I am a practical girl when it comes to purses and bags! I don’t want to be switching out my purse – it needs to go with everything. I want it to be able to fit my laptop, iPad, and planner if needed but not be so big I can’t carry it every day without all that extra stuff.
Over the last couple of months, I had been looking for a classic, everyday style tote in a perfect brown color that would go with neutrals, black and bright colors. And I didn’t want to pay a small fortune. The perfect bag is not such an easy thing to find!
And then I walked into Madewell and saw the Medium Transport Tote. The color and size were perfect. And as I stood in the store glancing in the mirror with the bag over my shoulder I knew I had found it! But I hesitated at the price of $158.00 and left the store to think about this potential purchase.
A week later I was attending a back to school tea when I picked up my purse and noticed the straps were fraying and that bag which had served me well for the last 18 months was so cheaply made it was starting to fall apart. This was my sign! Happily, I went off to Madewell that day to purchase my ‘perfect’ bag!
It’s only been a couple of weeks since the perfect bag came into my life and I can’t believe I hesitated at all! I love this bag! I love the look, the feel of the leather, the different strap options, the front pocket, the color . . . everything.
This past weekend I traveled with it and it was the perfect size for all my electronics, snacks, water, sweater and the regular everyday contents of my purse.
I plan on carrying this bag/tote every day so it is well worth its price tag and I couldn’t be happier!
BTW, I like the open style but they also have a zipped version and drawstring version that both looks equally wonderful! And in addition to the brown (saddle) color, there is black, olive and a burgundy color.
Do you own a tote bag? Do you find them to be as versatile and awesome as I do?