Is anyone else a tote hoarder? Are you always searching for the perfect ONE, the one bag that can do it all: look good for work, traveled well and can carry around a laptop, chargers, makeup, snacks, a water bottle, a change of clothes for the kiddos and books you never get to read?
Yeah, me too.
Until this past month when I found not one, but TWO perfect bags!
I’m so excited to share these finds with you!
So, when I stumbled across the Hallaton Leather Rucksack in my favorite camel color, I waited for a coupon to purchase it (and here’s one for you). And boy, did it exceed my expectations.
I know not everyone is into leather (if that’s you, scroll down for a non-leather option), however, Joules is a member of the Leather Working Group, which means they responsibly source their materials.
The leather is soft and the color is rich. But, the best part? It’s CONVERTIBLE!
I can use this as a tote, shoulder bag or backpack and I don’t have to adjust anything.
Oh, and it gets better: look at how much STUFF I can fit in the bag and still zip it up!
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My only knock against this bag is that it is SO gorgeous, I don’t yet want to bring it on a plane and stick it on the floor under the seat in front of me. So, I starting poking around and came across option #2…
BINGO! This Kate Spade bag is everything: stylish, practical (it’s nylon, so it’s easy to clean) and it was able to fit every single thing in the pictures above, plus two small bottles of water in the side pockets.
Again, just like the Joules rucksack, the Kate Spade Taylor can be used as a tote, shoulder bag or backpack.
As a bonus, it also has an exterior pocket that slips over the handle of a suitcase!
Here’s a money-saving tip for you: wait for a Kate Spade sale and/or check out a Kate Spade outlet to score this bag at a lower price. I found mine at an outlet for half price. In fact, it wasn’t even on the floor–I asked the sales rep if they had convertible backpacks and she got it out of the back!
I’d love to know if you have a favorite tote that works just as well for work, family and travel, so please leave a comment below!
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