Carry Me Om Tote
I got this bag in the color purple at my local store. It is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks Lulu!
December 3, 2013
Dissapointed but not surprised
I think this is the last straw with my love affair with you Lululemon. I just can't trust you to provide me with good quality, long lasting products anymore. Not only do I have problems with your clothing, but I'm pretty sure my problem with this bag has nothing to do with me supposedly buying the wrong size or having thighs that touch. The stitching is coming undone on one of the handles, and the magnets do not work at all. I haven't even had the bag for a month! I wish I could return the bag and spend my hard earned money on a bag that will last.
December 3, 2013
I received this bag as a gift a few weeks ago for my birthday. He purchased the grey/cream color which I exchanged for the black/navy (I was going to select all black but they didn't have it in the San Fran/Walnut creek store I visited). However, I now LOVE the black and Navy paisley, it's beautiful. In just the few short weeks I've owned the bag, I've used it to travel on plane, a weekend getaway bag for Vegas, taken it to yoga, and everyday work. I love this bag! The reviews are accurate about the magnetic clips but I don't mind. I'm considering purchasing another one, brighter colors (they have an awesome purple/rose gold in the SF store) for the spring and use it as a beach bag since I live in San Diego.
December 2, 2013
I've loved lulu bags since the beginning (2004), but quality issues made me return this bag. As other reviewers have said, the magnetic clasps don't hold the bag closed as they are too weak. I thought that I could live with it, but I couldn't. Every time I had the bag open in the small mode, I was reminded of the decline in quality in lulu bags and it really bothered me. Also, and I didn't realize this until I got the bag home, this is the first time I have EVER seen a lulu bag with a PLASTIC ZIPPER. The zipper kept getting caught and wouldn't close nicely. Also, despite the large size of the bag, it doesn't hold much stuff (couldn't fit a change of clothes and a towel in it) due to the unusual shape. I exchanged it for the weekender bag and and MUCH happier. Lulu, bring back the quality or your customers WILL leave. You've sacrificed quality AND raised prices. I miss the old Lulu.
November 30, 2013
Stitching coming undone
I recently purchased this bag before moving to Shanghai. I needed one bag to be a carry-on, gym bag, diaper bag and purse. This bag fits the job perfectly. I love everything about it EXCEPT the stitching on the handle is coming undone (on both sides). I have used it every day since purchasing three weeks ago, but I have had Old Navy bags hold up longer than this bag. Why cant you get a grip on your stitching problems? I've also recently had 3 pants need stitch reinforcement. Now I'm stuck with it in China without a nearby store to help me with this problem.
November 26, 2013
Beautiful bag! Minor quirk though
Absolutely LOVE this bag and how it turns into a larger bag when needed. However, like other reviewers I am not too keen about the weak magnets that don't keep the bag closed when it is collapsed in the traditional sense.. BUT I have found when you Zip the bag up, you can keep it closed by just stuffing in the sides into the center of the bag and PRESTO it remains closed and in the same shape, if you don't carry a bunch of stuff in the bag itself. So crisis adverted and my love for the bag has increased ten fold! But I do have to say for the amount I paid for it... it should have stronger magnets that don't force me and other buyers to be creative.
<3 finally have a beautiful bag for my picky self!
November 26, 2013
Wish the yoga MAT compartment was better
Such a cute bag! Great shape/style, and it's fashionable. BUT it is so difficult/annoying to put "The Mat." I wish there was a bag this size (maybe even bigger!), with an easier way to carry a large/thick mat. When there is stuff in the bag--and there always is-- it is difficult to try to maneuver the mat through.. especially if the mat is not rolled up super tight!
November 25, 2013
Magnetic closure is an epic fail
Really, where is testing on products. Discount the ones made and fix this problem.i wanted this bag, but after trying it at a store, I just can't justify the price. Guess its still the regular lulu lemon bags for me, for now.
November 25, 2013
Good bag but deceiving capacity
I purchased this bag last weekend along with the "Work it out" duffel and decided to stick with the tote because of it's ability to collapse into a smaller size. However, I was disappointed that the metal snaps never stayed shut when using the bag in the collapsed form. Also, I was also upset when I realized that after putting my 13' laptop in the pocket, I was unable to zip up the bag entirely! I was unable to close the main pocket zipper with only 1 pair of sneakers, a change of gym clothes, and my laptop. After 1 day of use, I was already wishing that I hadn't cut the tags off. I would say this is a good bag for you if you don't have that many things to put inside - otherwise, go with the duffel bag. I just logged on to find there is the newly released "Sweat Once a Day" bag which I wish I had purchased instead - is there any way that I could do an exchange?
November 22, 2013
Gorgeous bag for whatever you need.
I saw this bag in the lululemon store and immediately fell in love with the color - the teal blue is gorgeous! The material is waterproof and easy to clean. It?s also extremely versatile. I?ve been using it for the gym and am planning on using it for school as well. It?s sturdy enough for heavy books and has a padded pocket to hold a laptop. For the gym it has a slot for a yoga mat, a mini bag for dirty shoes and a water bottle compartment. I also really like the small pocket on the outside of the bag. It?s perfect for quick access to your cell phone and keys.
The only downside is the zipper across the top only works when the bag isn?t compact and you can?t use the cross body strap either. It stays pretty much all the way closed when compact though, so it?s not a deal breaker.
Overall I love this bag. I definitely would recommend purchasing wether it be for the gym, school or travel.
November 20, 2013