Totes Amaze: 16 Beautiful Bags For SS21

Feast your eyes on this crop of versatile arm candy.

Who doesn’t love a good tote bag? Perfect to sling over your arm and go, we use ours for everything from trips to the supermarket to casual nights out (if only) to days spent on the beach (if only to the power of a hundred). Light enough to carry about everywhere yet capacious enough to stuff everything we need into, they make the ideal shoppers. And right now, there are some seriously stylish examples about. From fresh candy stripes to vivid prints; from the inexpensive to the investment piece, these versatile bags are the ones that we’ll be using over and over again throughout spring and summer. Beaches of the tropical variety may have to wait for another year, but when that moment does roll around, we’ll be ready – armed with just the right bags for transporting sunscreen, towels, sunglasses and a good book. Shop all of our favourite shoppers here.

Main image: Herd Bags

By Lucy Abletshauser
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Rue De Verneuil

Palais Royal Striped Canvas Tote Bag, £200


South Beach Stripe Tote, £14

Alex and Alexa

Yellow Stripe Kuling, £29, NOW £14.50

Herd Bags

Herd Tote Bag, £13

Cecilie Copenhagen

Large Signature Twillight Blue Bag, €69


Arizona Love, Beach Bag, £91


Denim Tote Bag, £29.95

Anya Hindmarch

Market Tote, £195

The Jacksons

Buon Giorno Tote Bag, £73

Acne Studios

Large Canvas Shopper Bag, £540

The White Company

Paper Front Pouch Tote Bag, £85

Isabel Marant

Canvas Tote Bag, £110

Marks & Spencer

Cotton Blend Striped Shopper, £25


Stripe Canvas Shopper Bag , £30


Stripe Tote Bag, £29

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.