Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Totes Galore

The classic tote is making a comeback and they are available in an array of price points, colors and styles. My favorites come from Lands End, Coach and Louis Vuitton. All three versions offer the classic look but they also have the now factor to them.

The Lands End Canvass Tip Proof Tote come in a variety of sizes and can be embroidered to your specifications. They range from $15.50 to $29.50 and come in 13 different combinations. They are made from batter-proof, 24-oz. cotton canvas with Reinforced, rip-resistant bottom and handles. The sturdier seams help tote stand upright and the medium, large and extra large sizes have four pockets inside to help you organize. The extra large sizes hold three regular bags of groceries. All sizes come with an antimicrobial finish. These totes are perfect for guest room amenities for your out-of-town guests or as favors for your destination wedding or event. Available through the Lands End Website.

The Coach Hamptons Canvass Draft Tote is an exquisite modern version of the classic tote. It comes in 4 color options including the Coach Signature canvass. It includes and inside zip pocket, PDA pocket, 3 pen loops, and two multifunction pockets. There is an outside open front pocket, outside open back pocket, zip-top closure, canvas with soft port leather trim, fabric lining; leather handles with 6” drop that can be worn on shoulder or cross body. It has a 54 1/2" adjustable strap with detachable pad and the tote measures 13 3/4 (L) x 15 (H) x 5 1/2 (W). The price of this Coach classic is $298 and well worth it. This tote would be a perfect gift for your attendants (groomsmen and bridesmaids) or as a thank you to your fabulous wedding planner. A great memento to your wedding. Available at Coach Stores nationwide or through their Website.

Finally...and I have been in love with this tote since I first saw it in NYC in the summer of 2005 is the Louis Vuitton Utah Leather Kiowa Tote. I can never justify the $2100.00 price tag but deep down - I know that this tote is well worth the self indulgence. The beautiful supple hand-grained Utah calf leather with fine top-stitching that has polished aged brass hardware, flat leather shoulder straps with adjustable buckles and zip-top closure; ends can be tucked inside bag for an alternate look. The tote has cotton canvas lining and interior flat pocket and phone pocket and measures 16.4"x 12.9"x 5.85".

Louis Vuitton or eLUXURY...maybe you can send me a sample of this since I am blogging about it. I promise to continue blogging about it too! At any rate the Louis Vuitton Utah Leather Kiowa Tote is available at Louis Vuitton stores internationally or through the eLUXURY Website. This would make a perfect gift for your bride or groom, or if you have money to burn, for the special few that helped to make your event memorable...like your planner.

Either way you go, cost effective or pure splurge, you and the people receiving these totes will not be disappointed. They are perfect remembrances of your special day and are a useful gift for those receiving them. So get on the "Tote Wagon" and get them while they are hot.


1 comment:

Anna said...

I love these totes too, especially the Louis Vuitton, but the price is more than my rent. UGH! I can dream.

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