Golden Tote $59 + Add-Ons Clothing Tote Review – April 2019


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Golden Tote April 2019 - Box

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. 

Golden Tote April 2019 - Tote

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.)

Golden Tote April 2019 - Contents

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 April 2019 Review

Golden Tote April 2019 - Invoice

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

Now on to my amazing April picks!

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Bloom Baby Bloom Dress, size medium – Retail Value $42, Special Price With Tote Purchase $38

I was attracted to this dress from the get-go! I love the loose swing of the skirt, and the simple floral pattern is a boho dream. This will be even more perfect for me as my little baby bump grows into a bigger baby bump over the summer. The fabric has no stretch to it, but the dress unbuttons completely, which is promising if anyone out there has bigger chest or shoulders like me.

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Cat Scratch Skinnies, 12/30  – Retail Value $50, Special Price With Tote Purchase $40

The name of these jeans is half the reason why I had to have them, honestly, but the style is just as cool! They are minimally distressed, just enough to bring a little edge to the style. I had to do a quick, easy exchange because I ordered size 10 (I usually wear size 8, but I figured I would need a bigger size soon anyway–turns out I needed a little more room, yet!); these skinnies run small, and I ended up with a size 12, which fit me perfectly!

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I love that the material doesn’t have too much stretch (50% rayon, 38.9% cotton, 9.4% poly, 1.7% spandex), to leave me hiking them up all day long. The 9-inch high rise fits right under my belly button, and the material is very soft and comfortable to move in.

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Ellison Leopard Print Top,  size medium – Estimated Value $38

I couldn’t find this top online, so I based the estimated value on similar tops found in the Golden Tote Boutique. I switched up my profile this month, and made my note to the stylist indicate that I was looking for looser tops for the summer – and she delivered! I love an all-over print, especially animal! This shirt is a very soft polyester, and the fit is perfect for my body right now. I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of it this spring.

The Verdict: April’s Golden Tote knocked my socks off! I absolutely love all three pieces this month, and everything was a perfect fit. Golden Tote pieces are some of my most worn picks in my closet, and I always look forward to the new styles they come out with every month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up now to start shopping May totes! There’s no telling what pieces Golden Tote will pick for you, but the jeans I chose are still available and linked above!

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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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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6 Comments

  1. Congrats on the baby news!!! Great tote!

    • Thank you so much! <3

  2. You look just beautiful, Abby. And yes, many congratulations on your happy news! :))

    • Thank you! <3 <3

  3. I’m not sure if I missed it in another review so CONGRATULATIONS ABBY! It’s gonna be a Abby baby, baby! I wish I was better at puns n rhymes since Abby and baby was just too much of a temptation.

    • Reminds me of Austin Powers, and I live for it, hahaha! Thank you very much <3

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