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This bestselling tote bag is surprisingly spacious — and it's only $13

I’m also not shocked this tote has over 36,000 5-star ratings.
Courtesy Danielle Murphy
/ Source: TODAY

Growing up, I used to tease my older sister for how many black purses she owned. Sure, it's great to have a few staple dark colors in your accessory collection, but a pop of brightness is also nice every once in a while.

When it comes to my own handbag collection, I've always preferred to live in color and mostly own bright bags. I've carefully cultivated a collection of pretty pastels and deep jewel tones over the years, and I'm always looking to add the next statement color to my collection.

Recently, I found a new purse to obsess over: the Dreubea Faux Leather Tote. I came across the $13 style while perusing Amazon's bestsellers list and was instantly sold.

Dreubea Soft Faux Leather Tote

It comes in so many colors

Since I'm a sucker for bold colors, I was pretty excited to see this bag comes in so many different shades. Whether you're into delicate pastels, rich jewel tones or metallics (or even classic black like my sister), there's something for every taste and every season. My penchant for pastels led me right to the cheery light blue hue, and it's been a great statement piece to complement all of my outfits.

Amazon shoppers love this bag

The Dreubea bag is Amazon's second-bestselling tote and has been one of the retailer's most popular accessory options since 2019. With over 36,000 five-star ratings, it certainly comes highly recommended.

Many shoppers agreed that the bag offers great quality for the price and the color options.

"This bag is great," one verified reviewer wrote. "I got the soft pink, and it’s a beautiful ballerina pink color. It holds a lot, and the interior pocket has ample room for keys and/or a smaller phone."

Reviewers also love the bag's little details. "Functional with its size and inside pocket on the side panel," another verified reviewer wrote. "It has a soft backside on the leather inside the bag. Stitching is solid where the handles are attached and it has a strong magnet to hold (it) closed."

Courtesy Chrissy Callahan / Danielle Murphy

It's more spacious than meets the eye

When I first opened up the purse, I was a bit skeptical. It didn't look terribly sturdy and the straps didn't seem very strong. But after a day of using it, I realized looks can sometimes be deceiving.

During a family lunch, my sister actually called it my "Mary Poppins bag" since it holds a lot more than you'd think. I really love its spacious design because I tend to load my bag up in fear of forgetting something.

My one word of criticism is pretty minor and more of a personal issue, to be honest. Summer is the season for exposed shoulders, and I tend to wear a lot of sleeveless dresses. Like many ladies with sensitive skin, my purses sometimes leave a temporary red mark when I sport them with bare shoulders. So, if your skin is ultra-sensitive like mine, I'd suggest breaking out this bag on days when your shoulders are covered.

Aside from that, this cute tote holds all the essentials and comes with stylish details like a front tassel and an accompanying scarf you can tie around the bag. For less than $13, the quality is pretty great, and I'd definitely buy another!