Tote-ally cool and friendly | Tag to win

Update: Alice has picked Kajal as the winner. She is giving away a badge from her personal collection as an add-on. Those who didn’t win needn’t be disappointed. There’s lots of good news in the future. Thanks so much for participating.

Unlike most management studies’ graduates, Shreya Shanbhag spent time after graduation coming up with a plan. The result is ‘toteally shoppers’. She’s saving the environment trouble by producing really cool cloth bags.

She’s done her research and knows the ill-effects of plastic bags pointing out their ban in most European countries as well as the state of Maharashtra and city of Bangalore. Informed and innovative! We like!

I don’t need to carry a shopping bag with me anymore. I’ll have a toteally stylish shoulder candy instead. Made of bio-degradable cotton, these totes are reusable and foldable.

You’ll be complimented whether you go to a BYOB party or grocery shopping!

As if all this weren’t enough, the girl will customize bags for you too. Whether it’s your sister’s birthday, best friend’s bachelorette or theme party, you can place an order with her for take-home goodies.

I’m eyeing the tote with the green heels. If you fancy yourself one, drop her an email at toteally.shoppers@gmail.com and she will promptly work it out.

Now that you’ve seen and read all about toteally shoppers, answer a simple question and stand a chance to win one of the totes!

“How do you tag your tote?” Leave your answer in the comments section. Psst. Alice attaches a button badge to her tote to keep it personal and distinct from everyone else.

Alice will pick the best answer and get in touch with the winner. You get brownie points if you subscribe to my blog, like my facebook page and follow me on twitter. Hurry! Contest closes on 24th Jan.

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25 thoughts on “Tote-ally cool and friendly | Tag to win

  1. These are great! I love taking an oversized tote with me when I go shopping–it’s so much nicer than carrying a bunch of bags from different stores with me all day. I have a few plain totes and personalize them by tying a bright scarf around one of the handles–it instantly brightens up even the most boring bag.

  2. I’ve started carrying a nice white tote to office – one my brother got me from Munich. It has a brilliant colourful illustration of the must-visits in Munich. How do I tag it? I don’t! But I hope this works – inside the tote, I have a nice bag organiser made by Beverly Pereira who runs a venture called Bag in a Bag. The organiser (gifted to me by a friend :-)) is a boon for people like me who can NEVER find a ringing phone in their bag, thanks to millions of other things in there. And before this tote, I had another nice white cotton one handpainted by mentally-handicapped adults. My bags have turned out to be so unique I’ve never needed to accessorise them to make them different. Plus, you know me. I don’t like add-ons, anyway :-)

  3. The tote from Munich sounds really interesting! You could simply tie a ribbon to it if you’d like to tag it. :) I’ve wanted the bag in a bag for a while, you know. Just haven’t found it. It’s really very sweet of you to sport these unique totes. You’re helping someone out while carrying your burden. ;)

  4. Until the age of 16, I was unknown to the joys of a tote bag. I had always liked those Jansport haversacks. They were comfortable and I was able to fit my world in it. But when a tote from Goa happened as a birthday present, I was quickly transformed into a tote-carrying type. I have at least 10 different kinds of totes (massive ones, tiny ones, organic ones, leather ones, demin ones and my fav Cotton World ones). The best one is this black canvas tote that my best friend gave me. It has a pink rexin handle and a crazy psychedelic print on the front. She picked it from a beach market in London. Even though it is a pretty normal tote, I use it to pin up all my bag badges. I am a sucker for bag badges. This one has two from USA, one from Israel, two that say I love Paris, one with a cuckoo clock, one with a dalamation dog and I could go on… Since it has so much happening, I tag it with all my muted tops to brighten up the look. Works well as a casual bag on days when I don’t feel like dressing up (almost every day). A total arm candy!

  5. Totes for me were totally uncool and not so happening earlier. But this thought prevailed only for a while, unless I got my first tote from Marks&Spencer :D . The best part is that it is made of organic cotton, ecological :D . It has a very gorgeous woman’s face on the front. The normal beige boring color. To make it a distinct one, I’ve added glits and glams to it with my glitter spray. A glossy animal print scarf on the handles and big bold flowery barrate on the front. It is used by me when I go shopping. I use it to carry my books as well. Mom likes to take it to the grocery shop too :D . I was always against totes unless I bought one. Totes, especially the recyclable ones are the coolest ;) .
    Thats about my tote-st-ory :D

  6. Sonal, whenever I think of you, I think of you walking into the class real fast with that white cotton tote of yours. In fact, I started liking them only after I saw them on you!

  7. These totes sound awesome! I am a cloth bag junkie, in fact I once did a post on my blog to show off my totes! And believe it or not, I tag my totes with pinback buttons. I have a box with six or seven pinbacks & am always collecting more. In fact, I am always on the lookout for more. The other day I saw a bag at the Pepe Jeans store. The bag was so-so but the fact that it had three teensy pinbacks really attracted me to it. I didn’t buy it though, it seemed silly to buy the bag for the buttons :D
    Would love to win a bag! Haha

  8. Yep, pinback buttons are a weakness for me. I picked up 2 just yesterday. I think I’m reaching 100. Someone has to stop me! Why don’t you link me to the post on your blog? :)

  9. i personalise my tote with colourful safety-pins by bunching up the corners of my bag with the safety-pins, which i paint myself, so i can keep changing the colours of the pins to match my outfits ;)

  10. thanks :)
    i really hope i can win one of your awesome cloth bags!!! i really love the ideas, especially the green heels.

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