The Best Designer Tote Bags Suggestions
Interested in starting or adding to your designer bag collection? Regardless of where you are on your designer handbag journey, tote bags are a must-have.
Tote bags are a great way of carrying all of your essentials—including the phone, keys, and wallet—along with a laptop, food, an extra pair of shoes, a sweater, and some food. If you're looking for a new designer tote bag, below are a few suggestions.
10 Designer Tote Bags
- Neverfull by Louis Vuitton
- Ophidia Tote by Gucci
- St. Louis Tote by Goyard
- Rockstud Bag by Valentino
- Woody Tote by Chloé
- Shopping Saint Laurent Tote by YSL
- Oh! Tote Ruban by Moynat
- Book Tote by Dior
- Arco Tote by Bottega Veneta
- Onthego by Louis Vuitton
1. Neverfull by Louis Vuitton
Without a doubt, the Neverfull is one of the most popular Louis Vuitton bags. It is a classic tote that features a wide open-top that makes it super easy to store all your belongings, including a laptop and an extra pair of shoes. This bag features a detachable zipped pochette that can easily be used as a wristlet. The Neverfull comes in the Epi and Empreinte leathers, as well as the classic Louis Vuitton Monogram, Damier Ebene, and Damier Azur in canvas.
Since the Neverfull is such a popular bag, the only downside is that it seems like almost everyone owns one in the classic Louis Vuitton Monogram or a variation of the Damier canvas. Even the Neverfull in the newer Epi and Empreinte leathers is starting to appear more commonplace. If you are looking for a unique bag, there are further suggestions below.
2. Ophidia Tote by Gucci
Similar to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, the Gucci Ophidia Tote features a wide open-top that makes it easy to store all of your essentials along with several additional items. Although the Ophidia Tote does not feature a detachable zipped pochette, it is lined with a luxurious suede-like microfiber—the Neverfull is only lined with linen. Additionally, the Gucci canvas feels sturdier than the Louis Vuitton canvas.
The interlocking GG motif, along with the red-green web stripe, screams Italian craftsmanship. This tote bag is great for those who want to stand out from the crowd of Neverfulls. If you're not into the red-green web stripe, the Ophidia Tote also comes in blue denim with chestnut-brown leather trimming.
3. St. Louis Tote by Goyard
The Goyard St. Louis Tote is a spacious and lightweight bag. The bag does not have much structure, which makes it able to expand to fit large items such as a beach towel. The bag can also be easily folded up to fit into other bags, making it easier to pack when traveling or going on vacation.
Additionally, the St. Louis Tote comes with a detachable pouch attached to the bag. However, the strap that attaches to the pouch stays attached to the shoulder straps. Nevertheless, the strap does not interfere with carrying the bag. Want to know an interesting fact about this bag? Unlike most designer houses that print their signature monograms or motifs, the Goyard's signature interlocking Y-print is all painted by hand.
4. Rockstud Bag by Valentino
With the smooth leather and platinum-finish studs, the Valentino Rockstud bag is perfect for those who want to look chic with a little bit of edge. The Rockstud bag is a great bag for everyday use as well as a work bag for the office. Even with the edgy platinum-finish studs, the Rockstud bag is still sophisticated enough for a professional workplace. This bag is spacious enough to easily fit in a laptop along with some documents.
By day, the Rockstud bag is the perfect work bag for the office. By night, the bag is a statement piece for a fun night out.
5. Woody Tote by Chloé
The Chloé Woody Tote is a fun and casual take on the classic tote bag. The bag is crafted from subtly speckled cotton canvas with shiny calfskin leather trimmings. Even though the Woody Tote is made of cotton canvas, the bag is quite sturdy. The medium-sized Woody Tote can easily fit a 13-inch laptop.
Although the Woody Tote looks more fit for the summer, it can actually be worn year-round. The bag is great for carrying sweaters and scarves for the cooler weather, as well as water bottles and sunscreen for sunnier days.
6. Shopping Saint Laurent Tote by YSL
The Shopping Saint Laurent Tote is a sleek and classy bag for those who want a low-key tote bag that does not scream Louis Vuitton or Gucci. The Shopping Saint Laurent Tote is crafted from smooth, supple leather that comes in a variety of interestingly-named colors such as dark toffee, red opium, brick, storm, and vintage blanc. It also comes in black, dark green, and navy. The bag is able to carry all of your essentials, including a laptop.
The bag also features a zippered pochette, making it easy to protect your valuables.
7. Oh! Tote Ruban by Moynat
The Moynat Oh! Tote Ruban is a fun and colorful bag that embodies Parisian chicness. The bag is crafted from Moynat's Toile M monogram canvas that was originally designed by the painter Henri Rapin back in 1920. Henri Rapin was known for his Art Deco work, and his uniquely designed monogram for Moynat has an eye-catching three-dimensional effect when viewed in person.
The lightweight bag comes in a variety of colors and sizes. If you are looking for a unique bag that stands apart from other designer bags, then the Oh! Tote Ruban might just be the bag for you.
8. Book Tote by Dior
The Dior Book Tote is a beautifully crafted linen bag that is now a staple of the fashion house. The Book Tote comes in various designs, such as the traditional Dior Oblique motif or floral and animal patterns.
The Book Tote comes in large, medium, small, and mini. If you are looking for a bag that carries a laptop, the Book Tote in either large or medium may work for you. However, if you are looking for a tote bag that only carries your essentials, then the Book Tote is small enough, and the mini is an adorable bag to add to your collection.
9. Arco Tote by Bottega Veneta
The Bottega Veneta Arco Tote features the house's signature Intrecciato woven pattern. This technique was created by Bottega Veneta in the 1960s for producing clothing. Later, this technique was applied to superfine and high-quality leather. Therefore, producing Bottega Veneta's beautifully woven leather bags.
This bag is a solid, sturdy bag capable of carrying a laptop, water bottle, sweater, and lunch. The Arco Tote in black leather is ideally for a professional environment. A brightly colored Arco Tote, perhaps in a green or bright yellow, is perfect for a fun day out.
10. Onthego by Louis Vuitton
While the Neverfull reigns supreme as Louis Vuitton's iconic tote bag, the Onthego is not far behind. Although this bag is a newer bag from Louis Vuitton, it has quickly gained popularity due to its design and versatility. Unlike most tote bags, the Onthego comes with two sets of handles. The longer set of handles allows the bag to be carried over the shoulder, while the smaller set makes it easy to carry the bag by hand.
Similar to the Neverfull, the bag comes in both the Monogram Empreinte and Epi leathers. The canvas version of the bag features an oversized version of the classic monogram as well as a reverse version of the monogram.