The Anti It-Bags Fashion People Are Just Really Into

Kristen Nichols
·3 min read

Whether or not you’re looking to get your hands on the buzziest bags to hit the fashion scene, you can always count on one core anti It-bag to stock in your closet: the tote. A forever favorite among fashion insiders, the discreet accessory is a true classic because it has major staying power. Not matter which trends arrive on the runways or in the wardrobes of celebs, the tote bags is a practical piece that will always come in handy whether you’re going on a grocery run or need a little extra room for a laptop.

Diving into the best tote bags on the fashion scene right now, there are some favorite styles among the fashion set that deserve attention. From simple canvas bags to market totes to structured investment bags, I’m highlighting the ones that are worthy of adding into your wardrobe. Ahead, see why they made the cut and shop my edit.


Canvas tote bags are the ultimate carry-anywhere bags. Perfect for a trip to the grocery store or to carry along on a workout, they're the casual staple that has a major stamp of approval from fashion people.

Shop the bags:

Museum of Peace & Quiet Naturalist Tote ($55)

More Joy Tote ($40)

Jil Sander Flat Shopper Large Canvas Tote Bag ($690)

Sporty & RIch Tote Bag ($59)

Urban Outfitters Large Boat Bag ($15)


I once considered woven straw and raffia bags to be a classic summer staple but now that I've been seeing them on the arms of fashion people year round, I'm convinced that they're actually seasonless.

Shop the bags:

Loewe Small Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote ($450)

Dragon Diffusion Nantucket Large Woven Leather Tote ($445)

Kayu Colbie Bag ($135)

Prada Panier Medium Straw Bag ($2050)

Hereu Cabas Medium Leather-Trimmed Straw Tote ($101)


With the recent uptick in investment bag purchases, retailers are seeing more sales of classic structured totes. More than a trend, though, it's a return to timeless pieces. These are truly forever items you can count on having in your closet for all time.

Shop the bags:

Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour ($2010)

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Double Bag ($998)

Prada Logo-Detailed Nylon Tote Bag ($1420)

Hermès Togo Kelly Retourne 35 ($6500)

Mango Croc-Effect Shopper Bag ($50)


Netted bags are the practical piece that has been adopted into the wardrobes of fashion's coolest dressers. With a range of styles on the market, you can buy anything from a true market bag to a reimagined designer version.

Shop the bags:

Petit Kouraj Fringe Shopper Bag ($445)

EWP Net Bags (Set of 2) ($12.99)

Urban Outfitters To-Go Market Bag ($9)

Miu Miu Woven Net Tote ($1220)

Filt Filt French Market Tote Bag ($20)


In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a great leather tote bag. It's a versatile piece that comes in handy whether you need to carry around a laptop or pack a light weekend bag.

Shop the bags:

Bottega Veneta Small Intrecciato Leather Tote ($3700)

Zara Tote Bag With Side Pockets ($36)

Aesther Ekme Sac Leather Tote Bag ($620)

Saint Laurent Tag Leather Tote ($2550)

Khaite Envelope Pleat Medium Leather Tote ($1800)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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