This bag is beautiful, the colors are just as vibrant as they are in the photo, and the wool insert was very colorful as well. I was a bit surprised at how small it was, but that's my fault for not paying attention to the measurements. But compared to what I think of when I see the word "tote", I would call this more of a tote-style purse. Even the interior cell phone pocket is small, but there is a larger zippered compartment inside that should work. I love it and I know I will use it.