27 Best Designer Tote Bags for Every Occasion
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27 Best Designer Tote Bags for Every Occasion

From roomy totes to on trend mini bags, these designer tote bags come in so many gorgeous colors and designs

that everyone is sure to find her perfect tote here.

1. Pink Mini Tote Bag

If you want to start off cute, this is one of those designer tote bags that follow the mini bag trend in the most adorable way possible. This Medea pink leather bag is reminiscent of a luxury accessory shopping bag, but no one will be confused when they see you wearing it cross-body with the help of the included shoulder strap. Buy it from Net-a-Porter!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Medea Prima Hanna Tote

2. Blue PVC Tote Bag

Stella McCartney is a designer known for her deep commitment to the environment, so maybe a bit of that can rub off you on you with her designer tote. It is large enough that you certainly won’t need any disposable bags at the store! It is made of light blue PVC, with faux leather handles, and has “Stella McCartney” printed in black lettering across the bottom. Pick it up at Forward!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Stella McCartney Small Monogram Tote

3. Stripe Red Tote

This is the best tote bag for anyone with a bit of a retro flare. The red and white stripes are quaint and romantic, and because it’s so large it’d be ideal for carrying picnic date supplies, a shopping haul, or everything you may need for a day at the beach! This Zimmermann bag is made of canvas with fabric lining, so it is very durable, and even has an extra pocket to hold smaller items. It is available at Shopbop.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Zimmermann Tote

4. Crackled Silver Tote Bag

A Proenza Schouler bag makes a big statement these days, with this tote definitely included. This tote bag is made of crackled silver leather, a dramatic material offset by modest rope handles. The bag could work in professional settings just as well as it would in casual ones. Get it from Nordstrom!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Proenza Schouler Tote

5. Red Leather Tote

This designer tote bag has a bit of attitude. It is made of shiny red leather that is hard to miss, and striped cotton handles that give it a modern, urban vibe. This robust Isabel Marant tote has a magnetic closure, an inner pocket, and fabric lining, all of which put it within handbag territory. Order it from My Theresa!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Isabel Marant Wardy Tote

6. Quilted Butterscotch Tote

This chic tote from Givenchy is a real head-turner. It is made of faux leather in rich butterscotch, with a quilted diamond finish that gives it a timeless elegance. The thin leather handles contrast nicely against the color of the bag. There are no pockets here, but it does come with a pouch. It is sold at Farfetch.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Givenchy Duo Shopper Tote

7. Brown Leather Basket Tote

If you live and breathe earth tones, then this Bottega Veneta would be one of the best tote bags to try. It is made of supple brown calf leather, with rounded leather handles. It has a vase-like silhouette, with an impressive widening at the top that lends a bit of romance to the design. It is unlined but sturdy enough to fit in at the office. Purchase it from Moda Operandi!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Bottega Veneta Basket Tote

8. Small Color-Blocked Tote

You can always expect a Marni product to feature compelling color blocking. This little tote bag is made with extra smooth leather panels, mimicking a high-end shopping bag, in apricot and navy, with bright red handles. Because it is open-topped, it comes with a removable drawstring bag for small, precious items. It also includes a removable shoulders strap. Order it online from Net-a-Porter!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Marni Museo Tote

9. Latin Lover PVC Tote

If you’re feeling playful, this Alberta Ferretti would be the best tote bag to pick up. It is made of bright yellow PVC, with “Latin Lover” emblazoned over the front in all-capitalized purple letter patches. The handles and an included leather pouch are also purple, to match. Get it from Forward!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Alberta Ferretti Latin Lover Tote

10. Pink PVC Tote Bag

This designer tote is a whole pop art fantasy. Designer by Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garçons, this large tote is made of bright pink PVC. It has a canvas drawstring bag that sticks out a little, adding contrast as well as practical separation. It will jazz up your more casual outfits with ease. You can buy it from My Theresa.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Junya Watanable Tote

11. Elongated Mini Tote Bag

This is another one of the best designer tote bags for anyone with a boho-chic flair. It has an elongated silhouette that is quite elegant, with panels of lighter and darker tan leather. Circular bamboo handles add a raw, natural touch to the design. This Carolina Santo Domingo bag is lined, so you can definitely think of it as a purse. Pick it up at Moda Operandi!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Carolina Santo Domingo Tote

12. Monogrammed Medium Tote

If you want to be ostentatious about having designer tote bags, we can’t think of a better way than with a Louis Vuitton monogrammed tote. The bag is made of brown coated canvas covered with the LV print, but it is bolstered by leather trim and buckled leather handles. Your items will feel secure inside since it has a zipper fastening as well as small inner pockets. It is available online via Shopbop.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Louis Vuitton Monogram Tote

13. Geometric Brown Tote

This Staud tote bag is the perfect addition to a minimalist outfit in whites, creams, or earth tones. It is made of elegant brown leather, in a modern, geometric design. The large tote bag has an elegant shape, with square handles that add sophistication. It comes with a matching zipped pouch that can hold your valuables. You can get it from Net-a-Porter.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Staud Shirley Tote

