Oh, Mansur Gavriel... I love you. I love your clean designs and subtle pop of colour. I love the fact your products are made from real leather in Italy and I love that – compared to other designer brands – you're in the more affordable spectrum. What I hate on the other hand, is that after getting my hands on the Bucket Bag I could never get my hands on the Large Tote. Until four weeks ago and I just know we're going to have so much fun and explore the world. End of love letter.
I got the Large Leather Tote in Black/Royal, which I've been eyeing for ages. I'm so glad I got the Large, as it's the perfect fit. Perfect for my length (1.64/5.1") and perfect for what I need it to be. As I searched high and low for pictures to see what fits in these totes, I thought it'd be nice to share what I carry with me. Two weeks ago, I flew back from home to Leeds, so this is not what I carry with me on an everyday basis (thank god), but more when I travel short haul.
Although the flight to and from England is just an hour, I like to be at the airport ahead of time, so I don't have to rush or feel stressed during check in, and have enough time to peruse the Duty Free section – what'd you expect. (I know Amsterdam Schiphol Airport actually has a built in museum, including pieces from van Gogh and Vermeer, which is amazing, but sadly not my terminal).
It's such a sturdy bag, but very prone to scratches on the leather, as it's very smooth. As a crazy-bag-lady and a perfectionist, each scratch breaks my heart a little bit, but I guess I'll just have to suck it up and be a big girl. Ramblings aside, the bag fits a shitload and I'd definitely recommend this as a work/Uni/everyday bag. So versatile and because it's so simple, it fits with errrythang.