The tote may be the most practical and versatile handbag known to womankind. Though it’s never truly gone out of style, we think this minimalist staple is in the midst of a renaissance. This is a bag that will never fail you—with clean lines, rich color, plenty of room and, of course, luxe fabrics.
Classic neutrals like black, cognac and gray are always sound choices, guaranteed not to clash with your usual uniform or your trendier pieces. We love the generous size and smooth shape of Tod’s D-Styling shopping bag in rich brown, as well as Victoria Beckham’s updated black Liberty tote.
Already stocked in traditional colors? Give your bag wardrobe a shock with electric blue or deep magenta. While the color grabs attention, a classic shape like that of a Smythson or Saint Laurent bag, are absolutely timeless.