I'm not much of a purse girl, I have to admit. I've never been very good at keeping multiple bags on hand so that I can coordinate them with outfits. I can't peruse online galleries of the latest handbags and I am completely lost when it comes to the fashion end of these functional items. That being said, a girl has to have a purse. Rather, a mom has to have a purse. And if I have to have a purse, I would prefer that it be made by PenguinBot.
PenguinBot totes are sturdy and hip. Laurel, who is the founder of PenguinBot (and my sister-in-law!), has an eye modern fabric and she combines it with gorgeously colored vinyl to create totes that can be both abused and admired. I never go anywhere with my PenguinBot tote that it doesn't get compliments. And believe me, I got everywhere with that bag. It is, after all, the only one that I have.
Laurel has kindly offered one small tote to a Narrating Life readers. Here's what she has to say about the tote:
We used sturdy, high-quality marine-grade dark red vinyl for the bottom and straps, then paired it with an awesome yellow, red, and gray damask fabric for the upper. (Is it flowers? Is it owl eyes? Is it just an awesome geometric pattern? You make the call!) It's the perfect size to hold all your necessities, as well as anything you need to toss in at the last minute, like a book or some snacks. This sweet tote is fully lined with cotton fabric and includes an inner patch pocket so you can keep your lip gloss and your phone at the ready.
Size: 10" long, 10.5" tall, 3.5" depth
:: Check out the PenguinBot online shop for a selection of totes, oven mitts, knit clutches, and coin purses.
:: Leave a comment on this post: Are you a purse girl? How many handbags do you own?
:: Comments will close on Satuday, November 20th at 10:00 PM, MST. The winner will be announced on this post so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
Congratulations Bethany! Please email me to claim your bag!
A few more things:
:: If you live in California, you can find PenguinBot atthe Holiday Market in San Diego, Bazaar Bizarre in San Fransisco, and the San Diego Holiday Hit List.
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