I have a confession to make – I never really was into bags. When I was a teenager I did like bags that were big enough to carry all my “stuff.” When I became a mom I traded in my bags for diaper bags. As you know, diaper bags are huge because you have to stuff them to the max with anything and everything your baby might need.
After years of toting around diaper bags, and finally being able to carry a regular bag again, I opted for teeny, tiny bags. I often joke that my purse/pocketbook is a “wallet on a string.” That is because they basically only hold my car keys and wallet – that’s it.
For many years tiny bags have always been OK with me. It wasn’t until I went back to work outside the home that having a larger bag became a necessity again.
I like to carry things to work with me like my laptop (to get some blog work done if I am working a double shift – it gives me something to do on my long lunch break), snacks, my wallet, keys and other necessities. Needless to say I need a big enough bag to accommodate everything.
I used to use a small tote bag for my stuff and put my laptop in a grocery bag when I had to work a double shift, but it was bulky and didn’t exactly provide me with protection for my laptop. What I needed was a bag big enough to carry everything I needed AND was fashionable.
I was sent to review a bag (pictured above) from a company called Baggallini. Baggallini offers consumers totes, handbags, backpacks, shoulder bags and travel bags.
I was sent to review a Baggallini Avenue Tote bag. I received the bag in the color called “Ocean” (a bright blue). The bag is also available in several other colors and patterns.
At first I wasn’t sure how well this bag would fit my stuff. As soon as I received it I took everything out of the bag I was currently using and put it all into the Baggallini Avenue Tote bag. To my surprise it fit all my stuff – and then some!
There is a special pocket on the inside that fits my laptop perfectly. There are also two other pockets on the inside to hold your cellphone (or whatever else you want) and even slots for pens/pencils or make up.
Even with a laptop, the power cord, and a few other things there is still ample room in the bag for even more stuff if I needed it.
One features I really like is that adjustable (and removable) shoulder strap. My previous bag didn’t have a shoulder strap and I really wanted a bag with a shoulder strap to make carrying it easier. Sometimes I stop for coffee and hot chocolate for me and my boss. I need both hands to carry them so having a bag with a shoulder strap makes things a lot easier for me.
The strap is 52″ in length and could easily be used as a cross body strap too. The bag also have 11″ drop shoulder straps.
There is also a back pocket that converts to slide securely over a suitcase handle which makes this a great bag for traveling with too.
The Baggallini Avenue Tote is made with lightweight, water resistant nylon and measures 13”W x 12”H x 6”D.
Not only does this tote bag fulfill all my needs it’s also fashionable. I get a lot of compliments on this bag.
I’ve never considered myself much of a bag person until now. Baggallini has many beautiful bags to choose from. Even someone like me who doesn’t go crazy over the latest and greatest “must have” designs found several on the Baggallini website that I would very much love to have.
Here are a few other bags I like.
Baggallini has so many to choose from in a variety of styles. There is something that every Baggallini shopper would enjoy. They also have bags to fit most budgets, ranging in price from $17.00 – $200.00. The Avenue Tote (the one I have) is priced at $99.95.
If you would like to check out Baggallini please visit www.Baggallini.com. You can also find the brand on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube). All social media links are found on the bottom right of their website.
What do you think about the Baggallin Avenue Tote? Do you enjoy purses/handbags? What’s in YOUR bag?
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.