Review: Rootote 2-Way Tote Backpack | 5 Reasons Why #iloveROO

The festive season is creeping in... and it's just over a month until I'll be cracking out my shopping list. That being said, I'm so delighted I've found the perfect gift for my sister this Christmas. Ever heard of Rootote? It is known in Japan for the innovation of a simple tote bag into a stylish and functional bag highlighting Japanese street-style fashion. Rootote now has 14 stand-alone stores and are in more than 200 department stores all over Japan, along with stores in Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and now in the Philippines.

It was sometime back in March that I first heard of Rootote from my friend who lives in Tokyo. But it was just last week that I was able to see one. Anyway, I want to let you know the good news, guys -- Rootote is now officially available here in Manila, with its first branch located at The Block in SM North Edsa. 🙂 I actually got one for myself and I'm planning to buy another one for my sister.

This pink 2-Way Tote Backpack from Rootote Philippines is everything I hoped for and more! Functional, stylish, minimalist, with a twist! I am blown away by the quality and it has the perfect balance of form and functionality! Here are 5 reasons why I love Roo:

1. It is multi-functional. Rootote offers a unique line-up of 2-way backpacks and tote bags. The bags are designed to be the perfect stylish companion for travel, sports, casual-use, and other outdoor activities. It is not just a chic bag that's perfect for OOTDs but a functional choice for working girls, too.

There are 2 ways to carry this bag; as a tote and you can also use it as a backpack so it frees my hands and allows me to carry my super clingy baby.  It is designed for travel, sports, outdoor activities, millenials and yes, even for xennials and moms on the go like me.

2. The interior is smartly designed and is spacious enough to fit all my stuff. It can easily accommodate items like magazines, folders and bulky objects like water bottles. It even has a pouch inside for your tablet, plus a front pocket outside with a zipper that is tailor-made for Rootote and bears the brand's logo. Here is a closer look:

Fun fact: The name Rootote comes from the animal kangaroo; since kangaroo’s have an inner pocket, so do all Rootote bags inside with the patented “roo pocket”.

It has a convenient zippered side pocket, which I think is a pretty neat feature. It allows you to reach for your stuff without having to remove your backpack.So you've got your stuff organized inside and you'll be able to easily access items from this compartment. And it is this reason that makes me love  this bag more, style and function- wise. 

It is really unique, design- wise. I'm sure you'll love the designs and colors that are eye-catching enough to show a bit of your personality.  I've heard they have a hot pink color in Japan except that it is not yet available in Manila– not at the moment, but they're arriving soon. Yay! So for now, feast your eyes on these bags from all angles. 
 Ceoroo 2-Way Tote Backack in Light Pink, Sky Blue, White, Camouflage, Maroon (P3,295)

2-Way Poly Tote Bag (2,795)

Ceoroo V2 2-Way Tote Backpack (2,695)

Deli Poly Tote Bag (2,195)

Baby Roo Messenger Bag (2,595)

3. They're water-repellent and made of polyester material, so it's perfect for any occasion and any weather. This is why Rootote tagline is: FUN OUTING!

4. One of the best features of a Rootote bag is that it is anti-theft. It has a two-way lock with an anti-theft velcro opening, which creates that unmistakable velcro sound.

5. With all the reasons I've mentioned above, I honestly believe it is really worth your money. Also, these are the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones because Rootote Bags are very versatile and unisex so it's easy to find something for everyone! Price ranges from Php 2,000 to 4,000 depending on the styles and sizes.

 So, are you getting one? If yes, be sure to drop by Rootote Philippines located at the 3rd floor of SM North EDSA The Block. For more information, check them out on Facebook  or Instagram

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  1. #iloveROO :) <3 naku po, keri niyo nman po.. age is just a number.. you're still young po don't worry :)

  2. Weee :) Ang ganda ng bag na nafeature nyo po also ung ibang bags na available :) Ang ganda ng colors nila and super easy dalhin with anti-theft pa :) Medyo mahal sya pero with it features bawing bawi :)

  3. the bag is very nice and very fashionable

  4. I like this bag is absolutely fashionable comes with different style and very chic and could be match easily

  5. I sooo love the design and the color collection! Super gandaaa lalo na nung Light Pink and Sky Blue pero medyo nagulat ako sa price! Hehe. But with its features, worth it naman :)

  6. Catchy yun name ng bag! I like the pink one and the maroon!

  7. I'm a huge fan of Rootote Bags. Japan Quality Bags at its best m0mma! #FromTokyoToManila #ILoveRoo

  8. I'm a huge fan of Rootote Bags. Japan Quality Bags at its best m0mma! #FromTokyoToManila #ILoveRoo


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