Is there a bag as essential as the humble tote? It’s surely one of the hardest-working multi-taskers, whether you fill it to the brim with everything you need before heading to the office, packing for a trip, planning a day at the beach or do countless errands. The best tote bags are versatile, durable, spacious and, of course, stylish, which is why a leather tote bag is the way to go. Yes, there is a time and a place for that canvas tote, but sometimes you need a bag that’s a little taller.
Leather tote bags prove that you don’t have to give up fashion for function, as they can easily accommodate your phone, keys, wallet, and all the usual daily essentials (plus a few extras), while still simultaneously adding a refined touch to any ensemble. After all, there are times when you just need to throw a comfortable pair of sneakers, your work laptop, a set of gym clothes, a book, or any other bulky item in your bag. A leather tote bag effortlessly holds all your extra essentials without looking sloppy and ruining your entire look. Below, discover the most elegant and sophisticated leather bags that you will turn to again and again.
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The Row Park Tote Three In Leather
The luxurious Park Tote from The Row is as practical as it is chic, with a roomy interior and thin but strong straps. The minimalist aesthetic is *the chef’s kiss*, as it makes even the most disorganized bags look put together.
$1,790 shop now
Away The Longitude Tote
Away’s Longitude Tote Bag is sleek, simple and functional, with plenty of room for your laptop as well as an extra pair of shoes or all of your other essentials. It’s also a jet-setter’s dream, with a detachable shoulder strap that attaches to your suitcase.
$195, shop now
Madewell the transport tote
This durable black leather tote goes with absolutely everything. It’s super roomy and has a small interior compartment to store your keys, phone, or any other items you want to be able to locate quickly in the roomy bag.
$178, shop now
Cuyana System Tote
Cuyana’s grained-leather tote is designed to take you from workday to weekend, and everywhere in between. You can also purchase additional Meghan Markle-approved brand compartments for extra organization, depending on your personal needs.
$278, shop now
Everlane The Cactus Triangle Tote
Everlane’s new tote is actually made from organic prickly pear, for a more eco-friendly material that looks just as luxurious as typical leather. It is a less structured option, for a more relaxed look.
$295, shop now
Parker Clay Merkato Signature Zip Tote
This supple black leather tote is ideal for anyone who wants a little extra security, as it has a top zipper to keep all your essentials secure.
$278, shop now
Modern Picnic The Tote
This no-fuss vegan leather tote has a built-in cooler pouch, perfect if you’re bringing lunch or snacks to the office or on a long trip.
$250, shop now
Large Saint Laurent Shopper Tote Bag
If you want to splurge on a forever investment piece, look no further than Saint Laurent’s classic black tote.
$1,150 shop now
Strathberry The Strathberry tote
Strathberry’s royally endorsed bags instantly add understated elegance to any outfit; This chic, structured style features both a top handle and a shoulder strap so you can carry it multiple ways.
$910, Buy Now
Dagne Dover Daily Tote
Dagne Dover’s Vegan Leather Tote is perfect for those who are constantly on the go; it has a specific laptop sleeve and a luggage sleeve, with plenty of room to carry even the biggest over-packer’s essentials.
$295, shop now
Montblanc Sartorial Horizontal Tote Bag
Montblanc’s new Sartorial tote is both practical and sophisticated, with plenty of interior compartments to keep you organized, as well as adjustable straps.
$1,120, shop now