Gift of the Week – Too Cute Totes

Karen Scott decided to make tote bags one year for Christmas for family and friends. They turned out so cute that people started asking her for them. Fast forward to today and Too Cute Totes is a line of designs created by the founder, Karen. Each design can be created in a wide selection of fabrics and colors. No two totes are alike, because the person who orders it, chooses the fabrics that best reflect their personality.

The process begins with a design consultant. As you meet with them in person or virtually via Skype or Facetime, your consultant will show you options for bags, fabrics, and add-ons. You gradually narrow down your options until you have “created” the perfect bag for you.

Once you have customized your tote, your order is sent to the production facility where it is created just for you. It takes about 6 weeks to arrive.

Too Cute TotesI was in desperate need of a new laptop bag and didn’t want to settle for a boring black padded bag. There are other options out there, but none as custom as what I could create through Too Cute Totes. Knowing what my favorite colors are really narrowed down the process. My consultant was able to find fabrics in those colors, which I quickly narrowed down to my favorite two. We decided to use one for the outside and one for the inside. Then we chose the faux leather for the straps and outside details. There were numerous options to customize the bag with.

My bag actually arrived earlier than expected and I was so excited! As I began checking out every detail in the bag, I found a flaw. One of the interior pockets was caught in another seam, making it scrunched up and not fully usable. Of course I was disappointed and planned to contact my consultant in a few days. I was thrilled with the service when she contacted me to see if I had received it and was able to walk me through the process of having the problem corrected. The company also offered to either pay for my return shipping, or create a set of makeup bags to match at no charge. I chose the makeup bags and was pleased when it all arrived!

Who gives Too Cute Totes as a gift?

Too Cute Totes is a great gift for image consultants. If you have worked with your clients on the best colors and styles of clothing, allowing them to customize their own handbag is a nice next step.

This also makes a great gift for clients who you know have an eye for fashion or a purse fetish.

Make it more meaningful.

Because the recipient gets to design the bag themselves, it is highly personalized and meaningful. You can’t do much more to customize it.

Get Yours

To see what they have to offer, go to To set up a design consultation and order your own, contact my consultant, Mercedes Wharton, at

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