"On trips, too, the tote is a blessing because you keep it right with you. On a train. In a plane. In a car. Comfort and relaxation are essential if you are to look your best on arrival at your destination . . .
Once you've acquired the tote habit, you will adapt its uses for many personal needs, finding it indispensable for a shopping junket with the children, the day you spend reading to patients at the hospital, the morning that finds you at the supermarket, the dressmaker, and picking up the laundry."
--Anne Fogarty, Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife