Golden Tote Review #1: August 2016
We all know I’m a huge fan of clothes arriving at my doorstep. And, if you’re here, you probably are too. So today I have a review of a new (to this blog) personalized home delivery styling service. I received a complimentary tote from Golden Tote in exchange for my honest thoughts and review of the service. I think we can all agree from the photo above that some pretty stylish things came in this tote and I’ll review the items completely in a moment, but first let me tell you all about how this works.
The Golden Tote is a home delivery personal styling service founded by clothing designers based out of LA. The totes go on sale on the first Monday of each month which means you aren’t locked into a repeating subscription, you simply log in and order on the month(s) that you want one. There are three different tote options: Golden Tote, Mini Tote, and the Surprise tote. The Golden is $149 and includes 5 pieces of clothing, 2 of which you get to choose from a curated collection and 3 are surprises (selected from your stylists from a collection separate from what you see online)! The mini is $59 and includes 2 pieces of clothing, 1 you choose and 1 surprise. The Surprise Tote is $89 and includes 3 items picked for you by your stylists. I know you have a ton of pricing questions now, hang on, we’ll get to that in a second.
After you select which tote you want, you’ll then choose your pieces (1 or 2, depending on which tote you opted to go with). And then you’ll go on to finish your style profile and set up shipping and payment details. There is an option to “add-on” additional items to your tote for an extra cost if you simply can’t narrow it down.
The Golden Tote arrived to my house in a box, the clothes each separately wrapped and packaged within a canvas tote that you get to keep too! So here’s where we get to the pricing details. You do pay for the tote up front prior to shipping ($149 or $59). However, you can make returns and if it applies, you’ll be refunded the difference. You will find that the totes are priced at a huge discount when every item is purchased together. I’ve included my packing list to show. Your packing list will detail the price of each piece and also has directions on how to return unwanted items. You do have to pay full price for the pieces you’re keeping if you aren’t buying all 5 (or 2 for the mini tote). There’s a 14 day return period.
Golden Tote ships everywhere! Shipping is free for the $149 tote and $9.95 for the others. There is an additional rate for international shipping.
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Esley Lovely Lace Shift Dress: Kept
This was one of the items I chose and I’m so glad I did! Isn’t it gorgeous? I have a few weddings coming up and I thought this would be perfect. It’s so comfortable because it’s not form fitting so I can eat, drink, and dance without any worries. I also love the length of the lace overlay on this one for an early fall wedding.
Miss Love Double Duty Top: Kept
The second piece I chose was this top and it was another winner! I’ve had my eyes on a black and white polka dot top so it was destiny when this was an option. The cherry on top was the gorgeous wrap style and the hi-low back. For me, this is just perfect. The v-neck is a little too low cut for work so I’ll have to wear a cami underneath.
Pink Owl Diamond Print Dress: Kept
There may have been a little giddiness when I saw this in my tote. I’ve been on the search for a white and blue shift dress similar to this but haven’t had success. Until now of course. It’s a shift dress so the fit is boxy. Here’s the part where you think I’m nuts but just trust me, I actually prefer wearing this one backwards with the keyhole in the back. The back is just a simple high neck and because it’s a shift dress, the fit is exactly the same on me when I swap. The dress is double-lined too so its flowy, comfy, and you don’t have to worry about things getting stuck. It’s perfect for the beach.
Skies are Blue Mixed Print Tank: Kept
This tank was my least favorite from the tote. It fit well and it was comfortable I’m personally just not one for choatic patterns and I didn’t really like the combination of colors either. I did keep it because it was cheaper to keep all 5 pieces than send it back. It was gifted to my younger sister who looked great in it!
THML Striped Tee with Ruffle Hem: Kept
And lastly we have this mixed pattern ruffle hem tee. This was cute and comfortable but I felt it was a little too young for me so it was also gifted to my younger sister.
What did you think of my first tote? I will definitely be using this service again and I’m super happy with both of the dresses and the polka dot tank. And for the items I wasn’t so crazy about I was happy to gift them. BUT for those of you who are bargain hunters Golden Tote has it’s own buy, sell, and trade Facebook group set up so that you literally get the most out of each tote.
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