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Best Tote Bags For Women

Best Tote Bags For Women

I’m sooo excited to be sharing this post with you guys! Although it features many different types of brands, I want you to know that it is NOT sponsored, but rather, it came to life through my serious addiction to bags :)

And not just any type of bag, but the carry-all tote.

When we moved into our new home, I was rearranging all of my bags and had a moment where I realized nearly every bag I actually use was some type of carry-all.

Being someone who travels quite a bit with laptop in hand, the carry-all is a necessity. And, I justify my purchases knowing that many of these bags will also prove to be useful as diaper bags down the road!

Carry-all totes come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges, and I’ve listed out my favorites in this post. They’re perfect for school (if you’re a youngin’), running errands, anything baby-related, and honestly, I’ve even used mine for short grocery trips if I didn’t have one of my Whole Foods bags on hand. (No joke!)

You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious bags! FYI there’s no order preference. They range in price from $48 - $1,200.

Enjoy! xo
Amanda

1. Annabel Ingall Small or Large Isabella Tote, $415-$465

This bag is on my wish list in gold. I love the simplicity of the bag, and it’s, well, pretty! My favorite bags are those with no zipper so I can throw whatever I need in there at any moment in time, since there are many days when I’m firing on all cylinders and don’t have time to put things in their particular compartments. I know you guys have been there, too!

2. Everlane The Pocket Tote, $48

I have an Everlane backpack that I use when I'm in NYC and I absolutely love it! Their totes are equally stylish and affordable. I especially love the "dipped" option for the backpacks. 

3. Goyard St. Louis PM, $1,560

I had no idea what Goyard was until I moved to Connecticut. The bags are literally everywhere. Then, I had to have one, because I loved the design and the fact that they're made in Paris! I have a black and brown version, which I love because it goes with everything. Definitely more of an investment, but you'll have this bag forever. Can be purchased through Goyard stores, The Real Real, and Barney's. 

4. Kate Spade Rainn Leather Tote, $220

You seriously can't go wrong with a Kate Spade tote. The shape of the bag is so classy and elegant, and they are ALWAYS on sale at Nordstrom. (This particular bag is on sale from $328 to $219!). 

5. Louis Vuitton Neverfull PM-GM, $1,260-$1,340 (See below for where you can buy for less!)

I know this is another price jumper (similar to Goyard), but it's also another classic. The LV Neverfull GM is all over the streets of the big cities and even here in my small county in Connecticut, and with good reason. It's a classic that will never die. My Grandma has LV that she purchased from France literally 60 years ago and still wears it to this day. The investment is scary, but if there's a special occasion coming up that warrants the cost, it could be worth it in the long run! There are three sizes, but for the cost, I would recommend the MM or GM. Similar to Goyard, you can also purchase the bag on The Real Real used. Worth looking into!

6. Madewell The Transport Tote, $168

For a more budget-friendly option that you can monogram, Madewell is awesome. The leather is soft and high-quality, and I especially love this tote for to-and-from work because of the shape.

7. Marc Jacobs Logo Shopper Tote, $295

One of my other personal faves, Marc by Marc Jacobs has been a staple in my wardrobe for years. It was the first bag I ever bought myself that was "designer," and I absolutely love the designs and colors, especially this green/camo for Spring!

8. MZ Wallace Metro Medium Two-Tone Quilted Nylon Tote, $215

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For my friends who want something other than leather, I have a few options for you. Obviously, I own an MZ Wallace Bag and I have to say it's been my most recent go-to. The bag itself is so lightweight that you can throw everything but the kitchen sink in there and have it still be manageable!

9. Longchamp Le Pliage Medium or Large Shoulder Tote Bag, $125-$145

I've gone through so many Longchamp bags it's crazy. In college and right after college, these bags got me through life. I was able to afford them, I could throw my entire life in them, and they had the ability to withstand my crazy and hectic lifestyle. Today, I still own two or three that have been with me for years.

10. Sole Society Primm Faux Leather Bucket Bag, $64.95

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For my faux leather friends, I loooove this bag. Sole Society's bags are vegan, and the cuteness of this business-friendly tote is a winner with the added bow addition. 

11. Tory Burch Gemini Link Tote, $195

I can't round up tote bags without mentioning Tory Burch. In my opinion, if you want a little flirt and fun to your tote, there's no better brand than Tory. The range of colors and patterns are unparalleled. And again, you can typically find them on sale at Nordstrom. For you peeps that are close to NYC/CT, the Woodbury Commons Outlet has a huge TB store as well! 

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