Yes I know it is April but I actually just received my Golden Tote from March! And it is my first Golden Tote ever! Exciting!
Not familiar with Golden Tote? Golden Tote is similar to Stitch Fix but a little different. Golden Tote is a fashion service but you do not automatically receive a Tote each month. (And yes the items actually do arrive in a Tote!) Instead Totes go on sale the first Monday of the month on the Golden Tote website. You can choose between either a small Tote for $49 which contains 2-3 items (you pick 1 of the items yourself) or a large Tote for $149 which contains 5-6 items (you pick 2 of the items yourself).
Like Stitch Fix you fill out your style profile on Golden Tote (a new feature they started in March) and that style profile will help your stylist select the surprise items that they send in your tote! Once you receive your Tote you can either keep everything or send everything back. There is no picking and choosing!
Golden Tote also has a boutique so you can also purchase items separately as well. Oh one more thing! The clothing available for the Totes typically changes every month. And since there is a limited supply, getting a Tote with your preferred item feels pretty similar to signing up for a popular race. At least in my opinion!
I’ve been wanting to try out Golden Tote for a while and finally took the plunge by purchasing a small Tote in March. Of course, I choose the month that Golden Tote was updating their website and adding a style profile so things were a bit crazy to say the least. I am hoping things settle down a bit by the time their Totes go live this month. (FYI they pushed back their Tote sell date to April 13th this month because of the issues they had in March. And should be back to the normal first Monday of the month for June and on.)
Ready to see what I got in my Tote?
Item #1: Touch of Spring Top
This was my chosen item in my tote! I chose it because I liked the look of it and I thought it would be a great casual shirt for my wardrobe that I would get a lot of use out of.
Once I saw the shirt in person I liked it even more. I love the bright colors of the flowers and the fabric is so soft! The shirt fit great too and I am very happy with my selection.
Item #2: Lime & Chili Strip Top
This was the item that my stylist PP sent me. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like it as it appeared that it was going to be too big. And while it is a bit looser than I would prefer I actually do like it!
It is another comfy and casual piece that will probably get a lot of wear. I also love the detailing in the middle of the sleeves. I’m a sucker for details.
I also ended up purchasing a dress from the boutique.
Item #3: Giraffe Dress
For some reason I was lusting over the giraffe dress that they were offering as a selection for the large Tote but since I didn’t want to invest in a large Tote for my first experience with Golden Tote, I purchased it separately from the boutique when I ordered my small Tote. Lucky for me, doing so gave me a discount on the dress! I also really wanted the braided belt that they styled the dress with but sadly the belt was already sold out. I’ll have to look for a similar one.
The giraffe dress is not something that would normally catch my eye so I was nervous that I would not like it as much in person or that I would not look good on me. But I had nothing to worry about! I love the giraffe dress! I think it is super cute and I like that it nothing like anything else that I have in my closet. So glad I got it!
Despite all of the website issues that Golden Tote was having in March and the extended length of time it took for my Tote to be mailed, I am really pleased with my experience. I like all of the clothes I got and I feel that they are of good quality. I also liked that Golden Tote includes style cards with the items although I did not get one for the Lime & Chili Stripe Top. Perhaps you only get style cards for your chosen items? If you are a more experienced Goldie, let me know if that is the case!
I do think that I should have sized down on all of the items that I got but I can still make them work. I’ve updated my style profile to reflect my size change for the next time that I get a Tote.
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Have you tried Golden Tote? What do you think of it?
What do you think of the items I got in my Tote?