A black leather tote with a touch of pink happiness, the Tuscany tote is exactly what I need when I find myself wearing too much black. The tote gives me something less austere as the weather begins to warm: something professional that offers a bit of bloom.
The Tuscany tote is punctuated with clean, pink lines at the exterior seams and soft, light pink suede at the top, zippered opening. And inside? Light pink lining!
Here are the deets:
The Tuscany tote has several pockets to keep me organized. The exterior has an easy access pocket for slipping in my lipgloss and my glasses. It's just big enough for everything to be at my fingertips.
The interior of the Tuscany tote has several pockets. One side has two large pockets. Ahem, pockets large enough to handle my overstuffed wallet. The other side has spots for business cards, pockets for my iPhone, keys, tissues, and a long, zippered mesh pocket for whatever technical gadgetry I desire.
Unlike other bags on the market, Tuscany's padded laptop sleeve is an insert and completely removable from the tote. The sleeve fits a laptop with up to 15.4" screen and is made of light pink quilted fabric. My MacBook Pro easily slides inside and is secured with a velcro & elastic closure. A thicker PC would definitely fit, too. I then tucked it away into the large primary storage area of the bag with room to spare. But wait! There's more!
The Tuscany tote comes with a quilted make-up bag, which I plan on using for my AC adapter and cords. The kidney-shaped bag is large enough to hold even the bulkiest power adapter. See detailed photos of the Tuscany over on my Flickr account.
If you've read my other reviews, then you know that I like to test a bag for comfort. The Tuscany's straps allow the bag to rest partially on my hip, helping to distribute the weight of my laptop so that it's not just my shoulder carrying the load. Fantastic. The handles, which are well-secured to the bag, are rounded and are also comfortable to carry in my hand or on my shoulder.
It doesn't have little feet on the bottom, but when I set the tote on the floor, the wide oval bottom allows the tote to sit up straight. (Dear people, never put a great bag like this on the floor. Have you seen those TV news shows where they test the floor for bacteria? Gross.)
In sum, the Tuscany tote can carry and organize all I need for a day of meetings and lets me flirt with colour. If the pink accent isn't your cup of tea, the sleek Tuscany also comes in black with three other accent colours: olive, red and tan.