I love handbags and totes. What woman, doesn’t?! But while I’ve reviewed a lot of handbags, totes, computer bags and luggage, the thing that makes one of these items practical and useful, isn’t always compatible with what makes them beautiful. For example, it’s a challenge to find a computer tote that makes you feel that you are carrying something luxurious and lovely, as well as functional. But when you find something like a computer tote that is unique, fashionable, beautiful and that works well, You can’t help but feel that you are special and confident. A good computer tote doesn’t just protect your computer, it empowers you!
Believe it or not, I’ve found a computer tote that truly makes my heart race. It’s the Lola 15″ laptop tote (srp. $275.00) by Komo London. This luxe leather tote is 18″ x 18″ by 6.5″ and comes in berry (shown), black or camel, plus a quilted nylon fabric. ( I love the berry leather, which is really closer to a bold, lipstick red). Gold hardware shines everywhere on this tote, without being gauche.
The Lola is made of pebbled leather with a zippered top that has snaps on either side so it expands to hold everything you need, plus a padded protective sleeve compatible with standard laptops up to 15″.Inside there is a pouch and a zippered pocket to help keep things organized, while outside the Knomo signature front cellphone pouch and zippered pocket provide added security and convenience for your possessions. Each Knomo tote is encased with 15,, of high density, shock-resistant foam that should cradle your laptop or net book against hard knocks. The padded interior pocket is also designed to cushion your computer. Each style features a quilted high-density foam laptop pouch that is dropped 2500 times with 33 lbs. of weight — it definitely will keep your laptop and personal posessions, protected.
The company name of “Knomo” combines the words “knowledge” and “mobility.” When you look at Knomo bags, you can see that a discerning customer who will love these totes is a woman on the go. Check out the stitching in the photo above, and you can see how nicely made this tote really is. The stitching is even and strong, the buttery soft leather is durable and held together by well applied hardware. knomo uses only premium leathers sourced from tanneries around the world. The leather is beautiful, and if you become the proud owner of a Knomo bag, you’ll want to take care of it. A damp cloth and mild soap will wash away any dirt and grime. Harsh detergents, however, could ruin the finish so don’t try it! The company also offers a 2 year guarantee against any defects in materials and craftsmanship, but even if your Knomo bag gets bumped and slung around a bit, it should give you the wear and performance you would expect from a higher end product.
The Knomo bags are not just beautiful, they have plenty of bells and whistles. Unique to Knomo is a Knomo “tracker” number in the interior of every bag. Register it online, and then if your bag is lost, this permanent tag might help your bag find it’s way home to you, assuming the person who finds it isn’t so in love with it they don’t do the right thing and call Knomo to report it.
For some, shelling out a couple of hundred dollars for a handbag or tote, no matter how useful, will be an investment that takes some consideration. But bags like the Knomo Lola will pay dividends in function and pleasure, for years. Even Pippa Middleton (queen-to-be Kate’s stylish sister) carries a Knomo bag for her computer. Whether you’ve worked hard and are already at the top of the ladder of success, you are on the way up, or you are just starting out, toting a Knomo tote is an outward sign that you know you are able to reach your goals, and that you’re worth it!
The Knomo Lola bag in berry would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, as would any of the other bags they offer. You can find Knomo bags at over 700 stores in 26 countries, holding its own with every detail, stitch, and space. There are men’s briefcases, wallet and messenger bags too. Visit the website www.knomo.com to find out more and see all the amazing bags they offer or call 1800 737 5160
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