Le Tote Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
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).
This was my first tote for March! (My 12th tote since signing up)
The Subscription Box: Le Tote
The Cost: $59 a month
COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code LTVIP!
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
AVA Cool Hues Necklace – retail: $28 (LT price: $22)
This necklace is pretty. I liked the pastel colors, but it doesn’t fit into my current wardrobe very well.
NOIR Double Layer Printed Top – retail: $68 (LT price: $54)
This top is as close to cheetah print as I comfortably get. I thought the top fit very well and would have made a good top for an office job!
MAX STUDIO Ponte Pants – retail: $98 (LT price: $74)
GUYS. These pants may have changed my life. They felt amazing when I put them on, but they were just a smidge too tight. I went onto LT to see if I could buy them a size up, but they didn’t seem to have them available. So I went googling and found a large, and actually for cheaper than the LT price.
What I love about them is that they are a really nice, thick knit and look like dress pants but feel like yoga pants! And they have a high rise and a thick elastic band. I’m pretty sure my thighs were singing when I pulled these pants on – they feel great.
FRAICHE BY J Printed Wrap Blouse – retail: $88 (LT price: $66)
I thought this top was quite pretty. I don’t own much coral and I’ve been playing with it a little more lately. I’m learning that wrap tops seem to run pretty short though.
KENNETH COLE REACTION Miller Tote – retail: $99 (LT price: $79)
This was a very nice tote. It was simple, though, no extra pockets or anything. Better photo below!
Here’s to give you a better idea of the size.
Now for my second March Tote!
CAMILLA Pave Bow Stud – retail: $24 (LT price: $18)
I thought these were too cute so I couldn’t resist trying them!
OCTAVIA & CO. Embroidered Pouch – retail: $42 (LT price: $32)
Usually embroidered things aren’t my taste, but something about this clutch caught my eye. I like it!
NOIR Cowl Neck Top with Trim Detail – retail: $58 (LT price:$42)
First of all, I am truly sorry about the mirror selfies. We just moved this past week and this Le Tote came on our last day at the apartment! I wanted to include it so I snapped these real quick!
I usually love cowl neck tops, but something about this shirt didn’t do it for me. It was comfortable, though.
MAK Polka Dot Cardigan – retail: $52 (LT price: $40)
I love the look of this cardigan! It fit very well, and was a much thicker material than I was expecting so it was really warm.
JOAN VASS Draped Blouse – retail: $58 (LT price: $46)
I loved this purple draped blouse, but it came attached to its own cami, made with the same material. So it was purple all over, when I think I would have preferred a pop of white or something from my own cami. Having purple all over made it less interesting to me and maybe even a little older than I want to wear? The fit and draping was beautiful though.
Verdict: In March I went through 2 totes, and found a great pair of pants I really like. 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 stretches out easily, 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 sometimes).
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 has a lot of social events to go to, or even women in the process of losing weight!
What do you think about Le Tote?