I’ve recently been on the hunt for a black tote bag for myself, and I have stumbled across so many great options I had to share. I put together a little something for everyone - black, navy, red, under $50, leather, canvas, vegan leather, zip top, open top, you get the idea!
Two - Cuyana makes beautiful, classic pieces and I love their Trapeze Satchel. You can snap the sides or keep them loose, and it fits all of your daily essentials. It also has a much more structured look than most totes, which makes it great for the office.
Three - Longchamp Le Pliage tote. This tote is a classic. I have it in red, and despite the fact that it is years old it still looks new. It fits a lot of items without looking bulky, and it folds up when you want to store it. It also comes in lots of colors so you can find the perfect tote for everyone you’re shopping for (including yourself).
Four - Cuyana classic leather tote. This tote is long which allows it to fit a lot of items, and it is made from soft leather. I have their laptop case in the same leather, and it hasn’t shown any wear or tear after a year.
Five - Goyard tote. This tote is on the expensive side, but it is such a classic! I love that it incorporates brown and black, and the resale value is really high which makes it seem like an actual “investment piece.”
Seven - The Large Isabella Item tote can be found at Tuckernuck. I love the fact that it has a top closure that isn’t a zipper, so it looks a little more formal. It also has a zip-fastening internal pocket for all your valuables.
Eight - The L.L.Bean boat tote is such a classic. It comes in multiple styles and colors, and you can add a monogram. The large is the perfect size for traveling, and the medium is a great size for an every day bag. My mom has had one for almost a decade and it looks brand new too!
Nine - This zip top canvas tote by Kate Spade, The Watson Lane Maya, is a timeless classic as well as a workhorse. It will fit everything you need for the day and the zipper keeps it secure and dry. It also comes in black. You can also find it in a smaller size here.
Twelve - I really love these vegan leather totes by Mark & Graham. You can monogram them, and there is a matching cosmetic case to help keep the tote organized. It fits a lot of stuff, and closes on the top with a bow, which I think makes it unique even though it is a common shape.
What’s your favorite? Tell me in the comments!