Beach tote season is almost here! In fact, it seems to be already here for some people. And I’m not talking about whether or not it’s warm enough to hit the beach or hang out at the pool. I’m talking about the essence of summer — that lazy day feeling that only the summer months can bring, no matter where you are. That is what I see when I look at the tote you see here! Take a moment and discover the JADEtribe Valerie Striped Tote!
Launched in 2009, the JADEtribe handbag collection is inspired by the artwork of a weaving village in Laos. Natural organic dyes and intricate weaving are what make JADEtribe handbags really unique and different from many other designer labels. JADEtribe is an ethical brand too, since the company actually employs people from the village to create exclusive fabrics for the collection.
What I love about the Valerie Tote is the traditional, canvas tote bag design where the top is wider than the bottom and the handles are short. It almost feels like a market tote that you would using for shopping. Of course the bag could be used for that purpose, however this lovely tote is so much more than that! I love the navy and white vertical stripes and brightly colored tassels trimmed with puka shells. The definition of nautical inspired- because you can’t get enough of that this time of the year! Also I love the way the top of the bag folds over to make way for an optional shoulder strap, giving this tote a unique look.
The JADEtribe Valerie Striped Tote is available here at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE!
Retails for $180