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My new favorite tote

October 27th, 2009

paisley_cosmeticI’m much more a jeans and shoes addict than a handbag addict but my new tote from Ann Judge Design may have me hooked on a new habit. I recently discovered Ann Judge Design’s totes on another blog and simply had to review it for our Daily Dish readers. Her designs are fresh, fabulous and extremely functional.

IMG_1932To thoroughly review a tote from the Ann Judge Design collection, the owner sent me one of her Everyday totes…and it arrived just in time for our recent Caribbean vacation. (Whew! Don’t know what I would’ve done without a fashionable tote while perusing shops in Old San Juan. See photo at right.) At a travel-friendly size of 11” by 11” by 5” deep the Everyday bag was the perfect airline carry-on, old-town shopper, port-perusing carryall and even beach-going bag. The two convenient pockets held my cell phone, gum, business cards, Carnival FunPass and a lip gloss or two. The main pocket held a seriously too full cosmetic bag filled with the rest of the lip gloss, mini hand sanitizer and passport along with my wallet, MP3 player, Flip camera, digital camera and a couple single-serving cereal boxes (our snack while away from the ship). And I still had room for a few souvenirs!

The canvas held up wonderfully well to all I threw at it, including sand, sun and a small rainshower while hiking to Trafalgar Falls in Dominica. That tote and I were inseparable! The only thing I wish it had were a sturdier bottom (don’t we all?). I rarely if ever put the Everyday tote down for fear the canvas bottom would get dirty. If it had either a vinyl, leather or even pleather bottom or small brass feet, I would’ve thought this tote absolutely perfect in every way…kind of like the Mary Poppins of everyday totes.

pink_flower_mediumAnn Judge Design offers four styles of totes from the Mini to the Day Tripper and even a line of cosmetic bags and coin purses. Her totes are not only perfect for travel but for everything from a day at the office to a day at the Farmers Market. Plus they’re stylishly affordable—the Everyday tote is only $48. (I swear we paid more than that for Carnival’s in-cabin bottled water my husband mistakenly opened.) Need a new favorite tote or the perfect excuse to go on vacation? Pick up your own fabulously functional Ann Judge Design tote online at AnnJudge.com.—Emily

*** Giveaway! Ann Judge Design is giving away one Pink Star Everyday tote and matching coin purse to one of our readers (a $72 value)! (If I weren’t exempt from this giveaway you better believe I’d be all over it!) Here’s how to enter. You can do as many of these as you’d like. Each one is worth one entry into our giveaway:

•  Visit AnnJudge.com and leave a comment telling us your favorite fabric design/style.
•  Become a fan of Ann Judge Design on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you joined.
•  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.
•  Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the URL to your blog post.

Include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: November 3, 2009 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Congratulations to Audrey, the winner of the Ann Judge Design giveaway! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!
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65 comments on “My new favorite tote

  1. Lisa K on said:

    I like the orange blossom!

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  2. The pink star is my favorite fabric!

  3. Janet Carpenter on said:

    The one you’re giving away is my fave, but I also like the Black Teardrop in the same style.

    Thanks for a great giveaway, I love bags!

  4. Janet Carpenter on said:

    I’m a facebook fan of Ann Judge Design

  5. Julie L on said:

    I also like the swedish flower pattern

  6. My fave is the Everyday bag in the “Black Teardrop” pattern. Very stylish!

  7. i liked swedish flower pattern

  8. tina reynolds on said:

    i really liked the metro orange blossom thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  9. tina reynolds on said:

    im following on facebook my id is lepaige thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  10. my favorite fabric is orange blossom bag. I also like the berry one for the holidays.

  11. I like the pretty Blue Blossom pattern!

  12. Michelle on said:

    My favorite is the Swedish Flower design

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