Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tote Bags

Simply Bags carries a lot of varieties of Tote Bags you should check out. They gave me the opportunity to choose any bag I would like.
I went through their website and skimmed through all the bags, and decided I wanted the Polka Dot Tote in black and fuchsia. Now for my review... hehe~
Product Review: Polka Dot Tote in Black-Fuchsia

Where can you purchase this: simply-bags.com
Price: $25.99

Made in China

Description on the website: Small trendy polka dot tote bag for use as a handbag. This cute tote bag is available in the latest fashion colors with popular polka dot trim.

Colorful polka dot accent tote bag measures 12" W x 8" H, gingham lined with snap closure. Overall height 16 inches.
My thoughts: My first initial reaction is how cute is the bag!!! Oh mi goodness it's so adorable! I love it!... hehe~ Anyone who knows me well know I love cute, adorable things. No matter how old I get, I still enjoy cute things... wheee~ After the excitement wore off, I needed to take pictures and examine the bag... hehe~
All their bags have something embroidered on it since that's the main concept of their line. I had them embroider my name. It's very well stitched and I love the font type. :)
The added bow and ribbon strip on the front is so adorable! I noticed one thing though. :/ On the website, the bow and the ribbon strip is black with fuchsia polka dots, but the bag I received is fuchsia with black polka dots. I am not too sure why there is a difference from the picture on the website and the bag I received. To be honest, I like the fuchsia with the black polka dots better... wheee~ :)
Here's a closer picture of the bow. The one thing I really love is that they stitched the bow!!! Most bags I have seen, mostly cosmetic bags, they glue the bow. If I made my own bag, I would have stitched it on as well because it's more sturdy that way!... hehe~ A lot of bags that are glued on tend to come off or at least from experiences I have heard.
I noticed they cut the end of the ribbon/bow instead of stitching. I wish they stitched it instead of cut it. The cut on the left one is good, but the right one isn't too good. I can see in the future the thread coming off. I think this bag would be better if it was stitched... hehe~
Here's how the back looks like.
Here's a picture of the bottom. I love that they put 4 I don't know what you call that; the shiny, silver thingie... lol~ The reason why I like it is because it will protect the bottom from touching the ground when you put it on the floor. Who wants your bag touching the ground eh!?!? Even though I say this, most of us still put it on the ground because it's just easily forgettable... hehe~

The bottom is very sturdy. I am not too sure but if I had to take a guess, they put a cardboard on the bottom. In my opinion, that's a good idea because it will keep the shape of the bottom. I know a lot of bags with no cardboard on the bottom and you can see these women with expensive bags with a weird shape bottom. That's not a pretty sight or at least for me!... hehe~ :X
Here's the handles. It's fuchsia with black polka dots on one side and just plain fuchsia on the other.
Here's the top of the bag.
I love that they put a heart charm to the zipper. How cute is that!!! :) The one thing I found odd about this bag is that they don't close all the way. I am not too sure why, but it's actually not a hassle. I put my left thumb in the plaided area in the picture and use my right hand to unzip it. It's actually pretty comfortable that way... hehe~
Here's how the inside looks. This is the inside of the back side of the bag. I love that the inside is black and white plaid.
It has three compartments. The big one with the zipper, and two smaller compartments in the front.
Here's the inside of the front side of the bag.
The most important part of any bags are the stitches and how sturdy it is... hehe~ If you have a bag that isn't stitched well, the threads can come off and that's the end of the bag. :/ The stitches are amazing; perfectly equal and very well made! :)

The fabric of the bag is good too. The outside is one of those material when it gets wet, example sprinkle from the rain, it would fall off the bag. I am not 100% sure on this since I haven't wore this bag outside in the rain yet but from the quality, you can tell... hehe~ ;) I also noticed it's very easily bendable. If you noticed in the second picture from the top, you can see a bend all the way around in one area. I think it's my mail man's fault... lol~ I saw him trying to squeeze the package into the mail box. Don't ask me why. :/ Overall, I am really happy with this bag. It's just really cute!... hehe~ :)

Pros:
* Cute style!!!
* Well stitched tote bag.
* Sturdy bag.
* Cute font style and well made embroidery.
* Stitched the ribbon/bow and not glued it.
* Cardboard inserted in the bottom.
* Four silver thingies on the bottom.
* Cute heart charm on the zipper.
* Cute black and white inside.
* Many compartments inside the bag.

