Golden Tote November 2013 Review
Finally – it’s Golden Tote time! Ordering your tote on the 4th and then waiting until the 25th for it to ship to the east coast is definitely torture – but so worth it!
If you are new to Golden Tote, it’s not a traditional subscription. Instead, on the first of every month Golden Tote releases the totes, and if you select the $49 option you pick out 1 item from their selection, and they surprise you with 1-2 more items based on your size and style preferences. If you go with the $149 option, you get to pick out two clothing pieces and Golden Tote surprises you with 4-5 more pieces (up to a $600 value total).
I’ve found these boxes to be a great value, especially because Golden Tote is founded by the two designers of the Puella clothing line (which is carried in Anthropologie), so basically you’re getting Anthropolgie quality products without the Anthopologie price-tag!
For reference, I selected size large for this Golden Tote, and I’m also a size large at Forever 21 and ModCloth if that helps you gauge sizing.
The Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $149 box)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping to the continental US $7.95. AK HI $15 and international is $25
(These are the two items I picked for my November tote).
Everything You Need Jacket – Value $85
This was one of the items I picked and it was exactly what I hoped for. I love the faux fur lined hood, and the drawstrings that cinch the waist.
The coat also has a removable lining vest. This isn’t a heavy duty winter coat, but perfect for the non-below freezing days!
Chic Sequin Blazer – Value $62
This was my second pick. And it’s another hit! I think this will be my go-to piece for the holiday party season.
Now on to the surprise items. (Since I picked the coat as one of my items, I get 5-7 items total, instead of the usual 6-7 items total).
Lace Swing Dress – Value $65?
This piece was made for the $149 totes and came in black and navy. I was hoping for the navy color since I have way too many black dresses, and I lucked out!
It’s very loose, which isn’t flattering on me, but a belt solves the problem!
Peach Love Cream Silk Printed Blouse – Value $38
This is the one item in the tote that wasn’t for me. I love the color and the print, but the loose fit isn’t flattering on me.
Ellison Striped Sweater – Value $45?
I was a little worried about the fit of this top when I first saw it in the bag, but fortunately it’s very flattering on. And it’s super soft! The zipper detail on the back is cute too.
Verdict: I am always amazed by how much clothing you get for $149 from Golden Tote! Plus I even love the tote itself! I’m really happy with my November tote, and I already can’t wait for the December tote to be released! (Check out the December spoiler pictures).
Did you get a November Golden Tote? What items did you get?