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Yala Designs Cotton Canvas Tote Review (2013 Holiday Gift Guide)

A special thanks to Yala Designs for providing us with a free product for our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!


About Yala: The Yala Story


“We were explorers – two English teachers living and working in China and raising a young daughter.  We had a deep well of curiosity that kept us actively seeking to understand and to make friends in the world. So with open hearts and big smiles we journeyed to see and learn as much as we could.  We traveled in every type of vehicle and slept in challenging accommodations.  And that is when the idea came to us: a DreamSack for a clean, comfy, and nurturing night’s sleep.

As people discovered our DreamSack and wanted one of their own, we realized we had the start of a company.  The DreamSack and its promise for comfortable travel and a good night’s sleep was just the beginning.  Soon we added more sumptuous silk and cozy BambooDreams as well as our soft organic cotton. We wanted a name to reflect the company we have become and a name to grow with us as we continue this journey.  We are now Yala.”

Product Details

Carry on in style with our functional and fashionably trendy Canvas Tote. Made of sturdy cotton canvas with top zip closure, contrasting shoulder straps, two outside pockets, and a zip pocket inside – lots of places for all of your necessities. Also makes a great gift!

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My Review

As my children are getting older, packing a bag for them seems to be an even more stressful task. Their clothes are now bigger, so in turn I feel as if I need a single bag just to pack them a change of clothes. Now that my youngest is no longer in diapers, I can get away with packing all of their supplies in a regular bag. A bag that can fit all of my children’s things and I can carry on my should for an extended period of time without causing discomfort would be my ideal bag! You can just imagine how excited I was when I had the opportunity to review the beautiful Cotton Canvas Tote from Yala Designs! This tote is everything I could possibly want and need in a bag. To put it simply, the Cotton Canvas Tote is beautiful, elegant and overall… perfect! It contains an ample amount of space to pack everything we need for that day, as well as a few small pockets for littler items. The straps are super soft and comfortable, making it a breeze to carry around when we go to fairs and other events such as that. Unlike many totes that I have owned, this one contains a zipper which makes me feel more confident about items not falling out and us not losing anything. The tote is also very well made, extremely sturdy and I expect it to last for many years of toting stuff around. I am very satisfied with this product and I know you will not be disappointed with it if you decide to add it to your Christmas list this year!


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25 thoughts on “Yala Designs Cotton Canvas Tote Review (2013 Holiday Gift Guide)

  1. What a gorgeous bag, I love the pattern, and it seems very roomy. I can see this being perfect to take to the beach, library and even the grocery store. Thanks for a great review!

  2. What is better than a tote that has the perfect balance of cuteness and functionality? It looks like this tote is a real winner. Thank you for the review!

  3. I love the backstory told in this review, it is nice to learn about those who make products we use and feel there is more personalization. The mention of silk and BambooDreams got me even more interested!

  4. I really like the pink and blue colors of this bag. Definitely would be a nice size for extra kids clothes, and baby carrier. I like that Yala has a good bit of chevron and stripes, and is on trend!

  5. Great review! I had never thought about purchasing anything other than clothes from Yala before, but now I will. LOVE that it has a zipper and is comfy enough to haul the kid stuff around.

  6. This is a beautiful bag! I like that you say it is comfortable, that is usually the problem I run into when trying to find the right bag.

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