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Golden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review – August 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyAug 18, 2018 | 9 comments

golden tote package

Golden Tote
4 overall rating
72 Ratings | 8 Reviews

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 unboxing

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!

golden tote totebag

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.)

golden tote review

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

golden tote invoice

Here’s my invoice, plus info on how to do exchanges, etc.

golden tote wide leg pants

golden tote wide leg tie pants

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!

golden tote billowy top on model

golden tote hello beautiful top

golden tote cuff of sleeve on model

golden tote sweatshirt sleeve

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.

golden tote striped dress

golden tote striped dress detail

golden tote back of striped dress

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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What do you think about Golden Tote

Golden tote is a surprise shopping spree bundled up in a cute, canvas tote bag and delivered to your door without doing any of the work. It's a great assortment of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories curated just for you. Select one or two items, and the Golden Tote stylists surprise you with the... read more.
Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!
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9 comments

Kristin

Anna you are so much smaller then you think you are, you need to size down on your clothes they look way too big!

Jessi

No way.. The striped dress is an actual eyesore..It Hurts my eyes and makes me dizzy to look at the pattern. The cut is cute on you though. But that sweater and those pants are both keepers and look great on you.

Tara

I agree about the dress. I think it might people seizures. I loooove the olive pants though.

Anna Reilly

Thanks so much! The pants are soooo comfortable. I don’t have anything like them in my closet, so I’m really glad I nabbed ’em 🙂

Danielle

Anna, that striped dress is super cute and flattering on you!

jenny

agreed, i love that striped dress!

katie

I agree that the dress is cute on you,BUT I also have to agree with the others that something about that pattern bothers my eyes.

Sharon in SE TX

I agree! Super cute.

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