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Dagne Dover Legend Tote Review

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dagne dover blue legend toteBack in 2014, reader Missy reached out and asked my thoughts about Dagne Dover bags. To be honest, I had never heard of the brand. I contacted Dagne Dover to see if there would be a time in the future when I could see the bags in person and they offered to send me a bag to review and with it fell in love with Dagne Dover. I now own several Dagne Dover bags – their card case, the Classic Tote, large Landon Carryall, Dakota Backpack, Allyn Tote, and the Legend Tote.

dagne dover legend tote review dagne dover legend toteBag: Legend Tote c/o Dagne Dover | Top: 1.State (old; similar, option that goes up to XXL) | Jeans: Caslon (old; similar, plus size option) | Shoes: Rothy's | Bracelet: Had forever (budget-friendly alternative) | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Lipstick: L'Oreal Riche Matte in Eva's Red

Dagne Dover Legend Tote Review

dagne dover tote reviewI've featured my Dagne Dover Legend Totes many times on this blog, but this is the new and improved Legend. What makes the tote different:

  • New lightweight poly lining to lessen the load
  • Two additional multi-purpose pockets
  • Reengineered coated canvas to hold the shape longer and keep wrinkles at a minimum
  • Thinner, longer shoulder straps to make it easier to carry
  • A narrower base to allow for easier stowing

dagne dover legend tote interior what fits in a dagne dover legend toteWhat I find to be the same is the gorgeous color, the beautiful exterior, and the amazing functionality. When I was still working in an office on a daily basis, this bag was my JAM. Coworkers were used to seeing it by my side and regularly asked about it because it's just so beautiful and polished looking. I love this bag for travel because it holds so much, it's so easy to find everything, and it looks great as a weekend tote or a business tote.  In this bag right now I have my laptop, planner, water bottle, and all my purse essentials and still have room for a sweater, pair of flats, and possibly even my lunch.

review dagne dover legend toteI love Dagne Dover bags, but I also love the people who are behind the brand. The three women who started Dagne Dover are some of the most brilliant yet down to earth people I've met through this blog. They've been so great to work with, and so generous. For my blog's 10th anniversary party they provided their card cases for all attendees. And today, they are offering one Wardrobe Oxygen reader their iconic Legend Tote in Dagne Blue!

This giveaway is now closed. However, Dagne Dover has offered a promo code to all Wardrobe Oxygen readers!

Dagne Dover Promo Code

Dagne Dover has offered Wardrobe Oxygen readers 10% off. Use promo code Alison10 at checkout!

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190 Comments

  1. My favorite feature is the way it combines purse and laptop carrier functionality into one sleek bag. I also love the pretty blue color that goes with just about anything.

  2. I love that the company was started by women. The bag would keep all of my belongings organized and easy to reach. Pretty blue color is perfect for spring.

  3. I became a fan of Dagne Dover through your posts about this company. I am OCD to the max and need organization in my life, especially my bags. So, it was a natural progression for me to fall in love with this line. The only issue I found was that the larger the bag, the heavier and harder it was to carry. Then came the Andra Crossbody bag. It’s small enough to fit over my shoulder and holds absolutely everything I need. Best of all, it weighs less than 3 lbs. completely full! Thanks so much for featuring this brand on your blog.

  4. I bought a medium Landon tote on sale and while I love the neoprene and the little mesh zipper bag on a leash inside, the bag itself is too big and bulky for everyday–which is why I’d love to try the Legend 🙂

  5. I really like the idea of a bag that will hold up to years of use while still looking great. Goodness knows I drag around a ton of stuff!

  6. Ohhh- I love the Poppy color and the palm green as well. This looks like it would be a great bag for travel! It would definitely elevate my mom bag game!

  7. I’ve followed your Dagne Dover collection with envy. I would love a bag that’s so organized, stylish, and durable!

  8. I currently have a roomy bright-red tote in microfiber that I love for my job as a professor. This looks like an updated, polished version. Would love to have it.

  9. This bag is so pretty – and functional! I’m currently using a canvas tote as a work bag, which gets the job done but doesn’t make me look professional. I’d love to have a professional looking bag like this, but can’t afford one right now.

    Love the blog. I’m so glad you’ve gone full-time with it. 🙂

  10. I am in love with that bag! Love your outfit too. Great giveaways this month. Looking forward to your work from home capsule as well.

  11. I love bags that still look put together when you’re carrying everything and the kitchen sink. I’m also kind of in love with her Simone satchel, particularly in oxblood… oof.

  12. I love the blue! I remember looking at these totes when you first featured them on your blog, but I thought they seemed rather heavy compared to other options. At the time I was looking for something to take on flights, and weight was kind of important. The layout, however, looks very practical.

