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Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015

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Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Tote

Golden Tote is one of my favorite monthly packages – and I think a good deal of my wardrobe is now from Golden Tote items!

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).

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 it’s an all-or-nothing deal. You can return the entire tote for a refund, but you can’t return individual pieces.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

(FYI – I also paid for expedited 2-day shipping).

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Items

The 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!

Shipsto: 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

Check out all of my Golden Tote reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Black Maxi

Touch of Color Maxi Dress – Value $62

(Fabric content: shell 1: 100% modal, shell 2: 100% polyester, Care instructions: Hand wash, do not bleach, hang dry, cool iron)

Here is a closer look at the detail on the front and back of the bodice:

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Black Maxi Front

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Maxi Back

This was one of my 2 picks for the $149 tote, and I’m thrilled with it. I definitely don’t need any more black maxis, but I decided the print panels would make it different enough! The fit is great (the black fabric is a stretchy jersey, but the panels don’t have any give, so there’s a zipper on the side).

The one thing I don’t love is that the front slit is in the middle and pretty high – I might adjust that!

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Jeans

High Rise Skinnies – Value $60

(Fabric content: 75% cotton, 23% polyester, 2% spandex; Care instructions: Machine wash cold, do not bleach, tumble dry low)

These jeans are my second item pick. I’ve been eyeing Golden Tote’s denim for a while, but never tried any since they hadn’t offered a high rise cut… until now! I love the fit and the stretch of these jeans, and I will definitely buy them again if Golden Tote offers them in other colors/finishes. I think I would have preferred either a non-distressed look, or a little more distressing (not just the slits in the knee caps), but I guess I can always distress them a little more!

Now on to my surprise items:

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Top

Collective Concepts Blouse – Value $40?

(100% Polyester, Dry Clean Only).

I like the Collective Concepts brand – I’ve found their pieces to be well-made, and bought a lot from this brand when I worked at ModCloth. This blouse has a nice lightweight, silky feel to it, and I like the print too. Here’s the back:

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Top Back

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Puella Tank

Priddy by Puella Top – Value $40?

(80% Cotton, 14% Polyester, 6% Spandex; Trim 69% Polyester, 25% Rayon, 4% Cotton,2% Flax; Care: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry)

Priddy by Puella is a line made exclusively for Golden Tote customers. Usually, their items are a little tent-like. Sometimes I need to belt the items, other times it just doesn’t work, but I actually like this tank exactly as it is! The fabric has a nice stretch to it, and I think it is really flattering when paired with jeans.

Here is a look at the contrast fabric in the back:

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Puella Tank Back

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Grey Maxi

Chris & Carol Grey Maxi – Value $45?

(95% Rayon, 5% Spandex; Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry)

If you’ve read more than a few of my Golden Tote reviews, you may have caught onto a theme – I love maxis! I’ve added to my style profile in Golden Tote that I love maxis and to include them whenever possible. It’s worked so far – I recommend getting as specific as you can with your style profile for the best surprise item results.

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Grey Maxi Detail

This is such a great basic piece, and the fabric is the right weight too – not too thin to be see through, and not too heavy to be too warm to wear in summer weather!

Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – June 2015 Dress

Pink Owl Print Shift Dress – Value $50?

(100% Polyester; Care: hand wash cold, flat dry)

This dress is completely lined, and I really like the bold colors! I don’t always like how I look in shift dresses – usually the result is a boxy/unflattering look, but this one works. Maybe it is the black stripe going down the middle?

Verdict: I think this might be my favorite Golden Tote to date – I love all my picks and my surprise items! I updated my style profile since last month (I got way more specific), and I think that helped a lot.

What do you think of the June Golden Tote? Which items did you pick this month? (FYI – if you’re interested in getting the June tote, both of the items I selected are still in stock in all sizes, and it looks like most other items are in stock as well).

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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. When do the new collections come out? I want to order one for August but want to order before all my sizes have run out in the new items.

  2. Is it just me or are the #ToteReveal emails just #TotalToteEnvy? Sorry if this has been discussed before but has anyone had any luck requesting specific surprise items?

  3. I finally ordered mine last night, I waited for them to work out their kinks on the site and it seemed to run smoothly. But I forgot to update my style profile with some requests… I emailed the afterward and asked them to please use the updated one, I really hope they do!!
    You got a lovely tote, Liz!!!

    • Thankfully the new system will only use your newest and most up to date profile, as long as it is done before your order changes from “pending” to “processing”

      • Good to know! I wasn’t sure how that all worked out, but thanks for the clarification. 🙂

  4. The maxis are beautiful.

  5. I have been waiting and waiting thinking I will lose weight before I order more clothes. I finally broke down and order a dozen great items through zulily. I like that you can return the tote if you hate it, but I need more. I need to see those jeans on a pear-shaped woman! I am a size 10/12. Anyone with a large rear have opinions on the golden tote denim?

  6. I was finally able to use tge website without an error occuring. I got the jeans,the scallop edge shorts and a couple dresses as add ons. Everything is so pretty but way too big. I got the smallest they had so had to return it all. I wish they had smaller sizes. Oh well. Easier on the credit card lol

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  8. i ordered two small totes this month but I didn’t like one of the surprises, so I returned to tote that came with the surprise that I didn’t like. It was the Chris and Carol maxi that you got hit in black. It was just too plain for me and I didn’t love the fit. Then I bought a large tote! I chose the touch of color maxi as one of my chosens.

  9. I will be so excited if and when they expand sizes. I used to love getting a Golden Tote in the mail but since I’ve sized out I always feel blue looking at everyone’s gorgeous clothes.

  10. You always get the best surprise items! My (2) totes are in the mail set to come next week! I’m excited!

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