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.
This is a review of the 2-item Golden Tote, which is $59.00 + an add-on item.
I've gotten the $149.00 5-item tote so far, but recently, I've been opting for the $59.00 version. The $59.00 tote comes with two pieces—one I pick, plus one they pick for me. You can also pick member-priced add-on items to toss in with your order. That allows for a bit more customization and control. I could have added on a bunch of items, spending as much as I would've with the $149.00 tote, but picking more than I would've with that tote. I decided to stick to just one add-on for now. So far, I'm loving this strategy of shopping with Golden Tote!
And yes, everything does arrive in a literal tote! This is the same design I got last month, actually.
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 2-Item Tote plus Add-Ons
The Cost: 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 the items you get and choose member-priced add-on items that you'd like to receive as well. The other items are all a surprise! There's also a Surprise Tote (3 clothing items all picked by Golden Tote) for $89.00. I'll be reviewing the 2-item tote today, plus the one add-on item I chose!
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 August 2018 Review
Here's my invoice, plus info on how to do exchanges, etc.
Portofino Palazzo Pant in Olive, Size Medium
These pants looked SOOOO comfy online, and they were just as awesome trying them on in real life! They're 70% rayon, 30% linen and really soft and breezy. The waist is elasticized, which is great when I'm heading out to a big brunch or pizza date, and there's a cute wide belt that ties into a big bow in the front. I'm digging the wide legs and the true olive hue. These will be great for transitioning from warm summer days to chilly fall nights. These pants aren't listed on the website anymore, so they must've gone fast!
Hello Beautiful Soft Sweatshirt, Size Medium - Retail Value $45.00, Member Price $40.00
I'm honestly not super hot on the writing on this shirt, but the shirt itself is just sooooo comfortable that I'll let it slide! The sleeves have a princess-y bell to them and the boatneck has a raw edge to it—it's a little step up from a simple gray sweatshirt! It's 96% rayon and 4% spandex and wonderfully light and snuggly.
Dreamers Knotted Striped Dress, Size Large
This was my surprise item in this month's tote, and I LOVE it! The fabric is 95% cotton and 5% polyurethane, which is a little weird, but I do love the slight stretch and breezy feel of the dress. There's a decorative tie on the front to add a little more visual interest. I could see wearing this casual cool dress over tights or even dark-wash skinny jeans once the weather gets chillier.
The Verdict: Golden Tote has become a reliable fave for me. I love the fit of everything they send my way, and they really do seem to consider the info in my Style Profile when they pick surprise items for me. This month's new offerings were more flowery and feminine than what I typically go for, but even still, I was able to find pieces to suit my more minimal, modern style.
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 the one sweatshirt I chose is definitely still available as of writing this review.
Value Breakdown: This box cost a total of $104.95 ($59.00 tote + $40.00 add-on + $5.95 shipping). That means I spent an average of $34.98 per item.
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