Carry On: Fabulous Totes for All Occasions

Carry On: Fabulous Totes for All Occasions
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 06, 2010

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If there’s one accessory completely worthy of a splurge, it’s your tote. Some of us carry our lives in our purses, so why not rock one that will get just as much attention as the rest of the outfit? Whether you’re hitting the market, beach, or just going about your daily routine, there’s a perfectly sized practical purse made to meet your needs. So go ahead, treat yourself to a little arm candy with one of these classy carry-alls.

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You’ll have no problem stuffing all your goods in this gray carryall. If your load gets too heavy pull out the expandable shoulder strap.

DOLCE & GABBANA – Deerskin tote
$1,150 –

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Glittery handles and colorful appliqués pop against a classic Coach background.

Coach Poppy Pop C Appliqué Glam Tote
$278 – Nordstrom

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Silver padded nylon looks almost like a cozy bubble vest. Pair it with a casual outfit like jeans and a tee.

B makowsky B. Makowsky Handbag, Perry Nylon Shopper
$198 – Macy’s

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In classic Longchamp fashion, this tote folds up into a tiny square for easy stow away when not in use.

Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote Bag
$145 – Saks Fifth Avenue

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Evoke the sense of spring year-round with a colorful rose-covered carryall.

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Pretty Nylon Little Tate’ Tote
$158 – Nordstrom

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Channel your inner rocker chic with a hardcore, but still femme, skull covered bag.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Large ‘faithful de-manta’ tote
$706 –

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Step up your beach game with a water and sand resistant tortoise printed satchel.

Jet Tote
$295 – Tory Burch

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Leather fringes are just enough accent for this to work as an everyday, every occasion bag.

Hype black leather fringe ‘Ellie’ large tote
$206 – Bluefly

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Streamlined edges and a short handle are an updated take on an old school briefcase.

GUCCI – ‘vintage web’ tote bag
$950 –

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Add a little glitz to your glam with a glittery bag that is large enough to pack all your essentials, and then some.

D&g Db1032e4879
$1,169 $757.35 – Zappos Coutu

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Rich cobalt leather and gold hardware are the icing on this perfectly sized purse.

Chloe Paraty Medium Tote
$1,895 – Saks Fifth Avenue

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If you prefer a more traditional style tote that still has a touch of fab, this classic Gucci shopper is the way to go.

GUCCI – Beige shopper bag
$337 –

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Bronze trim and a studded star logo makes this classic Fendi monogram pop even more.

Fendi Bag De Jour’ tote
$1,128.00 –

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It’s loaded with straps that are both cool and practical. Use the shorter handles on your arm or throw the shoulder strap on for extra support.

Foley + Corinna Grand Disco City Crossbody Bag
$245 – Neiman Marcus

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This is one white you’ll have no problem wearing post Labor Day.

Mulberry Off White Bayswater Ostrich Bag
$5,095 – StyleBop