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. This month, I selected 2 of the items for my 5-item tote and they add 3 surprise items.
And for those of you asking, yes, everything does arrive in a literal tote! I love this month's Spring-y design!
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About The Golden Tote $149 5-Item Tote
The Subscription Box: Golden 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
February 2019 Golden Tote Review
Here's my invoice. Now onto the items!
Leopard Luster Blouse - Estimated Value: $40
This top was the first item I selected for my tote. I like it, but I wish it were longer on me, enough for me to comfortably wear with some leggings and boots. I think it's supposed to be that way because the back is longer than the front; I think my height just throws that off for me. I'll still get some wear out of this, though!
Lace Up Henley Sweatshirt - Retail Value: $42
This oatmeal-colored sweatshirt with a lace-up detail was my second selected item, and I love it! The proportions are long enough to work well for me, and the fabric is soft and easy to wear. I love the lace-up detail at the neckline to add some interest to this nice basic piece.
Debut Striped Cardigan - Estimated Value: $40
This off-white cardigan has light pink, mustard yellow, olive green, and maroon stripes. It's basically all the trendy colors in one cardigan so it can pair well with so many different tops.
Chris & Carol Floral Sweatshirt - Estimated Value: $40
This sweatshirt is great! It's lightweight and made out of a stretchy tee shirt material. I also really like the color scheme and print. Comfy! It's a winner.
Chris & Carol Midi Dress - Estimated Value: $40
I really like this dress - it's really comfortable, stretchy, and flattering. I giggled to myself when I saw that the dress was labeled a "midi dress" on the packing sheet because it's an at-the-knee dress on me. I love the three-quarter sleeve and how the dress is a complete outfit, easy to throw on and go.
The Verdict: My February Golden Tote was a good one! I really like everything this month. Golden Tote has been a favorite subscription of mine for years. One of my top tips is to read the clothing descriptions and know the measurements of how long you like your dresses and inseams, and note if the fabrics are stretch or not and which you prefer.
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 the prices listed when viewing this tote in my order history) add up to $202. This box costs a total of $149. Averaged out, for the 5 items in the tote you’re paying about $29.80 per item.
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