Tory Burch Perry Tote Review

Wearing Sandro Dress in size AU 8/FR 36 (AU Link, UK/International Link),
Chanel Slingbacks (affordable options: US/International Link and AU Link)
and Tory Burch Perry Tote (here)

SHOP THE LOOK

Believe it or not, the Tory Burch Perry Tote is my very first tote.  I know, I know – I am seriously late to the tote party. It’s no secret that totes are practical and functional – the market is well and truly saturated with them at different price points.  Even I’m surprised it took me this long to join the party.  

Previously, my shoulder bags – ie. Celine Belt Bag or Prada Double Saffiano Bag – sufficed in holding all of my day’s essentials.  While they can’t fit a laptop, I never really needed a larger style bag to transport all my things on a day-to-day basis. 

Since starting my secondment position back in September last year, I’ve been carting a laptop with me to and from the office. So the necessity for a larger and functional bag became apparent. I was on the hunt for a bag that was both functional and minimal in its aesthetic.   

I considered a lot of totes – like this Saint Laurent Tote and even the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull.  But I wanted something minimal, compact and sturdy and I heard a lot of positive feedback about the functionality and design of the Tory Burch Perry Tote.  

I ultimately settled on the Perry Tote in the original size in Light Umber, which is a rich camel brown colour.  The triple compartment design feature was the ultimate drawcard for me (and only introduced as part of the new design in the last recent years). Rather than a big bottomless leather pit to dump my stuff, the three compartments keep my belongings much more organised!

woman in navy shirt dress carrying camel tory burch perry tote bag and wearing chanel slingback sandals

SHOP AFFORDABLE TWO-TONED SLINGBACKS

Sizing

The tote comes in two sizes – original (the one I have) and small. 

Original

  • 28cm x 34cm x 13.4cm | 7.8” x 9.6” x 4.8”
  • Handles with a 24cm (9.6”) drop
  • Three interior compartments (1 centre zip compartment and two open compartments either side)
  • Fits a 13” laptop
  • Price $610 AUD | $348 USD

Small 

  • 19.5 cm x 24cm x 12cm | 11.2” x 13.6” x 5.3”
  • Handles with an 11cm (4.4”) drop and optional crossbody strap
  • Three interior compartments (1 centre zip compartment and two open compartments either side)
  • Fits a 7” tablet
  • Price $535 AUD | $298 USD
woman in navy shirt dress carrying tory burch perry tote and wearing chanel slingback sandals

SHOP SANDRO MINI SHIRT DRESSES

Wear and tear

I’ve used the bag regularly now for the best part of 4 months. Unlike my other bags, where I put in a little bit of care, I’ve been relatively hands off with this bag.  The leather is so durable it honestly looks new. If I get something on it, it cleans really easily with a wet wipe.  The bag is made of a pebbled leather. The interior of the bag features bonded leather which gives the bag structure but it is still soft.  

In terms of functionality, I use the internal middle pocket to keep my keys, wallet, pens, ear buds, security passes for work and my headphones. The side compartments I use to hold my laptop, diary, my KeepCup and lunch (when I’ve been good and packed it my Porter Bowl the night before!).

One of my favourite features of the bag is the colour. I wear a lot of navy, black, white and grey to work and this bag complements all my outfits.

The tote comes with a removable charm in a contrast colour, in my case, red. The charm features the Tory Burch logo in a brushed gold finish. I’m not hugely of the contrast red colour that my bag came with so I opt to wear the bag without it.   

The verdict

For my one and only tote bag, it’s an absolute winner. The bag is soft but sturdy and it holds a lot while still looking really compact.

Even though it’s not as highly priced as the other bags in my collection, my husband thinks that it looks to be of the same, if not better, quality than some of my other designer bags.  

What fits inside

If you want to see what fits inside, head over to my Instagram where I’ve filmed a short IGTV video taking you through that I pack in my bag for a day in the office.

woman in navy shirt dress carrying camel bag and wearing chanel slingback sandals

SHOP MY TORY BURCH PERRY TOTE

tory burch perry tote in light umber

SHOP TORY BURCH PERRY TOTE IN OTHER COLOURS

I hope you enjoyed reading my Tory Burch Perry Tote review. If you liked this post, be sure to check out my review of my Celine Belt Bag and my Prada Saffiano Double Bag.

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1 Comment

  1. pep
    April 18, 2020 / 8:14 am

    like your body shape…. with such a pretty face

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