Best Designer Tote Bags

10 Best Designer Tote Bags To Carry Everywhere

As much as I love my designer crossbody bags, I don’t reach for them as often as for my totes. I guess over all of this time of mini bags trending, I still haven’t learned the proper way to downsize. But do we really need to, when we can pack just about everything into a tote?

The spacious interior of a tote bag makes it an ideal carryall for a variety of occasions. Going grocery shopping? Make sure to take your tote! Packing for a short weekend getaway? The tote bag, again. Need a stylish bag to carry your laptop to the office? A classic tote bag will never fail! From the bustling city streets to casual weekend outings, the tote bag effortlessly accommodates the demands of a dynamic lifestyle. And if you are looking to add one to your collection, here are the 10 best designer tote bags to invest in.

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The best designer tote bags for 2024 & beyond:

1. Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Neverfull MM Tote
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It may seem like this tote has been around forever, but it has only been introduced in 2007. That’s right, I am talking about the iconic Louis Vuitton Neverfull. One of the most popular designer tote bags of all time, the Neverfull is a capacious, but by no means a bulky bag, with side laces that cinch for a sleek look, or loosen for a more casual vibe.

The bag also arrives with one main interior compartment and a detachable zipped pouch which can double down as a clutch. Choose between three main sizes – PM, MM and GM, as well as an array of materials, incl. classic Louis Vuitton canvas and leather.

2. Goyard St. Louis

Goyard Saint Louis PM tote Black
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Within the large number of Neverfull fans is a group of people that love the bag, but hate the fact that it’s so common. What would be the solution in this case, you may ask? Well, it’s actually pretty simple – going for an alternative, such as the Goyard St. Louis Tote.

A wildly popular tote among designer handbag lovers, the Goyard St. Louis is your classic “throw and go” tote with basically no structure, just a simple open-style design with one main interior compartment and a detachable interior pouch. Carry yours over the shoulder, showing off the Goyardine, or reverse it to reveal the linen and cotton mix. There are also two different sizes to choose from: PM and GM.

3. Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote

Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote
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For the lovers of vintage aesthetic, the Gucci Ophidia GG Medium 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 exudes ultimate vintage vibes.

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

Bottega Veneta Medium Arco Tote Grained Leather
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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, Arco tote is distinguished by an oversized version of the brand’s iconic intrecciato, which was introduced during Daniel Lee’s tenure at Bottega Veneta.

The Bottega Veneta Arco tote also features a leather-lined interior, a removable pouch and a self-tie closure to keep your belongings secure. Two tubular top handles enable a comfortable hand-carry, while the wide size range ensures that there’s an Arco tote out there for every lifestyle!

5. Chanel Deauville

Chanel Deauville Tote
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Next up on the list of the best designer tote bags comes the beautiful Chanel Deauville. Inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of the picturesque Deauville resort in Normandy where Gabrielle Chanel opened her first ever boutique, the bag features a relaxed silhouette with Chanel’s iconic “ 31 Rue Cambon” address written across the front.

Chanel first showcased Deuville in their Spring/Summer 2012 collection and the bag has since become a staple in the brand’s lineup, released season after season in new variations. And it’s really no wonder, as the spacious nature of this bag makes it a perfect day-to-day tote.

6. Dior Book Tote

Dior Omblique Medium Book Tote
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Not that many bags can brag about rising to cult status right after being released, but this is exactly what happened with Dior’s Book Tote! Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and introduced as part of Dior’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Dior Book Tote is, at first glance, a pretty simple bag, embroidered with the House’s iconic Oblique motif. But look a bit further, and you’ll notice all the intricate detailing, incl. the impeccable craftsmanship Dior is known for.

That’s right, allegedly it takes over 37 hours of work and 1,500,000 stitches to produce the original version of the Book Tote. Though that’s not why we love it. Quite frankly, the true reason why we are so obsessed with the Book Tote is the fact that it’s a highly functional bag, with more than enough space for all essentials. Furthermore, due to its construction, the Book Tote can lay completely flat, making it a perfect choice for traveling. Now arriving in 4 different sizes, incl. the adorable Mini.

7. Saint Laurent Shopping Tote

Saint Laurent Shopping Tote
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If you are looking for a chic and minimalist tote bag, look no further than Saint Laurent’s classic Shopping Tote. Crafted in full leather with subtle Saint Laurent branding at the front, this stylish design will make for an excellent everyday carryall, offering plenty of space for all of your essentials, incl. a 15-inch laptop.

The bag opens up to an unlined interior with a detachable pouch for smaller essentials. There are also several colors to choose from, incl. black, brick and grayish-brown.

8. Demellier The New York

Demellier The New York Bag
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The modern yet timeless shape of The New York tote from Demellier London has made it a favorite among bloggers, influencers, fashion journalists and everyone else in the know. Inspired by Demellier’s love for New York, its energy, architecture and people, The New York Tote boasts a striking trapezoidal silhouette with two tubular top handles which allow for the bag to be worn multiple ways, incl. on the crook of the arm.

The bag also comes in two different sizes: The New York and the Midi New York. Both are finished with gold belted detail. Though capacity-wise, The New York comes in slightly roomier, with space not just for your day-to-day essentials, but also a 13-inch laptop.

9. Polene Cyme

Polene Cyme Camel
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It really does seem that everyone is talking about Polene these days. But when you think about it, it’s really no wonder, as unlike other contemporary brands, Polene truly knows how to deliver both on style and quality.

A good example is their Cyme tote, which can be worn in two different ways: basket-style, with its sides open and straps on the outside, or like a closed tote, with its sides tucked in and straps tied on the interior. Currently available in two sizes: Cyme and Cyme Mini.

10. Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote

Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote Bag
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If you are a fan of red soles, you will absolutely love the Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote! Paying homage to Louboutin’s iconic red sole pumps, the Cabata Tote features a red rubber base, with a matching red leather-lined interior.

The open-top design reveals a spacious internal compartment with a detachable zipped pouch which doubles down as a clutch. The two shoulder straps enable comfortable over the shoulder carry, while the studs at their base add a touch of rebelliousness.

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