The rightful downfall of the plastic bag paved the way for the tote to become the world's most relied-upon accessory. Whether on grocery store trips, park excursions, or long days at the beach, the tote is the perfect accessory for those times when your bag might be in for a beating.

But as well as the affordable shopper, the high fashion world fully embraced the tote, too, with the likes of Jil Sander and Marni among those offering luxury iterations of this humble sidekick.

And right now, when most of us have few other places than the park or grocery store to flaunt our wares, tote bags have become even more of an essential. With that in mind, we took to the net to round up the season's very best tote bags for men, at pretty much all budgets.

Check the best tote bags to buy this season.

Patta

Diamond Packable Tote Bag

$90

Patta

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Patta has been making waves lately and continues to be at the forefront in streetwear. The Dutch brand and boutique delivers another staple item for those days when you need some extra carrying space on the go.

Highsnobiety

Large Tote

$115

Highsnobiety

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If you're carrying your tote with you everywhere you go — and we're assuming you are — then you need one that goes with everything in your wardrobe without a fuss. Our neutral shopper is cut from a heavyweight canvas in a neutral off-white tone for that purpose. If you're looking for something smaller, do not fret, it exists.

Stanley Whitney x The Studio Museum in Harlem

Foldaway Tote

Foldaway Tote

$25

Stanley Whitney x The Studio Museum in Harlem

Buy at The Studio Museum in Harlem

If you’re a fan of minimalism and jazz, then you’ve probably heard of Stanley Whitney. Known for his multicolored palette, his oeuvre has been included within abstract paintings dialogues since the ’70s and is steadily increasing in value. While you’re probably not quite in the market to purchase one of his paintings, you can own this packable tote for a fraction of the price.

Marni

Hand-Woven Tote Bag

Hand-Woven Tote Bag

$170

Marni Market

Buy at Matchesfashion

Who says autumn is all about earth tones? Here at HS we love to embrace our vibrant side and Marni does too. Marni Market, the brand’s lifestyle and homeware imprint dropped a series of handmade bags and furniture products so you don’t have to break the bank to be seen.

Pleasures

Oversized Double Sided Tote

Oversized Double Sided Tote

$64

Pleasures

Buy at Bodega

Only the brave have ventured into animal print successfully, and Pleasures proves they can pull it off. This textured camo bag is sure to fit all your goods and more.

JW Anderson

Knitted Tote

Knitted Tote

$325

JW Anderson

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Jonathan Anderson knows how to get attention. Whether it's those one-step-designer-outfit neck accessories that were everywhere a couple of years ago or the massive chain loafers from this season, the works of JW Anderson are instantly recognizable. This one's a little easier than others, thanks to a massive JW stamp, and it's the perfect piece for taking your park looks up a notch.

OpéraSPORT

Jerome Quilted Shell Tote

Jerome Quilted Shell Tote

$165

OpéraSPORT

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Padded totes are big at the moment, perhaps owing to the fact that they double as a pillow once the sun goes down in the park. Released in limited quantities, this fully lined tote has a finish that makes you, and others, want to reach out and touch it. Seriously, be warned.

ADER Error

Toggle Tote Bag

Toggle Tote Bag

$595

ADER Error

Buy at ADER error

Is it a messenger, a tote bag, or both? Either way, ADER Error has got you covered. Embellished with Ader’s signature blue mark stitching, this low-key leather bag is perfect for any occasion.

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