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Karina dress, Michael Kors jacket, Tommy Hilfiger wedges (all own), sunglasses c/o Winkwood, and everyday tote c/o thirty-one

This Thirty-one Around Town Tote review features my thoughts on this timeless vegan roomy everyday bag of high quality at an affordable price. It looks more expensive than it actually is. Read what else I found.


  1. Everyday Women Need an Everyday Purse
  2. Features to Love
  3. Price-performance Ratio
  4. How I Used this Vegan Tote
  5. Who Would love this Around Town Tote?
  6. Thirty-one Around Town Tote Review in a Nutshell
  7. 161st Top of the World Style linkup


Disclosure: Ad. The around town tote is a sample from thirty-one. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


Everyday Women Need an Everyday Purse

What made me try this sample from thirty-one was the cool, smart look of this so called Around Town Tote. It is fascinating that its style works as a briefcase for the office, shopping at the mall, and for carrying sun cream, towels, sunglasses, magazine, etc. to the beach.

When I opened the package, and first held this vegan bag in my hands, it was hard to believe it’s not leather. The material has the same glow and pebble like real leather. It is well sewn and has nice details like the front pocket. The tan trim makes it look posh. The eight studs have a nice square engraved which ups the style of the item. The blue, tan, white color combination is an eternal classic.


thirty-one cool vegan bag in blue white print with tan handles and pocket trim
Zoom-in on the vegan bag to show the leather-like glow, the tan trim and handles plus the plaid print that together make the tote office appropriate


Features to Love

What I love about the handles is that they are long enough to function as shoulder straps and short enough to serve as handles (see photos).


length of shoulder strap handles
View of styling inspiration to show the comfortable length of the shoulder handles. Karina fit-and-flare dress, Tommy Hilfiger sandals, Jord men’s watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Kieselstein Cord crocodile imprinted belt, sunnies c/o, and long handle/shoulder strap bag c/o thirty-one


When you travel light and a lot, you need a tote that takes your from the plane to a meeting, sightseeing and shopping, and to the beach. It also should look dressy and stylish, but not over the top. This thirty-one everyday tote does exactly that. It permits to carry a lot. The interior has a nice random polka dot print lining. There are two open pockets for glasses and cell phone and a zipped pocket for the wallet.

collage showing the interior pockets of the purse
Collage showing the interior of the purse c/o thirty-one


Casual style with a sophisticated touch perfectly describes this shopper. You can even have it personalized or your monogram added! <3


Price-Performance Ratio

This vegan bag costs $78 and definitively is worth its price. Since this it is for everyday, the price per wear is below a dollar after 79 days. Recall less than $1 per wear is my criterion for a great performance. Thumbs up.


mature style blogger with everyday work tote in office attire
Showing the length of the shoulder straps and where the everyday vegan tote style c/o thirty-one ends when worn on the shoulder.


How I Used this Vegan Tote

I wore the carry-all to the office with my baseball jacket (see photo above) over a fit-and-flare summer dress. The jacket served to stay warm in the AC at the office. After work, I went out to dinner on the deck to enjoy the sunshine. Since it was a beautiful warm summer evening, I took the jacket off. It made a nice casual posh summer look.

fashion blogger over 50 in blue white tan summer office attire with briefcase
Side view of work briefcase c/o thirty-one to show width


Who Would Love this Around Town Tote?

The all-around town tote is a Must-have for all women who want a chic professional looking vegan tote. This product is perfect for every woman who wants/needs one posh casual go-to-bag for all kind of life situations (work, vacation, shopping, play-date). It’s also great when you don’t like matching your carry-all to your outfit. Its classic style takes you from work to vacation. You won’t need another purse except occasionally a clutch for a wedding or other formal events. I definitively would recommend this practical beauty to my bff. You can buy this everyday tote at thirty-one.


mature woman in blue and white summer look on a deck
Karina blue and white summer dress, Tommy Hilfiger tan and blue wedges, Jord wood watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Blue Kieselstein Cord belt, white frame sunglasses c/o, and blue and white plaid purse c/o thirty-one


Thirty-One Around Town Tote Review in a Nutshell

This around town tote is an affordable, worth its price, roomy everyday vegan carry-all that serves you well from work to play. It’s style is posh casual in an elegant blue and white design with tan shoulder straps. Browse the collection.

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161st Top of the World Style linkup

Welcome to the 161st Top of the World Style linkup party.

The featured bloggers today are Martina, Theresa, and Nina.

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Martina Berg at Lady 50 Plus became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post


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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of purse details: N. Mölders

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