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


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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.

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. 

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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!

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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 May 2019 Review

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Every shipment includes an itemized invoice and information about returns or size exchanges.

Now on to my amazing May picks!

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Out of Africa Midi Dress, Medium – Retail Value $45, Special Price With Tote Purchase $40

Sometimes when you know, you know, and that is how I felt when I saw this dress in this month’s spoilers; I knew I had to have it! The feminine silhouette is classically flattering, and it even compliments my growing baby bump (for now!). The small details like the buttons and the slit at the side of the skirt are a nice touch, but my favorite thing about this dress has to be the soft fabric (65% Cotton, 35% Rayon); it is so breezy and perfect for summer! The description did mention to size down, but I am glad I stayed true to a medium since my body is changing; otherwise, I think a small (for my pre-pregnancy body) would have worked out just fine.

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Go Bold Floral Tunic Dress, Small – Retail Value $45, Special Price With Tote Purchase $38

This tunic dress was my first pick for this month’s tote. I don’t have anything like it, and I was really drawn to the pattern and the shape of this top. The fabric feels a little stiff right out of the packaging, but one wash seemed to soften it up quite a bit. I like the overall fit, but at first, I was not entirely sold on the puffy sleeves. After I wore this for a while they definitely grew on me, and now I actually really like them on this shirt. It is perfect to pair with leggings and some booties or flats for the summer, and I know it will be a staple for months to come.

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Millibon Floral Cardigan, 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 updated my profile again this month requesting flowy frocks, and my stylist came through again! This girly cardigan is so cute! I really love the loose fit and floral pattern, but I like the sleeves most of all. I will definitely get a lot of wear out of this cardigan this summer whether I pair it with a plain tee or dress. Love it!

The Verdict: May’s Golden Tote is another complete hit! I’m so thrilled with both mine and my stylist’s picks, and I can’t wait to wear all three picks this summer. The quality of each piece this month exceeded my expectations, and I can’t wait to see what June’s tote brings.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up now to start shopping June 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 each of the three pieces of clothing has an average cost of $34.98.

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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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  1. I think you are definitely having a girl!

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