If you are someone who likes to carry everything but a kitchen sink in a bag, then you’ve come to the right place. While a tote bag isn’t anything new to fashion, in recent years, we’ve seen more and more designers come out with their versions of the carryall style. As someone who reaches for a tote on the everyday basis, I couldn’t be more excited. For me, totes are some of the best bags in terms of cost per wear. And, you know when the cost per wear is low, the designer option makes a worthy investment.
Do you happen to be in a market for a stylish designer tote? Keep scrolling for the 10 best designer tote bags to add to your handbag collection.
1. Louis Vuitton Neverfull
It might seem like this tote has been around forever, but it’s only been introduced in 2007. Yes, you are right, I am talking about the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull! One of the most successful and best-selling Louis Vuitton bags of all time, the Neverfull is a classic you can’t go wrong with. The bag features an open-top design with one main interior compartment and a detachable zipped pochette that can also be used as a wristlet. The Neverfull currently comes in the classic Louis Vuitton Monogram, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur canvas, as well as, Epi and Empreinte leather. There are also three different sizes to choose from. Learn more about the Neverfull here.
2. Goyard St. Louis Tote
If there is one bag that can rival the popularity of the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, it’s the Goyard St. Louis Tote. Many luxury handbag lovers often get faced with a dilemma: the St. Louis Tote or the trusty Neverfull? Well, let me try to break it down. The Goyard St. Louis tote is a fan favorite due to its simplicity and lightweight construction. It’s your classic “throw and go” tote with almost no structure, which means it can expand to fit in larger items, or it can be folded and carried inside your other bags (for the situations when you might need a tote later on in the day). Truly, a tote bag for all occasions, the Goyard St. Louis Tote comes in two sizes to fit every lifestyle.
3. Gucci Ophidia GG Tote
For the lovers of vintage aesthetic, the Gucci Ophidia GG Tote is a fabulous choice. Combining two of the House’s most iconic style codes – the GG Supreme Canvas and the Web stripe, this designer tote bag is as timeless, as it is practical. The interior is roomy enough even for the busiest days with one spacious open-design compartment for the larger items and a zipped pocket for your smaller essentials. The magnetic snap closure will keep your belongings protected at all times, while the two long top handles will make the bag sit nicely under your arm.
4. Bottega Veneta Arco Tote
Did you know that the new Bottega Veneta Arco Tote is, actually, the third generation of their Cabat bag? Inspired by the larger version of the Bottega Veneta Cabat bag, the Maxi Cabat, the new Arco tote features the exaggerated version of brand’s signature intrecciato weave. The open-top design reveals a suede-lined interior with a removable pouch and a self-tie closure. Available in three different sizes, the Bottega Veneta Arco tote is an understated and elegant tote, perfect for everyday.
5. Chanel Deauville Tote
Dream of owning a Chanel bag, but constant price increases on the Chanel Classic Flap are putting you off? Check out the Chanel Deauville Tote instead! With a starting retail price of $3,000, it is a cheaper and a more practical alternative to the Classic Flap. The Chanel Deauville tote comes in four different sizes and variety of materials to suit every taste and lifestyle. Are you looking for a work tote? Try the Chanel Deauville in calfskin. Are you on a market for a carefree everyday bag? The Canvas Deauville bag is calling your name!
6. Dior Book Tote
Immediately after the Dior Book Tote was released, the bag became a favorite amongst celebrities and handbag lovers alike. An embodiment of casual elegance, the Dior Book Tote is as functional, as it is iconic. Featuring a structured, boxy silhouette and a clean, fabric-lined interior with no pockets, or any other extra’s, the Dior Book Tote makes for a spacious work tote, a carefree everyday bag and a chic travel tote. With multiple sizes and materials to choose from, there is a Book Tote out there for every lifestyle.
7. Louis Vuitton Onthego Tote
As the name of this bag suggests, the Louis Vuitton Onthego Tote was envisioned as a practical everyday bag. However, that’s not all. Featuring a combination of the Monogram Giant and Monogram Reverse canvas, the Louis Vuitton Onthego Tote is also the bag that makes a bold fashion statement. Initially available in just one (GM) size, today the Louis Vuitton Onthego Tote comes in three different sizes to suit every lifestyle. See more info on the bag in a dedicated blog post.
8. YSL Rive Gauche Tote
If you are looking for a minimalist, no-fuss luxury tote, look no further than Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote. Crafted in linen canvas with cowhide leather handles, the Rive Gauche Tote makes an excellent bag for everyday and more. Featuring a roomy interior with one zippered inside pocket, it is a perfect size for carrying a laptop and everything else you might need to go about your day. Take it to the office, or to the beach, the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote will be your trusted companion.
9. Celine Mini Luggage Tote
This next tote needs no introduction. The Celine Luggage Tote made its debut in 2010 and quickly became one of Celine’s most sought after bags. The bag currently comes in three different sizes: Nano, Micro and Mini. The Mini Luggage Tote is the largest of the three and, to be honest, in terms of sizing, it’s more medium than mini. Measuring 12” x 12” x 7”, the Celine Mini Luggage Tote is a perfect-sized bag for both work or travel – it will effortlessly fit in a laptop along with other essentials.
10. Christian Louboutin Cabata Leather Tote
If you are a fan of red soles, you will absolutely love the Christian Louboutin Cabata Leather Tote! Paying homage to the label’s iconic red sole pumps, the Cabata Leather tote features a red rubber base and a matching red leather-lined interior. The open-top design reveals a spacious internal compartment with a detachable zipped pouch that doubles up as a clutch. The Christian Louboutin Cabata is a roomy and stylish tote to reach for everyday!