Le Tote Subscription Box Review – November 2015
Le Tote is a month-to-month clothing rental subscription. When you sign up, you browse their catalog of clothing and accessories and create your “closet,” from which they select items to send to you. You keep the clothing to wear as long as you like, and you can also send back your box for a new selection of items as frequently as you like. If you love something enough to want to purchase it, you can simply hold onto it when you send the rest of that box back. Also, if you purchase your whole tote, you get one month free!
FYI – the items in my Le Tote boxes are selected for me based off of my preferences and style profile, so your boxes may look completely different!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Le Tote
The Cost: $49 a month
The Products: Unlimited designer quality clothing and accessories for rental. Each box contains 3 garments and 2 accessories. Once you get your first shipment you can ship back the items for more as many times as you like for the monthly fee. (Netflix for clothes!) (FYI – if you keep an item from one of your totes, you get a sixth item in your next tote! Also, if you keep everything in a tote, you get 1 month free.)
Ships to: The contiguous 48 US states only
These are all the items from my first Le Tote in November!
NOIR LUXE Rain Drop Earrings – Retail: $24, Le Tote Price: $16
These earrings are okay. I already have some like them, though. These are the sixth item they threw in for me for keeping something from my tote before this.
BETSEY JOHNSON Pearlfect Kitten Studs – Retail: $25, Le Tote Price: $20
How adorable are these cat earrings? I love them!
KENSIE Fox “Boop” Sweater – Retail: $89, Le Tote: $68
The name of this sweater made me giggle. I think it’s really cute! Unfortunately, the fit was a little too wide and a little too short.
LYSSE Side Panel Leggings – Retail: $84, Le Tote: $64
These leggings were too short, too. I think the leather side panel is stylish, though!
SAINT GRACE Shirred V-Neck Tunic – Retail: $84, Le Tote Price: $66
This top is possibly my favorite item I’ve received from Le Tote so far! I definitely wore it multiple times. It’s so comfortable, the sleeves were a great length, and it was flattering.
FATE Piped Car Coat – Retail: $88, Le Tote: $58
I loved this coat, too! Unfortunately, the week I had this tote it was unseasonably warm here so I didn’t get to wear it out.
Now for the second tote I received in November!
OCTAVIA & CO. Branch Pendant – Retail: $22, Le Tote Price: $16
I really love this necklace! It’s simple, delicate, silver, and I love the fact that it’s a little branch. The price is great, too!
CLEMENT Cluster Feather Necklace – Retail: $48, Le Tote Price: $38
This necklace is a really pretty statement piece. It sits at a nice place on me and isn’t hard to wear/doesn’t feel bulky like statement pieces often do.
OCTAVIA Navajo Sweater Cardigan – Retail: $86, Le Tote Price: $68
(I’m wearing the feather necklace in this photo so you can see how it looks on!)
This cardigan is wonderful! I’m really into drapey cardigans this season. I want to live in this sweater.
OCTAVIA Anna Wrap Front Blouse – Retail: $72, Le Tote Price: $58
(I’m wearing the branch necklace in this photo and the rest of the photos, too, so you can see how it looks!)
I like this top a lot, but it was just a tad shorter than I liked, but not too bad. I think this top would be a great top to wear to an office for work!
OLIVE + OAK Cable Knit Sweater – Retail: $72, Le Tote Price: $56
This sweater was warm and I like the color, but I didn’t think the shape of it was very flattering on me.
LA MADE Thermal Drawstring Dress – Retail: $99, Le Tote Price: $74
This dress surprised me because I don’t normally like things with the waist that low but I liked this dress (I almost religiously have waisted tops sit higher at the smallest part of my waist). However, I do have to say that this really didn’t seem like a $99 dress. The fabric didn’t feel expensive at all and you could really see the pockets through the skirt part of the dress in person.
The Verdict: I’m having a lot of fun with Le Tote! This month I went through 2 boxes. My very favorite part of this sub is that I can keep the items as long as I like and wear them before deciding if I want to buy them or send them back. Sometimes it takes feeling how a piece wears before realizing that it won’t actually work for you, or that it’s itchy, or something like that. I also feel like there is minimal pressure to buy items since it is a rental service and not a styling service. I feel this aspect gives me permission to enjoy (and wear!) the clothes and not feel bad or awkward when I send everything back (even though I do often keep an item per tote anyway so far).
I also love that there’s no time pressure to get it returned in the mail! Evaluating the value is a little tricky because I think the value of renting clothes and accessories is pretty subjective and different for everyone. I can see this being a great service for someone who uses a “capsule wardrobe” or someone who doesn’t like to wear the same thing twice, or even women in the process of losing weight!
(FYI – some readers mentioned in one of my previous Le Tote reviews that their clothing had a funny smell when they received it. Mine didn’t last time, and they didn’t this time, either! I just wanted to make note of that, too.)
What do you think about Le Tote?