Given its relatively high price, it does have a few drawbacks to consider. The zippers and fabrics were not the highest quality, especially in comparison to something like the Freshly Picked bags, we would give them about a 7 out of 10. They’re good, but not quite on par with the heavy duty zippers and easy-clean fabrics of some other bags. Our friends at WhatToExpect, Babylist, Babygearlab, and The Wirecutter all consider it a top pick!
In case you’re walking long distances, this duffle bag also converts to a backpack via optional double straps. If you like your work bags structured, then you need to invest in this large Beis Work Tote. Designed by actress Shay Mitchell with the intention of helping people who are always on the go, it’s thoughtfully designed to hold a day’s worth of essentials…and then some. Plus, the croc-embossed faux-leather adds a luxe touch to this practical everyday bag.
We were able to fit everything in that we needed, including diapers, wipes, baby bottles, and cloths. Being relatively tall and narrow, we found that when it was fully loaded it did tend to topple over sometimes. We also found it less convenient to reach in and easily grab something, since things tended to get stacked on top of one another, so this design might not be for everyone.
Specifically in the carry-on, I was amazed at how much I was able to fit into it. I was also able to use the weight indicator on the side handle to gauge how much wiggle room I had , which really helped my packing process, because I don’t have a scale at home. Read on for all of my thoughts on this trendy luggage, and to hear how these rolling bags held up on my month-long tour through five cities. The hard-to-miss silhouette makes this anything but a basic black bag.
Overall I wish the bag had bigger pockets and maybe more zipped or elasticized compartments, since there are only two barely big enough to hold phone and passport, let alone wallet, etc. I like the laptop sleeve, water bottle pouches and key clip which are useful. The overall style of the bag is very streamlined and nice, but the Minkeeblue label on the front of my bag was applied crooked which takes away from the symmetry of the bag.
It’s a splurge, but a Mansur Gavriel bag is one you’ll likely keep forever. The “Tulipano” bag comes in various bold shades and also has a long strap to make carrying easier when you’re lugging a ton around. An under-$100 suede leather bag isn’t so easy to find. Cuyana’s leather styles are elegant and ones that’ll never go out of style. The double loop strap on this ensures you can carry it multiple ways, and you can even customize it with your initials. MZ Wallace has some of the best totes out there because of their puff texture, like this beautiful quilted style that has pockets on pockets on pockets.
A structured camel leather tote is always a polished look for when you’ve got to be on your A-game. Did someone say — we’re going to design a tote to match your Louboutins? Perfect for a day of work turned evening office party, Mansur Gavriel’s Large Tote is an angel-sent work tote, to say the least.