This was my custom tote preview:
The actual bag was just as pictured. (The background is the discontinued Ikea PS Sinka that I blogged about ages ago.)
I love the look, customization, and affordability of the bag. This is the small size with short handles and a pocket (which was facing back in the photos). The small size is good enough for a typical workday, although it gets heavy if I overload it with multiple bottles of water. It is pretty stiff and supposed to soften with age — I like that it stands up on its own. A dark colored bottom also helps it look less dirty. I opted not to add a monogram based on how they looked on others’ bags. There are plenty of other colors, so you can let your imagination run somewhat wild. I think those color options change occasionally. If you’re ever in Japan, they have more custom styles which I’m slightly envious of!