Golden Tote $149 Clothing Tote Review – June 2018
If you aren’t familiar with Golden Tote, here’s a really quick intro: Every month, a new “collection” of seasonally appropriate, trend-conscious clothing is added to their collection. Depending on the subscription level you choose, you can pick out 1-2 pieces from those options, and Golden Tote will surprise you with the rest. The surprise items are completely different from the collections you pick from. Golden Tote also offers a Surprise Tote, where you choose your preferred size but leave all the picking up to the stylists at Golden Tote.
Golden Tote offers a $149.00 Golden Tote (5 clothing items), or $59.00 Mini Tote (2 clothing items). Both allow you to pick at least one of your items. There’s also a Surprise Tote (3 clothing items all picked by Golden Tote) for $89.00.
This is a review of the 5-item Golden Tote, which is $149.00.
And for those of you asking, yes, everything does arrive in a literal tote!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Golden Tote 5-Item Tote
The Cost: $149 + free shipping
The Products: The 5-item Golden Tote includes 2 clothing items that YOU choose from their catalog, plus 3 items that Golden Tote’s stylists choose for you based on your preferences. The 3 additional items don’t typically come from the catalog, so they’re complete surprises. Golden Tote releases a new “collection” of items to add to its catalog. The items are a mix of trendy and timeless looks, including dresses, casual tops, blouses, bottoms, denim, and third pieces like cardigans and jackets.
Ships to: The US for $5.95 or free on orders $149.00 and over. International for $30.00.
Delivered via: UPS or USPS
Golden Tote June 2018 Review
Sweet Claire Striped Faux Wrap Top – Retail Value $40, Member Price $35
This top was the first of the two items I selected. I don’t have much green in my wardrobe and I like the shade of this one. It’s also very flattering. I wish there were a little more material at the bust but I know that’s mostly just my own body type and not a poor design of the top. It still works though! I actually really like it and it’s very comfortable to wear!
Les Amis Tie Waist Top – Estimated Value $40
The tie-waist design of this top is flattering and I love the floral waist sash to add something to the solid black bodice – but I just don’t understand the random pinstripe panel? I would adore this top if the bodice were all black. Instead, I’m still on the fence. It’s comfortable, though! And just about right for my style. The length of the body and sleeves works great for me, too. I really like it, all in all. I just would have preferred it to be a solid black base.
Summer Lovin’ Top – Retail Value $42, Member Price $38
This top is the second one I selected. I thought it looked like such a sexy and flattering top! And, I still agree with that, but the top doesn’t come down low enough over my bust to have the shoulder straps actually function (my bust causing fit problems again; surprise surprise…). Instead, the shoulder straps just keep sliding down. At first, I was heartbroken but then I realized that it’s staying put all its own without the straps needing to be functional! Therefore, I can just tuck the shoulder straps under (or cut them) and just wear it as a true strapless top. Or, what I’ll most likely do, is cut and re-sew the straps to be just a little shorter because I like the look of them and that’s pretty easy to do.
I have nothing this shade of red in my wardrobe and I’m excited to venture into a color I really don’t wear. Also, aside from the straps, the fit is great – it’s flowy and flattering, and I love the cut of the back!
Final Touch Striped Dress – Estimated Value $45
I’m thrilled with this dress! It’s a super comfortable knit, I love the way they laid out the stripes, and the length is PERFECT for me, which is tough to find as tall as I am. And, of course, there are pockets. I have already worn this dress a couple times since opening my tote! It’s so easy to wear and is just perfect for Summer. The color is lovely as well.
Sweet Claire Floral Maxi Dress – Estimated Value $60
I hit the jackpot with two amazing dresses this month! I love a beautiful floral print and this one is just lovely (Sweet Claire tends to have great floral prints). And even though the dress is white, it’s lined, which means I don’t need to wear a slip with it or worry about undergarments showing. It’s long enough for me (praise hands) and I just adore the gathered/ruffled layer at the bottom. This is one of my most favorite dresses I’ve ever received from Golden Tote!
The Verdict: I feel like my June Golden Tote hit the Jackpot! I’m so happy with everything I got and really, really excited about the dresses. I know all of these items will get a lot of wear. Is there a better feeling than when an entire clothing box wins??
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up now to start shopping regular totes! There’s no telling what pieces Golden Tote will pick for you, but each month’s new collection is launched at 12 EST the first Monday of every month.
Value Breakdown: My estimated retail values (based on similar items from Golden Tote’s boutique) add up to an estimated total retail value of $227. This box costs a total of $149. Averaged out, you’re paying about $29.80 per item.
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