And just like that, the tote drought is over. I have been on the hunt for the perfect tote for quite some time now and have finally found ‘the one’. I didn’t think it was going to be that difficult to find a tote that suited me but it was a tedious process. I understand that totes are meant to be spacious but some were just too large and looked strange against my 5’2 frame. I have Madewell to thank for the perfect bag to self ratio. This tote houses all my handbag essentials, along with my laptop and a notebook or two. In addition, if you’re a Madewell insider, you’re entitle to free monogramming; signing up is free and the simple detail adds character to the bag.