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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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