I posted a summary of my past Golden Tote experiences; moving forward, I’ll try to keep them on the monthly review cycle. Check out my original post here; a description of the service is below:
I heard about Golden Tote over the summer. Golden Tote is a quasi-subscription box clothing service for women. The beauty of Golden Tote is there are multiple options at different price points, and you can opt-in when you feel like it:
- $49: 1 item of your choice, 1-2 items selected by the Golden Tote stylists
- $149: 2 items of your choice, 4-5 items selected by the Golden Tote stylists
- Individual items from the boutique
There’s some overlap between the $49 and $149 totes, but they aren’t the same – which is nice for variety, but not so nice if there’s something you want in both totes. You are also able to purchase individual items from the boutique (for a drastically reduced rate if they are part of a tote).
The items selected by the stylists are based on survey results. The survey is simple: basic sizing information as well as color and style preferences. From my experience, simplicity works: almost every piece I’ve gotten has been a great fit in my closet.
For October’s tote, I picked one item and an add-on for a reduced cost:
I loved the photos of this black and off-white horizontal striped skirt. On me, the skirt goes past my knees and is a touch too long for my petite frame. It’s a cute skirt, but it doesn’t work with my body type.
This plaid cardigan number sold out the first time it was offered in September. When I saw it was available in my size again, I added it on to my order. It’s very comfy and I like the tab sleeves (I always roll up and subsequently stretch out longer sleeves). I do kind of wish the other color had still been available (berry/black), but for the add-on price and the comfort, this is a great layering piece.
My surprise piece was my favorite thing in the whole order:
It looks odd on the hanger, but this dress fits so well. The boatneck top and the cut of the dress make it flattering and super comfortable; I even wore it on a redeye flight across the country. I paired this with a red belt, flats, and my new fan necklace. I got a lot of compliments, and I can’t wait to play around with some other looks since it can easily be a work/weekend dress.
Overall, a solid shipment – I’m learning that the stylists usually do a better job for me than I do! I can’t wait to see November’s tote because I ordered two very different pieces; one more reserved and casual, another a total statement piece.
Any other Golden Tote fans out there? What do you like/dislike about the service?