Remember the Dylan Folding Tote by Linea Pelle bag I was carrying in an outfit the other day? Well, here’s the full review. I’m going out of town on Monday and this will be my carry-on/handbag while I’m in Florida. In the video, I packed it exactly as I will on Monday to carry on the plane, and remove everything so you can see how much STUFF fits in this bag:
(I want to apologize for the video and that my head is cut off sometimes, I shot it with iMovie and I always forget that what I see on the screen is NOT what ends up on YouTube! Anyway, the video is about the bag, not me ;))
This bag is wonderful, and perfect for traveling. I have been carrying it around here shopping, etc., but even for me, it’s a bit big for an everyday bag. This Summer when we take day trips with my future step-son, it will be perfect, because I’m sure I’ll be carrying water bottles, hand sanitizer and other random stuff, but just for running quick errands, it’s big. If you’re a frequent traveler, it’s a wonderful bag, because you can fill it full of stuff to carry on the plane, and then fold it over to use as a handbag. Or use it as a work tote and keep a smaller clutch inside.
I also love it for traveling because while it’s an ORANGE bag, it’s neutral, because it will go with black and navy. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t like to carry black bags while I wear a navy dress – I’d rather use a color, or a brown bag. Since I’m bringing a few navy & black dresses with me to Florida, by bringing this bag, I won’t have to worry about changing it out. And I am DEFINITELY not the type to bring more than one handbag with me on a trip…
Overall, as my first Linea Pelle bag, I’m very impressed. I’ve heard wonderful things about their bags for quite some time, but never had an opportunity to try one until now. The leather is seriously soft, and thick (I don’t worry about carrying my laptop in this bag, it’s sturdy enough), and the hardware is luxurious, but not frivolous. And I’m VERY happy with the vibrant orange color! Since I don’t wear a lot of color in my outfits, it’s essential that I try to include a bit in my accessories 😉
*disclosure: Linea Pelle sent me this bag at no charge to review for you. Thank you Linea Pelle!!!