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Golden Tote $149 Clothing Review – September 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 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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Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Posted in Clothing & Fashion Subscription Boxes, Golden Tote Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: golden tote | 22 comments

Comments (22)

  1. All if this stuff is fine. It seems overpriced though. It’s all very basic pieces that could be found for much less than 149.00

  2. Those jeans! They look amazing on you…off to the world wide web to find my own pair 😉

    • Thank you sooo much Jen!!! They feel amazing on! They really are a very comfortable pair of jeans! I hope you find them!

  3. Great tote. Everything looks so nice on you.

    • Thank you katie! I was really happy with my items this month! I hope I get as lucky next month!

  4. I have been on and off with GT for years. The items you received are great. I probably wouldn’t have chosen the jeans for me as I’m petite and like you said, jeans are the one item I always have to try on (and I hate trying cloths on!). I have ordered jeans from GT before but had to pay to return them. I love the tops you received Icould use them all right now. Great review.

    • Thanks for commenting cheryl s zaccone! It does stink to have to pay to return items, I’m really glad the jeans fit! The tops were great- they have an awesome selection in their boutique!

  5. I have a couple questions…it says ‘seasonally appropriate’ but is it regionally appropriate as well? I live in the southwest so those clothes would be totally inappropriate. Also, do they still have the totes!? Hence their name! That would be a game changer for me, as long as their decent.

    • Thanks for commenting April! I’m not sure they are “regionally appropriate,” you are able to choose 2 items, but the other 3 would be surprise items. You could try and mention it in your style profile- they might take that into consideration. They also did discontinue the totes as of last month to become more environmentally friendly. My August review has a little more info about it if you are interested.

      • Alright! Sounds good! I was not sure if “regionally” was even the correct term to use 🙄 but I’m glad you understood me! Thank you for the information ! 😁

        I thought the All In Favor Top and the Dreamers Oh So Soft Pullover Sweater looked especially pretty on you. They all look fabulous of course! 😉

      • You are too sweet April! And I totally got what you meant! It was almost 80 in Minnesota two days ago- so I can’t imagine the temps you are having…. but in true Minnesota fashion we had a frost last night 😝

  6. Becca, do you know if there’s a way to give feedback to the stylist about the items in a tote?

    • I just added it into the “anything else you want to share” in my style profile.

      • Thanks!

  7. I ordered my tote late in the month and just got it today. Shipping was fast! I love all 5 items, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for next month. Everything looks so good on you!

    • Thanks so much Tiffany! I love how fast they have been shipping! It used to take a couple of weeks, and with their updates I have received it within the week. It’s awesome!

  8. Spotted the Joshua tree bracelet from FFF! What a great tote for you-everything looks great!

    • Good eye Laurel!!! And thank you so much for commenting! ❤️

  9. Everything in this box looks really great on you! Cute and wearable for everyday looks.

    • Thank you so much Cookie! 😊

  10. I never read the reviews for the clothing subs because I have to try on so much, but I’m glad I looked at this one.

    Becca, everything looks great on you. I’ll start looking at these now. Thanks for the review.

    • Thank you so much Joan! This one is really fun! I especially like it because you get to choose 2 of the items. Thanks for commenting!!! ❤️

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