how do you carry your totes?

lovemyzoes

lovemyzoes
Jun 21, 2009
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are they meant to be carried on the shoulder or hand held? do the straps stay on the shoulder or do they tend to fall off like maggie? I love maggie but I can't keep it up on my shoulder.
 

Mandy421

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Jun 3, 2011
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I carry totes on my shoulder. I have problems with the Maggie straps as well but never with any of my totes. They all stay on my shoulder very well.
 

TooManyWantMore

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Dec 11, 2012
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I only have one tote (Alexandra) and I carry it on my shoulder or as a crossbody. I've never carried it by hand or as a satchel. I had a Maggie years ago and wore it as a shoulder bag. I didn't have any major problems with the straps. I do remember having to readjust them sometimes but it wasn't that bad. The style just might not be a good fit for you. I know a lot of people said that they had trouble with the Carly strap slipping off but I never had that problem. Some people got rid of it but it's still one of my favorite bags. They are all different for everyone.
 
Apr 26, 2011
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I have a lot of trouble carrying any double handled bags on my shoulder. One of the two straps always fall off. If I'm carrying a tote, it's usually in my elbow. That's why I stick to hobos and satchels most of the time.
 

ophousewife

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May 23, 2012
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I can never wear a shoulder bag. For some reason its always a pain to keep the straps from sliding. I carry my totes (the very few I have) in my hands and sometimes satchel style.
 

Jesssh

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Jan 20, 2012
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I think they are meant to be hand held. I switch around: shoulder, hand held, crook of arm when I need to look at something.
 

Irishgrrrl

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Nov 26, 2008
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I have two gallery totes and I've always carried them on my shoulder. No problems with the straps slipping off either! :smile:
 

runner22

dreaming of Coach...
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Jan 13, 2008
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I prefer hobos but I had one tote I really liked that never stayed on my shoulder! It helped to cross the straps, but still slid off from time to time.