It’s beyond me why I find myself still needing a tote bag to carry all of my daily essentials (aka. magic tricks) when my digital devices have gone compact, my zip-around wallet is slim, my cosmetics are now multipurpose, I have a mini version of everything and I even bought some of those foldable flats.
Seriously, the answer is a complete mystery to me!
What I do know is that I would be at a great loss trying to meet the daily demands of my crazy, multifaceted life without one. I mean where else are you going to find a hard copy of an obscure Vanity Fair poll that is guaranteed to take your division’s project to the next level, instantly grab a discontinued Chanel lip color, a bottle of Purell to hand to your friend who is freaking out after just touching a sticky door knob, a bag of gummy worms to devour during an extended commute and a slinky to keep the kids happy?
Do you find yourself in this same position?!
If so, here’s good news! Stores are stocked full of new spring tote bags, right now! I’ve got some ideas if you’re in the market for a new one (shown above). Perfect for spring and summer’s longer days!
Some will fit laptops, most will fit iPads. Some have interior pockets, others have exterior. Some have long adjustable straps, others are handheld. Some have zipper closures, others have snap/button. Some compliment a formal office dress code, others business casual.
The big spring trends include a play on colors and materials. Other stylish options, excluded in this sampling, are white tote bags and those with exuberant prints.
If you have answers to the everlasting tote bag challenge, please share your solutions!
Image credit, clockwise from top left: Yves Saint Laurent Double Y Woven Linen and Leather Tote $1895, available at Net-A-Porter; JCrew Tillary Tote $328, available at JCrew; Tory Burch Channing Tote $395, available at Nordstrom; Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Dakota $278, available at Zappos; Lodis Audrey Brerar Brief $318, available at eBags; Piel Computer Business Tote $136, available at eBags; Cole Haan Victoria Tote $278, available at Lord&Taylor; Hunter Kyle Canvas Weekender $195, available at Bloomingdales; Anya Hindmarch Tri Coulour Rubber Tote $495, available at Bloomingdales; Lodis Audrey Milano Tote $275, available at eBags.