Monday, October 15, 2012

REVIEW -- Simply Bags' NEW Custom Tote Bags

Hey everyone! Last month I was contacted by a really nice man named Bob.. He and his wife own Simply Bags and they're developing a new line of Custom Tote Bags and graciously offered to let me try one. If you know anything about me, you know that I can't turn down any type of bag. I have a huge collection of totes, purses, clutches.. you name it, I own it. Of course I was thrilled to say yes!

The Custom Tote Bags come in three colors: turquoise and orange (pictured above), and green (pictured below). They are lightweight and highly stylish and functional. Measuring 19"W x 15"H x 5" across the bottom, this bag is definitely big enough to fit your every need. They retail for $22.95.

I love that it has multiple side pockets on the front as well as on the inside (with an additional zipper pocket!), and it's got sturdy web handles, is lined, and has a snap closure for added security. You can also choose to monogram or embroider your bag from a selection of colored threads for added personalization.. at no additional cost!

I selected the turquoise bag and had it monogrammed with my initials. I most recently used my bag on my best friend's wedding day because I was a bridesmaid and had a TON of stuff to carry with me to several different locations.. and my tote bag was able to accommodate it all!

I snagged a couple of quick pics to show you just how much was in my bag, but you can't even come CLOSE to seeing everything. I'll include a detailed list below.

Here's a list of everything my bag held comfortably:
  • Shoebox (with shoes)
  • Large Vera Bradley makeup bag
  • Hoodie
  • Undergarments
  • Wallet
  • 2 smaller purse-size makeup bags
  • 3 full size bottles of nail polish
  • Pack of bobby pins
  • Pack of fashion tape
  • Bottle of water
  • Full size can of hairspray
  • Clutch purse for the wedding
  • Full size bottle of Motrin
  • Full size bottle of perfume
  • 2 bags of snacks
  • Phone Charger
  • Camera
Color me impressed.. I knew the bag was big but I did not think all of THAT could fit in it at one time! I'm super bummed I didn't have this back when I was teaching dance or in school. It would have been AMAZING. Since my major was dance, I usually had to carry 2 bags with me around campus because I could never find a bag big enough for everything. This would have definitely been the solution and I've already shared it with my friends who are still in dancing their way through college!

Bottom line: I. LOVE. MY. BAG. It's huge and functional.. Chris and I had a great brainstorming session for all the uses it could have. This is what we came up with:
  • Dance bag
  • Weekender bag
  • Diaper bag
  • Gym bag
  • Pool bag
  • Beach bag
  • Picnic bag (for blankets, etc)
  • Reusable shopping bag (save the trees!)
  • Work bag
  • Laptop bag
  • Carry on bag (for air travel)
  • Kids' bag for going to see grandparents
  • Car bag
..The possibilities are endless! Chris was also pleased that it comes in gender neutral colors, as he got stuck carrying my bag out of the wedding venue that night and for once it wasn't hot pink (such a shock!).

Simply Bags has a HUGE selection of bags for every need and situation you could ever want and most of them are super cute able to be embroidered! If you're looking for a new bag for any reason, I would definitely recommend them. Bob is incredibly nice and shipping was very fast!


  1. Wow, that is a lot of stuff to fit in one bag!! Good to know!

  2. I know! I love how huge it is!

    ...That's what she said.

    ...Except that IS what I said.. because I'm a she. Ahhh, the irony.

  3. Haha! I was totally going to throw a "TWSS" in there but you did it for me! Awesome.

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