Sometimes the small, trendy purse just doesn’t cut it. A good tote, however, can be the most useful bag you own. Office friendly, gym compatible, beach-day ready -- they’re in it for the long haul. From the classic black leather to sherpa-accented options, here are our top picks.
Made of 100% handwoven leather, this timeless carry-all bag will be the answer to all of your carrying needs. Fitted with braided shoulder straps long enough to fit comfortably over chunky knits and secured by a magnetic closure, this bag provides seasonal versatility ($295).
The Béis Canvas Tote is the definition of a staple item. Marrying form and function with zipper pockets outfitting each side and trolley-pass-through openings on the bottom, this is the perfect bag for jet-setters unwilling to sacrifice style ($98).
DKNY launched the Effortless tote bag for fall and Irina Shayk, Tinashe and Stella Maxwell have already been spotted with it. The bag comes in three sizes (mini, medium and large) and is perfect for on-the-go errands, traveling or a night out ($498).
This reusable tote from Baggu carries two to three plastic grocery bags’ worth of items comfortably in your hands. The best part is it is machine washable and comes in a matching, foldable carrying case ($12).
Perfect for going to the office (or not), this simple leather tote will match every outfit in your closet ($29.90).
From fresh produce to cut flowers, this tote is more than ideal for carrying all of your farmers market finds. And, we definitely resonate with the adorable saying “Bourgeoisie Sauvage” (loose translation: wild people who like nice things) ($185).
This textured croc tote is spacious enough to accommodate the entirety of your day-- and looks good while doing it. Morning pilates followed by countless meetings and finished off by drinks with a friend is no match for this bag ($199).
A sherpa tote? Enough said ($280).
The New York City native designer Telfar creates genderless totes for all purposes. Available in three different sizes and an array of colors, this tote is a must for fall ($257).
Crafted with a structured shape including a laptop pouch and carabiner attachment to help you find your keys in a cinch, this bag will become your new best friend ($192.50).