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3.30.2010

Sissi Rossi: Zip Tote

I'm not sure why but Sissi Rossi bags are terribly hard to find.  I adore this Italian brand.  The leather used in Sissi Rossi bags is THE softest and smooshiest (as you'll see in the video review of my Sissi Rossi bag)!!  The Sissi Rossi Zip Tote is my second leather travel tote.

I'm not as fond of using this with my laptop b/c the leather is too soft and smooshy.  My MBP ends up moving around too much (which is why my Treesje Port Travel Tote is perfect - the leather is stiffer in a good way).   I had to semi-stuff this bag so that the shape would hold, otherwise it would just collapse into itself.  This is a big bag so don't let the slouchiness fool you.  It's 19" wide and 18" tall.  The handle drop is a very shoulder-friendly 9".  I use this bag when I go on vacation as a carry-on and I don't need to take my MBP with me.  The leather can really take a beating.  It's virtually scratch/mark proof!!  What makes this bag even more fantastic?  It's only 1.9 lbs!!  And no, the leather is not thin at all.
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    Note:  You can buy a similar Sissi Rossi bag (that I've been eye-ing) at Otteny.com:
    [Image Courtesy of Otteny.com]

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