It has been a really long time since I have ordered from Golden Tote. In the past I have always received high quality clothing that, for the most part, I really loved. Some of it I’m still wearing on a regular basis! I decided to purchase the May 2017 Golden Tote Mini this month. Keep reading to see what Golden Tote is about and what I got!
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About Golden Tote
Golden Tote is a fun online boutique where each month you can opt to purchase a tote of clothing, with some of the items being surprises! This is not a subscription service. New items are introduced each month and then you decide if you want to purchase anything. They also have a boutique section where you can purchase past tote items.
The clothing you receive from Golden Tote is of high quality and arrives in a cute Golden Tote reusable bag. Some of the clothing is even sold in stores like Anthropologie. Golden Tote also has their own brand called Puella.
There are three tote options to choose from: the Golden, Mini, or Surprise tote.
- Golden Tote: you chose 2 items of clothing you love, and then they surprise you with 3 additional pieces. This tote is $149 + shipping.
- Mini Tote: you to chose 1 item of clothing and they send you 1 surprise item. This tote is $59 + shipping.
- Surprise Tote: you do not get to chose any of the items yourself. You will receive 3 mystery items based on your profile preferences. This tote is $89 + shipping.
My May 2017 Golden Tote Mini Review
This month I decided to go with the Golden Tote Mini. I ordered a few days after the new collection was revealed so some items I really liked were sold out. Fortunately, the shirt I really wanted was still in stock in my size!
Floral Frenzy Top
This top is a light tan sweater material on top with a billowy floral printed cotton material from the top of the chest down. The floral print does cover the entire front and back of the shirt.
I absolutely love this shirt! I think it’s perfect for Spring and Summer. It is really flowy and loose, but you can tuck in the front of it for a more fitted look.
Millibon Mineral Wash Cold Shoulder
This top is a total flop for me. The color is beautiful and I love the lace front at the bottom, but the fit is all wrong for me.
I asked for looser fitting tops, and while this is a loose fit, for sure, the sleeves are too big, the cold shoulder openings are huge, and the front of the shirt is cropped. I can not lift my arms without my entire stomach being exposed. The whole reason I asked for loose shirts is to hide my stomach! I will need to be more specific next time.
Return. Sell. Swap.
You have three options for Golden Tote Clothing you are unhappy with. You can return it to Golden Tote for a partial refund (you pay return shipping), sell it, or swap it.
If I chose to return the cold shoulder top, I would only get $9.00 back. After paying for shipping, it just isn’t worth it to me. I could try to list it on Ebay, but again, it probably would not be worth it. The final option is to sell or swap it with another Golden Tote member, which is what I did. Golden Tote has set up a Facebook group just for this. I listed this top and a minute later someone offered to buy it for $15 shipped!
Try Golden Tote
Interested in seeing what Golden Tote has to offer? Head over to the Golden Tote website and check it out! There are still items available for the May 2017 Golden Tote Mini, as well as the Golden and Surprise totes! New items will be posted June 1, 2017!