Golden Tote $149 Tote Review – May 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.
IMPORTANT to know – Golden Tote just made some changes May 1st. This specific tote offering (the “Golden Tote,” which costs $149) goes from 2 choices and 4 surprises to 2 choices and only 3 surprises. Read our post about all their changes here.
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.
You get a different tote each month, too! How cute is this cactus design?
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: $59 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 or USPS
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Golden Tote has also UPDATED their return policy! It used to be an all-or-nothing deal, but they just made it so it is easy and streamlined to return individual items!
Here’s what the new return system looks like. First, you go to your order history and click the “Return tote” link. It’ll look like this at first.
Click “return” on a specific item and it’ll automatically default to this, indicating you’d like to return everything – but you can also see what each item would cost to keep here.
Then select “keep” on the items you want to keep! Submit, and send back the rest.
Golden Tote also includes some styling suggestion cards for the items you pick.
In Full Swing Tee – value: $40
(95% rayon, 5% spandex; dry clean only)
I like this tee; it’s comfortable and easy to wear. I just don’t know how flattering it is on me. I think it would probably be better on someone with a smaller bust?
Wrap It Up Maxi Dress – value: $60
(95% polyester, 5% spandex; hand wash cold, hang or line dry)
This dress is amazing! It’s a maxi version of one of my choice items last month that I loved so much. The fabric is a little silky – which makes it hang well and not clingy – and this floral pattern is to die for.
Lumiere Blue Printed Tank – value: $30?
(100% polyester; hand wash, dry flat)
This is my first surprise item. I love it! It’s a light, flowy tank. The fabric is breezy without being sheer, and the neckline has hook-and-eye closures to “button” it up.
Chris & Carol Floral Maxi Dress – value: $45?
(95% rayon, 5% spandex; hand wash, lay flat to dry)
I love this maxi – it really feels just like a full-body tee shirt. Very comfortable, but the waist hits me at a weird place.
Gili Abstract Print Dress – value: $40?
(100% rayon; hand wash cold, hang dry)
I actually really love this dress. The color works well with my complexion and I think the style is flattering.
Verdict: This isn’t my best Golden Tote ever (last month was), but it was still a good one! I think the only slight issues I had were fit issues – my stylist got my style really well. I have found that adding a “style board” collage photo to my style profile helped her pick my surprises, too. If you buy Golden Tote, I really recommend doing so, too! Also, I’m loving the adorable cactus tote this month!
What do you think about my Golden Tote? Did you get any great surprise items you love?