I enjoyed my Golden Tote so much last month that I decided to give it another go this month!
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 and there is discounted pricing for adding items on to your Tote order. 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 Disney race. At least in my opinion!
As you may remember, last month was a bit crazy with Golden Tote as they changed their website and unfortunately this much was pretty much the same. They had some pricing issues on Tote day and the website was very slow. I actually had purchased three different accessories with my Tote but they ended up showing as free when I checked out. I was later asked to pay for the items, which I had not problem with but they wanted me to give my card number via email or over the phone, which I didn’t like. I would have preferred to enter my card number in on their site but since that wasn’t an option I just had them remove the accessories from my order altogether. Bummer! I really hope they get these website issues taken care of asap.
But back to my Tote. I elected to purchase the small Tote again this month. Here’s a look at what I got!
Item #1: Loose and Lovely Tank
This was my chosen item and I really should have known better. As a rule I typically don’t like flowy shirts on me. I like them on other people but not me. For some reason, I thought I could change my mind with this shirt. I was wrong. It’s a beautiful shirt but it is just not for me. I also didn’t like the mauve coloring on me either. You live and learn right?
Fortunately Golden Tote has a Trading Group on Facebook where people post their Tote reveals as well as buy / sell / trade Golden Tote items. I plan to sell or trade this top so it will be loved better by someone else!
Item #2: Lumiere Triangle Print Tank
This was my surprise item and I like it! It can be dressed up or down and I don’t have anything quite like it in my wardrobe.
Despite not liking my chosen item, I am happy with my Tote overall. I know the Loose and Lovely Tank will find a new home and I still got one great item out of the Tote. The only downside to the Tote experience was the website….so we shall see what May brings. I am also very eager to try out a large Tote but since I have a Stitch Fix shipment coming up this week, I will have to see how many things I end up liking from my Fix as that will be the deciding factor on whether of not I got a large Tote in May.
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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?