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The Bag With The Bow!
Ted Baker Bowtote Bag
Member Name: star3683
Ted Baker Bowtote Bag
Advantages: very stylish, very cute
Disadvantages: no fastening, only one main pocket, stiff plastic
I was thrilled last Christmas when my friend brought me a Ted Baker Bow Tote Bag. Since they were launched I loved the cute look of the bags so was extremely happy to own one myself. My bag is slightly different to the one in the picture, it is the same colour but has the bow to one side and a tied differently.
The Ted Baker tote bags come in different sizes and colours and vary in price from around £25-£50, the bag I have cost £25 (or should I say cost my lovely friend). I think this is slight expensive for a bag made of plastic but I guess you are paying for the Ted Baker name. You can purchase these bags in the Ted Baker stores, on the Ted Baker website or in some department stores like House of Fraser.
I actually only started using my bag about three months ago after my previous handbag had begun to see better days. The bag has one main pocket with a small separate zip pouch inside the bag in case you need to keep anything small a little more secure. The bag does not fasten at all at the top so you do need to be careful when out and about that you do not lose anything and that you keep it safe from anyone else being able to get access to your belongings.
The bag is made of plastic which means that there is not much bend or flexibility, I find this can be difficult when something like my keys fall to the bottom of the bag as it make them hard to fish out. You can fit quite a bit into the bags but it does all mix together as it is just one large pocket. But I think that the great style of the bag makes up for it being not as functional as many other bags. I have had several envious comments about my bag which is great and slightly makes up for the poor functionality.
My bag is Black with a cream bow on the top left corner. The bow has a Black and Gold button in the middle of the bow with the initials 'TB' in the middle in gold writing. On the bottom of the front and back of the bag is the wording 'Ted Baker' in cream scroll writing with 'London' written in capital letters underneath. Then just inside the bag at the top is written 'You've really got a hold on me'. I think this is a really nice little touch and make the bag even more special and stylish.
I would certainly recommend these tote bags, they are not the easiest to use but you can fit quite a bit in them and they just look fab!!
Summary: a great bag where style makes up for functionality