I've recently come to an important conclusion: I'm a tote hoarder. Look into my closet, under my desk, and even under the kitchen sink, and you'll find them. Living in New York, I find this simple bag to be indispensable. It's what I carry running errands on the weekend. It holds my gym clothes when I'm running from a Spin class to the office. But when I finally came to acknowledge my own obsession, I started to look around me and think about the totes women wear. Suddenly I realised that while they're so common, a simple canvas tote can say a lot about us.
From a handy Whole Foods grocery bag to a carryall from your favorite fashion line, the bags we choose give a bit of insight into who we are as individuals in this big wide world. Below, I decided to break it down; here's what your tote of choice says about you (it's all good things, I promise). This accessory may fly under the radar, but the reality is, it just might be the most important bag you own.
Check it out below, and then shop a few of our favorite totes right now.
The Tote: The Brand Swag Bag
What It Means: One added perk of shopping many of your favorite brands is that your purchase comes with a little something extra—a tote bag. Repping the brand you love proves you're on your fashion A-game.
The Tote: Cool and Creative
What It Means: Whether you've got a sketchbook tucked inside or not, this bag adds a bit of whimsy to even the simplest look. If you've got the option to show off the work of an artist you love, this is a handy way to do it.
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