  13. The colour is beautiful. I like that it’s so spacious. The versatility of being able to use it as an overnight bag, as a day-to-day bag. Fantastic!

  14. Oh my goodness, that’s a great color! Your give-aways are downright luxurious Allie! Whoever wins this is going to have to post some pics for us to enjoy!

  15. Hello again! Your giveaways this month have certainly turned me from a secret blog follower to a commenter! I’ve admired your Dagne Dover totes since I started reading your blog. How fabulous would it be to win one!

  16. I love the color and its organization. I will need to up my professional attire game soon and this tote bag would really help!

  17. This looks like the perfect commuter bag! Sounds lame, but I’m excited about the broad base that allows to to actually stand upright on its own. That’s hard to find.

  18. I love all the compartments inside and the stylish look. I’ve been looking at these bags for awhile and would LOVE to win one!

  19. I have longingly looked at Dagne Dover totes and bags since first seeing them on your blog. I love that the legend tote is a one stop shop for a tote bag. A bag that works for both work and travel checks all the boxes for me.

  20. Love the versatility of the Dagne Dover. It would be a nice pop of color with my neutral basics. It looks like great quality for the price, too. Thanks for sharing this.

  21. Ooooh, this sounds exciting! I bought a Legend tote for myself three years ago as a present to myself for landing an awesome new job. I’ve loved it, gotten tons of comments on it, traveled over 100K air miles with it, and overall it’s held up beautifully. It’s lost some of its shape and it can be heavy to carry when traveling, though.

    I’m now interviewing again, and I might just have to start a new-job-new-bag tradition!

  22. I have had my eye on this bag for a while now but haven’t yet pulled the trigger! The updated version sounds awesome and just may do the trick!

  23. I’ve recently massively culled my bags recently and now need one all-purpose work bag. I am seriously considering a Dagne Dover – it has enough room, but also enough compartments to keep everything tidy. Sweet!

  24. I like the mission statement and the three women of this brand. They get high marks from me for giving teachers and military members a 20% discount. Fantastic idea!! And most of all, these are beautiful, practical bags.

  25. What a great bag and a great company! I had not come across Dagne Dover before, so thank you for yet another awesome recommendation!

  26. My current tote is showing its age. My husband thinks it still looks fine, but there’s a reason why I don’t rely on his fashion advice. . .

  27. Wow, this is a beautiful bag. I just started my own graphic design business and was thinking I need a polished bag for working away from home and meeting clients. I really like the fact that this has solid walls and a good amount of space. Even without winning, I think I’ll add this to my wish list!

  28. I am always on the lookout for a practical and fashionable tote for traveling. I’ve got a great orange one and this gorgeous blue would be a great addition to my traveling options.

  29. I have been eying this tote ever since you first featured Dagna Dover. I was concerned about the weight – so great to here it is lighter. The length of the straps though is GOLD!!

  30. I love the blue in combination with black and white stripes and denim!! What a fabulous bag. So much room and pockets – swoon!! Thanks for letting me know about this brand as I prefer to purchase one good bag and use it daily, rather than a bunch of lesser quality ones. I am in the market for a new one so this is very timely!

  31. That blue is stunning. And I just had to throw away a similarly sized tote after I discovered a cat had peed in it. It must be a sign.

  32. I have been stalking the Allyn Tote since I missed it on the Black Friday sale that you published. I can’t wait for it to come back in stock in March. Thanks for posting another outstanding giveaway, Alison!

  33. I love my midi bag and would really like to have a legend tote to carry my laptop, legal pads, and other work documents for the back and forth of work and the courthouse.

  34. I’m definitely in the market for a new work bag, especially one that’s good for travel. I love my lightweight Tumi, but I might need an upgrade!

  35. I am such a huge fan of Dagne Dover and their quality! I have always wanted to try this style. I have two other bags from them that I absolutely adore.

  36. It would be great to have a bag that could carry all the kid stuff without looking like a kid bag!! Love the structured look!

  37. I just posted in the Facebook community last week about finding a tote bag to carry my laptop in! I was interested in this one but it was a bit out of my price range, so to win one would be really sweet! I guess the space/organization really appeals to me the most but I also LOVE that color!!

  38. I have been struggling with what kind of bag to get in this stage of my life. I’ve never been a bag person, but I really would like something both beautiful and functional, plus, it is definitely a “thing” in my line of work (philanthropy). This looks like a great mix of those things…I just need to pull the trigger!

  39. I’ve been eyeing this bag for months. Love the color and size. Been looking for a new grown-up bag, post kids bag.

  40. I just got my first Dagne Dover tote in the Classic size. I’ve been hovering over the “buy now” button for weeks and finally made the plunge. I think the Classic size is going to be perfect for business travel, but I sure would love the Legend as well! Thanks for another great review Alison!

