I use a tote bag for lots of things, especially in the summer.Â They are perfect for trips to the beach, park or boat, so I want one that is both sturdy and roomy.Â In the past I have sacrificed fashion for a bag that was utilitarian.Â When I discovered the Totes from Cuddly Monkey I realized that I could have a bag that worked for me and was still stylish and elegant!Â I was lucky enough to receive a Goddess Tote from Cuddly Monkey to review, and I love it.
The first thing I like about this bag is the size.Â It is 21.5″W x 14″H x 4.5″D, which is more than large enough for everything I need to carry.Â I teach chemistry at a local homeschool co-op, and this bag quickly became my favorite way to get things back and forth.Â In addition to textbooks and notebooks I frequently bring extras like a bottle of iodine, extra safety goggles or beakers back and forth.Â I was able to fit everything in one bag and stop juggling multiple bags.Â Now that it is summer I cleaned out the chemistry supplies and am planning to use it for beach trips, since it is perfect for carrying some towels, sunscreen, a book and a snack.
Another great thing about this bag is the straps make it comfortable to carry.Â It has both short carrying handles and a cross body strap, which is detachable.Â The strap are wide and donâ€™t cut into my shoulders, even when I load it down with heavy books.Â It also looks great and has deep wrap around pockets.Â The bag is made of 100% cotton canvas, which is a beige/gray color.Â For me this is much more practical than a white tote bag, because I tend to get things dirty!Â On the inside it has a super cute cotton lining, which is bright and cheerful.
Inside the bag also has a handy zippered pocket, which is perfect for storing keys or a cell phone so you can find them easily.Â This bag also has deep wrap around pockets on the outside, for more handy storage.
Cuddly Monkey was born in Soho, in the design studio of Stag&Hare, a team of brand strategists and designers with a passion for creating and exploring. The current selection of totes range from $68 to $94 retail value. For more information on Cuddly Monkey or to purchase a tote, visit www.cuddlymonkey.com or you can find them on Twitter @cuddlymonkey or Facebook.
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Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.