I first heard about Rootote from Spot.ph, who wrote about them late last year. Founded in Japan (a country that values minimalism), the brand is known for their simple-looking yet multi-use tote bags and backpacks that come in the cutest colors—like this dusty lilac one, which is incidentally the color theme of my wedding!
It’s water-repellent, and I love that I can use it in different ways—like a tote, or my preferred style, the backpack. I brought it with me to the Calyxta office, and my colleagues were quick to model it around. This particular design, the Rootote Ceoroo V2 Medium 2-Way Tote Backpack retails for only PhP 2,695 and it’s perfect for everyday use or even for traveling. I plan to use it as my airplane bag for this long weekend, since I’ll be flying out to attend a wedding in Boracay. It’s big enough to fit my essentials—like my wallet, earphones, phones, power bank, chargers, Kindle, and lip balm.
To view the rest of the designs, you can visit their Instagram or head over to the 3rd floor of The Block SM North EDSA, and selected Bratpack branches. Thanks to Maan and Margaux for being my bag models!