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Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review – Tote 2!

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Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2

In addition to their regular monthly totes, Golden Tote recently introduced a Surprise Item Tote. It’s $99 (plus shipping), it’s always in stock, and it’s always all surprise items. (You can indicate whether or not you are OK with receiving surprise items from previous totes. I opted for only new surprise items just to make sure I didn’t get any repeats).

This is my second Surprise Tote. (Check out my first surprise tote review too!)

The Box: Golden Tote Surprise Tote

The Cost: $99 plus shipping (Find it in the Boutique)

The Products: 4-5 surprise clothing items. (Available in sizes XS-L)

Check out all my regular Golden Tote reviews too!

Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2! Tank Striped

THML Clothing Top – Value $40?

Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2! Back

I really like this top (the length is perfect), and I like the detail in the back as well!

Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2! Shift

Sweet Claire Shift Dress – Value $50?

There are certain people who can pull off the look the of the shift dress, and I am not one of them. I tried this on and it just looked super boxy on me. It will be swapped.

Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2! Tank

Catch Me Top – Value $30?

This top is at that weird length where it’s a little too long to be a top and a little too short to be a dress. I could use it as a swimsuit coverup, but I think I’ll put it through the laundry and try to shrink it a little bit since I will get more use out of it as a top.

Golden Tote Surprise Tote Review - Tote 2! Shorts

Jolie Linen Shorts – Value $30?

I never buy linen clothes because I hate how easily wrinkled they can get (after wearing them for like 5 minutes!), but these shorts probably won’t bother me so much if they wrinkle a little – I’ll give them a try!

Verdict: I definitely like my first Surprise Tote more, but I will use 3 out of the 4 items in this tote so I’m happy. Based on the two totes I received, it seems like these totes have two tops, one dress, and one other type of item. That’s only based on my experience though, so I could be wrong about their surprise tote formula! What do you think of my second Golden Tote Surprise Tote?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. I have the same first top as you did. I like it a lot and wore it the next day for a house party. I receive 2 other tops, one for keep and the other to swap. I also receive a mini skirt, that I cannot see wearing (not part of the targeted age group).

  2. Maybe you’ve answered this somewhere else, but I have to know… The totes themselves look like they’re fabric/reusable. You must have a TON of them by now. What do you do with all of them? Are they a good size for groceries? A lot of the designs are super cute and I think I’d be tempted to start hauling everything I own around with me in a bunch of them.

    • Yep – I use them all the time! I love reusable totes/bags!

  3. Well,

    I’ve been looking to purchase that shift dress..I love the colorful texture with the denim–PLEASE LIZ!! I’ll take it off your hands if it’s the right size 🙂

  4. i love the shorts, but i agree with the others. that dress is awful!

  5. That 2nd item made me really not want to ever purchase a surprise tote. It’s hideous.

  6. I got the same striped top in my tote! I love it! It came just in time for the Fourth of July!

  7. A pair of flats I got at Target a couple years ago has the exact same pattern as the top of that dress! I think the pattern works on the shoes–not so much on that ugly dress! And I also like linen shorts.

  8. I love wearing shifts, but that is one of the ugliest dresses I have ever seen. It looks like it should be the uniform to work in a Mexican restaurant. Linen shorts are my favorite, though, and they stay surprisingly unwrinkled as long as you fold them neatly. And I like both of the white tops that you got in your surprise totes a lot. But that dress is seriously concerning.

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