We knew designer tote bags were going to be a thing back in January when Net-a-Porter revealed it had bought heavily into totes; in particular, Chloé’s Woody tote, which has sold out more times than we can count since launching two years ago. That, however, was only the beginning. Over the past few months, Loewe’s baskets have been glued to the arms of the industry’s most adept dressers, while Dior’s canvas style has become something of a status symbol, too, confirming that polished tote bags are undoubtedly having a moment.
That said, it’s not all about straw and canvas. Large leather totes are on the up, with Dragon Diffusion and Bottega Veneta’s woven iterations also proving popular fashion circles. So there really is a designer tote bag to suit you, whatever your aesthetic may be.