Golden Tote $59 Mini Tote Review – September 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)
They send your items in a differently designed tote every month! This month’s is a really cute leaf design, but since I got 2 totes in one order they sent me one old design instead of giving me duplicate September designs. They do this to make sure there’s enough for every order to get at least 1 monthly tote. I have really liked all their designs so I don’t mind!
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The Subscription Box: Golden Tote
The Cost: $59 or $149 (This review is of the $59 tote)
The Products: Clothing items you pick plus surprises from Golden Tote!
Ships to: Everywhere! Shipping to the continental US is free on orders of $149 or more.
Delivered via: UPS
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Each box includes a packing slip, too.
Golden Tote has recently made updates to their return policy – now you can easily go into your order history and return individual items (it used to be an all-or-nothing deal). This month they’re also promoting their Facebook buy/sell/trade group, which is a great group for finding items you missed (whether or not you bought a tote), selling items that don’t work for you, and seeing a lot of reveals of the totes others get.
Personally, I think the Facebook group is a great idea and really helps reduce the amount of risk involved in getting surprise items/clothing online. You can also swap for any subscription box goodies on our swap site, too!
Pretty Printed Top, Floral – value: $40
This top was actually released as part of GT’s mid-month collection in August, and when I went to pick my September chosen items I just gravitated more towards it! I think it’s really pretty. It’s light but I don’t need a cami underneath and the sleeves have a pretty, flowy design to them. I think this top would look great styled with a blazer and/or a navy pencil skirt for work!
I really love the print and how it has subtly different shades of blues in the flowers. The darker blue almost just looks black in some parts. I think it adds some interest and versatility to this top.
Bo Bel Elbow Patch Cardigan – value: $40
This cardigan is very soft, comfortable, and warm! However, I have to admit that I’m so much more used to dark/solid/basic cardis and I’m not 100% sure how to style this one. I’m feeling some brown (matching the elbow patches) riding boots? Tell me your ideas!
I really love the fit and comfort of this cardigan, so even though it’s a little different for me I think I want to try and make it work!
Burgundy Mid-Rise Skinnies – value: $40
The Mini Tote only comes with 2 items, but I added on these burgundy skinny jeans because they were calling my name. FYI – They WERE a chosen available for this $59 tote but they sold out lightning fast so I went with the floral top. Because they sold out so quickly, though, Golden Tote decided to restock them a day or two after the September collection launched and let me order them as an add-on to my totes and adjusted the price to the add-on cost of $35.
These jeans are amazing; I know I’m going to reach for them all Fall and Winter. The burgundy/Bordeaux color is so pretty! When these sold out initially and I realized I couldn’t order them when the tote launched I googled like a mad woman to try and find a similar pair. I couldn’t find any with quite this color, and definitely not for $35-$40. I’m so glad Golden Tote is good about restocking super popular items.
Verdict: I like my Mini Golden Tote this month! I know I’ll get good use out of the top and the add-on jeans, and I’m looking forward to incorporating the cardigan into my wardrobe. As far as value goes, I got $80 in clothing for $59, or $120 for $94 if you include my add-on jeans.
What do you think about my September Golden Tote? What did you get this month?