There’s never been a more exciting time for men’s bags. From unabating fanny packs to the ridiculously tiny, meme-worthy pouches set to be one of this summer’s biggest flexes, no longer are men resigned to backpacks and messengers. That being said, when it comes to simple functionality, you can’t really go wrong with tote bags.
Like the wave of purse-like bags for men releasing as part of our favorite label’s SS19 collections, tote bags were, for a long time, a bag of choice for women only. The handy, compartmentless design transitioned to a cheaply made, heavily branded marketing tool for brands who knew they’d be reused time and time again, which went some way to relinquishing its feminine reputation.
Now, streetwear and fashion brand’s are taking the practical vessel a lot more seriously when it comes to new designs, offering a mix of steezy graphics and quality materials. A happy medium between admittedly more versatile backpacks and utilitarian cross-body bags, tote bags offer a stylish and often smarter aesthetic for everyday use (work, gym, groceries, you name it).
Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tote bags available right now, ranging in price from $74 to $1,289. Along with particular grails such as Maison Margiela‘s transparent PVC bag with its signature numerical motif, and a beautiful printed design by Marni, you’ll see an eye-catching metallic tote from Fila, a tarp, color blocked option by COMME des GARÇONS, and a low-key “black hole” bag by WTAPS with enough space for an overnight trip.
See the rest of our picks below.
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- Curated by: Yulia Pankova