A classic tote is a wardrobe staple that you will get endless use out of. I strongly believe in investing in a quality tote for everyday use as they last so much longer with the daily wear and tear that we inflict upon our bags. I was looking through my work bag today and realized I am toting around a laptop, dual monitor, notebook, wireless mouse, and several workpaper files pretty much on a daily basis. That's a lot of weight for my bag to carry! I normally alternate between my eggplant Longchamp tote (especially on days when it's going to rain since it's waterproof!) or my Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote. I got mine in on sale from Nordstrom last November, however I didn't get the saffiano leather and now I totally regret it, even though I love the color (mine is bright red!) of my bag! If you like the style of the MAB tote I highly recommend the saffiano, it just holds up better.
As much as I love these bags, I think it is time for me to invest in a quality piece (I'm looking at that Louis Vuitton with heart eye emojis), perhaps after the holidays I will pull the trigger.
If you're on a tighter budget, or just want a couple of fun totes for your collection, there are so many cute reversible vegan leather options out these days! I might get one just to have two more tote colors in my arsenal!
Also, coming in at the mid-price range Barrington totes are so preppy chic! I love that you can customize them with a monogram, definitely adds that special touch!
P.S. That Mansur Gavriel tote always sells out RIGHT AWAY, it says it will be restocked TODAY so if you want it, I'd suggest ordering it immediately. I swoon for that black with red interior, but I also am loving the camel with dark pink interior. I totally need one of each right?
Do you own any of these options? What do you think? What's you favorite tote bag?