Reader Mailbag: Someone tote-ally needs your help
OK, Diva legions. We have a question from reader Mary. She needs your infinite wisdom on where to find some quality tote bags for her co-workers. You all know we love a good free or cheap tote around these parts, but that also means most of ours say things like, "PUBLIX," or "5K RACE TO END BED BUGS," etc. (See photo for a good representation of our fashion collection.)
Here is her question. Leave helpful suggestions in the comments!
"I'm trying to find, locally, nice fabric totes for my colleagues. The totes need to be appropriate for consultants to carry to client sites, such as financial institutions and hospitals, so they cannot be fru-fru, girly things. Vera Bradley items are not professional enough, but I don't want to go with something that is too masculine or too casual (e.g., Land's End canvas). I'd like something a little different, perhaps with a simple print or monogram. I'd like the fabric to be of good quality. I'm thinking that boutique shops will be the most likely sources, but I don't know where to start. I live in Clearwater but am willing to go afar to shop and am expecting to check out multiple sites. Any guidance that you ladies can provide will be appreciated."
Deal Diva Stephanie
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