Toteteca Purse Review

I had the fab opportunity to receive a Toteteca bag that I customized myself so I can share my honest thoughts to readers. Toteteca is an online shop that allows shoppers to customize their bags. They offer so many color combinations that it literally took me hours to finally decide on a bag design for myself! Here are some photos of the process it went through before I received it.


The name “Toteteca” comes from the words “tote” which means “bag” and “teca” which is Latin for “library”. Taken literally then, Toteteca is a library of bags. And aptly so. With their wide range of bag styles and colors, you’ll never run out of ideas for bags — whether you want one that’s classy or one that’s hip. Everything really just depends on the color combinations you use.

What I like about Toteteca is that they’re aware of their social responsibility and here’s what they have to say about it on their website:

We do not use real leather of any kind. High quality “faux leather” mimics the look, feel and durability of real leather without harming any animals. We don’t use Rexene or other poor synthetics that chip or peel. We feel it is our duty to encourage positive alternatives that sidestep animal cruelty. We also try to maintain the smallest possible carbon footprint. We source all our high quality materials locally. Maintaining a low waste, centralized manufacturing method is very important for a company looking to the future.

Now that’s a company I’d like to trust!


I decided to go for the Medium Satchel. I went through so many customizations before deciding on my final colors — white/red. I actually really wanted either white/orange, white/mango, or white/green. But I realized I already have orange and yellow bags for spring and since I don’t have a red bag yet, I just went with that. Take a look at the photos I took of the bag. I took some zoomed in ones so you can see the bag in detail.

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I like that the bag has enough room so for my son’s stuff. This way, I can bring all my son’s necessities — milk, diapers, wipes, extra clothes — without having to settle for a boring diaper bag. At least my bag is still fashionable yet spacious.

I also love the fact that as you’re customizing your own bag, you get to see exactly how the bag will turn out. I encourage you to try it for yourself! I know you’ll get hooked!

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Toteteca Purse Review — 45 Comments

  1. I’ve never seen how a bag is made, so these pics are an eye opener. Well crafted bag, with a neat finish.

  2. Beautiful bag, and what a great price eventhough you customize. My mothe rneeds soemthng like this for Mothers’ day to replace her ratty seven year-old, sed everyday Vera Bradley tote.

  3. Wow!Thats great,I will have to get on efor my Mom caause she loves to sew!

  4. That would work as a piece of carry on luggage. I kind of like leather. I don’t know what else to say. I guess it’s nice. Not my style.

  5. I love that they state their stance against animal cruelty I want one!

  6. Beautiful! defimitely need something like this when i go to library!

  7. At first I wasn’t fond of the bag. The more I look at it I’m liking it.

  8. These are so pretty! I love that color red too! And I think it is awesome they are made out of faux leather that is a huge plus! Great review very informative ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. this sounds like an awesome company, one I would like to see succeed. Your bag is lovely, and I hope to order one some day. Vicki

  10. Feww.. I’m so happy they use faux leather! And your bag looks absolutely gorgeous!

  11. I really like the mid zip tote. I need a big purse to carry lots of stuff!

  12. Great pics to see the hands on workmanship that goes into these lovely bags! This is my first time hearing of them, so thank you for this information!

  13. These purses are nice & seem to be really well-made. I like many of the styles available & like that I can choose colors that I like.

  14. I love being able to customize my bag and all the pockets are great!

  15. I really love these purses/bags-I had fun online customizing how mine would look, and love all the options they offer.

  16. I have never heard of this before but really like the idea of being able to decide color and style and know it was made for you. Love the looks of your bag!

  17. My favorite part is their commitment to leaving the smallest carbon footprint and they use local companies for materials. I wish the big manufactures would follow that “footprint”.

  18. Wow! You customized that bag? Cool. My mother has a lovely sun dress that would probably match. I’ll see about getting her one ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Self-customised bag! Mind blown! The consumers can finally be their own bag designer. How cool is that?

  20. This is a company that not only sounds like they really care about their customer but animals as well. You did a great job picking this out and an interesting review of a product I[d surely be interested in and a company I’d love to buy from

  21. Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Toteteca Purse Review! The pure which you picked out is beautiful! I love it! This company sounds like they are pretty “green” being hardly no waste and only the best products, etc. Plus no animal testing or compromise! It’s really neat how you can see how your bag is made! I really do love the red and white together! It’s very stylish and can be dressed up or down. I love that quality in purses! It’s really nice sized inside as well! Plenty of room to take what you need and then some! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review, the pictures, and your personal and professional opinions on Toteteca Purse Review with all of us! You know that I always appreciate your reviews!!!! Thanks again! Michele ๐Ÿ™‚
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  22. This bag is so nice. I love that they are concerned about saving the animals. This bag looks like it is well made and has lots of room. Thank you so much for sharing

  23. That is one beautiful, well made bag! being able to customize your own bag is really cool, I’d love to do that, myself! ๐Ÿ™‚