  41. My husband bought that Dagne tote for my birthday last year because it was featured on your blog and was on my wish list for a while! I’ve been waiting for a sale to get one as a gift for my sister too. Even better if I win one! Great bag!

  42. This bag looks great! I’m on the hunt for a tote that doesn’t make me look too young or too stuffy at conferences!!

  43. I just asked you about the sizes on a recent Instagram post! I am in the market for a new bag, hearing about the improvements makes me really want the legend over the classic! Hopefully, I’ll win, but if not any chance for a promo code? I love the teal blue!

  44. I discovered this brand through your blog and I’ve loved the look and utility of asset these pockets! I hope I win, but I might buy myself one if I don’t!

  45. I would absolutely love one of these bags–it would be a major upgrade from the backpack I continue to use for going to and from work.

  46. i love the color and how roomy this looks, while still being organized. you are on a roll with the giveaways, man. thanks!
    b

  47. LOVE the blue and how roomy the bag is. This bag would be a great replacement for my cheap vinyl tote that I use when flying!

  48. I have looked at this brand on line. I live in Grass Valley California and would like to see it in person before purchasing. Your description is great.

  49. The main things I appreciate are that it’s a canvas bag, has good structure, and it’s a concious, women-run company.
    I’ve been reading about their manufacturing standards and it seems like they’ve done due diligence.

  50. Nice looking bag! Only concern is that with so many great compartments, I’d overfill it and I HATE carrying heavy shoulder bags. Also, how durable is the material? I can beat up a bag like nobody’s business.

  51. I have been drooling over these bags ever since you first featured them! I would love to win the legend tote in my favorite color!

  52. What do I like? Well, my current go-to bag is a black LL Bean backpack — good for college students and teachers (me), but it blends in e v e r y w h e r e. I cannot tell you how many times I have ‘lost’ my bag in the black interior of my car, next to my black coat, or near other people’s black bags. These colors are bright and cheery.

  53. I own a Dagne mini, wallet, and crossbody. I am a full convert. As a young professional, they seem to be worth the investment, especially for a young woman making a commute on public transportation.

  54. Love this color! Already own one in Grey, this blue is electric! Love it. And like that they’ve rejiggered it a little!

  55. I love all things organization, but I don’t like to be weighed down. I have even stopped carrying a purse and just carry a clutch with my money/phone etc. which I throw into my work tote. I like the fact that the Dagne Dover Legend tote is lightweight. This bag would SO help me with all of the stuff I drag around each day!

  56. I’ve been going to more conferences and off-site presentations/meetings and this bag would be super handy for all my stuff. I love the color and will definitely be keeping an eye out for sales.

  57. I’m a teacher at a school that uses laptops, so being able to carry my laptop without looking like a beast of burden at the end of a long school day would be wonderful! Also the color is so gorgeous!

  58. I’ve been on the fence for a few years about these bags. They’re gorgeous but I don’t commute to DC anymore and I’m not sure it would get enough use. That being said I’m still in love with the shape and colors and really want to justify the purchase

  59. I also love my legend tote; you introduced me to the brand and I LOVE it. Am considering the backpack; would love to see you comment on it and its organization.

  60. I love this colour! I have been watching these bags with a sparkle in my eye since first seeing them on your blog. I travel a fair bit for work and want to look stylish but also carrying a bag that comfortably carries all of my stuff (including a laptop). This looks like it fits the bill (and did I mention the colour ? gorgeous!)

  61. You look fantastic here! The next capsule needs to be a “Super Star Mom” theme. Including this bag. I’m looking for a bag that will actually hold everything but still be light enough to carry. (I do not work but somehow I’m still ridiculously busy) This might just be the bag I need.

  62. I love the idea of a narrower base for easy packing. AND….I also love that I could pretty much consolidate a purse and laptop bag into one on super busy days for this super busy mommy. #ineedone

  63. Really pretty bag (& your red Rothy’s are super cute with it!). Do you find the bag heavy once you have all your things in it & you’ve carried it a bit? I’m thinking the changes you listed are probably helping with that quite a bit but wasn’t sure.

    1. It’s much lighter than the old one. The old one was pretty heavy when filled up and not terribly comfortable when I had a long walk to the office from the Metro. This one is far more comfortable to carry for periods of time, and the bit more length on the straps is a game changer!

  64. I’ve been thinking about getting a Dagne Dover tote for years, the Dagne Blue and Palm green are making me seriously consider it.

  65. I love my legend tote! Its the best commuter and travel bag! Although it doesn’t easily fit under the airplane seat… #notaproblem

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