The rightful downfall of the plastic bag paved the way for tote bags 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 alongside the affordable shopper, the high fashion world has fully embraced the tote, too, with the likes of Maison Margiela and Marni among those offering luxury iterations of this humble sidekick.
Tote bags are an essential that you will soon find yourself unable to leave the house without. With that in mind, we took to the net to round up the best around, from standard canvas tote bags to some that are a little more unconventional.
Check the best tote bags to buy this season.
Eastpak x Telfar Medium Canvas Tote Bag
Telfar's shopping bags, which sell out almost instantly, might just be the most popular tote bags around currently. This one comes from the brand's Eastpak collaboration and is crafted from a hard-wearing canvas.
Jil Sander Book Tote
A highly luxurious tote bag, this minimal design by Jil Sander comes with plush leather detailing on the straps and the internal pocket.
NOAH Multi-Pocket Tote
Made in the USA using cotton canvas, this retro bag looks like it's arrived from a long-gone decade (in the best possible way, of course).
Carhartt WIP Terrell Bag Rinsed
Inspired by the brand's original logo, Carhartt WIP's been spreading the love with a whole collection of love-heart embellished clothes and accessories. For this bag, the brand utilizes a midweight Terrell fabric for extra durability and decorates it with a hickory striped finish as a reference to its workwear roots.
Bar Basso x Highsnobiety Tote Bag
Not only is Bar Basso the drinking hole of choice for designers when they visit Milan, but it's also the inventor of the Negroni Sbagliato — something we had to honor in our collaboration with the iconic bar.
KENZO BOKE Boy Tote
With the option to be carried by hand, over your shoulder, or worn as a cross-body bag, having a long strap alongside 2 handles makes this tote bag extra practical.
BODE Small Beer Tote
This is a good BODE bag made for carrying peanuts and beer — if you don't believe me, just read what's written on it.
Marni x No Vacancy Inn Printed Tote Bag
As is the case with all of Marni and No Vacancy Inn's collaborative capsule collection, this tote bag comes with an eye-catching, multi-colored finish.
Kapital Foiled Canvas Tote Bag
When on the hunt for a tote bag that's going to make a statement, an oversized silver design like this should do the job.
Highsnobiety Not in Paris 5 XL Canvas Tote Bag
When we say this is an XL tote bag, we're really not lying. The capacious bag has enough space for all your daily accessories and much more.
Human Made Heavy Canvas Large Tote Bag
This canvas bag from Human Made, the brainchild of designer Nigo, is one of the most hard-wearing bag styles you will find thanks to its heavy fabric and re-inforced detailing.
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