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A tote bag offers a chic alternative to the more traditional laptop bag. You can stuff everything from electronic devices to textbooks, clothing, shoes, makeup and other things that you might need for work, school or travel.
Technically, the summer travel season launched over Memorial Day weekend and more than 80 percent of Americans are planning to travel this summer. To help you chose the right bag for your travel needs, we’ve rounded up a collection of 10 of the cutest tote bags, most of which are under $100. From leather and canvas to faux fur, keep reading for a list of durable tote bags from Coach, Tory Burch, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other brands.
Ted Baker Allicon Mock Croc Tote Bag
A showstopper! This Tedd Baker tote bag comes in a range of colors including the vibrant red option pictured above as well as bright blue and black. The stylish bag features a mock-croc texture with plenty of interior space and a zipper pocket (the bag measures 17.7 inches x 13.7 inches high and 5.3-inch depth). Find other colors and sizes on sale at TeddBaker.com.
Marc Jacobs Pink Large ‘The Tote Bag’ Tote
The Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs is a classic in its own right, but the pink tote seems to have its own fan club! The sheer candy pink tote recently went viral and its sold out online (in sheer and leather) at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, MarcJacobs.com. Although you can find leather pink totes and a pink and orange tote on the brand’s website, you’ll find a limited stock of the sheer bags on resale sites such as SSENSE and Farfetch. This best-selling tote is available in tons of colors and different sizes (small, medium and large), but if you have more room in your shopping budget, be sure to check out our roundup of luxury purses, tote bags and more from Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Fendi and more.
Kate Spade Daily Tote
Love Kate Spade? Save 72% on this Kate Spade Daily Tote, which is available in a handful of colors including black, white, pale hydrangea and deep hibiscus. If you’d like a roomier option, the All Day Large Tote is on sale in select colors. Find more Kate Spade tote bags on sale here and at Nordstrom.
Coach City Tote in Signature Canvas
Shoppers can save up to 70% on a variety of tote bags, wallets, purses and other designs at the Coach Outlet. The City Tote pictured above is on sale for up to 63% off and available in several different colors including gold/brown, light khaki, and black. Looking for a solid color? The Zip Top Tote is currently 60% off. Shop last chance deals at the Coach Outlet.
CalPak Luka Expandable Laptop Tote
CalPak’s Luka Expandable Laptop Tote is all about versatility. The puffy, polyester bag features an expandable bottom that increases by four inches. It also has several pockets, padded straps and a sleeve that holds up to a 15-inch laptop.
DKNY Hadlee Medium Tote, Leopard
From puffy to fuzzy! DKNY’s pink Fuzzy Tote is sold out but the leopard tote is on sale for half off the list price. The faux fur tote (measuring 16 inches x 7 inches x 10.5 inches) has double shoulder handles and crossbody web strap.
Michael by Michale Kors Jet Set Travel Large Saffiano Tote
For jet setting and more, the Michael by Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Saffiano Tote has a spacious interior with a zipper closure and inside slip pockets. But if you’re looking for something simple and ultra-affordable, this laptop bag retails for less than $25 at Walmart.
Vera Bradley Women’s Cotton Vera Tote Bag, Plum Pansies – Recycled Cotton, One Size
Need an eco-friendly option? This Vera Bradley deluxe travel tote is a great work or travel bag made from recycled cotton. This functional but versatile tote is available in multiple colors and measures 17.5-inches wide by 15-inches long with a 12-inch strap drop; while the exterior features several pockets. Find other Vera Bradley designs on sale here and at Amazon.
Quince Italian Leather Tote Bag
This gorgeous, Quince Italian leather tote is convenient for everyday use, work or the weekend. The tote has firm and comfortable straps, a 13-inch laptop slip, iPhone pocket, zipper pocket, a hook for your keys and several other pockets to store your essentials. The medium-sized bag is available in cognac or black.
“Truly a classic bag,” reads one customer review. “Very simple, attractive; goes with everything and perfect size for business folders.”
Tory Burch Ella Printed Mini Tote
The Ella Printed Mini Tote from Tory Burch is part of a large collection of signature pieces that have been re-issued in exclusive graphic prints. The versatile Ella tote is designed to fit a 11-inch laptop and available in cool winter sage and deco bloom combo. Shop more Tory Burch tote bags here.