Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – January 2016
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). For the $149 tote, you pick 2 items, and get 3-4 more surprise items based on your style profile.
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, they recently updated their return policy. Here’s their card describing it:
In summary, you can return your entire tote for a full refund. However, you can return individual items, any items you keep revert to their boutique price and you get charged the new total.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $49 or $149 (This review is of the $149 tote)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Flat rate ground shipping within the US is $9.95. International is $30. Free shipping on US orders of $149 or more and International orders of $149 or more are charged $25.
Delivered via: UPS
Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.
(Not sure why, but I only received a styling card for the first item I chose this month.)
Renee C The Brando Jacket – value: $68
(65% cotton, 35% polyester; hand wash cold, hang dry)
This was my first pick this month. I’m really happy with it! I sized up and got a large because I wasn’t sure how the fit would be, and I prefer my outerwear to err on the large side so I can wear layers. I could have actually gone with a medium, but I can make it work!
Puella Striped Swing Dress in Navy – value: $78
(68% polyester, 29% rayon, 3% spandex; water wash and lay flat to dry)
This is my first swing dress from Puella but I am in love with it! It was my second picked item this month. I can’t wait to pair it with leggings, boots, and a top knot and live in it. It’s so comfortable and easy to wear!
Gilli Floral Dress – value: $60?
(95% rayon, 5% spandex; hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)
This dress is another hit. I like the pattern and the fabric is really soft and has good stretch.
Skies are Blue Split Back Top – value: $40
(100% polyester; hand wash cold and lay flat to dry)
I really like this top – the color and back detail are great. However it’s a little ill-fitting. The front is too short and the sleeves aren’t quite long and not quite three-quarter.
Reorder Knit Sweater – Value: $50?
(20% wool, 80% acrylic; hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)
I don’t love this sweater but I like it more than I thought I would. I don’t wear brown often at all. I like the detailing in the knit, though.
Ellison Apparel Sweater – value: $45?
(100% acrylic; hand wash cold)
I didn’t think I liked this sweater much, but after seeing it on I think I dig it!
Verdict: I honestly think this is my best tote so far! I don’t hate anything, and I really want to just live in the Puella dress (and order more!). I’m happy!
What do you think of Golden Tote? Did you get a tote this month?