeks. Still a petroleum smell, waiting for rain to stop so I can try to air them out outdoors.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate in sweater storage These drop front boxes are great for storing sweaters. I love being able to see what’s inside without filing through loads of sweaters and being able to stack multiple boxes together.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed - chemical odor I was thrilled to find these boxes for a small closet storage solution, until I realized everything contained in them takes on a distinct chemical odor-almost like insecticides or gasoline. It’s a strong smell. Whatever the smell comes from, it only goes away once the items stored are washed. I’m extremely disappointed because these boxes are otherwise great. But, I can’t tolerate the smell. Does anyone know how to get rid of the smell???
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They Smell Horrible These sweater boxes look great, but smell awful. I had hoped that they would air out eventually, but this hasn’t been the case. They have made all of my sweaters smell horrible as well. And, my bedroom, bathroom and closet. It smells like there was a gas spill.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boxes The drop front is really convenient, whether the boxes are stacked or not.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweater Box I like the fact that it keeps the dust off sweaters. Wish it opened at the top as well. It’s hard to get sweaters in and out without messing others up.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Grey Sweater Box Smells I ordered 5 of these boxes for my closet. When they came they smelled of chemicals and were quite unpleasant. I thought I could air them out and use them. Yesterday (I bought them 3-4 months ago) my husband told me I smelled like cleaning fluid in my sweater that I had stored in the box. Looks great, works great, smells terrible.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Smells like petroleum This box is functional for what it is - modular storage that provides visibility and easy access to closet items. That part gets a five-star rating from me. The part I'm less thrilled about is that the box I got had a distinct petroleum/gasoline smell that seeped into the sweaters I stored in it. I aired it out for a day or so, but that didn't help much. Then I sprayed it inside and out with Febreeze and let it dry and that helped some. Of course, at this point, I can't return the box, but I have to say I'm not pleased with the fact that every time I put on a sweater stored in the box, I have to wonder for a few seconds why I smell like I spilled gasoline on myself. I'm hoping the smell dissipates over time, otherwise I might have to give it up. Maybe it's just the box I got, but I expected better.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact size I love the compact size, and with the window allowing visual access, you can see contents without opening the lid
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy & classy! As a Professional Organizer it's one of my favorite closet products to use for small clutches, sweaters etcm
Date published: 2018-11-01
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Community Q&A

Can you stack these on top of eachother?

Asked by: omgitsmary1
Yes, the Linen Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box are stackable.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-16

will this item seal sweaters from moths?

Asked by: Mina S
The Cambridge Drop-Fronts definitely help protect against moths and their larva (what actually eats your sweaters). There is never a guarantee though, as larva can creep onto a sweater when it’s out of the box. We recommend using Cambridge as well as any of our cedar products or The Laundress cedar spray!
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2021-01-03

Hi. After reading reviews I decided NOT to purchase unless it can be confirmed that the smell problem and glue problem have been fixed as I am extremely sensitive to chemical smells. When was the manufacturer changed and/or when did they fix both issues?

Asked by: NikkiG0902
No physical changes have been made yet. We are in the process of making a few changes. The glue scent does usually air out. I personally have these products and haven't noticed a scent. We are working on addressing the feedback on the products going forward!
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-12-01

What is the size of this? 

Asked by: Anonymous
This Sweater Box measures 16" wide x 15" deep x 8" high.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2020-10-29

Do you have store in California ? If there is where in calif?

Asked by: Josefina
Yes, we have 13 stores in California. Please visit for more details and to find the closest store near you!
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-10-19

Glue Discoloration?

Is there still a problem with the glue aging and discoloring around edges or seams?
Asked by: mlamp
Yes – we moved to a new manufacturer who guaranteed this fix. We haven’t seen an issue in a few years now.
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-10-17

Is it possible to store with door opening up instead of down?

Asked by: MereK
Yes, you could store it either way.
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-08-25

Does the Black Cambridge have an odor?

I currently have the linen Cambridge and the newer versions had a strong chemical smell that took forever to go away. I am redoing my closet and want the black but will need 40 plus new boxes in various sizes but don't want to deal with the smell all over. I see comments on the linen and grey but nothing on the black.
Asked by: Lulumomma
Answered by: Bradford60
Date published: 2020-08-24
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