Tote Bag

What is a tote bag? Well, it is a bag that you tote around. We (my wife) were looking for a bag that she could carry on the plane that will carry certain items so she wouldn’t have to carry her purse. Basically, she was looking for a purse but not a purse.

Need to carry

The bag would need to carry the following:

  • iPad
  • Books
  • Passport (so I didn’t have to carry it for her, I won’t be there all the time)
  • Gum
  • Lip gloss
  • And so forth

My backpack is full of my stuff and she doesn’t like to carry her purse all the time.

Tote bag

I found this bag on the Ricardo Beverly Hills website. It is a Purple Paisley color (it was the wrong color to match the 28″ check-in bag) They didn’t have any that matched that color on their website or at Amazon. It was cheaper at Ricardo’s website than it was at Amazon.


The bag has two straps that you can either carry in hand or put your arm thru it and carry it on your shoulder. On the front, it has a zipper that opens up and you have two pockets.

  • The front pocket can hold
    • Pens
    • Your phone (she has lip gloss there)
    • Passport (she has gum there)
  • In the back of the front pocket, you have your iPad or tablet storage
  • The Main pocket is also a zipper pocket that consists of
    • The main big part
    • Small Zipper pouch
    • Medium-size zipper pocket
  • The small zipper pocket can hold anything in it
    • (She has tissues in it)
    • Pair of small binoculars
  • The big section is for all the miscellaneous stuff one might need
  • The medium size pocket
    • This is where she keeps her cord bag (talk about this later) and a book
  • The sides have a pocket on each side and she has an umbrella in one and you can put a water bottle in the other
  • The bag has a strap on it that you can put over another suitcase so you don’t have to carry it in your hands.


As Gwen Stefani says in the song Don’t Get it Twisted “If not I am mistaken, I think you might have made a goal” In this case I thought I scored a goal when I found this for my wife but it wasn’t the same color as the 28-inch check-in bag (close enough), nor her carry on bag. In my defense, none of them match. We bought one at JCPenney, one at Fred Myer (in Alaska), and one off the website. I looked and looked for the same color but it wasn’t happening, I did find one for $75 dollars more than I was willing to spend on something I already had. (I don’t have matching suitcases)


In my opinion, yes it may differ from yours, but I think this bag is a great asset to the collection. It almost matches the 28″ check-in bag and we don’t use it all that much anyway.

It in no way matches the carry-on (but that is so 2015)

I find that this bag was just what we were looking for in a bag to carry on to the plane. 


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