Friday, January 14, 2011

-- Tote Bag Shopping --

I'm in the market for a new bag for me to use for carrying all of my necessities to work.  See several days a week I take the bus to work instead of driving.  On these days, I have a 10-15 minute walk between the bus station and my work.  While not a huge walk, having a decent sized bag that I can wear across my body instead of on my shoulder is definitely a plus.

The bag that I have been using (which was free from a conference) has started ripping, so naturally, I turned to Etsy to shop for a new one.

I know that the bag needs to be rather large.  I use it to carry my lunch, my purse, sometimes a pair of shoes (so I can change out of my boots) and often a notebook.  The bag I currently use is about 14" tall, 16" wide and 6" deep, I was looking for one with similar dimensions.

With a quick search, I came upon these.  This first one is my favorite.  I like the color and the size.  Plus, its got lots of interior compartments.

Kinies Classic in Dark Grey
 I don't love the color of this one as much, or the shape but it is a good size.

ChristyStudio - Mia

Love the color of this one.  The pleats are also very awesome!  But I think that it might be quite narrow at the top so it might not be as functional as I need.  But, its very affordable compared to the others :)

Marbled - Red Messenger Bag
 Finally, this one is also quite awesome.  I think that the size would be great for me.  Only thing is that it is quite expensive and I'm not sure I am willing to spend that much on a tote bag.

Minus Tote - Charcoal
Have any of you got a cross body bag that you really like?  Or have you ordered from an Etsy seller that you'd recommend?


Megan said...

I don't have any recommendations, but I just love the red one. So cute!

Karena said...

I haven't I will be on the lookout though!! Fun styles!

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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love them all, but I'm obsessed with the first one. Totally chic.

Faith said...

I really like the first one too. The red is really pretty, but may not be as functional.

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