08/31/2009 By C
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Last week, we suggested Hayden-Harnett’s Ibiza “convertible flight tote” to readers — intending to recommend it as a tote bag for when you need to take home approximately fifteen pounds of paperwork — so we were a bit surprised when commenters railed against it as looking cheap as a purse (to us: duh, of course, your purse is separate from that!) and bad as a carry-on (again, to us: duh, of course, because the best soft carry-on is LeSportsac — how can that even be debated?). After we got over our internal monologue, we’ve been
thinking about all the different tote bags we’ve seen through the years.
To be clear: These are not the kind of tote bags you carry with you to interviews — nor are they the kind of bags you use to carry a magazine and some papers. These are the bags that you keep somewhere in your office and pull out on Friday afternoon when you suddenly realize you have to read or review thousands of pages over the weekend, and don’t feel like trying to box it up (or come into the weekend). There are a few different varieties of them, and we’ve always thought they convey bits of your personality to people.
Readers, what’s your favorite for this kind of tote bag? Do you think we’re accurate in our “personality” types?