Help me purchase a tote... PLEASE!

  1. I have been looking for a tote for awhile. The problem is that so many of the totes seem small to me. I'm 6'1" and with heels 6'3"-6'4" so the proportion is important. I don't care for the flaps (so sorry!) and my lifestyle is casual (sahm for now) so I think the quilted GST might be too dressy. I occasionally see a tote that is smooth w/a large logo, big chains and wonder where it came from; I guess I'm drawn to that style because it seems more casual (?). I don't want it to look like I'm hauling a piece of luggage on my shoulder though. Help! What would you suggest?


    Should I just buy the GST?
     
  2. Have you tried any of them on? They looks smaller in pix than they are IRL.
     
  3. Yes, but my local Saks doesn't have a great selection of totes. I've been reading so many posts here and taking notes regarding styles and sizes. I thought it would be easier to ask as I am in shock as to how many different styles there are..... and how you all know about them!
     
  4. Search some of Swanky's posts (Swanky Mama of Three) b/c she's got a white tote that is gorgeous, but I can't remember the name. It's one of those kinds that can be taken anywhere, dressy or cas. I'm a SAHM too, so I totally understand your plight. GL!!
     
  5. I just held at Saks and at Neimans down here in Miami a large tote with perforated leather, not the new perforated leather with the small perforations, but a larger almost meshy type leather, and a gorgeous shape with the CC logo in front, it comes in 2 sizes, one size is larger than my GST, it was lightweight casual and gorgeous....I saw it in Beige, White or Black.
     
  6. Hmm, I may have to call Saks Miami about that one; I remember the style of the leather of the older model.

    Is it possible for someone to give me the measurements of the GTS? I haven't seen them on any posts. TIA.
     
  7. Hi! If the GST is slightly too dressy, there's a LOT of other options!:yes:
    I'll attach a pic of my Vintage Square Tote, mine is the N/S version, but the E/W version may suit your needs better, it's a little bigger.
    Sounds like you may have seen the Cambon totes, try looking for a large one, the large is a great size, not too big, but the small and mediums are VERY small.
    Also, check out the new Cotton Club totes, I preordered a large. It's similar to the Cambon but less trendy and not faked yet, also comes in some divine colors.

    Here's a photo of my white Vintage tote and my GST I took back:
     
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  8. ^^^^
    Swanky, I just love that bag. I am pea-green with envy!
     
  9. Urgh! I think you are lusting after the same vintage as I am. I haven't seen it in a long while though. Meanwhile, how about a Cerf for understated chic? You will never go wrong with that!
     
  10. Swanky - your bag is TDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  11. Maybe it's the Modern Chain? Take a look in the Reference Thread for pics. It's super casual, very edgy.