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Made by the famous Kipling brand who have been making bags and suitcases since 1987.
This a large Tote Shopper.
Made from Polyamide/nylon with a polyester lining..
Size: 40 cm long x 37 cm high x 11 cm wide.
Has two contrasting patent handles and a removable patent shoulder strap of 130 cms..
The base is in the same contrasting material and it has the Kipling logo on the front - a large circle in patent.
This has a little metal monkey on the outside which can be removed if required.
The top closes with a sunken zip right across the top.
Inside is an attached key fob, small inner zipped pocket and has three pen pockets and two other slip pockets for phones, cameras or MP3 players.
The Kipling website shows eleven colour combinations. Amazon sell nine colours at present with the cheapest selling for £37.
£65 on the Kipling website. Some on Amazon can be as low as £37 now.
White and Black.
There are some lovely colour combinations with this large tote bag, but I bought the colours shown in the image above. The black straps and base are very serviceable and can be wiped clean, while the bright line print in blue white and purple is very colourful. I may have preferred other colour combinations but I managed to buy my bag on special offer on Amazon a few months ago for £28 so it was either have that colour or pay a lot more.
I love the patent handles and trims which really makes it look much more trendy that if it was all the same colour. I also like the extra large patent Kipling logo on the front - which is more noticeable than the way they normally do them in the same colour.
Also having a patent base means it can be wiped easily and being black of course will not show up much marks anyway.
The bag has a patterned light coloured lining and is very spacious. The base of the bag is wide so it will hold a great deal. I can use it like a large handbag but it also holds A4 files for when I have to attend meetings, and of course it is useful if you stop on the way homes and buy just a few things like teabags and Ryvita.
As with all the Kipling bags the outer fabric is both strong and hard wearing and also lightweight and spongeable. Some tote bags this size would be very heavy but this one is light and soft. The long shoulder strap means you can wear it on your shoulder or even across your body, or you can remove the strap and it then looks a bit more dressy and chic.
The slots for the pens are useful to be able to find them without having to dig down at the bottom of the bag, and even when you have files there is still room for your daily essentials. I often carry my make up and other items in a clear zipped bag so it stops the small things rolling around the bottom of the bag and keeps everything in one place.
Definitely a useful and stylish bag - is big enough for swimming trips or long days out when you want to carry sandwiches, water and a plastic jacket.
I love the patent handles which are a nice contrast tot he stripped fabric, however ot all the Combo Totes have the patent handles and straps though they all seem to have some patent such as the logo - you just have to check out the different colour choices.
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