5 Of The Best Tote Bags To Carry This Season
Put everything inside!
For women, one bag is just never enough. Much like your wardrobe, there are some items you actually need and some that are just nice to have. Take the trusty shoulder bag, which serves its purpose as the grab-and-go option, and then there’s the beaded clutch for Friday night date night, and a backpack for weekend adventures and...well, you get the gist. But the one bag, every girl needs in her collection? The almighty tote. Big enough to fit all the essentials (and then some), it’s the everyday hero for those of us who are an eternally ‘just-in-case’ person.
In addition to being practical, the tote bag is also trending this year. Proving that bigger is often better, this year we saw designers such as Moschino and Bottega Veneta launch super-sized totes as the new must-have accessory. Purse, keys, phone? That's nothing - these bags will fit your gym clothes, water bottle, book, headphones, etc. Essentially, everything except the kitchen sink. Practical, and stylish, we’ve rounded up our 5 favourites below.
(1) Celine Large Cabas Tote Bag
Phoebe Philo can do no wrong, with a case in point being the Cabas tote bag. Made from off-white canvas, this classic shopper is given a luxe twist with the iconic ‘CELINE PARIS’ logo decorated across the front. Finished with a leather key case and padlock emblem, this tote has the power to elevate any look.
(2)Bottega Veneta SLIP Bag
Bottega Veneta's Creative Director Daniel Lee used to be one of Phoebe Philo's right-hand men, and the shadow of Celine is felt in his own work. Made from smooth leather woven in the label’s iconic Intrecciato technique - in larger proportions for the new season - the SLIP tote is cut to an angular silhouette and is carried via a keyhole slip - noting its style name. If you ask us, it’s the perfect everyday option which will make you feel polished and pulled together at a moment’s notice.
(3)Saint Laurent Shopper Tote Bag
Saint Laurent’s Shopper Tote Bag combines the house’s Rive Gauche heritage with Anthony Vaccarello’s modern slant. Crafted in Italy, it’s finished with iconic logo branding and a spacious interior which makes it perfect for everyday styling. Evoke Parisian sophistication by pairing it with smart tailoring and a red lip.
(4)Valentino Plage Tote Bag
Did you know "Plage" means "Beach" in French? Well, thanks to Valentino Garavani now you do. Eluding to the coastal setting by which it is inspired, this bag is crafted in Italy from canvas to a large rectangular silhouette and is finished with the house’s typical Rockstuds and a printed version of the instantly recognisable VLTN logo. Don’t worry about swimwear, this tote is 2020’s IT-vacation piece.
(5)Marc Jacobs Blue Tote Bag
Putting an irreverent touch on the everyday tote, this design by Marc Jacobs is made from blue cotton-canvas and emblazoned with the words ‘The Tote Bag’ along the front. Whether you’re traipsing around the concrete jungle or headed to the sun and sand, this carryall will do the job - and look chic at the same time.