Carina Tote Bag - Taupe

$ 165.00
Colors : Taupe
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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

Bag Measurements:

  • 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! 

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Carina Tote Bag - Taupe

$ 165.00

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Customer Reviews

Based on 62 reviews
Heather P. (Severna Park, US)
Orchid Pink isn't bright and clear as advertised

.. It's more muted - almost what I'd call 'berry'. It's a pretty color, just not what I was expecting... Carina is a great design, less bulky than the Geminis.

Dena S. (Canadian, US)
Love it just as much as my first!

This is my third White Elm purchase, my second Carina. I love it!!!! I have had more compliments on my bags. I am a fan for life!!!!

Jen C. (Rochester, US)
Carina in seafoam

The perfect tote! I've been eyeing the Carina for a while, and now that I have it, my only regret is that I didn't get it sooner!!

The seafoam color is BEAUTIFUL (it's a little washed out in my photos, so the color is actually richer in person). The bag is well-made: the vegan leather is thick and soft and the interior lining is high-quality.

I really appreciate White Elm's attention to detail. Here are some of my favorite features: the 4 gold feet on the bottom of the bag, the interior key ring (& keychain included!), plenty of pockets and compartments for anything you need to bring along, dust bag included with purchase, 2 exterior bottle/travel mug holders, and the detachable & adjustable shoulder strap.

My iPad Pro 12.9 inch fits vertically in the tablet sleeve. It's too tall to fasten the snap above the tablet sleeve, but I can comfortably zip up the main bag zipper with my iPad inside.

Tara (Tazewell, US)
Love it!

Absolutely love the Carina Tote Bag; bought in the color Black and the pretty blue interior is stunning!

Dena S. (Dustin, US)
Awesome! Everything I imagined and more!

This bag is amazing. I am loving that I can place something in this beautiful bag and still have more room. I am an assistant principal and I carry a lot of things to and from work! This bag does the job and looks fabulous doing it!

Bridget J. (San Antonio, US)
My travel bag

This has become my travel bag. It easily fits my tablet, e-reader, pen-and-paper planner, cell phone, charging cables, water bottle, sunglasses, earbuds, and a book or two, with room to spare. I love that the back slip pocket converts into a luggage sleeve. I don't like to carry around my laptop if I can avoid it, so I prefer the smaller Carina over the Gemini and the Aquila. I also have no need for a backpack, so I got this over the Gemini Mini. I really like how the Aqua lining contrasts to the Almond exterior, and finally, the keyring is a nice touch.

Melissa C. (Ballwin, US)
Carina in Taupe

Love my bag, she’s sturdy and durable for work and home when I take her everywhere! The taupe color is so beautiful, the pictures don’t do any justice for her! Love the key holder inside. And all the pockets and sections are useful for me and just love this gorgeous tote!

Caitlin (Ocean View, US)
Another beautiful bag, perfect size

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!

Holly A. (Red Oak, US)
Third time is a Charm!

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.