Cartera Leather Tote by Joan and Klaire

Oh hello there!

I know its been a while...a long while really.  Things have been so busy for me this month. Celebrating 4 birthdays in a week is no joke! Idagdag mo pa ang cramming for the school opening really makes me insane! Good thing one of my helpers is back now and I am too back from my 1 week leave from the office.

Speaking of getting back to the office, I noticed that I always cram in the morning, putting lots and lots of stuffs in my bag and finding hard to organize it at all.  My uniform office bag, which was with me for a year now looks already tired and exhausted.  I noticed that it was already worn out due to repeated use and abuse =(.  This made me realize that maybe I should get a new one.  Bags are equally as important as our clothes.  It defines our personality (personal image), keep our treasures in there and sets our mood as well. Definitely one of the woman's bestest friend. 

While constantly searching for the right office bag, heaven sent me the shop called Joan and Klaire (J&K). The people behind this shop loves to travel and explore.  Their products are chic and classy and are perfect for the on the go, adventurous guys and gals.  What really caught my eyes is their Cartera Leather Tote bag.  It was a love at first sight!  This is the one that I have been searching for ages!

Cartera leather tote bag in chocolate brown

Very adorable isn't it?  J&K's Cartera is made of genuine cow leather.  Hides from cows are smoother, thinner and softer but is durable and flexible. A perfect material for a bag.   You don't want your bag to be too thick making it very heavy.  

Neatly stitched!

Cartera also features a 2-pocket compartment in which you can properly place your cellphone, sunglasses, pens, or even cords and chargers.  In my case, I placed my facial sunscreen in there.

The bag is very big and spacious enough for all your stuffs.  Inside, you can see that It can hold my 3 pouches, 2 wallets, 2 pack of wipes, and a pen and it still have a LOT more extra space to put my documents on!  

Approximate Dimensions:

Width: 7.5 inches

Length: 17 inches
Height: 11 inches

In addition, it has antique-finish key holder - so you won't have to pour out all the contents of you tote to find your keys! 

And oh! You can have it personalized (monogrammed) also.  You can put your initials stamped directly to your bag! That is soooo cool.  

They offer a lot of different colors too but I'm loving my chocolate brown =).

Photo c/o J&K

 Photo c/o J&K

Photo c/o J&K

Joan and Klaire also offers Cartera Bolsa which is a large zippered pouch made with light fabric to keep its weight to a minimum and a genuine and washable leather trimming to allow for a monogram. It's perfect to keep all your belongings together, leaving your worries behind. Carry it in your Cartera or switch totes and you'll only need to move all the contents of your tote once!

It comes in brown and black.

 790.00 php

And...if you want it ALL, you can order the Cartera Full

3.990.00 php

Wait! There's more!  

They also have their famous Statement totes

1,590.00 php

Leather Accessories

690.00 php

and the new addition to their family, La Pochette Long and Short

La Pochette Long 1,300.00 php

La Pochette Short 950.00 php

Thank you so much Joan and Klaire for sending this Big Baby!!! I really love it!

Don't mind the piggy pig =)

You can reach them at:
109A Banilad Town Centre, Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City, PH +63 32 412 2745
They deliver nationwide!

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  1. Ang ganda. I love the combination of the pouch and the bag. Ayoko kasi ng open na bag. :-S

    1. Yup! There are a lot of customers requesting them to have a zippered version of the bag. But they want to preserve it's "rawness" daw kaya they added the pouch instead. =)

  2. I like the design you have in white. How much is it?


    1. Hi Michelle! It's 3500. By the way, I still owe you the strawberry bag hehe

  3. Wow, I've actually been looking for a nice leather bag. The one you got looks so beautiful. I love that its understated and big enough to store all my essentials. :)

  4. I like the leather look, but I tend to shy away from bags without zipper. Madali kasi akong madukutan.

  5. I love the statement totes, fun.

  6. Oooh love this! My mum and I both love bags and we do like patronising locally made ones. Will check this out!

  7. Oooohh I love the tote bag! How much is it?

    1. Hi Mamanee San Luis! It's 3,500. If with pouch, it's 3,990. =)