6.03.2015

Golden Tote Review

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. I did, however, receive this shipment of clothes for free in exchange for an honest review of the Golden Tote services. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
 
Golden Tote. Have you heard of it yet? Golden Tote is a subscription box similar to Le Tote, Stitch Fix, and Daily Look.

Here's the rundown:

First decide which size tote you would like to order. You can order a $49 (2-3 pieces total) or $149 (5-6 pieces total) tote. Depending on the size you choose, you either get to select one or two items to definitely receive. Your stylist will choose the rest based on your style and size profile, as well as any additional comments or requests you add! Then, you wait for it to show up at your door! Quick and easy! Something that is different from other subscription boxes is that there is only one tote sale per month.

I received the larger bag which included 6 items. Here's what came for me:

Item 1:
One of the items I chose to be included in my tote were these white boyfriend jeans. I have been looking for white jeans for quite some time, and these were perfect for dressing up or down! I love the jeans, but sadly they were pretty large in the waist. Almost a full size. I'm hoping that when I wash them they will shrink a bit!

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box
Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Item 2:
The second item I received was this print tee. I absolutely love it. It's perfect for wearing out on a date night or to the office with a blazer. Not to mention it goes great with the white boyfriend jeans!

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Item 3:
Item three was this blue top. I'm still not completely sure how I feel about it. I definitely would not have chosen it for myself, but that's part of the reason why I love clothing subscription boxes! I think it has grown on me now that I have worn it a time or two. What are your thoughts?

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box
Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box


Item 4:
This was the second item I chose to be included in my tote bag. I have been looking for summery dresses that I can wear to work and this one was perfect! It was a little big but it has a tie at the waist that helps! I love the detailing on the top!

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box


Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Item 5:
Given the option, I would have returned this item. Although I really loved the dress, it was WAY too big on me. I was able to synch it pretty tight with a belt, but it still did not fit comfortably. 

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Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Item 6:
I LOVE this dress so much. It was a little tight around my hips, but I'm hoping it will stretch a little. Although the slits are a little too high to wear to the office, the detail on the back makes it a perfect dress for summer and dates in general!

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box
Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box

Here are my final thoughts on Golden Tote:

What I liked about Golden Tote:
1. If you're not interested in a full tote, you can also purchase individual items from the Golden Tote boutique.

2. You get to choose a few items you definitely want. If you just have to have another item you see on the website, you can also add additional items to your tote for an additional cost.

3. Considering each item is only about $26 a piece, the quality of the clothing is great.

4. I loved the style of each of the items. Each were also very versatile in terms of what they can be styled with and the types of occasions they would be appropriate for. 

5. The website is functional and easy to use, and the customer service is excellent!

What I disliked about Golden Tote: 
1. You cannot return items that you do not like or that do not fit well unless you return the entire tote. A few of the items I received did not fit well, unfortunately.

2. The majority of the items I received must be dry cleaned or hand washed and hang dried. I'm all about convenience so this isn't something I loved about the clothes. I'm also on a graduate school budget which rarely includes dry cleaning.

3. You don't get to give your stylist feedback about the items in your tote.

Golden Tote Clothing Subscription Box


The verdict? I would probably give Golden Tote another shot!

What are your thoughts? Have you tried Golden Tote yet?

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46 comments :

  1. That's crazy to me that you can't return only a few of the items, and especially that you can't give your stylist feedback - how are you to know you won't keep running into the same problems as you go forward? (Like clothes not fitting)


    I will say though- I think you look great in all of them, especially item 4! (And your shoes in Item 5 - LOVE LOVE LOVE)

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  2. OMG!!! Item number four, dying over here! Love that so much!! And of course you look so great in all these pictures! MISS YOU!

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  3. Ohhh I LOVE the second dress! It's a shame that it didn't fit well!

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  4. You look stunning! I love the detailing around the neck of the dark blue dress. So classy! I have been wanting to do a Golden Tote Review for awhile and hope they get back to me soon. We shall see!

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  5. It's a little crazy to me too! Given it's fairly cheap I like to think I can sell something if it happens again and not be totally out of money hahaha


    and THANK YOU! I chose the navy dress and was so happy with it!

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  6. Hahaha you're sweet. I miss you too!!!

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  7. Thank you! I think it still fits well enough to wear thankfully :) might just not be super comfortable!

