My favorite videos to watch on YouTube are “what is in my bag?”.. I always watch and once someone explains the purpose of an item in their bag, I run and put it in my purse. Tape is the one thing I carry around that people think is strange – but the amount of times it has come in handy, I don’t regret that purchase.
Mommy Bag (noun): Mary Poppins of bags usually contain diapers, snacks and everything you and everyone around you may need. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have a kid to rock a mommy bag. How is a mommy bag different from a tote? I’m glad you asked. A mommy bag can be even a small bag that if organized correctly, can fit everything you could possibly need. A tote is usually larger and typically made of canvas, leather or any easy to clean material. These bags are perfect since they are able to carry all essentials while remaining stylish and elegant. The Birkin is the OG mommy bag – Jane Birkin originally used it as a diaper bag. Bags are meant to be enjoyed and used. If you are worried about them getting a little dirty, don’t worry, we […]
The origin of the word tote is “to carry” with roots dating back to the 17th century. In the West African language, Kikonho, the word “tota” means to “pick up”. In Kimbundu, the word “tuta” means “carry;load” and in Swahili “tuta” means “pick up,carry”. Did you know that the first tote bags were originally worn around the waist? Back in the day, if your tote was embellished or embroidered, it was a status symbol of wealth. In 1940, LL Bean created their first tote bag to carry Ice and Wood. This practical canvas bag was made to last – it’s now known as a boat bag (because of its broad shape). In the 1960s, Bonnie Cashin started a tote collection called Cashin Carry tote bag which is now known as Coach. Her collection was spacious, colorful, beautiful, modern and made […]
The only GST I like is the Chanel GST – not the tax, the Grand Shopping Tote. This tote was available in two other sizes: the Petite Shopping Tote (PST) and the Grand Shopping Tote XL (GST XL). The oldest GST first launched in early 2004, then it was reissued in 2010, and discontinued in 2015. The GST tote rose to fame in the early to mid 2000’s with the entire cast of The Hills, Paris Hilton and many other reality TV stars sporting the bag on their arm. There are two models of this tote; the original model style code was A20995, and the newer model ( the reissued one) style code was A50995. What are the differences between the two styles? 1. Its light as air This bag is extremely light and, considering its full caviar leather […]