Namaste Monroe Bag Review

By Kate |

Nothing can change the look or feel of an outfit like a great handbag. Whether you fit into your skinny jeans (or not) or can afford the latest trends (or not), if you’re carrying a stylish and good looking purse, you can immediately feel put together and fashionable. Namaste Handbags are perfect for adding some pop to your daily grind. With bold colors, in funky and classic lines, Namaste handbags and totes won’t break the bank.

Monroe Bag

Organize in style with the Monroe bag, featuring a unique 3-compartment storage design fully equipped with extra pockets and strong magnetized closures. This bag features a rear document pocket that’s excellent for toting your magazine or other important documents unharmed. Optional strap buddy to keep straps together so slippage off the shoulder isn’t an issue. You’re gonna love this bag!

From the moment I opened the box to check out the Monroe bag I was impressed. The bag arrived in a storage / protection bag, which marks its quality and makes it feel worth well above the price tag.

The Monroe bag comes in six colors ranging from black to hot pink. I opted for the Peacock – a beautiful greenish blue color. I wanted something bright and colorful to add a little fun to the classic lines of the bag.

Mama-Friendly Handbag

With its three separate compartments, the Monroe is perfect for mamas who want to organize all that stuff you can’t seem to leave the house without. I use one compartment for kid stuff like diapers and sippy cups, another for my stuff and the center area for stuff I want easy quick access to. The bag measures 5 inches wide, 11 inches tall, and 16 inches wide but is deceptively big on the inside. Seriously, even a pack rat will be able to tote all you need in this bag. I think it’s a good option for working mamas, too, since there’s so much organization and space inside the bag. It would even hold  a mini laptop without problem.

I really like that I can carry a purse that holds everything I need for my kids without skimping on style. The clean lines of the Monroe bag are classic and the color is bright and bold. It’s really a fun bag to carry.

Bags & Accessories

Namaste bags are a great balance of style and necessary function. In addition to handbags, Namaste offers great accessories for inside your bag like a wallet, buddy case and mini clutch.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy… The Monroe bag seems and feels like it costs well above the $85 price tag. The construction is top notch, the bag is stylish and with oodles of storage and room, it’s big enough for mamas lugging kid and baby gear. At the same time, because of the streamlined and modern look you don’t feel like you’re dragging around a giant bag.

Or Not to Buy… My only improvement to Namaste bags would be to add more handbags to the collection. Right now there are only 4 to pick from.

Shop! The Monroe Bag is available in six fun colors and costs $85. All Namaste bags and accessories can be purchased at or search for a local retailer.

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Disclosure: Giveaway ends June 16. Open to US mailing addresses only. Thanks to Namaste for providing a sample product for the purpose of this review and the giveaway prize. Opinions here are my own and uninfluenced by receipt of product.

Congratulations, Andrea!



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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