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 catalog. Depending on the plan level you choose, you can pick out 1-2 pieces from those options displayed on the tote page, and Golden Tote will surprise you with the rest.
There are three options to choose from:
- The Mini Tote, 2 items: For $59, choose one item and the stylists select the other
- The Surprise Tote, 3 items: For $89, the stylists select all three items based on your style profile
- The Golden Tote, 5 items: For $149, choose 2 pieces you love and the stylists will surprise you with the rest
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 added 3 surprise items.
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
The Box: Golden Tote 5-Item Tote
The Cost: $149 + free shipping
The Products: 2 clothing items that YOU choose from their catalog, plus 3 items Golden Tote’s stylists choose for you based on your preferences. The 3 additional items will also come from the catalog, so you will know what items you could possibly receive, but still will be surprised. Golden Tote releases a new “collection” of items to add to its catalog, which 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 free on orders $149.00 and over. International for $30.00.
Good to Know: You can choose to buy a tote whenever you wish. Orders are not auto-billed or auto-shipped.
Golden Tote September 2019 Review
Here is a copy of my invoice, now let’s check out these items!!
Classic Bootcut Jeans (Size 10/29) - Retail Value $45.00
Check out the fit of these jeans! I spied these in the Golden Tote Boutique and just had to give them a try. I was a little apprehensive about choosing jeans as one of my items, because I always need to try on my denim before I buy, but these fit perfectly! These jeans are made by JustUSA and have the perfect amount of stretch, and are a nice high cut to ensure my derriere stays covered. The actual fabric seems really high quality, and the stitching is perfect. I will definitely be wearing these a lot this fall. I might just have to order another pair because they fit that comfortably!
Fine Eyelet Boho Top (Size Large) - Retail Value $40.00
My second pick this month was this wine-colored eyelet top. I love the washed out look of this top, and the 3/4 sleeve length. The eyelet and lace detailing really make for a pretty, yet comfortable top. I paired it with the included jeans, but have a skirt that would really go well with it. Isn't the keyhole back a cute addition?! I am already planning on wearing this into town tomorrow!
All in Favor Top (Size Large) - Listed Value $40.00
This was the first item that my stylist chose for me. I noted in my profile I like flowy tops that cover my midsection, and this does that, with a bit of flair. I love the knot on the bottom of this top, but I wish it was just a hair longer. If I were to lift my arms, my tummy would be showing, which is not something I am comfortable with. The sage and cream coloring is very pretty and unlike any other tops I own, but I might have to wear an undershirt with this just to be safe.
Dreamers Oh So Soft Pullover Sweater (Size Large) - Listed Value $40.00
This sweater is soooo soft! The invoice lists the color as lilac, but I find it to be more of a dusty blue. It has some slight ribbing, and is 50% viscose, (a type of rayon) 27% polyester, and 23% nylon. It is probably the most comfortable top I have ever tried on! I really like that it is not super tight, and it is just plain cozy. I really like this sweater with jeans for a casual look, but will totally be dressing it up with a pair of black slacks and a shiny necklace for a more elegant look!
Mystree Crafters Hoodie (Size Large) - Retail Value: $40.00
The last item that was chosen for me is this cream-colored hoodie. I am totally digging the lace up front, and the hint of color with the thread wrapped laces. The sleeves are ribbed so they stay up when needed, yet fit well when left down. This is the perfect top for the fall, and I plan on pairing it with a puffy vest for an upcoming football game!
The Verdict: This Golden Tote was a hit! I am sooo excited the jeans fit, and that the tops are pretty much all my style. I am very happy with how well they match items to my style profile. I will definitely be wearing 3 out of the 4 tops in the upcoming weeks; I'm not giving up on the knotted top - I just need to dig through my closet to find an undershirt to pair with it. This subscription always sends high-quality clothes, and often surprises me with things I didn't even know I could love! Fall/Winter clothes are my absolute favorite, so I can't wait to see what they pick out for me next 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 12pm 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 $205. This box costs a total of $149. That's a savings of about 27%. Averaged out, for the 5 items in the tote you’re paying about $29.80 per item.
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