Women's Elena Tote
nice bag - needs longer straps
I got this because I was so happy with the purse I got last year from Payless - it was very durable! this purse is definitely for spring because if you are wearing a jacket or coat, you will not be able to get it over your shoulder, and it can get annoying to carry a purse in the crook of your forearm. the inside pocket seems durable, the purse itself is practically waterproof and retains its shape well. nice color choices, very happy except for the handle part!
April 15, 2014
LOVE the TOTE!!!
I purchased this in the cobalt blue and black. The blue bag goes with my payless cobalt patent pumps, cobalt wedged suede peeptoe, and cobalt sandles w/cognac. The black bag of course goes with all black shoes patent/leather/suede. I may go back for the Turquoise & Pink bag. The lining has one size zipper pocket on one side, the other side two slip pockets for phone, keys, lip balm or tissue. I have a bag organizer that fits perfectly or I have other small bags I just toss in the tote. Color of the lining is turquoise in the cobalt & black. The other bag colors I think have different lining colors (i.e. orange bag I believe is pink lining, and the pink bag I forget). The light color (looks like a light wheat print), does not go with my payless nude pumps or flats. The color is a bit off for me, ended up buying a bag elsewhere that goes with super light nude shoes and my cognac shoes. Unfortunate, because I wanted payless to create an alternative to the white bag that's a good neutral. This bag has 4 bag buckles (all adjustable), with three holes. It's set at the 3rd hole, which is long enough with my winter now spring jacket. It did have a slight smell, but will fade. I love the simplicity of a tote bag, and it's so inexpensive. The straps are thicker than other designer bags I have, so I hope this lasts me at least two years. It's roomy for folders, magazines, iPad, coffee thermos, makeup bag, bottle of water, pocket book, even my macbook air, and other small essentials. ** PAYLESS please produce this tote bag in light gray for spring/summer, dark gray for winter, purple, lavender, red, spring green, and a terracotta orange, baby pink (or mix of paisley pink or floral prints), mix of blues: navy, turquoise, cobalt, nude/tan/dark khaki multi prints).
April 12, 2014
cuuute spring/summer purse!
I wanted a purse to take to work and wanted it to be not too frilly but still pretty and this was great!! The straps can get uncomfortable if you put heavy things inside the purse...I put wallet, phone, and a makeup bag. I bought the turquoise one but it's not turquoise as pictured, its more of a blue/sea green color but still a vibrant color! LOVE the bag, might even buy it in a few more gorgeous colors!
April 9, 2014
GOT A GOOD DEAL ON IT
I got this bag today 4/1/14 and it was on sale for $16.99, last week it was $19.99.I used a "30%--no exclusions" coupon that was texted to me and got this bag for like $13.Its really stylish, I like the blue color on the inside.I wish it had a zip closure (it has a snap botton)and I wish the bag itself was a little bit taller but for the price I am not complaining.I mainly use it as a work bag, to carry my ipad, snacks, and all the things I would normally carry in a purse.The straps are adjustable but when you get it they are already adjusted to their longest length...could be a bit uncomfortable for shoulder wear (atleast to me).I don't really see myself wearing it on my shoulder because it doesn't seem long enough.Maybe without a jacket or coat, but with one, it doesnt seem practical.
Overall I really like the bag and recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish tote.Its a nice material, not pleather.The pictures don't do the other colors justice, the pink, orange and teal blue ones are very vibrant.I'm thinking about getting the teal or pink one next!
April 2, 2014
As soon as these came out I called my payless store to place them on hold and went and bought 3 colors ,turquoise, natural, and pink! I love these bags they are super trendy and cute! Love the bright colors for spring and summer and the size of it it's perfect for my taste. I like big bags and this is PERFECT! The straps don't seem to be an issue for me I think the bag is well made and I've bought purses from payless before and never had a problem they are in perfect condition from a couple years since I got them. I think they are excellent for the price! I want to go back and by all the colors I really do like this bag and for 20 bucks it's a steal!
March 25, 2014
Cute bag, but smells odd
This bag is a nice, large size. I love the styling. It is made of a vinyl-like material but doesn't look like it. The only negative is the smell. I've owned this bag for four days now and carrying it for two. I can't really describe it clearly. I sit near an air vent at work and I thought maybe it was a mildew smell coming from it. Then I realized that it is my purse. Such a shame because it really is cute, roomy, and stylish.
March 18, 2014