12 best back-to-school tote bags


Getting through life can be tough when you’re * literally * carrying the weight of your world (read: all of your shit) on your shoulders. But I totally understand – a girl needs what is necessary to get through the day. For some, it’s just their phone, wallet, and keys. But for us ladies, any trip out of the house requires your phone, keys, headphones, Hydro Flask, sunglasses, lip gloss, hairbrush, mirror, eraser, pads, tissues, hand sanitizer and a portable charger. , as well as various manuals. and a laptop.

But you don’t have to sell your soul on a lousy, functional backpack to live your best overpack life – at least, not anymore. After browsing a million different websites (or at least I felt like it), I picked out a dozen fabulous tote bags with plenty of room for everything you can’t live without.. You’re welcome.

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Editor’s Choice

Double Zipper Long Handle Crinkle Patent Tote Bag

The sleek patent leather shine and cutting edge hardware give a typical black tote a crazy chic look.


Set of 3 Baggu Standard

Compact and lightweight, these reusable tote bags carry groceries and everything in between so practice. (Knowing that you are helping eliminate the use of plastic bags is just an added bonus.)


Editor’s Choice

Claire Leopard Nylon Tie-Dye Tote

If you want to splurge on a tote, it better be super cute and really functional. With an interior slip pocket to stash your flow and a roomy interior, this pretty pastel tie-dye ruffle checks all boxes.


Bargain alert!

Large canvas tote

In case you need a reminder that everything will be fine, this simple canvas bag will do it for you. And it will contain all your essentials.


Metallic Quilted Tote Bag

If you hate carrying the weight of your world on your shoulders, buy tote bags with an extra strap pad. This cutie has puffed handles and a chic chain strap (plus, a bold metallic shade).


Tote bag with colorblock tassel decoration

Hit the beach in style with a tassel tote bag. Towel, sunglasses, SPF, water bottle, snacks and good reading – the whole gang will find their place.


Bijou tote bag

IMO everyone should own a structured and timeless tote to carry everything we need to get through the day. Look for a minimalist and elegant style to make sure it will go with all types of outfits.


Editor’s Choice

Easy As Sunday Tote 19L in Sun

A drawstring closure makes storing your gym essentials a snap in this water-repellent tote. In a brightly colored hue, you’ll never mistake your bag for someone else’s – just grab it and go.


Tati tote bag

A lightweight woven straw tote is the perfect summer bag, right? Wear it with a sundress for a trip to the park or roll it up in your suitcase the next time you’re cleared to travel.


Editor’s Choice

Logan Beaded Floral Tote Bag

A fun beaded floral tote bag is a great way to dress up a simple summer outfit. It also allows for a very detailed shot of IG the next time you stop for a quick break at a cute cafe.



Monogrammed hand-painted canvas tote bag

A canvas tote is so useful and will last you for years. With sturdy leather straps and a free monogram, this versatile essential is just right – * chef kiss *.


Zippered Tote Handbag

Bring your life together (literally) with a chic tote which will keep all your stuff in one place. A padded laptop compartment makes this baby perfect for school.

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