If you thought tote bags were all about shopping and were adorned with garish tropical prints or huge flamboyant slogans, think again. A new breed of tote bags have emerged that not only look stylish, but ape the gorgeous satchel and briefcase bags we have to take to work with us. So if you want to stay one step ahead in the fashion stakes, you should be toting a business tote to work. Check out the different styles they come in and I bet you’ll be ditching that ‘so last year’ briefcase in a second!
HIPPS Convertible Tote – $55
What we love the most about this tote is that on first glances it looks like a satchel, and it has the latest neon detailing but still retains a professional air about it. This is a delightful and practical convertible handbag! It has front and back pockets with pull-tabs and zip closure and a double handle and cross-body strap. Material is synthetic. Available in cognac with pink trim (shown) or white with yellow trim. Buy from aldoshoes.com.
Crystal Top Handle Shopper Tote by Ivanka Trump – $150.00
This Fawn Ostrich Crystal Top Handle Shopper Tote bag by Ivanka Trump measures 12 1/2″ high, 12 3/4″ long, 4 1/2″ deep, with a 4″ handle drop.It has a removable strap with 13″ drop and a polyester signature jacquard lining. Zip closure with an inner zip pocket and inner slip pockets. Made from Ostrich embossed synthetic leather. Buy from piperlime.gap.com.
Alina Tote $39.90
A gorgeous tote bag which is available in camel or fuchsia. The bag has a top zipper closure and an interior zipper pocket and two patch pockets. 6″ strap drop. 50″ adjustable and detachable cross-body strap. Measurements are 11″L x 18 1/2″W x 5″D. Made from faux leather. Available from store.alloy.com.
Vintage Valise Canvas Brooke Small Flap Tote was $298.00 now $189.95
In super smooth leather and canvas, this small flap tote nods to nautical chic, whether you’re in the city or by the sea. Comes with custom hardware and 5″ shoulder straps with 18″ adjustable and detachable crossbody strap. Custom lock hardware closure and Cole Haan solid lining with exterior back slide pocket. Interior zip, cell phone and PDA pockets. Measurements are 12″ L X 9 3/4″ H X 4 1/2″ D. Color: Tango Red/Woodbury. Available from colehaan.com.
Totem Tote $159.00
A fabulous tote bag by Yarnz in electric blue. This tote has double rolled handles for extra security and the lined interior features 2 zip pockets. The measurements are 16″H x 17″L x 4″D. There is a 4″ drop from handles. Material is cowhide leather, a steal at under $160! Available from alexisbittar.com.
Zara Large Rigid Tote Shopper was $169.00 now $79.99
A gorgeous real leather rigid tote by Zara which is ideal for placing your iPads or laptops in for work. Measurements are 13” by 20” by 8” so just check that your devices will fit as this is a sale item! Material is 85% cow leather which is super soft to the touch in beautiful beige. Available from zara.com.