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Sunday, November 3, 2013

@BuiltNY-The Gramercy Collection Essential Tote #HolidayGiftGuide2013 #BuiltNy

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Built NY, a company well known for its neoprene lunch bags and bottle totes now have a new Gramercy collection! Everything they make whether it’s a diaper bag or bottle holder, they are all made out of neoprene, which make them unique to Built NY. The fabric has been tested and are PVC, BPA, latex and vinyl-free.

Drawing inspiration from the city that never sleeps, BUILT applies color and pattern to laptop sleeves, iPad cases, camera bags, lunch totes and other accessories that protect the stuff you love wherever you go.



Built NY are very well known for their stylish yet functional fabric choices. I was so excited waiting for the Gramercy Collection Essential Tote to get here. I was immediately infatuated with the quilted look of the tote when I seen it on the website!


I was super excited when I opened the box and seen that I got a green Gramercy Essential tote. I didn’t even know green was a choice, so I was in love Smile because you know it’s my favorite color. The quality and versatility of the items you can store in it is amazing!


The Gramercy tote is the perfect way for me to keep all my items with me all the time. They are made of polyester and protective neoprene (the wetsuit material) so it stretches to fit notebooks, tablets, and even laptops up to 16”.

I love that I can use this for a purse OR laptop bag. These could also even be used as a diaper bag, beach bag, or alternative to plastic bags at the grocery store. I chose to use mine as a purse for the time being, because I love the way it looks.


It has a strong, great quality zip top closure. It is unique from any other tote I’ve ever seen because it has double zips. The zipper closure keeps all my items secure from falling out should I lean over or drop it.


I also like the fact that it has 2 tightly sewn pockets on one side of the interior. There are items that you don’t want to have to search for in the bigger part; keys, cell phone, or a small wallet or debit card.


I can stick whatever it is I need to have with me inside, and still have room. My wallet is always inside, a bottle of lotion, my hairbrush, my makeup bag, etc. I love how roomy it is inside, and the fact that the interior can be wiped clean with a damp washcloth.

The best part is the entire tote is machine washable. Most purses/totes or even laptop bags aren’t able to be machine washable. There is usually something on the outside or inside that will rip or tear. I love the fact that if this gets dirty (for instance setting it on the ground) I can just take my stuff out and throw it in the washer!


Comfort is a strong priority for me. I hate wearing purses/totes that have really small straps. The straps end up digging into my shoulders and hurting. The Built NY straps are super comfortable. They are just the right thickness and don’t dig into my shoulders one bit, no matter how long I wear the tote on my arm.

If you’re thinking about buying yourself a new versatile tote or you’re looking for a great holiday gift, this is it! You won’t be sorry! I am in LOVE with mine, I definitely hope they start to offer this tote in the same vibrant fabrics that they’re known for! Smile


Get it: Gramercy Collection Essential Tote $79.99 available in black and blue.

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Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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