When Golden Tote announced they were releasing mystery grab bags this month, I couldn’t resist seeing if I could score a great deal on some cute clothes.
How does Golden Tote work?
This isn’t a subscription service, but every month Golden Tote releases new totes that are a mix of items you pick out plus surprise items. Normal tote options are:
The Golden Tote – You pick two of the five items you receive. Cost: $149
The Mini Tote – You pick one of the two items you receive. Cost: $59
The Surprise Tote – You are surprised with three items that fit your profile. Cost: $89
However, in January they do not release their normal tote options and instead offer mystery totes that include various items from past releases. I opted for the Surprise Grab Bag, which contains three items from the “surprise” item stash (a $120 value) for $45.
Unboxing my Surprise Grab Bag Tote…
♥ The Subscription: Golden Tote
♥ The Cost: Totes cost $45 and up + Shipping
♥ The Products: Clothes and Accessories
♥ Ships to: US and International
RolyPoly Striped Top with Elbow Patches
Babel Printed Leggings
Unknown Brand Colorblock Dress
My thoughts on my Surprise Grab Bag Tote…
Overall, I’m disappointed with the items I received in my surprise grab bag. The items pictured in the listing were much cuter than the pieces I actually received. I placed my order a few minutes after the tote was released and hoped that meant I would get a nicer selection. Weirdly, the dress had the brand name cut off the label, which leaves me with the feeling this dress was supposed to be tossed and not sold. (Update: I contacted Golden Tote about the clipped tag, and they are sending me a new surprise item.) I don’t know what each piece retailed for, but the quality did not feel like a $120 value. However, three pieces for $45 plus shipping is a fair price. While the grab bag is final sale, there is a Golden Tote Trading Group on Facebook, so I may not be completely out of luck.
I wouldn’t completely rule out trying Golden Tote again. I’ve tried The Mini Tote in the past and have scored a couple of cute pieces, and I am curious about the five piece The Golden Tote. However, I think I’ll skip the grab bag next time around.
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