Beetle (large)

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You’ll Love It Because…

This bag is a perfect blend of pep and style, lined with your choice of favorite colors that really pop.

We know that organization is key which is why the Beetle features a zipper closure, two exterior side pockets, three interior pockets (one with a zipper closure and two with elasticized edges to keep small items snug) and an interior utility ring. We’ve added classy metal feet for added ride stability.

**All products are unique due to the inherent markings on the upcycled inner tubes (that's cool!). The product you receive may not look exactly like the one in the picture (nor would you want yours to look like the next guy's, right?).**

Beetle (large)

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Here’s the thing with the Beetle: It’s about as posh as things get. Who wouldn’t want a fashion-forward exterior paired with a roomy, yet sleek, interior? The Beetle has it all.

Product Details

Made by: English Retreads
Made in: USA
Material: Reclaimed rubber inner tubes and recycled PET lining material
Pockets: Two exterior and three interior pockets
Dimensions: W 16 " x H 10 " x D 6"
Strap Length: 23"
Strap Drop: 9"
Weight (lbs.): 3.55
Stuff that fits:
  • lipstick
  • sunglasses
  • compact
  • mascara
  • chapstick
  • wallet
  • cell phone
  • keys
  • ipod
  • checkbook
  • paperback novel
  • snacks
  • sweater or small laptop

Customer Reviews

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Great Bag

Written by srb on December 21, 2011

I have had this bag for 2 years and it still looks brand new. I am an artist that works in a studio where there might be anything from paint to plaster being strewn around on any given day. This bag holds up to all the abuse it goes through with a quick wipe off, unlike many other bags I have ruined. The end pockets are great for my cell phone, change and gym card, while the spacious interior leaves me with room for a good book, bottle of water, makeup bag and wallet. Really it is big enough to prepare for anything one might encounter throughout the day. I am actually considering a smaller one for quick nights out, and to take to concerts. They are so great, nice enough to use at night, casual enough for daytime. I always get compliments on it regardless of the event, I would just like to add another size.

Posh Indeed! SO pretty!

Written by StormyL on October 29, 2011

My large Beetle arrived yesterday, and I am so impressed by the overall look and the quality of the construction! The photos don't do justice to how large this bag is .. it is a very large handbag, almost like a small duffel bag. It can easily hold a spare change of clothes & shoes, along with your regular items (wallet, keys, cell phone, a book to read). I'm in nursing school so it is the perfect size to throw a spare pair of scrubs into as well as a schoolbook & notebook.

The bag smells .... like an inner tube. Which is pretty awesome, because who wants a bag to smell like dead cow skin (leather)? I certainly don't.

Overall ... this bag exceeded my expectations in every way. I will probably be buying the regular Beetle in the future, though, just for a smaller everyday bag.

Love this bag

Written by deezer on July 30, 2011

I have owned the over-sized Beetle for just over two years and love it. I am 50-something years old and petite (61.5" tall, 105 lbs). I carry the Beetle to work and nearly everywhere else except "fancy" restaurants/events when a small clutch will suffice or outdoor/gym activities like rock climbing. I bought it because I wanted a large vegan bag that would stand up to my daily abuse (I am very hard on handbags and shoes - will wear out even expensive designer brands). When I travel, flight attendants ask me about the bag and I send them to this website. About once a month, I "polish" the exterior with Armor-All and the handbag looks like new. I also like the interior key fob - no more lost keys.

not a purse

Written by lmripley on March 13, 2011

This is a very nice item, well made and worth the money if you're looking for a LARGE bag.

I purchased this with an everyday purse in mind; this thing is heavy and huge - practically a duffle bag.

Love my bag

Written by afroavy on January 19, 2011

Love my new beetle bag! The look is so unique for starters. It holds everything you need for a day out, whether at work or otherwise. The zipper is so nice to use, it opens from either side which is very handy. I like a "backbone" to my handbag, if you can understand that. Who can beat the free shipping, to Canada as well. Excellent design! Thanks again!...

Best bag ever!

Written by Anna on November 13, 2010

I purchased this bag 3 years ago and I have to say - it's held up remarkably! It can take a lot of abuse - and all you have to do is give it a little polish and it looks good as new. I get gobs of compliments on it. I love all the inner pockets/compartments. It goes with everything. I just LOVE IT!
It does get a little heavy when you fill it up, but it's one sturdy mother.

perfect bag except...

Written by Denise on May 28, 2010

This is the perfect bag except........ It is a bit heavy. I look at it this way: It's beautiful with a funky edge; it's incredibly well made; and I carry it proudly because I have a clear vegan conscience!!!! I consider carrying it as bonus incidental exercise!!!!!!!!! I am using this bag daily with as light a load as possible inside. When I go to my office without files, I also have the extra room to have it double as my briefcase. However, this would not be the bag I would choose to use when doing a lot of summer sightseeing in a large city because the combo of being heavy and hot. I just love what this strong, fashionable, yet practical bag says about my personality! When retreads makes a size in-between the small and large beetle, I will be the first to buy a second bag!!!!!!!!!!

Fab Bag!

Written by Lisa P on April 12, 2010

I like big-ish bags, I just wish it wasn't so heavy, That is the only drawback. Like another reviewer said, wish there was a size in between the large and the small, just because of the weight issue.

Love it!

Written by Kristy on March 18, 2010

I found this brand after a long search for an attractive and durable alternative to leather. I bought mine secondhand, and it still looks brand new. I love that it fits pretty much everything I need during the work week, and it looks fantastic.

I love this bag.

Written by Allison on December 24, 2009

I love love love this bag. But it can get weighty once I fill it. It's large enough to carry EVERYTHING. And so of course I put it in there. Probably a better match for someone who has a car and doesn't carry her life with her on foot.

Great carry on (for flying)

Written by Lindsay R on December 24, 2009

This bag is my favorite carry on. It holds everything I could need on a long flight, with those unexpected delays: sweater, snacks, at least two magazines, a trashy novel, my ipod and all my normal daily essentials. Plus, it is a very effective seatmate tool, the hip folks I sit next to always ask about it, and the more conservative types are a little intimidated. It works better than an obvious tattoo. The one drawback is that if I fill it, it gets heavy.

I like the keyrings

Written by Lorraine on December 24, 2009

I do like the addition of the ring inside as I have two sets of keys that I was clipping to the outside rings. This way they are more secure inside and in the same place so I don't have to to hunting for them.

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