Le Tote Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 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 April!
The Subscription Box: Le Tote
The Cost: $49 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
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Gorjana Honeybee Studs – retail: $38, LT price: $33
How cute are these? They’re tiny little bees. I thought they were adorable.
French Connection Berry Crossbody – retail: $66, LT price: $54
I like this shade of purple. I’m really into smaller cross-body bags right now, so this one was fun to use!
A detail shot of the purse…
And here’s the purse with me so you can get a better sense of the size.
MAX STUDIO Twisted Cut Out Top – retail: $78, LT price: $60
This top is comfortable and easy to wear! I don’t know how flattering it is on me, though, so I just wore this around the house.
B CENTRALE Naomi Leggings – retail: $36, LT price; $15
These leggings were comfortable, and easy to wear. Lots of stretch, no seeing through them, which was great.
COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS Easy Floral Blouse – retail: $60, LT price: $44
This top has a very pretty print! However I think I can do much better as far as a flattering silhouette – this one is a little too boxy.
Now for my second tote of April!
KENNETH COLE Lateral Magnetic Bracelet – retail: $55, LT price: $44
I really like this bracelet! It fit me really well and I really love how the ends magnetically clip together.
I think it looks great and it was really comfortable on, too.
CAMILLA Flower Pendant Necklace – retail: $38, LT price: $28
How pretty is this necklace? I love all the colors, which feel like they go well with my closet. I would have bought this had the metal been silver!
UTTAM Rose Printed Dress – retail: $86, LT price: $66
I liked this dress a lot more before I put it on. The pattern is pretty and the material is comfortable, but I think the base color doesn’t work well for me. Love the floral and birds, though!
TBAGS Tie Front Tunic Dress – retail: $105, LT price: $82
This is one of my favorite items I’ve rented from LT. It was so comfortable and the material was a little slinky and soft and cool-feeling. I dig the print, too. I would have bought this if it were cheaper!
MAX STUDIO Ruched Long Sleeve Tee – retail: $78, LT price: $60
This top was so comfortable! It felt like pajamas. I loved pairing the floral necklace with it, too!
And now for my third tote for April!
FRENCH CONNECTION Fatima Cross-body – retail: $58, LT price: $46
I super love this purse! The color is great and I think it was new! Or very close to new. The material felt great and it’s a cute little cross body. I’ve been debating keeping this but I just think it may be too small. Just barely! My wallet wouldn’t fit in it, and definitely not with my huge phone too (I have a Galaxy Note 4).
I really liked the way the strap attached. Instead of chains you clip it to on the sides, there were snaps on the inside of the flap!
And here’s a peek at the inside.
SAM EDELMAN V Pendant – retail: $45, LT price: $36
This necklace is simple and pretty. I like it, but I have so many simple, pretty, silver necklaces in my closet already!
EIGHT SIXTY Floral Twist Blouse – retail: $68, LT: $54
Can you tell I’m excited for summer with all these florals?? Again, I like this print but I think the cut is too boxy for my figure. It’s not bad, I just don’t feel fabulous.
OCTAVIA Desiree Cascade Dress – retail: $85, LT price: $66
This dress is great! So comfortable and flattering, and I love the wrap top. It’s a smidge shorter than what I like in the front, but I still enjoyed wearing it.
AVA Camilla Jersey Shift Dress – retail: $89, LT price: $68
I’ve been enjoying shift dresses lately so I thought I’d try this one. My goodness, the print is louder in person than it was on the site! It’s cute but I think as a whole dress it’s a little intense. This was super comfortable, though!
The Verdict: In April I went through 3 totes. 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!
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