East West Tote
needs a longer strap
I ordered this bag in tea garden cause it was the cheapest bag that fit the size requirements for a school tote. I don't carry much in my bag, one binder and a few cosmetics items (chapstick, perfume, eyedrops)
The size of the actual bag is perfect, i don't even mind that there isnt a zipper but what gets me is how awkwardly short the strap is. For a bag this size, I think the strap should be 1-2 inches longer. I find myself struggling to keep the bag on my shoulder, and the top of the bag is already at my armpit area. Maybe thats just on my 5'8 frame, the strap might work on smaller people. Also, some of the seaming at the inside top of the bag is already starting to loosen up after a week of wear. :/
December 6, 2013
DEFINITELY NEEDS A ZIPPER!!!
Very nice roomy tote. I use it to carry my everyday needs as well as some medical supplies which I have to use daily. I find that when I set this tote on seat of the car next to me it will often fall forward and the contents falls out. Out of the pockets, out of the bag onto the floor, under the seats etc. So you see this lovely East West Tote would be much more efficient if it zipped. I am 66 years old and am tired of fishing for the items that fell out of the tote.
WHY NOT MAKE A GOOD THING BETTER -- WOULD IT HURT???
December 3, 2013
Trendy large bag
I have this bag in Suzani. It's perfect as a work bag. I can fit files and other notebooks in it as well as my lunch. I still have room for more. I like the 3 inner pockets and do wish they had put a zippered outer pocket on this bag. The invisible metallic closure works well and it is comfortable on the shoulder. I wouldn't use it as a not for work bag because it has so much room. Would be a great beach or picnic bag too!
October 31, 2013
Great for school
I used this in the last 18 weeks of school and it was great! The pockets in the bag made it so easy to carry pens and sharpies and highlighters and etc. it held all my stuff plus more and was very durable .
July 7, 2013
Wish it had a zipper
Got this bag for my birthday and I love the size. It's a great work bag for me as I can carry a binder and files, and still fit my wallet and a couple other small items like snacks. The pockets are a great size for my phone, hand sanitizer, pens, post-it notes, etc. my only complaint is that the closure is not that great. Any time this tips over in the car I end up picking up all my stuff off the floor.
June 23, 2013
East West Tote
I love the East West Tote but its a little bit wide.
It's perfect for over the weekend or school but it could be less bulky. I Also wish it had better closure because I took it on a trip and put my iPad and books in it and was worried something would fall out.
June 7, 2013
The magnetic closure is not strong enough to keep the bag closed with just my wallet and make-up bag inside. I am going to have to buy snaps or something because I have ended up with make-up and pens all over the car when the bag falls off the seat.
April 19, 2013
Great space, poor closure!
If you want to use this for books and bigger items, it is great!! If you have little things, I wouldn't use this tote. The magnetic closure doesn't hold together so things can fall out constantly or people can look into your tote and see everything you have.
April 6, 2013
A very versatile bag!
I LOVE this bag and I am so disappointed they discontinued it. Stuff doesn't get lost in the bottom of the bag like in the regular tote. Another cool thing is you can turn it inside out if you love the inside pattern of the bag. I got so many compliments when I did that.
March 24, 2013
Not enough pockets.
I really like the size of this bag. I carry a lot of stuff with me and it all fits nicely in here. However, it only has three pockets on the inside and none on the outside. I quickly run out of places to put my small things. And I can only drop my keys in the main section, so they're hard to find.
March 12, 2013