Big, woven bags are the perfect tote for just about anywhere – especially if you have any vacations on the horizon. They’re chic, effortless, and go with everything. Just about every brand has put their own spin on the iconic style, and we rounded up our favorite ones that will take you from sightseeing to the beach to the farmer’s market.
There’s no need to break your budget on this kind of bag, with so many brands offering great pieces. Loeffler Randall’s knotted version reminds me of a current Prada motif, this large Jenni Kayne tote is the one I’m carrying in the head image, and of course J.Crew has a large market tote. COS’s black woven-and-leather trimmed purse is a decidedly more cosmopolitan version of the bag.
Dragon Diffusion makes the kind of undeniably stylish bags you’ll see in all the major fashion cities, at a fraction of the price of the bigger name brands. Their woven leather bags are utilitarian but chic, and look like something you would buy as a souvenir from the best European beach vacation you ever had. I love this Sienna-colored large woven tote, as well as this crisp white version. This extra large brown version is another great option.
The Loewe raffia and woven totes have become the stuff of Instagram Fashion Feed legend, thanks to the leather panel stamped with the designer’s loopy logo. I love this smaller, more manageable square tote, as well as the more classic basket-y version.
I love this Proenza Schouler tote – it’s as practical as it is pretty. Two different handles means you can carry two different ways, and the square bottom means you can fit a ton in there. The modern spacing on the leather panel gives it a contemporary edge that’s minimal but elegant!
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