14. “Sculpture” Tote Bag

If you’d like to add a more playful option to your collection of designer totes, then this Off-White creation is probably your best choice. This white bag has the word “Sculpture” printed over it in quotation marks as a tongue-in-cheek statement, while other design elements like the binder clip hardware and caution tape-style shoulder strap add the industrial flare the label is known for. Find it at Forward!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Off-White Sculpture Tote

15. Jute and Linen Summer Tote

This beach-ready tote bag is already looking a little distressed in the best way possible. It is made of a rustic blend of tan jute and linen fabrics and is decorated with red and green striped embroidery to represent the Gucci brand. This simple, durable Gucci bag will be the perfect company on your beach vacation. Purchase it from My Theresa!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Gucci Printed Tote

16. Minimalist Beige Tote

If your style is best described as casually elegant, then this is one of the best tote bags for you. The square design is simple and sophisticated, and the beige color is creamy and chic. It is made by Saint Laurent, so there are some subtle elements in gold that add a hint of luxury, and there is also an included pouch for smaller items. It is sold at Farfetch.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Saint Laurent Tote

17. Fringed Leather Tote

You can always trust Mansur Gavriel to present the most timeless bag options, totes included. This tote bag is made of rich brown-red leather in a medium size that is ideal for day-to-day use. Almost all of the ornamentation is very subtle, with the exception of the threaded handles that end with a dangly fringe. You can order it fromNet-a-Porter.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Mansur Gavriel East West Tote

18. Slouchy Sepia Tote

Just because this designer tote bag is slouchy doesn’t mean that it’s not luxe. In fact, it is made of ultra-soft calf leather that gleams thanks to its high-quality finish. The simple design definitely leans into the purse territory, as it is in a medium size with a zippered top. Golden C hardware to represent the Chloé brand proves exclusivity. Preorder it at Forward!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Chloe C Tote

19. Pink Lucy Tote

Whether you’re a fan of the Peanuts comic or just appreciative of cute character prints, you are sure to love this designer tote bag from Marc Jacobs. It is made of pale pink canvas and printed with a whimsical cartoon of Lucy from the iconic comic, with a sassy quote on the other side. It is a larger bag perfect for weekend use. Grab it from Shopbop!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Marc Jacobs The Tag Tote

20. Oversized Tote Bag

This oversized tote bag is a must for big shopping days – it’ll look much chicer than a bunch of plastic bags, and will also be much better for the environment. The bag is made of cream canvas with a chocolate brown leather trim and handles. “VLTN” is printed in stark black across the front to represent the Valentino label. Buy it from My Theresa!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Valentino Garavani Grand Plage VLTN Tote

21. Brown Nubuck Tote

Jacquemus is the brand making all the waves when it comes to unique bag sizes, and we’re certainly in love with this massive leather tote bag. It is made of supple, textured nubuck leather in a warm brown shade that is perfect for every season. The silhouette is trapezoid-shaped, with a wider opening at the top and a narrower bottom. Get it from Farfetch!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Jacquemus Le Baya Tote

22. Rainbow Fringe Tote Bag

This colorful bag is a result of a Loewe and Paula’s Ibiza summer vacation-inspired collaboration. It is a fun and playful bag with a retro flare thanks to the old school Paula’s logo. The logo from which the rainbow fringe descends really stands out against the white base of the bag. It is just large enough to hold your summer essentials and includes a secure pocket. Find it online on Net-a-Porter!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Loewe Paula's Ibiza Tote

23. Pride Tote Bag

Pride month comes when summer is at its hottest, so you don’t want to be weighed down by a heavy bag. Light designer totes will hold everything you need to stay fresh and hydrated during the Pride Parade, and this one from Michael Kors will also show your support. It is made of clear plastic, with red handles and the eponymous label in rainbow coloring. Pick it up at Nordstrom!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Michael Kors Pride Tote

24. Striped Canvas Shopping Tote

If you love those cool winter tones, then pick up this gorgeous striped tote bag from Miu Miu. Green, white, and blue stripes in various widths are perfectly elegant, fitting both casual and professional settings. The bag is on the larger size of medium, made of canvas with leather trim. You can purchase it from My Theresa.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Miu Miu Striped Tote

25. Rubber Tote Bag

On the first glimpse, this two-tone Simon Miller tote bag looks like it’s made of leather, but it’s actually comprised of rubber! It is a perfect summer bag, with a two-tone white and yellow-brown design that gives Mediterranean vibes. This large, open-topped bag will carry plenty of items and has some secure pockets as well. Grab it from Farfetch!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Simon Miller Tote

26. See-Through Striped Tote

If you’re not shy about what you carry with you day-to-day, then you can’t go wrong with this clear striped tote. It is made of a blend of see-through PVC and brown leather, a real combination of modern synthetics and natural materials. The striped design is timeless, and the medium size is perfect for daily use. It is available through Net-a-Porter.

Best Designer Tote Bags:Loeffler Randall Marlena Tote

27. White Bucket Tote

There is something charmingly retro about this white Prada tote bag. It has a bucket silhouette with a rounded, wide opening that we adore, and is emblazoned in black with the iconic Prada logo. It comes with a detachable brown shoulder strap as well as a removable pouch. Order it from My Theresa!

Best Designer Tote Bags:Prada Canvas Tote