The Tory Burch Perry Tote

Today, I’ll be talking about the very dependable Perry Tote from Tory Burch! To get the details out of the way, let’s talk about the little specs of this beauty:

  • Pebbled leather with resin backing
  • Open top
  • Flat leather handles with 9.4″ (24 cm) drop
  • Interior hanging pocket with 2 open pockets
  • Height: 11.3″ (28.5 cm)
  • Length: 14.9″ (37.5 cm)
  • Depth: 5.9″ (15 cm)

It comes in various colors: Black, Navy, Light Oak, Baby Blue, and Bark. Personally, I love Bark the most. It fits with most OOTDs and makes it a fit for a broad array of events and occasions. It even fits as a daily staple.

As a first impression, I thought that it may not be able to hold much in terms of load but I am not ashamed to say that I am flat out mistaken. So it turns out that this baby can carry quite the load. I personally tested how much it could carry and I was quite impressed.

For work I was able to carry: my 14 inch laptop, the laptop charger cable, my iPad, my Starbucks planner, my wallet, my car keys, my house keys, a folder full of files, my iPhone, 10 pens, my lunch, my perfume, my hand sanitizer, some tissue, and a stress ball.

For leisure I was able to carry: my iPad, my iPhone, house keys, car keys, a dslr, a large fluffy towel, flip flops, shades, wallet, sunblock lotion, spare clothes, and a small bag of toiletries.  So yeah, you can see why I’m so impressed! Despite the load, there wasn’t any strain on carrying it at all–even when I was just carrying it at the crook of my elbow. The added beauty of it is that despite the heft, there was no strain on my shoulders. It was truly wonderful how the base is structured well. Regardless of how the sides may appear floppy at times, the base was there to provide structure and support. It also made sure that the bag wasn’t falling all over the place.

I particularly liked how the inside wasn’t lined with fabric. Instead, it’s lined with soft leather. It was particularly helpful for my friend who carried some pudding in her purse (for her daughter) and it got crushed. Pudding everywhere! Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when we realized that a few wipes would solve the issue!

Now, of course, everything about this bag isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I have my share of “ehh could have been better”. For starters, the tote is just open. There’s no latch or even a few strings to draw them together in the slightest. So it may be quite uncomfortable for those who like their privacy (and extra security). Also, it could have been better if there was a zippered pocket within the bag itself. That at least we’d be able to put in stuff that we want to sit still like keys or a phone. The inner pocket could also have been a bit deeper than it presently is. But that’s just me.

Now the Perry Tote comes in at $480-$500 so it’s quite on the affordable side of the luxury bag spectrum. Since it’s so versatile and sturdy, you’re really getting a lot out of your purchase! Do you wonderful lovelies have this bag too? Let me know what you think of it and I’ll be back with more reviews. Toodles!