The MyBag Guide to the Tote Bag


Potentially the most hard-working item in your wardrobe too long has the tote bag been forgotten about. Here at MyBag, we’d like to toast the bag that sees us through our day, the bag that has carried everything from work laptops to our food shopping. Yes, the tote is that go-to piece that needs no thought, something that goes with every outfit. But how well do you know your totes?

Enter, The MyBag Guide to the Tote Bag.

The Everyday Tote

kate spade


Meet your best friend. The bag that takes you everywhere. Filled with old receipts and empty packets of chewing gum, this is the bag that fits your phone, wallet, keys, makeup bag, laptop, diary, and even an extra pair of shoes for those days when you (mistakenly) attempt a heel.

Look for quality over quantity with this. One good bag could last you a lifetime, so make it perfect. Something simple, elegant, sophisticated, in one word – timeless.

The Shopper

Coach Shopper Tote


It’s Saturday, you’re heading into town, ready for a day of shopping and lunch – what do you take? The shopper tote is the cool younger sister of your everyday tote. Slouchier, sleeker and a touch more playful, this is the bag that will take you from lunch to a weekend away whilst still managing to fit your sneaky MyBag order inside.

High Syle Totes

Little Liffner tote bag


Do you want something a bit more luxe, something that oozes class? Step your game up and try out a luxury tote with all the benefits of your everyday tote but just a touch more sass. Fake it til you make it, this is that bag that will look great on one arm whilst you drain your mimosa with the other.

The Mini

mini tote bag


Not ready to leave your mini bag behind and venture forward with an oversized tote? Never fear, ease in with a mini tote – the perfect in-between. Generally slightly more structured, imagine shrinking your favourite bag into a perfectly miniature size.

Canvas Tote

Nunoo Tote Bag

If you are a girl who just wants a purse-friendly bag that can be used for practicalities but also maintains your style-savvy status here are our favourite brands that will fill the gap in your wardrobe. Looking for simplicity then the Núnoo tote bags fit the mould with their Scandi personality or if you want a sporty vibe then possibly a Tommy jeans tote is more your style.


Written by Holly Thompson

FEatured Image Credit – @coach @matildadjerf

Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Writer and expert