I have written about my affinity for handbags. It is a love that burns deep within my soul, similar to my love for chocolate, reality television, and sleep. I always seem to be on the hunt for something new to add to my collection. I’m pretty picky, so I always pull out my imaginary checklist to see if a bag is really going to work for me. Is it good quality? Will it stand up to everyday use? Is it practical? Lastly, does it have a classic look to it? When I invest in a handbag it’s really important to me that I spend my money wisely. Obviously it would be better if I thought out every purchase I made, however, if I buy a $20 handbag and don’t end up liking it, it stings less than if I paid a lot more money. Taking all of these questions into consideration, GiGi New York checks off all the boxes on my “checklist”.
I had heard of GiGi New York and seen pictures of their beautiful bags, but I had never seen one in person until I got to try out their Tori Tote in periwinkle. And, upon looking at their website, they are carried in a ton of brick and mortar stores! That’s perfect for someone like me who wants to see important purchases in person. When you see their products, you’ll surely be impressed.
From the moment I saw the bag, I knew it was of excellent quality. The pebbled leather is so incredibly soft. One thing I immediately noticed about the bag was its weight. I don’t mean to say that it’s heavy - because it’s not - but rather that you can tell that this is a high quality bag that’s meant to stand the test of time. You can tell that it’s not flimsy. It’s kind of like feeling a cashmere sweater - it is simply more luxurious than a polyester one. You can feel the quality and the difference is noticeable.
I love the gold hardware - it adds a little bit of interest without being over the top. The interior pocket is really nice to have for those miscellaneous items like lip glosses, tissues, or a snack. I love how the inside of the bag is grey; it’s just enough to be seen, but not enough to take away from the subtle periwinkle. The periwinkle is light enough that it’s so versatile and will go with anything I wear.
The Tori Tote is perfect for the ToteSavvy original! I have also been using it with my ToteSavvy mini and it leaves a room to pack a hat, a water bottle, and some snacks. The periwinkle is light enough that it’s so versatile and will go with anything. This is a purse that you will proudly wear for years to come.