Bag Review: Barrington Gifts Savannah Tote

Breaking  down the pros and cons of the popular Barrington Gifts Savannah Tote and showing what’s in my bag.

Barrington Gifts Savannah Tote Bag Review with Girl Meets Bow

Tote: Barrington Gifts || Dress: Loft (currently 50% off!) || Wedges: J. Crew Factory (my go-to shoe for work!) || Earrings: c/o Lisi Lerch || Apple Watch with this band

I love how vocal y’all are when you love something or want to know more! That’s how today’s post came to life. I recently have been posting with my new Barrington Gifts Savannah Tote & I have never gotten more feedback from y’all than anything else I’ve ever posted!! I took my bag to AmericasMart with me and women were stopping me in the halls to get more details! So many of you told me how much you love it and/or wanted more details about the brand & how to get your perfect bag. So that’s what today is all about!! I’m going to walk you through what I love about Barrington Gifts, why I chose the Savannah Tote, & how to make your custom design!

The Savannah Tote vs. the St Anne:

If you are familiar with Barrington bags, chances are you know the St Anne tote, as it is far and away their most popular design. I actually own the St Anne from a few summers ago and LOVE it! But the biggest con for me with that particular style is that it doesn’t have a zipper, so when I travel with it I am not able to secure my bag closed. So, when I looked to make a new bag from them I decided to try a new style that had a zipper- and that was the Savannah. This bag is about and inch shorter in length than the St Anne but an inch taller & I love that it has 5 interior pockets plus a zippered interior & exterior compartment. It keeps my bag SO organized and everything is in it’s place. I’ll show you a peek inside my bag below…

How to Create your Custom Design:

It is super easy to create a totally custom bag- the hardest part is picking your design and colors since they are all so cute! (I could spend HOURS on the site!) First things first, head over to Barrington Gifts and pick which bag or piece you want to make- you will also choose whether you want the classic leather patch or the momogram stripe (that’s what I have). Once on the landing page for your selected bag you will pick you design/color scheme (for instance my pattern comes in three colors). Then, you pick your stripe – again there are TONS of options so take sometime to play around and see what you like best! Next you will choose the design of your stripe, your monogram style, and your finishing leather trim colors (mine is the lightest option). Then VOILA! The most gorgeous custom bag will be sent off and created just for you!!

Top Items I Keep in my Bag:

Wallet– I’ve had this wallet for at least 5 years and it is my ride or die. The quality is outstanding (other than the cupcake I once dropped on it it looks good as new) and it has held up so well over the years! It’s got tons of room & organization.

Keychain (c/o)-  I just got this brand new key chain ring, and though it sounds dramatic to say it’s changed my life… IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE! Prior to this I had a gigantic key ring with about 25496556 random keys on it. One I got this keyring I simplified down to the 4 keys/cards I actually use and boom- instant organization! I also love that this oversize ring lets you find your keys super easily in your bag!

Koozies- This is probably the item(s) I get teased for the most- but I can’t tell you how often I use them! I always joke that “you never know when a tailgate or party will erupt” but truthfully I just hate condensation or cold bottles in my hand so I use my koozies all the time!

Tote: Barrington Gifts || Dress: Loft (currently 50% off!) || Wedges: J. Crew Factory (my go-to shoe for work!) || Earrings: c/o Lisi Lerch || Apple Watch with this band


If you’ve been considering a Barrington Bag I hope that this post was so helpful for you; I think you can easily see how much I love mine & highly recommend it! You will have to let me know if you order one, and share this post with your Valentine if you’d like to unwrap one on the 14th! 🙂 Be sure to tag me on Instagram once yours comes in – I’d love to see what you design!



    • girlmeetsbow
      February 1, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

  1. January 31, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I love the cute, feminine look of this bag – I’ve shopped for Barrington Gifts before for work, and I’ve only really looked at their plain leather offerings before.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 2, 2018 / 6:46 am

      I think you’ll love adding some of the colorful pieces into your rotation too!

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 1, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      It would be such a great work tote for you! 🙂

  2. January 31, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    The design you chose is so cute! I always keep koozies in my purse too – you never know when you might need one!


    • girlmeetsbow
      February 2, 2018 / 6:47 am

      I love that you do the same thing! You just never know… 🙂

  3. January 31, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I love playing with the customization tool!! I’ve designed several bags but I haven’t bought one…yet! I love the colors you chose, and thanks for showing the inside too!

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 1, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      This bag is 100% a winner! I hope you “pull the trigger” and try one – you will love it! 🙂

  4. February 1, 2018 / 7:00 am

    I love the way that Barrington allows you to customize the perfect tote! The pattern on this one is so cute, and it really is a versatile bag. Whitney has 2 and she love them both!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 2, 2018 / 6:51 am

      The customization is definitely my favorite part of the process- then your bag is totally unique!

  5. February 1, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I love love that bag !!! So pretty ! Happy Thursday beautiful 🙂

  6. February 1, 2018 / 10:13 am

    I would have never thought to keep a koozie in my bag! I don’t like the cold feeling in my hand either I need to grab one. Your bag is so cute and I love how large it is!

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 2, 2018 / 6:52 am

      I’m telling you- it’s a conversation starter! 🙂

  7. February 3, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Oh, your entire outfit is so cute! Love the photos and the photo location too!

    • girlmeetsbow
      February 4, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Thank you Amy!

  8. Kristina
    February 3, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    I love the colors of your bag and the size (and zipper) is perfect!

    xo, Kristina

  9. February 4, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    Now that’s a cute bag! Love the size, it’s perfect. Also, cute dress you got there too dear!

    Jessica |

  10. February 7, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    So colourful, so you and just fabulous!

  11. February 12, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Enjoy these new bag designs that will surely fit any occasion! These are beautifully embroidered by our talented Filipino artisans. Made well by to ensure its durability. Check them out!


  12. Kim H
    April 10, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I would like to get my daughter a bag for her college graduation. She will be teaching. Which bag would you recommend for her daily bag to include carrying a laptop too? Thanks!

    • girlmeetsbow
      April 10, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Hi Kim! This is a PERFECT graduation gift- she will love it! Depending on the size of her laptop I would recommend the Savannah (featured here) or the St Anne totes. I have a 13″ laptop that fits in my Savannah, but a girlfriend of mine has a bigger laptop and prefers the St Anne for more room. The main difference between the two bags is that the Savannah has a zip top and the St Anne does now. I have both totes and love them! 🙂

  13. June 17, 2018 / 12:45 am

    Hi, what is the name of the pattern of your bag?


    • girlmeetsbow
      June 17, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      Hi Carmen! The pattern is “Stone Geometric” 🙂 I love it and that it can transition from fall to spring!

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