Carina Tote Bag - Taupe
On days when your load doesn’t require an Aquila, the Carina will be your new BFF. Stylish yet spacious, the Carina carries over all the design elements you love to a smaller design. Wear it over the shoulder or crossbody, you choose! Roll it on top of your luggage with the convertible luggage sleeve and stash your favorite device in the large interior pocket. With nine pockets to organize your things, you'll be ready for anything!
Four exterior pockets
[Front zipper pocket, two side bottle pockets, and a back pocket that converts to a luggage sleeve]
Five interior pockets[a tablet/small laptop sleeve, small zippered pocket, a pen pouch, and two trimmed pockets]
- Top zipper closure
- Metal feet
- Long detachable and adjustable strap that can be worn crossbody
- Interior key hook
- Includes a tassel keychain
- Luggage sleeve on the back that converts to a pocket with a magnetic snap closure when not in use
- Premium vegan leather exterior with water-resistant lining
- Length: 16"
- Height: 13"
- Depth: 5.75"
- Top Opening: 13.5"
- Bottom Panel: 13"
- Top Handle Strap Drop: 12"
Exterior Side Pockets:
- Fit water bottles, or tumblers up to 3.5" in diameter
Device Size Recommendations:
- Fit devices up to 13" measured diagonally, or 10" wide
- Snap it in place with devices up to 10" in length and 1/2" in depth
- See if your device fits!
on all orders over $100
Designed by women, for women.
High quality, without the cruelty
In Real Life
I have a Gemini mini and I have loved it and used it for a long time, for me. I'm a certified bag lady so I'm always getting a new purse. I came back to my Gemini many times though. I only gave it up because in the summer I have to walk a little further to work because of summer beach parking. So I try to carry less in general around that time. Well, Labor Day is right around the corner so soon I will not have to walk as far and I'll have more down time at work so I'll need to bring my book with me (can't wait)
Time for a new bag and I selected Carina.
She's just as beautiful as the Gemini. I got the coffee brown color and it's gorgeous. A rich, chocolate, coffee brown. Perfect for any time but especially fall.
It's got all the same pockets as the Gemini mini, just a little more compact, which is exactly what I wanted. I don't think this will impact my ability to carry everything but the kitchen sink but I like that it's just a little more compact than the Gemini. It's taller as well which I find nice. At times I wished my Gemini was maybe a bit deeper. I'm not sure if the side pockets will fit a large tumbler/water bottle, just eyeing it. But I usually just use these pockets for stuff like canned or bottled drinks and those will definitely fit.
This is the first time as well that I've gotten one of the newer style bags that have the back pocket/luggage sleeve as well and I'm happy to have another pocket.
The bag itself is very well made. Sturdy, beautiful stitching, soft and supple. It has a "new" smell but it's not gross by any means. Like fresh fabric or something. Hard to explain but it just smells *new* lol. All the hardware is beautiful and quality. Straps are a great length.
Overall I'm so pleased and can't wait to use this bag probably all fall and winter. Maybe I'll treat myself to a coral one in the spring (because I really wanted that color too!!)
You can't go wrong with these bags. They are beautiful and well worth the price, and the price is nowhere NEAR what other bags go for (and some at questionable or noticeably worse quality as well.)
If you're on the fence just get one!
This is my third (technically Fourth) bag (Gemini Mini was too big and the Luna was too small/had a tear, I still have my Ara) and I feel like I’ve finally got it right! Size is just right and the strap length is perfect! Just wish it had the backpack straps! Love the amount of pockets and so much storage! It even has a pocket that converts to a luggage sleeve! If you’re a mom on the go (working mom especially) this is the bag you need! The quality is superb.
Yay, I always hoped White Elm would make a tote that was gorgeous, functional and a bit lighter than the Gemini or Aquila bags I have and love, the lavender Carina brings all that and more!
The inner zipper pocket is slanted. Not sure if this is intentional, but the seam slants and makes using the pocket quite difficult. Love everything else!
I’ve been keeping an eye out on these bags for about a year and I finally just went for it because I was starting my new job as a teacher and when I tell you it’s perfect? It perfect!!!! I want all the colors now
This is bag #3 for me . I also have a Gemini and a Luna backpack . Looking to buy more from White elm . One of the things i love about these bags is the functionality and beauty and not to mention the high quality material used. I am very , very happy for my purchase .
This is exactly the bag I wanted. Perfect size, easy to carry.
This bag checked all of my boxes for the perfect bag I was looking for. Very well structured so it doesn't flop around, plenty of interior pockets for organization, long shoulder strap, longer crossbody strap, sleeve for my iPad and Kindle, and pockets for water bottles. I spend a lot of time in doctors offices and this bag carries all of my items I need for the day and more. I've only carried it now for 2 days and I have received countless compliments and questions of where I got it. Can't wait to take it on vacation! Thank you White Elm!!
It's exactly what I expected. Soft leather beautiful color. So much room!! I'll be getting one in a winter color.