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

Abby Holsinger
ByAbby HolsingerDec 21, 2018 | 5 comments

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Golden Tote
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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.

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This is a review of the 2-item Golden Tote, which is $59.00 + an add-on item.

This $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. This is my first Golden Tote bag, but I’ve seen reviews of this subscription before, so I couldn’t wait to see what my stylist picked out for me.

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Each month’s box comes with a seasonal tote; I really like this cute metallic gold rendition.

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.)

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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 2-Item Tote + One Add-On December 2018 Review

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Every shipment includes an itemized invoice and information about returns or exchanging sizes.

Now on to my new December picks!

Golden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Lazy Sundays Cozy Color Block Sweatshirt 1 FrontGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Lazy Sundays Cozy Color Block Sweatshirt 2 SideGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Lazy Sundays Cozy Color Block Sweatshirt Closer Top

Lazy Sundays Cozy Color Block Sweatshirt, Medium  - Retail Value $35

I would like to introduce you all to my new favorite sweatshirt! The lining of this plush sweatshirt is so soft and is keeping me very warm as I am writing this. The fabric (a blend of rayon, polyester, cotton, and spandex) has a lot of stretch to it, and I love the romantic colors of this geometric pattern. I feel this pattern is also very flattering without being fitted (you can see all the extra room I have in the second photo), with the dark colors on the side pointing in towards my waist. I did notice that this sweatshirt is quick to wrinkle after a little lounging, but the wrinkles are easy to fix after a quick steam.

Golden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Grey Tuxedo Jeans 1 FrontGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Grey Tuxedo Jeans 3 Side CloserGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Grey Tuxedo Jeans 3 BackGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Grey Tuxedo Jeans 4 Closer

Grey Tuxedo Jeans, SIze 9/29 - Retail Value $45, Member Price $38

These jeans were my pick for this month’s tote because I have nothing like them in my rotation. I was so excited to try a different brand of jeans but also nervous because of sizing. These jeans are supposed to be a cropped fit (above the ankle); however, I knew that that would not be the case since I am only 5’3. Surprisingly, the length fit me perfectly, falling right at my ankles! I am very happy with the general fit through my hips and thighs, too, and I think after one wash in hot water, the excess fabric through the knee and calf region will be more form fitting. This soft to the touch, thick fabric (74% cotton, 21% polyester, 3% viscose, 2% spandex) will definitely keep my legs warm this winter, and give my style a bit of edge this season.

Golden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Hem & Thread Zip Cardigan 1 FrontGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Hem & Thread Zip Cardigan 2 FrontGolden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review December 2018 - Hem & Thread Zip Cardigan 3 Closer

Hem & Thread Zip Cardigan, Medium - Estimated Value $40

I couldn’t find this cardigan anywhere on the internets, so I guesstimated its value based on other items in the Golden Tote Boutique. It was chosen by my stylist, and I feel like it is a perfect match. I love the relaxed fit and the versatile styling you can achieve with a plain grey cardigan. I’ve never had a zip-up cardi, but I really like the look. The fabric on this sweater is so soft and high quality; I am sure this is a staple that will last for years to come.

The Verdict: This month my stylist at Golden Tote really impressed me with her classic pick. The fitting and quality of Golden Tote’s pieces are superior to what I’ve seen in stores recently, and I love the element of surprise built into the Mini Tote. Their chic styles range from modern to classic, and I always look forward to seeing all the fresh patterns and shapes they have to offer each month.

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 jeans and sweatshirt I chose are still available and linked above!

Value Breakdown: This box cost a total of $99.95 ($59.00 tote + $35.00 add-on + $5.95 shipping). That means I spent an average of $33.32 per item.

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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.
Abby Holsinger
Abby Holsinger
I’m a self-proclaimed “cool mom” who loves a little, who am I kidding, a lot of razzle-dazzle. I have been box-obsessed for over 10 years, and I am always on the hunt for new beauty, fun flair and trendy clothing boxes. A fun night for me includes an exfoliating foot mask and a bag of Dot's Pretzels while binging Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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Cindy

I like all of this on you…even like it for myself!

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Lee

There are a bunch of styling services out there. I would like to see some others reviewed.

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AmyM

That sweatshirt is SO cute! You look great in everything!

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LS

Love all of the items you chose/got! But, the REALLY important question – where did you get that stunning sparkly silver top?

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Abby

Thank you!! I bought it at Urban Outfitters about 6 years ago 😔 they don’t make them like they used to.

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