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.
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.
Each month’s box comes with a seasonal tote, and this is the best one yet. I am desperate for Spring, so anything floral or bright right now is giving me life!
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 2-Item Tote + One Add-On February 2019 Review
Every shipment includes an itemized invoice and information about returns or exchanging sizes.
Now on to my amazing February picks!
Evening Waltz Dress, Medium - Retail Value $42, Special Price With Tote Purchase $38
This was such a daring pick for me, and I feel like a million bucks in it! This dress has the springy pop of color I needed, and I love the bell shape of the sleeves and skirt, too. Made up of 100% rayon (the skirt lining is 100% polyester), this dress is not forgiving; there is no stretch to it at all. Luckily, the zipper was so long which made it really easy to put on; otherwise, I don’t think this would have made it past my hips. For this piece, I had to bust out the fashion tape to keep the deep V on this dress from revealing too much, and it worked like a charm.
Sayulita Embroidered Tunic, Medium - Retail Value $40, Special Price With Tote Purchase $38
When I tell you I love this shirt, it is an understatement. The navy with the bright embroidery is just so me, I knew I had to have this top! I love the flowy, lightweight fabric; however, if you hate ironing or steaming your clothes, this pick may not be for you! I steamed this shirt before wearing (and the initial wrinkles from shipping steamed out immediately), but after wearing for just an afternoon, I had a lot of wrinkles around my elbows. Other than that, this cotton voile beauty is going to the perfect shirt for spring. Sorry about the wind in these pictures -- it was a wild day!
Jolie Short Sleeve Top, Medium - Estimated Value $38
So, this month my stylist picked the best shirt for me, yet! I couldn’t find the same one online, so I guesstimated its value based on other items in the Golden Tote Boutique. The color, fit, style -- everything about this shirt is perfect for me! I especially love the twist detail in the front, which is a detail that distracts from any unflattering areas. This top is also pretty see-through, but it fits nicely over a tank top.
The Verdict: Golden Tote totally rocked February’s tote! I absolutely love all three pieces this month, and everything was perfect for Spring, if it ever comes! Golden Tote has such great picks every month, and I always anticipate the fresh pieces and unique styles from them every 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 each month's new collection is launched at 12 EST the first Monday of every month.
Value Breakdown:This box cost a total of $102.95 ($59.00 tote + $38.00 add-on + $5.95 shipping). That means I spent an average of $34.32 per item.
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