A long, long time ago, I wished for a new daily bag. It just so happened that a holiday fairy was listening (read: my sister) and I found a beautiful Linea Pelle LPLP bag from Target waiting for me under my Christmas tree!

LPLP Linea Pelle Tote - Turquoise (Target)

Now that I’ve been using the bag daily (yes, every single day) since December 25, I feel like it’s time to actually sit down and write a review.

Size

The size is absolutely perfect for me.  I can fit a good deal of makeup in the side pocket (2 eyeliners, 2 lip glosses, 2 small eyeshadows, mascara, eyebrow pencil…) which is always important to me.  The bag comfortably fits my Dell Inspiron laptop (15″) but not my work laptop, which is admittedly a beastly contraption that is larger than my torso.  It makes a great travel bag, accompanying me to Burbank, Nashville, Atlanta, and New York City so far this year.

Quality

I was so impressed by the feel of this bag. Even though it was under $40, it feels much more expensive. It’s super soft and even though it’s not real leather, it sure feels and looks like it!

Color

The color in the Target picture to the left is not quite accurate compared to my bag. It’s actually a bit darker and greener, which is good.  I didn’t love the blue color online but fell in love when I unwrapped the gift from my sister.  It’s perfect for all seasons (clearly) and looks good with just about anything.

Durability

If I had one complaint, it would be that the straps are a bit prone to wear.  I just took this photo with my cell phone, which shows the discoloration that’s taken place over the past five months:

LPLP Linea Pelle Tote - Turquoise

As you can see, the undersides of the strap have turned almost white. However, I haven’t noticed any cracking or chipping in the outer material or even on the interior, which is a major win in my book. I actually kind of like the distressed, vintage-y look that has come with a bit of wear.

The turquoise bag is sold out, but you can still snag it in white, green, and black!

Has anyone else tried the LPLP line from Target? What are your thoughts?

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