A Girl Can Dream: Tote Bags

Sunday, 11 September 2011

With the start of university looming, last minute preparations under way and after purchasing nearly every style of kitchen equipment possible, it has finally dawned on me that the one thing that I probably could do with is a fail-safe tote bag. This doesn't just apply to my university needs, my mum uses one of mine every day on her way to work for the oddly shaped items and big notebooks that her normal bag simply won't cater for. Additionally, after spending endless pounds on books, home bits, food, deposits etc.. I'm in no way to buy a big pricey bag (my Mulberry filled that criteria thank you very much) so an affordable replaceable bag that can carry books and folders seems like the perfect thing.

The thing with a nice tote, is that although they may not be necessarily weather savvy and may not last forever, unlike most bags they come with some beautiful designs illustrated onto them- making them all the more fun to purchase and pick a truly unique piece. Below, after trawling Esty (a time consuming and v. enjoyable past time) I have selected my top totes! Which is your favourite? Have you seen any gorgeous totes on the 'net?

tote bags
(Couldn't resist number 7 or the punny title ;))
(1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.)

x

22 comments:

  1. I think I've fallen in love with tote bags
    especially the singer sewing machine one, the moustache one
    Oh and the London Milan Newyork etc one!! Oh I want them all hahah
    xx

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  2. Haha the big books one is fab! I love tote bags, sticking to my Cath Kidston one at the moment but these are great! :) xoxo

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  3. Wow these look great! I normally use free totes but I did buy an Alphabet bag as I'm a sucker for anything with my initial on. I love the big books one but I'm very tempted to buy the Paris, New York, Milan, London one as it's so cheap. I'm going to check out these new etsy stores now!

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  4. I wear my Alexa and a tote to University too (: Or I did last semester...! I would genuinely buy and wear all of the ones you've featured, particularly #1 and #5 though. Tote bags are also ridiculously useful for food shopping - nice and interesting fact for you ;) - I wear my Fashion Week for a little trip to Asda! xx

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  5. I love these bags especially no.7. Now you've got me started I'm away to look at tote bags on etsy! xx

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  6. Seriously, tote bags are a life saver at uni! I have so many from freshers fayres etc and would not survive without them! You cant be a proper student unless you're carrying a normal handbag and a tote bag haha. In love with the moustache ones, so cute

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  7. Love number 5 and 7. I've got a rapidly expanding collection of totes and they are lifesavers!
    x

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  8. There's a gorgeous one in Topshop at the moment with an otter on - one of my favourite animals so I'm sold!

    www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  9. I love tote bags, and have quite a few, and I love these! Might be tempted to buy one, or a few.. x
    Sirens and Bells

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  10. Oh my god I NEED that big books one! xxx

    http://abby-lee.blogspot.com/

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  11. i love number 4 and 7! ;D
    I am following, please take a look at my blog? :D

    http://lucys-cute-crazed-life.blogspot.com/

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  12. They are all *.* but No.2 & 7 are just amazingg!

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  13. I love the moustache one, and the pun one! xx

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  14. personally its got to be 'i like big books and i cannot lie'
    defo need that for uni!

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  15. Love them all! There is a cute one in Topshop with an Otter on it Otter Print Bag
    .
    I also bought a tote from an artist in Brick Lane, his name is Dan Hillier (Dan Hillier
    ) and you can buy them from his website too! His designs are amazing!
    I also made one myself recently, it's the cheapest way and makes it very unique! (DIY Tote)

    xxx


    London Last Night

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  16. I like No. 5 and 9!

    http://www.nightatvogue.wordpress.com

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  17. I LOVE the french horn one. It's absolutely gorgeous. I have a french horn necklace that will match it nicely. X

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  18. I bought the Anya Hindmarch 'Newspapers and Magazines' tote this summer and it's, literally, NEVER left my side.

    Sarah x

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

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  20. Such bags fit any lifestyle of women. I'm glad you shared that picture with us.

    wholesale designer handbags

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