Le Tote Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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!
There are three subscription options: 2 Clothing items and 1 Accessory for $39 a month, 3 Clothing items and 2 Accessories for $59 a month, and 4 Clothing items for $59 a month.
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This review is of the 3 Clothing items and 2 Accessories, $59 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Le Tote
The Cost: $49 a month
Use code LTVIP to save 25% off your first month!
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
BCBGeneration Textured Mini Skirt – Retail: $98, Le Tote Price: $74
This skirt is cool – the lining only goes about 2/3rds of the length of the skirt and there’s a textured, see-through top layer that’s a little flouncy. The material was oddly stiff, but it still worked. I can see this being cute in summer or with leggings in the fall.
Kut from the Kloth Mia Toothpick Skinny Pant – Retail: $69, Le Tote Price: $54
Oh my goodness. These pants! I already knew I loved Kut from the Kloth pants, and I have a pair of denim Mia Toothpicks, but these are a super stretchy, buttery soft black. Basically, jeggings. I wore these so much, and almost kept them, but I already have a super stretchy black pair of Liverpool skinnies I bought from Stitch Fix last year that are a couple inches longer than these.
Octavia Salama Easy Dress – Retail: $82, Le Tote Price: $29
I wanted to love this dress, but something about where the midi length hits me and the size of the horizontal stripes makes me look weird and short. Also, the waistline should hit me a couple inches lower. I didn’t end up wearing this piece at all due to these fit issues.
French Connection Nugget Drop Earrings – Retail: $24, Le Tote Price: $12
These earrings are simple, pretty, and versatile. I wore these a lot while I had my tote – they went with everything and they weren’t so flashy my son thought they were toys.
Rebecca Minkoff Diamond Shaped Earrings – Retail: $38, Le Tote Price: $30
I love these earrings! They’re edgy but classic and glitzy and not too big. I wore these a lot, too. I really leaned towards buying them, but I may just request them again in a future tote instead – if I love them a ton again I might buy them then.
Verdict: I signed back up to Le Tote in late September so I only had time for 1 tote in September. I loved most of the items, though, and got some good wear out of them before sending them back.
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, etc. 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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