Le Tote Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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 two shipments of the 3 Clothing items and 2 Accessories, $59 a month, box.
The 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
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COLE HAAN Basket Weave Bar Earring – retail: $38, LT price: $29
I really enjoyed wearing these earrings! They’re cool and flattering and not statement or too eye-catching.
Here’s how they looked on – I wore these pretty much the whole week.
KENNETH COLE REACTION Mini Backpack – retail: $69, LT price: $55
This mini backpack is a really cool accessory. It’s a great size and shape and I found I actually loved carrying a backpack instead of a tote!
The quality was nice and I was really tempted to keep this – I just wish there had been some side or front pockets.
AVA Cap Sleeve Top – retail: $60, LT Price: $29
This top is so cute – the print is so bright and fun and the cut is super flattering! The fabric was a little thin (not sheer though) so I ended up wearing a navy cardigan over it.
THREE DOTS Cowl Neck Marbled Top – retail: $128, LT price: $96
So, on Le Tote’s model photo, this top looked a little oversized and tunic-length. It’s definitely neither of those on me. That being said, this shirt was so comfortable and I felt it was flattering. Great top!
JACK Side Zip Moto Jacket – retail: $88, LT price: $68
I wanted this jacket to work for me, but sadly it doesn’t. I like the color but the torso was either too big or just too boxy and was short so it just didn’t work for my body.
Now, onto the second Le Tote I got in October!
IMOSHION Ice Cream Clutch – retail: $30, LT Price: $12
Oh, my goodness. How stinking cute is this clutch? I seriously love the print. Silly and playful and especially perfect for summer.
It’s a great size, too – big enough to hold everything but still easy to grab and go.
French Connection Rectangular Hoop Earrings – retail: $24, LT Price: $19
I picked these earrings because I thought they looked interesting – and I like them!
They’re understated but different! Very cool and chic and go with anything.
C. C. MALANDRINO Sunset Stripe Tank – retail: $48, LT Price: $38
I liked the idea of this top but I didn’t care for it on me. I think I’m too tall for the designs to hit me in the right places. If this could be tunic-length on someone, with the stripe pattern changing on their hips, I think it’d flatter much better.
KUT FROM THE KLOTH Digital Print Blouse – retail: $68, LT price: $54
I should have tried a size down in this top, but overall I like it! It’s a little sheer but still totally wearable and I like how the print almost looks like a funky digital floral pattern.
VINCE CAMUTO Chiffon Dandelion Dress – retail: $99, LT Price: $74
I loved this dress! I thought the dandelion print was pretty. It was a slinky, relaxed-fitting dress so it was very comfortable, too. The sheer part at the shoulders and neckline was a fun detail without being too revealing.
Verdict: I had fun with my October Le Totes. I got a great amount of wear out of quite a few pieces for sure. I really wanted to keep both sets of earrings, too, but I settled on wearing them a lot and planning to keep my eye out for similar things!
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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