Let’s Talk Totes! Our favourite Designer Totes for Summer 2017.

Nothing will meet your handbag needs quite like a good tote. The word ‘tote’ actually means ‘to carry’ so they’re designed with comfort and functionality in mind. The tote bag is perfect for everyday use and is a must-have for every handbag collection.

Here’s a run down of our current favourite designer totes for summer and why we love them.

#1. Michael Kors Large Jet Set Saffiano Tote

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Image Credit: Michael Kors http://www.michaelkors.co.uk

This bag is not only everything a good tote should be, but it is also an absolute bargain. It is spacious, comes in several different colours and also features several pocket compartments. The belt strap hardware on the handles is beautiful and makes it a perfect tote suitable for day and evening. If that isn’t enough, the Large Jet Set also comes with a top zipper which is rare for tote bags and gives you that extra bit of security when you’re out and about. Retailing at £225, I think it’s safe to say this bag is a steal and the perfect tote for summer.

Image credit: Michael Kors http://www.michaelkors.co.uk

#2. Mulberry Tessie Tote

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Image Credit: Mulberry http://www.mulberry.com

The Mulberry Tessie tote is the perfect balance between simplicity and timeless chic. Although it doesn’t have as many compartments as the MK Jet Set, it still features a zipped pocket inside and a top clasp to secure the opening. One thing that stands out with this bag is the width of the handles. A common issue with totes is that although they’re designed to carry a lot, some styles can fall short in the comfort department due to skinny handles meaning the more you carry, the more you’ll feel it on your shoulder. With the Tessie tote however, the combination of wider straps and signature soft leather means you can pack what you want and still be comfy. As with all Mulberry pieces, this bag features the beautiful signature tree hardware both inside and out, and with their exceptional leather craftsmanship this tote will only get better with age. The Tessie tote currently retails at £595.

Image credit: Mulberry http://www.mulberry.com

#3. Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

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Image credit: Louis Vuitton http://www.louisvuitton.com

Alongside the classic Speedy, the Neverfull MM is one of Louis Vuitton’s most popular bags. The Neverfull is a chic yet practical tote that comes with a removable zippered pochette which can be used as an additional compartment inside the bag or on it’s own as a clutch. The simple and elegant design means that it is perfect for any time of day and the drawstring sides allow you to have it as compact or as slouchy as you like. The cool thing about many of Louis Vuitton’s pieces, is that you can personalise them. They offer a hot stamping service so you can have your initials embossed onto your bag! With the Neverfull in particular, you can also choose the colour of the inner lining! Talk about going the extra mile! The Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM retails at £925.

Image credit: Louis Vuitton http://www.louisvuitton.com

#4. Céline Horizontal Cabas

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This tote just screams summer! The gorgeous daffodil yellow leather and the simple Céline stamp in silver makes this a perfect day bag that will really make any summer outfit pop. The Horizontal Cabas is a no-frills tote proving that sometimes less is definitely more! The bag is spacious and ideal for carrying all your summer essentials. Céline is famous for supreme quality so although this beauty sits at the higher end of the scale price-wise, you can rest assured you will have a summer tote for life! The Céline Horizontal Cabas retails at £830.

Inage Credit: Celine http://www.celine.com

 

#5. Yves Saint Laurent Large Shopping Tote

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Image Credit: Yves Saint Laurent http://www.ysl.com

Last but certainly not least, this gorgeous tote is an all year round winner! The YSL Large Shopper is made of luxuriously soft leather that is so squishy you almost want to hug it. Similar to the beautiful Celine Horizontal Cabas, this tote is a no-frills, what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of handbag. In addition to it’s spacious interior and soft leather, this beauty comes with a removable pouch similar to the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. You can either keep it as an inner compartment or remove it and use it as a clutch. If that’s not enough, the tote comes with an adorable YSL bag charm in gold with the signature leather cover so that it always stays shiny and new. The YSL Large Shopping tote retails at £645 and comes in 7 different colours.

Image Credit: Handbags & ZigZags http://www.handbagsandzigzags.co.uk

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