It’s true – I’m the proud owner of one of 300 mesh bags from Beis. When this went on sale I swear the practice I’ve had from buying yeezys helped me secure one of these babies.
If you don’t know, Beis Travel is Shay Mitchell’s brand. She has a lot of no-nonsense, neutral-toned travel bags and accessories – all products that she’s said she wanted and couldn’t find, so she made them. Their Mesh Tote was their first try at fashion. I say it like that because fashion is a scary place to enter… it’s intimidating, and it’s so personal that there are a lot of opinions around it. It’s a big thing for a brand who’s niche is travel to begin their journey into more of a lifestyle brand.
This tote is still, well, a tote. It’s still incredibly functional, but with added details to make it a little better looking than your average travel tote.
To be honest, I haven’t used it yet. It’s a precious baby, for one, and I don’t want to mess it up by lugging around my laptop of work devices. I want to incorporate this into my life in a more meaningful way if that makes sense. Plus, I wanted to take pics of the unboxing for you guys to show you how pretty it is.
You can tell by the packaging that it’s sleek and minimal. I’m the proud owner of bag 20 out of 300. Shay snagged #01, which is another cool part of being part of the 300. Also…so glad I got an even number!
The design is minimal, clean, sophisticated, but sturdy. That’s exactly what I want out of most of my bags. Majority of my things need to be timeless, and this definitely fits into the category. Plus, how friggen cool is it that this wasn’t a PR item… it’s not all over LA and having something original in LA… well, it’s not exactly an easy thing to come by.
Once you take it out of the box you can see it comes with a pretty damn big dust bag, awesome for lugging around literally anything. I love it for dirty clothes while traveling, keeping it in the car just in case you need an extra bag. It’s pretty thick and it’ll definitely come in handy (don’t mind my dirty balcony couch – thanks Moose).
I had to hold it up because the handles are too heavy for it to sit up on it’s own. That may be a challenge now that I think of it, but I think once I have some stuff in here and I’ve broken it in a bit it’ll be alright.
The two zippers on the pic above are to be able to easily slide it onto your luggage handle while traveling. Looooove that, plus you could technically also use it as an easy access spot for your less heavy things if you zip open the top one and leave the bottom closed.
Both sides of the bag have little pockets: one with a zip, one without.
One thing I hate about bags is when it has a little baby zipper, I like big hardware on my bags, this is somewhere in the middle and I really like the black metal instead of matching the handles.
I’ll give you guys an update on how I’m feeling about it once I get some wear out of it, but I couldn’t wait to show the goods. It’s really a beautiful tote. Definitely way more expensive than I hoped it would be because… it’s still a mesh tote, but if you’re into fashion, fashion history, and local, quality made goods then you can kind of understand the price tag.