So, one of the things about riding the bus is that I need to carry a certain number of things with me every day. First and foremost, for the event of rain, I carry an umbrella and a folds-into-a-pocket raincoat with me every time I ride the bus. The rest of my Every Day Carry is a book, a composition book, a couple of pens or sharpies, cell phone, wallet, keys, sunglasses, way more lip products than I’ll ever need, a lunchbag, a stainless steel water bottle, a thermos, and a cardigan or a pashmina because my office is generally freezing. Bottom line is: I carry a lot of stuff every single day.
Currently, I’m using a ginormo tote that is a black burlap-y material, with leather straps that are reinforced with
grommet things. It has a zip closure, which is nice in the event of rain so my books don’t get ruined. It’s about 18 inches wide, 12 inches tall, and 5 inches deep. And it’s ruining my clothes. Apparently the weird burlap-y material rubs against my cardigans and jersey dresses and causes them to pill like crazy. And I can’t have that happening.
So, I need help picking a new tote. If possible, I’d like my money to go to an acutal human instead of someone like the Gap (though I like this tote), so, after browsing like 100 pages of totes on Etsy, I found a great seller: banyanhippo. Only problem is I like SEVERAL of the bags. Want to help me choose? Just leave me a comment and tell me which one you like. Or if you have seen other great ginormo totes somewhere recently, tell me about it!
Edit: did some more looking and found a couple more that I like.
Option 6, for fans of Option 1:
So, what say ye, internets?