Tory Burch 'Mini Tory' Nylon Tote, Medium
Medium Nylon Tote: Mini Tory vs Mini Ella
I was torn between the two, but ultimately exchanged the Mini Tory for the Mini Ella. While I like that the Mini Tory looks richer and sturdier with the thicker patent straps and that it has the outer side pockets, the biggest drawback for me was that there is no top closure (which the Mini Ella has).
With the Mini Tory, you will have to be really careful of exposing the contents of your bag against prying eyes / pickpockets. Also, the strap drop on this Mini Tory is 1 inch shorter than the Mini Ella and while it fit on my shoulder alright, I think it would be too tight if I were to wear a heavier sweater, jacket or coat.
In summary, although the Mini Tory looks great and has the extra outer pocket space, the open top and strap drop was not enough for me to keep this. I would still recommend this style if those factors aren't important to you as the bag is gorgeous! If you're considering the same factors as me, however, I would highly recommend the Mini Ella as an alternative.
Like the bag, but received it with visible scratches on the patent leather logo and straps. It may have been a display item. Will see if I can exchange it for a better one. The only thing I wish it could have is some kind of closure, e.g magnet or snap. Then again it's a tote.
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This is a nice bag. I especially like the fact that it stands up on its own and that it is lined. I also really like the two interior zip compartments and the two outside pockets. However, unlike some other reviewers, I think the bag is a little too big. I want to use it to carry around all day -- errands, appointments, shopping. Slightly smaller would be better but I think many other women would appreciate the size.
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I got my first tote bag as a gift from my niece from New York, five years ago i was not familiar with these designer brand then , i was so excited and was overwhelmed to own one . I loved it so much that I tried to use it only on special occasions. Its so elegant and well made .On one special event I used it and it rained hard I was more worried about muy tote getting wet than myself and when i got home imy tote being wet looked thesame as new so I was so thankful and relieved that it didnot got ruined . Its the best gift I ever received. LOVE< LOVED <LOVED YOUR BRAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marivic