Whether or not you're looking to get your hands on the buzziest bags to hit the fashion scene, you can always count on one core anti-It bag to stock in your closet: the tote. A forever favorite among fashion insiders, this discreet accessory is a true classic with major staying power. No matter which trends arrive on the runways or in the wardrobes of celebs, the tote bag is a practical piece that will always come in handy whether you're going on a grocery run or need a little extra room for a laptop. Whether it's an Hermès tote, Loewe bucket bag, or beach-approved Prada purse, there's something for everyone.
Diving into the best tote bags on the fashion scene right now, there are some styles favored by the fashion set that deserve attention. From simple canvas bags to market totes to structured investment bags, I'm highlighting those worth adding to your wardrobe. Ahead, see why the best tote bags—including the viral Bottega Veneta bags—made the cut and shop my edit.
Canvas tote bags are the ultimate carry-anywhere bag. Perfect for a trip to the grocery store or carrying to a workout, they're the casual staple approved by fashion people.
I once considered woven straw and raffia bags to be a classic summer staple, but now that I've been seeing them on the arms of fashion people year round, I'm convinced they're seasonless.
With the recent uptick in investment bag purchases, retailers are seeing more sales of classic, structured totes. More than a trend, though, it's a return to timeless pieces. These are forever items you can count on having in your closet for all time.
Netted bags are the practical piece that has been adopted into the wardrobes of fashion's coolest dressers. With a range of styles on the market, you can buy anything from a true market bag to a reimagined designer version.
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a great leather tote. It's a versatile piece that comes in handy whether you need to carry around a laptop or pack a light weekend bag.