Cons:
* Bended in one area of the bag.
* The ends of the ribbon/bow are cut not stitched.

Would I buy this again: Yes, it's really adorable!
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Thank you Simply Bags for this cute tote bag!!! :)

They also have a twitter account you guys should follow! They post their giveaways and you guys can keep up to date with what is happening!... hehe~

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was given to me to review on my blog. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

15 comments:

Dao said...

This is such a cute bag. The quilting looks nice. I'm still not sure if I want to have my name stitched on the bag though :) It's kinda weird to me.

Btw, you won the CLEAN anti-bacterial hand cream. I'm going to email you soon.

Debbie said...

I have their beach bag and I love it! It is a very well-made bag.

Kalmo said...

What I cute bag! I love the pretty pink accents and the heart chain. :)

screw ball :) said...

Cute bag!!!!!!!
I like that the stitched the bow on better then gluing it on too, I think gluing stuff when working with materiel is just bad workmanship.

kawaiikao said...

very cute! i like that it has a zipper on top...i always feel like someone will reach into my bag or something :p

amynaree said...

how cute! it's so cool they let you pick your own bag, I wish they would of gave me that option as well lol

spankedelic said...

Cuuuuuute bag! I like the way it looks. The price isn't bad either!

Dina (XYYan) said...

the bag is so cute! Love the polka dot print :D

Jannie said...

that bag is so ADORABLE. :D now i'm guessing this must be THE bag you were talking about over the phone. :D i love the polka dots and the ribbon. girl, we are never too old for cute things. plus, we are forever cute. hehe... :D

i also love how it's quilted and the gingham lining inside is adorable as well. it's also neat how the bottom of the bag has rivets (i think that's what they're called). yeah, it would be nasty if it just laid flat on the ground without a base like those rivets. hehe...

really? walgreens and rite aid still have jane? i gotta check those stores out. i have yet to try their blushes too. thanks for letting me know. :D

oh yeah, the brush set i'm getting from mac is called a lady and her tricks. it has 168SE, 187SE, 209SE, 219SE and 252SE. i know one of them is a duo-fibre brush. kinda like a mini 187 and the other one is the angled one. the rest are for eyes. i'm so excited. :D

Tammy said...

This is such a cute bag! It's looks so roomy and sturdy. I don't know about having my name stitched on it, though. Still, it's super cute!

Blair said...

Ahhh, I love bags with studs on the bottom too, but most of my bags don't have this feature haha

This tote bag looks perfect for shopping trips! But I will feel bad stuffing it in my handbag, does it regain its shape easily once folded?

RYC if I'm not mistaken, E'Quip is only marketing two brands, Suqqu and RMK. RMK's price range is rather similar to Lunasol's but don't quote me on this, I'm not familiar with RMK.

Shop N' Chomp said...

*squeals* It's pink, has polka dots, AND a bow?! Uber cute *^_^* Love that it's sturdy too.

P.S You don't suck! I enjoy reading your reviews. They are always so thorough. :D

Jannie said...

hehehe... that's what i'm guessing they're called. i remember one of my managers calling studs on jeans rivets, so that's how i figured what those things under the bag are called. lol.

oh, come on! you are cute. plus, you look very young. i bet you get mistaken for a teenager a lot. so yes, you will be forever cute. :D

yeah, i too cannot believe i never noticed jane is still around. it's because i always head for jesse's girl at rite aid and jordanna at walgreens. i need to shift my sights a little better. hehehe...

ooh. a post on the brushes is coming up soon. i am very happy with them. and the bag it comes with is so cute. :D

spankedelic said...

you won my shoe giveaway. email me with your address so i can forward it to the company!

Vanessa said...

Hi Alyssa! How are you?! It's been so long, so it's nice to be back to the blogging world, hope all is well with you, thanks for the comments!

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