Going loco for local: Tote-ally in love with Khaadi’s bags

The brand's totes are a testament to the fact that fashion and function can go hand in hand.
Updated 20 Oct, 2023

Describing myself as a tote enthusiast would be an understatement. There’s an undeniable pleasure in carrying a cotton bag that leather purses simply can’t replicate. Ever since I used my first tote bag, I fell in love with their lightweight and softness. They are simple, functional, and environmentally friendly. I could talk endlessly about my passion for this humble invention, but that’s a story for another day.

Several months ago, my quest to find a new tote bag for work led me to visit countless shops without success. It was purely by chance that I stumbled upon Khaadi’s extensive collection of tote bags in Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall outlet.

When one thinks of Khaadi, vibrant designs and colourful outfits come to mind. The brand has undeniably become a household name, celebrated for its signature patterns and designs, especially in its two and three-piece suits. Yet, what remains surprisingly overlooked are the brand’s tote bags.

While maintaining its trademark unique designs and vibrant patterns, the brand offers a splendid array of colours to choose from.

I chose a pink design that spoke to me. After months of use, it’s safe to say that aesthetics and functionality can coexist. The bag has endured numerous workdays, parties, and travels to other cities, remaining dependable and stylish.

Having such a great experience with the first tote, I couldn’t resist getting another one — this time in black. Even though it’s black in colour, it features intricate patterns in line with the brand’s signature style. I believe these designs add flair to what could have been an otherwise basic tote bag.

Now I alternate between the pink and black totes, depending on my mood. But if you were to ask me which one is my favourite, I wouldn’t be able to pick one. Both are extremely durable — one has accompanied me to Islamabad and Faisalabad, while the other has been a trusted companion as I explored the streets of Kathmandu in Nepal.

You can get them from any of the brand’s outlets for less than Rs1,000. Given their price range, aesthetically pleasing appearance and outstanding functionality, Khaadi’s tote bags earn a five-star rating from me.

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