From Kylie Jenner’s striped Miu Miu to Shay Mitchell’s woven Prada, designer tote bags are the ultimate accessory for summer vacation. With a host of sizes, textures and finishes, there’s a perfect designer tote for every outfit. For the minimalist, look to sleek leather styles like Jimmy Choo’s ’Flower Media’ and Tod’s ‘Uptown’—both of which get even better with wear—while those looking to join the metallic trend can’t go wrong with a silver Saint Laurent design.
For the sustainable-minded, there’s a gorgeous tan tote from Ganni that was made in a Portuguese factory and is part of the brand’s certified B Corporation initiative. It also makes for a great carry-on bag for your next flight.
There are some designer tote bags that are simply made for everyday life, too, and there’s arguably none more iconic than Marc Jacobs’s Book Tote—first imagined by the late label’s creative director in 2018 and now considered a modern icon. Its timeless proportions and pristine craftsmanship are instantly recognizable and versatile enough to be worn with everything from a classic wool coat to a sundress.
And finally, there are some tote bags that were simply made for work—like this slouchy black version from Balmain. It’s designed to be a staple in your closet thanks to its slim silhouette and woven palm construction—plus, it pairs well with all sorts of work looks, including the label’s iconic bomber jackets. designer totes