It’s Day 4 of the summer inspired posts for this week and today we’re talking about summer style.  

When it comes to summer style, one of the “must have” accessories is a a tote bag. It’s the most versatile accessory that can actually be used from season to season. Plus, it’s a classic accessory that never goes out of style. Earlier this year I purchased the one you see below from Parker Thatch.

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I actually purchased the Parker Thatch canvas tote bag as a Mother’s Day gift for my own mom. One of the main reasons I ordered this particular tote is because you can include a personalized message to be printed on the inside of the bag. You can see the placement of the message in the picture below. However, I did blur out the actual message to respect our privacy. I am happy to report that my mother really loved her gift. Who doesn’t love something made just for them?

parker thatch personalized canvate tote bag VIA REVIVING CHARM

The personalized canvas tote bag comes in three sizes. I opted to purchase the small, which is actually a nice size for everyday type of use. The canvas used is a nice quality; thick and sturdy to stand upright on its own. The stitching was straight and secure. The leather handles are a nice touch and the perfect length. In my experience with tote bags sometimes handles can be too short or too long.

personalized tote bag via REVIVING CHARM

You can also personalize the bag further by adding a monogram on the front side. By default the design comes printed on one side only. However, you can opt to have it printed on both sides. Parker Thatch offers several designs but I opted for a traditional stripe in navy and French blue. parker thatch personalized tote bag VIA REVIVING CHARM The one thing I did notice about the bag was that the initials on the rivets were not perfectly aligned. Most people might not  notice or even care (my mom didn’t) but the OCD in me noticed it right away. However, I am still very happy with my purchased and it definitely will not deter me from ordering a bag for myself. In fact, I will be personalizing my own tote bag by including my favorite quote or inspiring saying on the inside. The fact that you can personalize the bag is what makes this a perfect gift for yourself or your friends and loved ones. parker thatch personalized tote bag reviving charm 3parker thatch personalized canvas summer tote bag via REVIVING CHARM

If you are in the market for a new summer tote bag, how about personalizing one for yourself? You can order online through Parker Thatch. Or visit their shop in person in Northern California.

Sidenote: You may be wondering why I am barely sharing a gift I ordered for Mother’s Day with you now. It’s very simple…I won’t recommend or endorse a product that I haven’t personally tried myself or one that I don’t believe in. You have that commitment from me. I placed a very last minute order with Parker Thatch during the afternoon of the cut-off date (with express delivery) to ensure that the bag arrived in time for Mother’s Day (great customer service, by the way). Before sharing with you I wanted to check out the quality and detail before making a recommendation to my readers. This is not a sponsored post, nor does it contain affiliate links. This is my own honest product review.


  1. Karen B. says:

    Very summery looking and I love the idea of being able to include a personalization on the inside as well as the outside of the bag.
    Great lead, and I for one, appreciate you’re making sure the item is all it’s said to be. Thank you.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Thank you. I think the personalization is what makes this bag really stand out since there are so many tote options. And lots of great options.

      I wouldn’t want to recommend something I haven’t tried myself and enjoyed. Plus honesty is key…the good and the bad and all in between.

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