This Teddy Tote Bag Was the Addition to My Handbag Collection I Didn't Know I *Needed* This Winter

As a beauty writer, I spend my days testing and writing about skincare products. But there are times where I get to cross over into the accessories realm, and land on new wardrobe finds that I just have to have. Last week, while working on gift guides, I came across the coziest winter bag that I had to snag ASAP. I never thought I would lean into the teddy bag trend, but this tote changed my mind.

I hadn't realized how desperately I needed a new bag. I was constantly reaching for the same purse over and over again for the last few months — and it didn't even highlight any of my winter outfits. Since I was already in head-to-toe fuzzy gear to combat the freezing New York City temperatures, it made sense to add the teddy tote bag to my OOTD.  I opted for the black tote bag with the heart pearl design. I was surprised at how well packed the bag was so that none of the pearls were missing when I opened the bag.

Btb Los Angeles is known for its boho-inspired bags that can seamlessly go from the beach to the city. Each line and bag has unique details that make it a conversational piece. And the brand's latest launch features a teddy collection with bags wrapped in shearling material and decorated with that oh-so-cute pearl detailing. 

The tote was larger than I expected too, and as a working mom, I'll take all the room in a bag that I can get. The purse comfortably fits my cosmetic bag filled with all my favorite on-the-go beauty products, laptop, and endless snacks for my six-year-old. But the best feature is that all of my belongings didn't roll around the plush teddy tote like others I own — I didn't have to spend endless time searching for my keys or wallet.

Another major plus is that this bag is 100 percent one of the softest I have ever owned. The fabric is silky and incredibly soft, and it doesn't pick up lint from the fuzzy sweaters you're wearing. The combination of the shearling material and the pearls makes the bag look refined, yet casual. 

No offense to other teddy tote bags out there, but Btb Los Angeles' bag is the *only* bag you'll need this winter. It's functional, fun, and fuzzy. If you want to add the tote to your winter lineup, head to Nordstrom now to grab one (or two).

Shop now: $158; nordstrom.com

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