Le Tote Clothing Rental Review: Summer Summer Summertiiime!
Le Tote is a clothing rental service that allows you to wear and hang on to clothing and accessories as long as you’d like with no commitment to buy them and starts as low as $69/month for just five clothing items (I just switched to 8 clothing items for $89/month). In addition to their regular subscription, they also offer Le Tote Maternity and both come in several levels from 8-15 pieces at a time (all of which you can change at any time). Le Tote will populate your shipment based on likes and a questionnaire you take at the beginning, but you can always change anything you don’t like (more on that in my first review here). I’ve been subscribing to Le Tote for about 9 months now and I’ve learned a lot! This month will be my last, and I’ve chosen quite a few really summery items.
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About this Clothing Rental Subscription
The Subscription Box: Le Tote
The Cost: $89/month for 8 items, $109/month for 10 items, $119/month for 15 items. Subscriptions get cheaper with the omission of accessories.
The Products: Rent 8, 10, or 15 pieces of clothing and accessories for as long as you like with the option to purchase with a discount.
Ships to: Contiguous 48 States in the USA (no Hawaii, Puerto Rico, APO/FPO, or Alaska, unfortunately).
How Le Tote Works
If you’re curious as to how the signup process works, I wrote a more in-depth article back in October when I received my first delivery and walked through every step of the way. If you’re new to Le Tote, that’s a great place to start! I also wrote some tips on how to get the sizing right, and how to style your items with your existing wardrobe.
As a quick guide, here are all of the different subscription options now available. You can go clothing only, or a mix of clothing and accessories. All subscriptions are only 1 tote per month except for the bottom two that are marked “popular” in which you get 2 totes per month.
You’ll receive a personalized pamphlet with your clothes that go over all of the prices (both retail and the Le Tote price). There’s often an additional tote sale price marked in red. This month, none of my items have an additional discount, which is sad.
You’ll also receive a pre-paid mailer to return any of the clothing and accessories you don’t end up purchasing.
This Month’s Le Tote Clothing
Here are the eight items I chose this month!
This outfit is probably the most “me” one of the box. Jeans and a tee is my usual uniform.
818 Graphic Tee, size small – Retail Value $58.00 (Le Tote Price $29.00)
Tees are always my go-to top and this cream one is super soft and has a cool geometric print. The short sleeves have a bit more length to them than the average shirt and there’s a little side slit at the bottom to allow it to comfortably fit over my hips. It’s also slightly shorter in the front than in the back. The fit on this was pretty good too!
Calvin Klein Mid Rise Skinny Jeans, size 31 – Retail Value $79.00 (Le Tote Price $62.00)
Last month I tried to get into a size 29 pair of Calvin Klein jeans and it was not even coming close, so this time I sized up. These light-wash skinnies were still a bit tighter than I’d like but I was able to get them on. They sort of have a stiff feeling to them and I’m not sure if that’s the wash or just due to them being laundered in between rentals.
Rachel Roy Collection Windowpane One Button Blazer, size 6 – Retail Value $168 (Le Tote Price $120)
I thought I’d try a blazer since I don’t own any but like the way they can dress up a pair of jeans. I must say that I like how this windowpane patterned blazer looks open much more than when it’s buttoned but I also had to roll the sleeves which were too long. I think this was just a little too big for me overall but I like the look. There are buttons at the cuff and pockets on both sides at the front.
Noir Mid Rise Floral Cropped Trouser, size medium – Retail Value $70.00 (Le Tote Price $58.00)
Ugh, I love this white floral print on these pants against a dark background but I rolled the dice with getting a size medium and I lost this one. These are way too snug across my hips and therefore I won’t be wearing these out. Sad, because these straight leg numbers would make a cooler option to wear on a warm day rather than tight skinny jeans.
Summer & Sage Ribbed Bodycon Dress, size large – Retail Value $72.00 (Le Tote Price $58.00)
Well isn’t this a comfy dress? It looks almost like something to wear to sleep in but it’s a lightweight ribbed dress that’s super easy to throw on when it’s hot. For a cooler evening, this would look great with a jean jacket tossed over top and I like making it super casual with sneakers. The material is super soft and easy to wear.
Summer & Sage Jogger Pant, size large – Retail Value $58.00 (Le Tote Price $48.00)
Wow- these are super snug for a size large which is a bummer since they are really comfy. I love a good jogger and these olive green ones fit my dark wardrobe but stray from the usual black or grey. There are long panels from mid-thigh to mid-calf that give them an even sportier feel and the front pockets have zippers. The waistband is elastic and has a cream drawstring to keep it snug. These would be perfect lounging pants if only they were bigger.
Summer & Sage Halter Tie Neck Romper, size large – Retail Value $70.00 (Le Tote Price $46.00)
I decided to go out of my comfort zone with this bright orange halter romper and I’m not sure it worked out how I imagined. The material is really thin so wearing it sans-bra leaves very little support but wearing it with a bra will make it a little messy looking. The material is soft and it was comfortable but overall the fit was a little awkward.
Free People Movement Seamless Crop Tank, size medium/large – Retail Value $30.00 (Le Tote Price $20.00)
This black “tank” gave me a great laugh when I unwrapped it due to its small size. I ordered the larger M/L size and it looked like it was for a doll. Did it shrink? Is it actually just a sports bra? It had a lot of stretch so I was able to get it on but it was NOT a good fit at all, so I opted to just try and show you the teeny tiny size by holding it up to me.
Verdict: My final Le Tote this month didn’t work out super well due to size, but until the clothing industry standardizes sizing (ha!) this is the world we live in. Some things run large, some small, and even though I try to pay close attention to the measurements, it’s still hard to tell how things will fit.
A note about canceling: I did want to mention that when canceling Le Tote, you have to email them instead of there just being a button within your account to do so. It took them almost three full days to get back to me, and when they did, they asked me why (after at least placing my subscription on hold, which was good) which of course needed a reply, and then responded with a discount offer which again needed a reply. All in all, I needed to tell them four times to cancel before it was actually done and it took about five days. While I understand that their customer service was just doing their job and trying to retain a customer, the timeliness was not great. All of the questions would be appropriate for a chat or phone call, but not an email with almost a full day in between each response. Le Tote: Le sigh.
If you’re curious about what other clothing subscriptions have to offer, find out more in our reader-voted 2019 Best Women’s Clothing Subscription Boxes!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Le Tote deliveries are based on personal style preferences and will be a totally different experience for each person. Sign up today to see what you could be wearing in a few days!
Value Breakdown: The total retail value of the 8 items inside is $605.00 with an average of $75.63 per item but I got to rent them all for a month for just $89.00.
Check out all of our other Le Tote reviews for more of my clothing adventures and keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of my Le Tote selections this month?