Tote bags are a city girls dream. Not long ago, we proudly carried all of our office stuff in fancy shopping bags—they were free and recyclable and said so much about where we shopped and who we thought we were. The uptown girls cherished those brown & white bags from Henri Bendel and doesn’t everyone recall the onslaught of the Bloomies Big Brown Bag that held a month’s worth of dry cleaning? Once someone came up with the brilliant notion that a tote bag need not fall apart in the rain , we were off to the fashion accessories races and what a great ride on the luxury goods and designer duds carousel it has been.
We all have those free as swag canvas bags stuffed in our cars and closets but nothing is better than a tote for the ages. An important long-wearing bag that will take the hard knocks of commuting and traveling and just plain living or perhaps even living out loud with this Left Bank name dropper.
As defined ; a tote bag can be any or all of the following:
- A Gucci signature bag so chic and classic that it will hold your laptop and perhaps your ego for all the days to come
- A long handled simply chic leather bag that is casually carried with insouciance on a shoulder
- A versatile lightweight linen bag that goes from the farmer’s market to the office to the airport ,and is even a diaper bag in a pinch , if you are lucky enough to need one!
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