Golden Tote $49 Tote Review – May 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
This month Golden Tote had some website issues, and as a way of apologizing, the first 3000 orders this month received a Jules Smith jewelry item. I received the rose gold (or maybe copper) version of this bracelet (which retails for $59) so I’m pretty pleased with the value of this bonus item!
Colorful Buttondown Shirt – Value $35
(100% Rayon, Wash separately, tumble dry low)
This shirt is my pick for the $49 tote. I like that it is a fun twist on a basic, and the fit of the shirt is great too. As with almost any white shirt, it is a little sheer, so I’ll have to layer it over a cami.
Tea n Rose Maxi Dress – Value $45?
(95% Rayon, 5% Spandex, Hand wash cold, hang or line dry).
In my style profile, I added a line in the notes letting them know that I love maxi dresses – and so far that’s been working!
I love the neckline of this dress – it’s really interesting and I can still wear a regular bra with it!
Here is a look at the back:
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 love my surprise item this month. (And I bought this tote with a $149 tote, so I didn’t have to pay for shipping).
I’ve had a frustrating experience ordering from Golden Tote’s site the past few months (everything sold out, website timing out, etc). But when they relaunched the May tote this month – it went smoothly, and everything was in stock! I’m happy with the value of this tote $25 per item is definitely worth it to me.
(I also ordered a $149 tote – review coming soon!) What do you think of the May Golden Tote?