A Tote Bag Comparison
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limit my search to /r/malefashionadviceuse the following search parameters to narrow your results:see the search faq for details. Both of my bags have navy blue michael kors purses handles and bottom but LL Bean and Lands End both offer a number of different color options. The LL Bean canvas is a bit stiffer notice how the handles on the Bean bag stand up straight while the handles on the Lands End bag flop over. This may be just because I been using the Lands End bag more so it more broken in, but even when both bags were new the Bean canvas felt stiffer. The stiffer canvas on the Bean bag makes me think michael kors purses that it may hold up better in the long run I love to hear from other people in this regard. The bodies of both bags stand up straight on their own with no trouble.
Bean bags are proudly made in Maine but Lands End bags are simply listed as “imported”. I hesitant to say that this has any impact on the quality of construction. If anything my Lands End bag appears to be better constructed. On my Bean bag the side seams have some loose threads and just appear to be a bit sloppier overall than the Lands End bag. The top edge of the Bean bag is simply rolled over and stitched while the Lands End bag has an extra strip of canvas around the top edge that helps to make it lo michael kors purses ok a little more put together (see previous two photos). Both bags have double layered handles and bottoms. I prefer the triangle detailing on the bottom/side of the Bean bag to the straight bottom on the Lands End bag but I think this is just a matter of preference.
List prices between Bean and Lands End are very similar for the various sizes that they offer, ranging from about $20 to $40. Both brands also offer zip top bags and monogramming for a few extra bucks. Both companies also have lifetime satisfaction guarantees. Lands michael kors purses End does tend to run more frequent and deeper sales, so you may very well be able to get a bag cheaper from them (I got mine for 50% off on Christmas eve). In my opinion it impressive that LL Bean is able to offer a USA made product at a price point that competitive with an import.
I don think there a right or wrong choice here. From what I understand LL Bean really popularized this bag design so they “win” when it comes to authenticity and heritage. I appreciate their domestic production and the stiffer canvas fabric. Lands End may have copied LL Bean overall design, but I think they improved on it with the addition of organizational features and a slightly more refined design. I recommend either bag to anyone the choice depends on where your priorities lie. As I mentioned earlier, I be interested to hear what others have to say about long term durability.
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