Today at STYLEanthropy, I’m sharing my first holiday wish list – the new Tory Burch Ella packable tote!!! What? The Ella tote from the popular brand has been around for years. If I remember correctly, it has been part of Tory’s styles since the brand started. It’s just a casual tote, usually made of nylon and leather trims, perfect for daily wear. It’s something that can carry a boat load of work or school stuff – that’s why it’s so popular. It has been updated through the years. But this time around, it’s become a travel essential in my humble opinion.
The new Ella packable tote style can now be folded flat. So you can easily take it with you to your travels or whenever you need an extra bag to magically appear! How?
Isn’t it amazing or what? I totally need it right now. You see, when I went to New York about two weeks ago for the Simply Stylist Fashion and Beauty Conference, I knew I needed to bring a packable tote so I can put all of the goodies I was getting from the conference. I was only in NYC for a day. That meant no luggage – just myself and my handbag. But knowing I’ll be coming home with more stuff, a packable tote was essential to bring.
I recently gave my Longchamp tote to my cousin, thinking I don’t really use or need it anymore. I have bigger totes like my Goyard St. Louis, an even bigger one that I use to the pool – my Peter Pilotto for Target, and other casual fabric totes from Victoria’s Secret, etc. The thing is, my Goyard and Peter Pilotto didn’t have zippers and weren’t exactly packable. The fabric ones can be folded flat – but they’re not exactly fashion and beauty conference-appropriate – know what I mean? Imagine I’m all dressed up for a fashion conference, taking photos with fashionable people and celebrities, and then I’m carrying what seems to be a grocery green bag. Haha. Not too fashionable.
That’s when I realized I needed a decent packable tote – just like my old Longchamp – but it’s too late, I already gave it away. I ended up bringing a monogrammed black and white zippered tote that was sent to me awhile back. It was decent enough and just fine. But I knew I needed to get a new Longchamp tote after that… until I saw the Tory Burch Ella packable tote.
The Ella tote is perfect and is exactly just what I needed. I actually prefer this over the Lonchamp Le Pliage now because the corners of this tote is reinforced with leather trims. With the Longchamp, the bottom corners tend to get frayed or get holes in them. Also, though I haven’t seen this Ella tote in person, it seems like in the photos in their website, the tote can be folded up without the straps showing – making it a flat square. If that is the case, then I’m all for this new Tory Burch Ella tote.
If you’re not fond of the gray, it also comes in a classic black, jelly blue, vermillion red, and shiraz – a beautiful wine color.
STYLEanthropists, what do you think of the new Tory Burch Ella packable tote? Want it? What color(s) do you like? Let me know if you’re adding this to your Holiday wish list. Xo.