Le Tote September 2018 Review + Unboxing
For most of us, it’s not a smart decision to purchase brand new outfits every week (even if we really want to). But with a clothing rental subscription like Le Tote, you can fulfill your dream of always having something new to wear! I subscribed a couple months ago and have been loving it.
This Le Tote review will briefly explain how it works, share the clothing I received in my second shipment, similar clothing subscription boxes, and my overall thoughts about this subscription.
How Does Le Tote Work?
I wondered how this subscription works when I first heard about it too. Basically, they send you a tote with clothing and accessories to wear (you can select the items yourself or Le Tote can choose them for you). You can keep it as long as you want.
Once you decide you want a different tote, you simply send the first items back in the free mailer bag they provide and request another. You can get an unlimited amount of totes per month—you just can’t have two at once.
As for prices, there’s a large variety of pricing options, starting at $59 per month (the price depends on how many clothing and accessory items you choose). If you’d like to see them all, I listed the different plans in my first Le Tote review. In addition, you can opt for the $5 monthly insurance fee that covers any repairable damage like drops, stains, missing buttons, etc.
None of this would matter if their clothes weren’t cute. Fortunately, Le Tote’s clothes are adorable! I’ve found numerous items I’d love to wear. They have clothes and accessories to fit anybody’s style—they even offer a maternity subscription! You can browse their selection before you subscribe. I love that they offer a bunch of filters to find the exact kind of clothes you want.
Shipping + Unboxing
After customizing my second tote, it was shipped out the next day and I received it a few days later. It was shipped in a flimsy Le Tote box, but that’s not a problem because they provide a free mailer bag to return everything in. This month, I changed to the plan with five clothing items because I have more than enough accessories at the moment.
In addition to the clothes, my box came with a small booklet that described each piece of clothing and listed prices.
Free People Jacket
I got this oversized jacket in my first tote, but I couldn’t resist choosing it again. It’s so cute and I love the bright blue color. It’s not too heavy to wear out in hot weather. I would keep it, but I can’t justify spending nearly $100 on it. Even if I did, I would eventually get sick of it as I do with most of my clothes.
Le Tote price: $80
Beyond Yoga High Rise Compression Leggings
These leggings are my favorite item in this tote. I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect leggings to work out in, and these are it! They hug my body and make it look amazing. Since they’re so thin, they don’t make me overheat when I work out. At the same time, you can’t see through them at all (which is hard to find with thin leggings). I might actually keep them!
Le Tote price: $64
Juicy Couture Sweatshirt
I love crop tops, especially sweatshirts. This cropped, grey sweatshirt from Juicy Couture is adorable! It says “JuicyLA” on one of the sleeves. It’s a little too warm to wear out in the day, but it’s perfect at night! I can’t wait to wear it more once the weather starts getting colder.
This sweatshirt looks great with high-waisted jeans or leggings.
Le Tote price: $60
JOA Tie Duster Cardigan
I got overly excited when I saw fall clothes like this cardigan. While it’s adorable, I never got the opportunity to wear it outside because it’s still too hot where I live. It would be perfect for cold weather though—it’s very thick and keeps you warm! I’m excited to wear clothes like this when it starts getting colder.
Le Tote price: $57
AVA Ruffle Hem Pant
I wasn’t too sure if these would look good on me since I’m shorter than the models in their pictures, but I was pleasantly surprised. They’re flowy and cute. Since they’re so open and thin, I have no problem keeping cool in these! The floral design is adorable as well. I paired them with a cute crop top I got from Stitch Fix (I mention more about this clothing subscription below).
Le Tote price: $58
Since it’s a bit spendy, I doubt I would’ve subscribed without the Le Tote free trial. They typically offer 14 days for free, but they occasionally offer a 30-day trial as well to really get a feel for the subscription. This deal is only valid for the lowest price plan, which provides three clothing items and two accessories.
Once your free trial is almost up, you can decide to cancel or continue your subscription. If you cancel, they’ll give you a generous five days to pop your tote in the mail.
There are a few different types of clothing subscription boxes if Le Tote doesn’t sound like your cup of tea. If you’re looking to discover and purchase new clothes, there are plenty of options. One that I love is Stitch Fix! They send five items in each box for a $20 styling fee, and this fee is then applied to any clothes you purchase from your box.
Discover how to get a free trial and what kind of clothes they send in my reviews of Stitch Fix!
On the other hand, there are clothing subscriptions that offer exclusive pricing and deals for members. One of my favorites is JustFab. Their member deals are fantastic, especially for your first order. They charge $39.95 at the beginning of month, but this fee is then credited to your account to buy anything from their shop. You can cancel whenever or skip a month as often as you’d like. My first pair of shoes from JustFab (aka Shoedazzle) cost just $15!