The legitimate downfall of the plastic bag paved the way for the tote bag to become the most reliable accessory in the world. Whether it’s on trips to the grocery store, trips to the park or long days at the beach, the tote is the perfect accessory for those times when your bag is at risk of being beaten.
But in addition to the affordable shopper, the haute couture world has also fully embraced the tote, with the likes of Jil Sander and Marni among those offering luxury iterations of this humble sidekick.
And right now, when most of us have little other place than the park or the grocery store to display our wares, tote bags have become even more essential. With that in mind, we’ve taken to the net to collect the season’s best men’s tote bags, just about any budget.
Check out the best tote bags to buy this season.
Patta has been making waves lately and continues to be at the forefront of streetwear. The Dutch brand and boutique offers another staple for those days when you need extra carrying space on the go.
If you take your tote with you wherever you go – and we assume you are – then you need one that goes with everything in your wardrobe without the fuss. Our neutral shopper is cut from heavy canvas in a neutral off-white tone for this purpose. If you are looking for something smaller, don’t worry, it exists.
Stanley Whitney x The Studio Museum in Harlem
If you’re a fan of minimalism and jazz, you’ve probably heard of Stanley Whitney. Known for his multicolored palette, his work has been included in the dialogues of abstract painting since the 1970s and is gaining more and more value. While you probably aren’t quite in the market to buy one of his paintings, you can own this compact tote for a fraction of the price.
Who Said Fall Is All About Earth Tones? At HS we love to embrace our dynamic side and so does Marni. Marni Market, the brand’s lifestyle and housewares imprint, has launched a series of handmade bags and home furnishings so you don’t have to break the bank to be seen.
Only the brave have successfully ventured into animal printing, and Pleasures proves they can do it. This textured camouflage bag is sure to fit all of your belongings and more.
Jonathan Anderson knows how to get attention. Whether it’s those one-step designer outfit neck accessories that were everywhere a few years ago or this season’s massive chain loafers, JW Anderson’s works are instantly recognizable. This one is a bit easier than others, thanks to a huge JW pad, and it’s the perfect piece to take your playpen up a notch.
Padded bags are great at the moment, maybe because they double as a pillow once the sun goes down in the park. Released in limited quantities, this fully lined tote has a finish that makes you and others want to touch and touch it. Seriously, be warned.
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