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!
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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
Here's my invoice. Now onto the items!
Potters Pot Striped Top - Estimated Value $30
I was excited to see an easy-looking, soft tee in my tote, but unfortunately, the fabric is so thin that it takes away from the comfort and ease of wear. It fits well and the draping is nice but I just don't know if I'll wear it because I need a camisole underneath. I just don't care for the way it looks and the way it feels to have to layer a camisole under a sheerer shirt.
Kayla Floral Knot Dress - Estimated Retail Value $45
I love the print of this dress, but this item is just a miss for me, as well. It's so cute, but the bust is too small and to stretch the fabric over to fit, it pulls the neckline way down, and kind of thins the fabric out too much. I want to like this, but I just can't wear it.
Jolie Tie Front Maxi Dress - Estimated Value $50
This dress is great! It's a little shorter than I like for a maxi dress (typical on my 5'11" self) but ankle/crop styles are so in that it's still just fine to wear. It's flattering, easy-to-wear, the knit fabric is comfortable, and it's a one-item outfit. Love!
Face the Sun Dress - Retail Value $45
This dress was the first of my two chosen items. I love it! It's a stretch knit material so it's very comfortable, the print is pretty, and I like the modest neckline and longer short sleeves. The defined waist is flattering, too. It has an asymmetrical hemline, which isn't always my taste but in this case, it just works. I need to get some cute yellow shoes to wear with this!
Seas the Day Dress - Estimated Value $48
This dress was my second chosen item. Another win! No surprise to me, since the brand is Gilli (I love their dresses!). I like everything about this - the nautical vibe, the comfortable stretch fabrics, the silhouette and flattering design, the longer short sleeves... It's definitely one I can see myself throwing on for so many different activities.
The Verdict: My July Golden Tote consisted of 3 lovely winning items and 2 not-quite-right items. I'm really, really happy with the three dresses I'm keeping, though - they're all versatile and comfortable which I'm all about!
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 $218. This box costs a total of $149. Averaged out, you’re paying about $29.80 per item.
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