Large Tate - most useful tote ever?

koshka

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Nov 5, 2006
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I bought a black large Tate back in the fall and it has ended up being the most useful tote. It is nylon so I don't worry too much about keeping my lunch or extra shoes in it for work (I live in Canada and walk to work, in boots with salt stains, not pretty). I can also use it when walking to the grocery store as it is quit a bit nicer then the grocery store bags. So I keep cumbersome things in this tote on my shoulder and can also wear a leather handbag, it's awesome. I used it so much I bought another for spring in Dirty Martini, one of my friends is buying one as well so I thought I would share its usefulness with all. Attached is a pic in Dirty Martini in case you aren't familiar with it.
 

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zingboom

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I have the little black Tate, and I totally agree with you. It can hold so much! I've been using it almost every day for school and for going out.
 

divabeadz

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Nov 1, 2006
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I just had a baby girl and bought this tote in pink to use as a diaper bag. I ordered it from Nordies, sight unseen so I am hoping it will be functional for my needs as a new mom. To be on the safe side, I also ordered a traditional diaper bag (Skip Hop - Duo) as a "dad" bag since he won't be crazy about carrying a hot pink bag...lol!!
 

divabeadz

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Nov 1, 2006
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the bag arrived and I'm on the fence about it. It's HUGE. Maybe it's because my baby is a preemie, I am thinking it's far more bag than I need, but trying to envision it with her stuff in it when she's bigger. Mom's do you think this is too large for a diaper bag? I love the nylon, which is perfect for a diaper bag. So lightweight too.

The bag is really cute, just gigantic. Should I keep it...will it be functional?
 

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O.G.
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As your baby gets bigger, the more stuff you will be carrying. Extra clothing, snacks, bottles, diapers, wipes, etc...

If it was a reasonable price, you can a bag in the car with duplicate items and carry a smaller bag for things that are needed right away. Hope it works out!
 

divabeadz

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thanks TT....I decided to keep it for that very reason. For now she may not need much stuff but in time I foresee a bag filled with changes of clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, toys, other essentials...so I believe I will need all that extra room in time. Plus, the pink is so pretty...and the nylon so lightweight.
 
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I'm thinking about buying this in the "fir green" color for fall (I would have to order it online from Nordy's), as a school book tote bag! Does anyone know if it is durable enough for a notebook, some pens and possibly a laptop?

I'm glad people here like the bag - good know that it's reliable and roomy :smile: