There’s something to be said about following blogs. They make you want things you’ve never seen before, never had cravings for. Sometimes it’s a bad thing. Sometimes, it’s a very very good thing. Luckily, these Roototes by Super Planning are part of the good things.
My Rootote love affair first started when I read how Karen Cheng loved and raved over them. I wanted one, but was foiled by the hefty Aussie shipping fees.
Image credit to Karen Cheng
I wasn’t the only one going gaga over these handy totes, because my friends and I, well, we went through a kind of Rootote phase where all of us had and was using one. It got to the point once that whenever we turned up for any of our gatherings it was like a Rootote lovers community – sometimes we even came with same designs! LOL.
While the other girls have since gone on to other bag loves, I’m still very much in my Rootote phase, just that I’ve now moved on to their Luxe versions, which I find to be perfect for work. Think of it as the classier, slightly more grown-up versions of the polyester and cotton Roototes which are better suited for weekends. And if you think the Luxe versions are any less hardy than the original Roototes, think again! They stand up pretty well to abuse – I can assure you that I’ve not been particularly careful with the ones I own.
My collection of Roototes (actually one is missing since my mom ‘kidnapped’ it) – once you start you can’t stop!
Why do I love the Rootote so much?
For one, I find them to be far more practical than spending on the latest fashion trendy bag which gets discarded within months like I used to do before I discovered Roototes. Saves me $$$ in the long run.
They’re versatile enough to take me from work to play and back again. I’m one of those people who will most likely forget something if I have to change bags from workweek to weekend or night to day.
Roototes are so roomy, you could fit practically everything but the kitchen sink inside and it still wouldn’t look that bulky. I’ve used mine to cart lunch and documents to work together with all the usual paraphernalia that women carry, make-up kit and all. If I’m going to the movies, I can stuff a shawl or sweater inside.
On no-plastic-bag days, I can put my purchases inside my Rootote and dispense with the need for another shopping bag.
On weekends, I can even fit my DSLR inside my Rootote and no one is the wiser until I take it out!
Since I had more Roototes than one person could possibly use, my mom has taken to conveniently ‘borrowing’ them from time to time. You know a design is classic and practical when mother and daughter can carry the same tote, just in different fabrics!
If you’re in Malaysia, you can check out Roototes in person at the Ladies department of Isetan KLCC. Roototes are also sold online locally at Tiny Tapir or if you’re willing to pay currency conversion rates and shipping, you can also check out Mela-co from Singapore.
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