Tote bags have become a bookish item in recent years. Publishers make them with bookish text, etsy creators share designed quotes from books on them, and of course there are the cute little ones designed to take a book in. But tote bags have been around so much longer.
Tote bags come in various sizes and with different prints. But often they are made from a strong cloth like canvas with parallel handles that come from the side of the bag. They are easy to carry along as they aren’t too heavy from themselves and can easily be rolled up and carried along in a coat pocket or a small hand bag.
So looking at my collection of bags, and yes I used to buy a lot of bags, I realized I had quite a few from previous years, though not nessecarily bookish. I thought I’d share them with you guys.
This colourful tote bag is one of the biggest ones I have ever seen. I got it after buying something at a Desigual store a few Summers ago. It of course was meant as a beach bag, but since I hardly ever go to the beach I don’t really use this one. I put other bags in it to keep neatly away in the closet. Oops.
The blue owls one I got from my mom recently and I really like it. I’ve been keeping it at the baby room and I might use it as the diaper bag. Because hello, those are expensive. And I can get the bits that are in one seperate as well in most cases. But we’ll see. The London one isn’t a typical tote bag as it has only one handle, but I still wanted to show it. We bought it in London a few Summers ago. The black one I have had for years and years. Even in my high school time. I don’t even remember where I got it from.
The tote bag underneath the other two has some cute flowers on it. I think I got it when I bought something, but I can’t recall it. I’ve had it for years. The black one I got when we went to Salzburg back in 2009 with my car and tent. Obviously this bag was perfect with the cat on it. And I think we got the cute animal one when we went to one of the zoo’s in Austria during that same trip. It’s really cute, right? The black one too.
And up next are two bookish ones that you can find hanging around in most Dutch book stores these days. They were created by the Dutch publisher Blossom Books. They have other bookish items like this. I used to have one hanging out upstairs with the other book shelves but since those have been moved to the baby room, I can’t really keep them there anymore. Still I would like them to hang somewhere that others can see them.
And last, but certainly not least, I have my most recent tote bag purchase. I bought this super cute tote bag when we went to Rotterdam and visited the Donner book store. It is so cute. And the bag has the cats butt!
So do you have any tote bags, and which one is your favorite?