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  8. Thank you Laura! The navy blue dress was probably one of my favorites! Crossing my fingers that you'll be able to review a tote too :)

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  9. OK you are absolutely gorgeous!! That last dress is 100% my favorite!!! Super cute! The blue shirt looks great on you I think. Love!!!

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  10. You're so sweet, thanks Melissa :)

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  11. This is so interesting. I think I would hate that I can't leave feedback or send stuff back. I don't think I could do that, but that is just me. And you look amazing, as always!

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  12. Thanks! I hate that part about it, but I think I could either fix the fit myself or sell the items and get a good price for them so it's definitely not ideal but maybe not a complete deal breaker for me this time around

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  13. I never have heard of this! I can't imagine not being able to return though - I am THAT girl who loves to return! Cute pics btw!

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  14. Everything looks adorable on you! The two long dresses are my favorite!!! :)

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  15. I'm sorry, but I have to say it: your ass looks fabulous in those white jeans! Everything looks so cute on you!

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  16. Taking jeans in at the waist is a pretty easy fix if the dryer trick doesn't work!
    I've been thinking about giving this a shot. I love the solid blue dress you got!

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  17. Totally! I plan to do that if it doesn't shrink!

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  18. Also- I should mention there is a FB group where you can trade clothing with others https://www.facebook.com/groups/Goldentotetrades/

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  19. I should mention there is a FB group where you can trade clothing with others https://www.facebook.com/groups/Goldentotetrades/

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  20. Also- I should mention there is a FB group where you can trade clothing with others https://www.facebook.com/groups/Goldentotetrades/

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  21. My luck with Stitch Fix has been pretty terrible, and I hate how much all the items cost. I'm taking an indefinite break from them, because I just can't afford it, especially went I send back 4-5 of the 5 pieces each month.
    But I like the sound of this. The prices seem much more affordable, and I LOVE that you can pick specific items. I'm definitely going to be looking into it.

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  22. Awesome! It sucks that people have bad experiences with Stitch Fix, because I have loved most of mine so far! This might work better for you!

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  23. I love the maxi dress! I've had bad luck with Stitch Fix the past couple months (seems to be a trend) maybe it's time to switch!

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  24. might be worth a shot a least!!!

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  25. I loved everything except for the short dress (that you tried to synch with a belt)! The colors were perfect, Cassie!

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  26. I really loved the print, but it just didn't fit right sadly :(

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  27. I honestly love all of these on you. Like, love. The dresses are beautiful in their fabric and print and, from the pictures, look as quality as Stitch Fix but at a (wonderfully) lower print point.

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  28. YES! The only thing I didn't like was that you can't send things back - however, there is a group for trading items that don't work I have heard- but thank you!

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  29. They look great on you! I don't think that I could do this subscription box only bc of the return policy...all or nothing? I don't like that policy.

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  30. Apparently there is a FB group where you can trade, but I agree.

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  31. Ooh la la...that dress #6 photo! ;-) You look amazing...and I"m obsessed with that maxi!

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  32. ha! I love that a group of girls were just like, screw this- we're creating this.

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  33. oh wait- you mean just trade clothing in general or for this type of thing?

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  34. For golden tote specifically!

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  35. Ohh loving the price ranges. Most of the clothing subscription boxes are really expensive. I may have to give this one a try. That last maxi was super cute! love the colors and the detail on the back!

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  36. I loved it too! Just wish it fit better! Let me know if you try it!

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  37. Love that last dress. Love the prices! i don't love that you can't return things :( That would be the only reason I wouldn't try it!

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  38. Love the tops! They're both so cute! And, I'm a Stitch Fix girl....just requested white skinnies in my next fix. I totally get the "nned" for them! :)

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  39. I can see that! Luckily you can trade or just sell yourself and probably make more haha

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  40. I feel like I'm the only blogger not interested in subscription boxes. Don't get me wrong--I LOVE surprises in the mail! But I have a hard enough time finding clothes that fit my petite frame even when trying on petite-sized clothing in stores. I highly doubt any of the subscription clothing options would manage to send me tops or dresses that would fit my body.

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  41. Actually, I have the same problem shopping and I have been really happy with Stitch Fix's choices for me. They have always fit me really well and I NEVER find that's the case when I shop in store.

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  42. Interesting! Is that a better price than Stitch Fix? I think the dresses looked great on you...even the one that's a little big. The photo from the back looks great! And the white pants look great too!!

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  43. Yes, each item is about $26 and I have found with stitchfix they can be anywhere from like $40 up

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