Ok you guys I really wanted to share my thoughts with you about these tote bags because I am seriously in love with them!  I always remember seeing these odd little bags hanging in random stores like Nordstrom, Bloomys, and even at the airport.  I never knew the convince and practicality of these little gems until my sister had one!  Then I obviously copied her and put the Large Le Pliage Tote on my Christmas list a few years back and have loved it ever since!
IMG_6328I have had the olive greenish color for about three years now and have used it as a diaper bag, carry on, gym bag, and everyday purse.  This bag is perfection if you have an older baby, you are in school, or you carry a lot to work, or if you travel! So I think that pretty much covers everyone!
IMG_6321 They are super convenient because they fold up super slim and can be easily packed away in a suitcase while traveling which is what I did when my husband and I traveled to Costa Rica a few months ago.  This bag came in handy a million times from using it as a carry on, shopping in markets, and going to the beach I am so happy I brought it!

IMG_6320 On the same trip we somehow accumulated a ton of extra things/ended up throwing everything in a huge ball so we couldn’t fit it all into our suitcase and this travel tote would have been a lifesaver.  My sisters both had this expandable version and I wished I had it especially on the way back.IMG_6330 The amazing part of this travel tote is that it folds up super small but then expands to a huge bag that can easily be carried with the shoulder strap.  What I would have given for this on the way home instead of 3 backpacks and a 70lb suitcase!  Note to self:pack less next time 😉IMG_6329So after Christmas I had a reward card to Bloomingdale’s because I am a loyalist which is totally free and doesn’t require you to link a debit or open a credit card so I hight recommend signing up if you frequent shopping there and you can even use it online.  We purchased a lot of our families gifts online for Christmas and then I had $50 off any purchase pretty much just like a gift card.  Then my mom gave me a $50 off a $200 or more purchase so this is the only reason I finally purchased one at $100 off!  I was so happy and have used it a ton since purchasing it!
IMG_6336 They are pretty pricey so for a while I was skeptical about them when you can easily shop at Target or pretty much anywhere to find a tote bag, but after having and using this constantly I am really happy with the quality and how convenient these bags really are!IMG_6324 The travel tote unzipped is the perfect size for an overnight trip and can easily fit everything you need for 1-2 nights.  This would also I think work really nicely for a carry on bag when flying.  Obviously check the dimensions before boarding but I think it is really similar to my suitcase I normally use. Totally expanded you can fit a ton of clothes and shoes!  This bag would have been amazing when I was in college and I know that my sisters got a ton of use out of it traveling back and forth from school to home!

IMG_6337I just wanted to share my experience with these bags, if you are in the market for a new tote I would highly recommend these.  I think with the quality, convenience, and color choices you can’t go wrong!

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xo Meg