Monogrammed Reversible Tote
You’ll find out soon enough, so I may as well confess now, I own more purses, bags, and totes than anyone probably should. But that’s really beside the point, isn’t it?
I have a purse or bag for every occasion, eventuality, or purpose, from the high end of the scale all the way to thrift market treasures. Totes large enough to carry a small child, to small wristlets perfect for traipsing though a flea market and everything in between.
I purchased this Calvin Klein tote shortly after I returned from Europe last year, a sort of reward, if you will, for not spending the obscene amount of money on my ‘holy grail’ purse I really wanted to buy in Paris. This tote is durable, well designed, comfortable to carry, and extremely versatile.
Calvin Klein Monogrammed Reversible Tote, $148.00
I have this bag in the text brown/brown/dark brown color combination.
It’s made of easy-to-clean PVC and monogrammed with the CK logo.
It measures a generous 16.5″ (side to side/length) x 5.5″ (front to back/width) x 12.5″ (top to bottom/height). (Note: These measurements are taken from my personal bag. Every place I found it online listed the measurements slightly differently in the description.)
In addition to two sturdy, well affixed handles with an 11″ drop, it also has a true shoulder strap with a 24″ drop. Both the handles and the strap are easily removable and both are comfortable on the shoulder. The longer single strap allows you to wear it securely as a cross body bag.
The gold toned hardware is stamped with the Calvin Klein name.
A strong magnetic closure is located in the middle of the opening at the top. This makes for super easy access, but closes up tightly for a nice security feature.
It includes a small pouch that measures 9.25″ (width) x 6.5″ (height) and has a short strap with a lobster claw clip (8″ long not including clip, 9.5″ long including clip) you can use to fasten the pouch to the tote, or to itself for a wristlet loop. (This is a nice feature as there are no internal pockets because the bag is reversible.)
This tote comes with a drawstring dust bag for storage.
This is the ideal multi-purpose tote.
- School: laptop computer, books, notebooks
- Work: laptop, folders, binders
- Travel: carry-on with items for comfort and entertainment on flights
- Handbag: use alone as a large, roomy purse
- Tote bag: carry in addition to another handbag being used as a purse
It’s pretty, nicely designed, well made, durable, and can function in just about any capacity.
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Stay tuned for a What’s in My Bag follow up post, showing everything I carry in this tote. (As a sneak preview, yes, my laptop does fit in it!)
Do you have a bag that’s super versatile? Tell me about it in the comments.