When you’re constantly on the go, between the office and meetings or school pickup and appointments, a small purse or baguette bag just isn’t enough. You need something practical and stylish that will house all your essentials, from your laptop and personal planner to your lip gloss and muesli bar.
That’s where the trusty tote comes in. Offering plenty of space to store everything you need for the day, the tote bag is both classic and versatile in its design. However, if you’re looking to avoid the boring and bulky ones, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most stylish and stylish tote bags to see you through the work week and beyond.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
Crafted from supple Monogram canvas, the classic Neverfull GM tote offers a stylish and casual everyday bag. Lined with a striped textile lining and finished with gold hardware, this simple yet chic Louis Vuitton tote will carry all your essentials and a few.
Saint Laurent East West leather tote bag
Featuring spacious proportions, slender top handles and quality supple leather, Saint Laurent’s East West Leather Tote is both practical and sophisticated.
Christian Dior Large Dior Tote Bag
Featuring the signature blue Dior Oblique pattern, this Dior tote bag continues to be spotted on fashion bloggers’ Instagrams for its ability to hold all daily essentials and its distinctly Dior look.
Large Balenciaga Hardware Tote Bag
Offering a more casual look, this large tote from Balenciaga functions as the perfect designer bag for everyday use. Crafted from cotton canvas and calf leather, this versatile handbag is perfect for carrying groceries or your work essentials.
Oroton Margot Medium Day Bag
Balancing sophistication and function, the Margot Medium day bag from Oroton adopts a casual look with its soft grained leather while offering functionality with its large open compartments, central zipped compartment and long adjustable shoulder strap.
Gucci Jackie 1961 Medium Tote Bag
After being photographed with Jackie Kennedy, this iconic Gucci tote bag quickly became known as ‘The Jackie’. Featuring gold hardware, a sleek black leather finish, and two convenient interior zippered pockets, this chic mid-size tote is deceptively roomy.
Bottega Veneta Arco tote bag
Featuring Bottega Veneta’s classic intreccio leather, the Arco tote adds texture while being simple and versatile, making it the perfect everyday bag. This designer tote is cinched with an adorable leather drawstring closure and offers more than enough space to hold everything you need.
Esther Ekme Bag
While Esther Ekme’s bag comes in a range of colors, this rich Evergreen version offers just the right pop of color to any outfit. The middle compartment of the bag can hold a 13-inch laptop, making it a great office bag.
Acne Studios oilcloth tote bag
Finished in a glossy, vinyl-like material, Acne Studios’ oilcloth tote is perfect for those who like to add a little pizzazz to their everyday look. With its generous proportions, this burgundy tote is perfect for shopping.
Mansur Gavriel Everyday Soft Tote
This casual tote from Mansur Gavriel is Louboutins in tote form. Coming in a sophisticated black and red colourway, the Everyday soft tote is timeless in its overall look while offering ample space for all your essentials.
Marina Rinaldi canvas tote bag
If you’re looking for a brighter, nautical-inspired bag, you can’t look past this canvas tote by Marina Rinaldi. Along with sturdy handles and spacious main compartment, the tote bag features a leather pendant and gingham lining.
Coach’s Day Tote Bag
Crafted from polished pebble leather, this classic white Coach tote features modern contours and spacious proportions. The stylish bag also comes with a handy removable zip pouch.
Céline Large Thai Cabas
Featuring leather trims and long straps, this beige tote bag from Celine is a must-have piece for your summer wardrobe with its warm, neutral tones.
Staud Rey Soft Tote
Adopting a more triangular silhouette, Staud’s Soft Rey Tote Bag offers a slimmer look while still providing ample space for all your essentials. The linen tote is finished with leather piping and silver hardware.
The Director by Marc Jacobs is another casual looking leather tote worth investing in. Featuring adjustable straps, a contrast interior and a handy central zipped compartment, The Director ticks all the boxes.