WATCH AND SHOP: Mini Totes Are Having a Major Style Moment

01/21/2016 at 06:00 AM ET

Are you starting to resent that extraordinarily oversize tote bag you shuffle between home and the office every day? Who are we kidding, they’ve been a pain (literally!) since the day we started carrying them. Thankfully this two-tone tote is the solution to all of our problems — thanks to its mini size, but mighty storing-power.

This piece can magically fit all of those large-size essentials (iPad, waterbottle, change of shoes) without adding extra bulk and weight. It’s also versatile in that you can wear it as a handbag with the handlebar strap or as a crossbody bag thanks to the detachable long strap.

We also love that it comes in a white and black colorblock design because the clean color palette means it looks good with absolutely any outfit. And of course, the black is on the bottom layer so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty carrying it around town.

So save the oversize options for weekend getaways and snag this wear-everywhere piece now, because you can only get it right here.

If you’re a first-time Joyus shopper, enter PEOPLE10 at checkout to get 10% off orders over $50 and free shipping. And for more great products (also eligible for that 10% discount), go here.

— Colleen Kratofil

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Bags , Fashion , Joyus , Shopping
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seabot on

That’s not mini. It’s maybe a medium sized tote bag. But nowhere near “mini.”

Stephanie on

I didn’t see a zipper to close the main area of the tote. That is an absolute must for me. It secures the items and there’s no risk of anything falling out unnoticed, ie your wallet. Believe me, it happens! The cross body strap is a must too which this tote has. The size is right too but I give it a pass because I would feel far too vulnerable with the lack of a main area zipper.

Kristi Bahr on

I don’t see any product info. What material is this tote made of? What are the dimensions?

my 2cents on

I wouldn’t buy it because the 2 straps stand up. I hate that in a tote bag or handbag. They should be hinged so they fold down and are not in the way, you can’t get in the bag easily with them there.

Gleeisa17 on

It has some features I don’t like, one being no top zipper to close the bag. The stand up straps would get in the way of gaining easy access to the interior of the bag. Lastly, the cross body strap is a great feature but it would bite into my shoulder after a while. I like them a little wider.

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