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What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?

Is it just size or something else? I'm trying to figure it out. 

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Re: What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?

It's reached the point where I don't think the names mean much at all. I've seen bags called 'totes' that would barely hold a wallet and make-up case... I've seen bags called satchels that clealry are shoulder bags and everything in between. If there is a difference between totes and shoppers, I'm clueless as to what it might be... I often think it gets down to how they think they can best market the bag.


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Re: What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?


@JAXS Mom wrote:

Is it just size or something else? I'm trying to figure it out. 


 

 

A shopper is typically a little bit larger than a tote.

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Re: What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?


@JAXS Mom wrote:

Is it just size or something else? I'm trying to figure it out. 


This is a very good question @jaxs mom

 

I have seen a lot of handbags (!!!) and in general terms, I think of a shopper as a larger, open, more 'boxy' item, sometimes with a narrow center zip compartment. I have seen totes with a zipper closure, although some totes are open as well. Confusing, right?

 

I'm going to 'notify' LJ to see if she has a better description of both items. @Lavenderjunkie, do you know? Thanks in advance for your help. Woman Happy

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Re: What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?

Thanks everyone. 

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Re: What's the difference between a shopper and a tote?

A tote is something I carry when I'm a shopperWoman LOL

 

I have always considered a tote and a shopper about the same thing.

 

Most have an open top without a zipper or snap.

 

I feel that a tote can be any size and a shopper will be large.