Golden Tote $49 Tote Review – April 2015
Golden Tote is one of my favorite monthly packages – and I think a good deal of my wardrobe is now from Golden Tote items!
If you aren’t familiar with Golden Tote, here’s a really quick intro: Every month you get to pick out 1-2 pieces, and they surprise you with the rest. (The surprise items are completely different from the pieces you pick from).
FYI – This is not a typical subscription, each month they release a new collection and you can decide whether or not you want to buy it. For returns it’s an all-or-nothing deal. You can return the entire tote for a refund, but you can’t return individual pieces.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $49 tote)
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
Delivered via: UPS
Draped Jersey Tank – Value $35
(95% Rayon, 5% Spandex)
This is the item I picked for the $49 tote. This fabric is so soft and lightweight – and of course it drapes beautifully. It is slightly sheer though – so I’ll have to layer it over a tank. I originally wanted to get this top in black but it was sold out (I had a very frustrating time trying to buy from Golden Tote this month), but I’m happy with the top in white too. It will look great with jeans.
Everly Print Dress – Value $40?
(100% Rayon, Lining 100% Polyester)
This dress is lined and has adjustable straps (two things I love in a dress, but didn’t think I’d get in a $49 tote item). I’m also happy with how the dress drapes. The print is a little bold for me, but it works as a stand-alone short dress. (I don’t think I could rock this print in a maxi). And I like the back detail too:
Verdict: I think $49 totes are always a little riskier than the $149 tote because you’re only getting one other item, so if you don’t love it, that’s a big miss. Fortunately for me, I like my surprise item this month. (And I bought this tote with a $149 tote, so I didn’t have to pay for shipping).
Items aside, I found the Golden Tote ordering process for April to be very frustrating. I appreciate that they added reserving items in your cart for 10 minutes, but it seems like that makes everything go out of stock immediately. (Plus the site was SO slow when the April tote launched at noon). I think my new approach will just be to wait til about an hour after the tote goes on sale to order.
Did you order from Golden Tote this month? Were you able to get the items you wanted? (FYI – $149 Tote review coming soon!)