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Ted Baker Bowtote Bag
Member Name: nimnim
Ted Baker Bowtote Bag
Date: 23/07/12, updated on 03/01/13 (226 review reads)
Advantages: Discount at ASOS
Disadvantages: The handles
Disadvantages: Short handle
Ted Baker Bow Tote Bag - currently £35 at ASOS
I was given a similar bag as a late gift for my birthday and after seeing a similar one on ASOS decided that I should take advantage of a discount code, and get one that was similar.
It has a square shape and is 37 cm wide, 36 cm high.
Ted Baker describes the bag as a tote and mine has a contrasting coloured bow. The bow on this bag is made of the same fabric as the bag in a white colour. The bow on this bag is rather flat, and has been laid out as if it were made of ribbon - and it has the ends cut at angles, as if to stop fraying. The bow is held in place with a strip of PVC material.
The bag does have one small internal zipped pocket which was useful for keeping my phone in, but I would have liked it to be larger so I could put my purse in it also, (this would have been possible with a small change purse but not the type of purse that you keep your cards in).
I have the bag in black, and white. The body of the bag is black, and the bow and branding are in white. Ted Baker is written in italics, with London (not italicised) written underneath. The bag is 100% PVC. As such it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and is very hard wearing, mine has had a battering, and it still holds it's shape, and is wearing well.
This bag was only available in black and white on the ASOS website.
As for me this bag is slightly preferable to my earlier purchase as the handles feel a little bit shorter, however I would still prefer them to be a bit longer still. The bag if filled with bulky things tends not to sit very well under my arm - but this can be forgiven as it lovely to look at.
The bag due to it's size will hold quite a bit - but I personally feel the short handles make it uncomfortable under my rm if I overfill it...
Summary: It's a great bag - but I shouldn't have got so excited over it as I have one similar