Tote Bag 101: How to Choose the Best Tote Bag

Posted on 18 April 2019

Tote Bags

A tote bag, which also means to carry, is a large and often unfastened bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch.

Tote bags are commonly used as reusable shopping bags but have evolved into fashion items.

Tips in Choosing the Perfect Tote

For fashion-conscious people, from the smallest ring to the bag used, everything should have been seriously deliberated to create the perfect outfit.

In terms of bags, the bag you choose could only be a fantastic deal-breaker or an ugly nightmare. Check out the tips below to help you in determining what Tote bag to use for your day.

Know the Occasion

It should be basic knowledge that when choosing a bag, you should also know where you are going to use it to avoid any embarrassing mishaps.

Unless you want to bring a Beach tote bag for a conference meeting accidentally, always remember that your bag should match the event or occasion you are going to attend.

Note Its Practicality in Use

Tote bags come in numerous shapes and sizes, and some tote bags are smaller than the other. If you are going to bring a lot of stuff, consider the space that your tote bag can offer.

Take the Material Into Account

When talking about a bag's material, it pertains to whether it is made out of leather, nylon, fabric, etc. It is vital to consider your bag's material to complement your style and even make your bag last.

Some materials are not fit for certain environments. For example, you shouldn't use a leather tote bag when going to the beach. Not only would sand and direct sunlight damage your bag, but it is also impractical in your end.

Consider the Hardware

When choosing your tote bag, always check what its hardware is. A bag's hardware varies, and if you are genuinely fashion-conscious, you should know that a bag's hardware should match the accessories that you are wearing.

Beware of Color Schemes

Totes come in various colors, which gives you the choice of what color you are going to choose for the day. However, you should always remember that some colors do not go well together.

If you want to avoid looking too bright, too dull or even straight up unfashionable. It does not hurt to check the fashion color wheel and see what colors go well together.


Trendiest Tote Bags of 2019

Aimee Work Bundle

The Work Bundle consists of 2 elements: LEATHER TOTE and WORK BiB (BAG-in-BAG).


The Leather Tote is a gorgeous classic silhouette crafted in genuine soft pebble grain cowhide. This roomy Tote bag is available in 7 colors to pair with almost any work or casual outfit.

The Work BiB is a tote insert that thoughtfully organizes your daily work essentials. When you attach the handles provided, it can be converted into a hand carry Tote bag which gives you an additional bag for storage.

More features include a laptop compartment, a bottle holder, a pen holder, and a business card compartment – to name a few.  

Features and Design

LEATHER TOTE

  • GENERAL
  • Stock code: TSK516TO0001/LS
  • Material: Cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Open top with clip closure
  • Dual flat handles

    INTERIOR
  • 1 Zip pocket
  • 2 Slip pockets
  • 2 Tabs with snap closure
  • 1 D-ring

    DIMENSIONS
  • L36 H32 W15 cm

    WORK BIB

 GENERAL

  • Stock code: TSK516TO0031/LS
  • Material: Microfibre/Microfibre suede
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Open top

    INTERIOR
  • 1 Bottle holder with drawstring closure
  • 1 Long pocket
  • 1 Laptop / tablet compartment
  • 1 Business card compartment
  • 1 Pen holder
  • 1 Lipstick holder
  • 1 Slip pocket

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • 2 Detachable handles

    DIMENSIONS
  • L34 H25.5 W13.5 cm

Good For

  • Women who love staying organized.

Aimee Travel Bundle

The Travel Bundle, like the Work bundle, consists of 2 elements: NYLON TOTE and TRAVEL BiB (BAG-in-BAG).


The Nylon Tote is a gorgeous classic silhouette crafted in lightweight nylon and trimmed with genuine soft pebble grain cowhide. This roomy Tote bag is available in 3 colors and trolley slot strap that is convertible to a slip pocket.

The Work BiB is a tote insert that thoughtfully stores your travel essentials and can itself be converted into a lightweight shoulder bag when you attach the long strap provided, giving you an additional bag for storage.

More features include two mobile phone/portable charger pockets and a secret (RFID-protected) compartment at the base of the Travel BiB for your passport, cash, credit cards, and other valuables.

Features and Design

NYLON TOTE

  • GENERAL
  • Stock code: TSK516TO0006/LS
  • Material: Nylon trimmed with pebble grain
  • cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Open top with clip closure
  • Dual flat handles
  • It has a 1 Slip pocket with a hidden magnetic closure that can be converted to a trolley slot strap

    INTERIOR
  • 1 Zip pocket
  • 2 Slip pockets
  • 2 Tabs with snap closure

    DIMENSIONS
  • L36 H31 W14 cm

    TRAVEL BIB
  • GENERAL
  • Stock code: TSK516HB0015/LS
  • Material: Nylon
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Top zip closure
  • Front zip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • 1 Zip pocket
  • 1 Pen holder
  • 2 Mobile phone / portable charger pockets
  • 1 Hidden (RFID protected) compartment

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • Adjustable/Detachable nylon webbing long strap

    DIMENSIONS
  • L35 H27 W14 cm

Good For

  • Women who travel without worry.

Rosé Square Tote

True to the principle of diversity behind the Rosé Collection, this two-tone handbag is flexible in terms of color options and its interior is equipped with a multitude of organizational features.

The interior features a pocket on the two ends for placing a water bottle, a pair of sunglasses or an umbrella. These compartments are collapsible, so you can maximize the space in your handbag when you’re not using them. A concealed compartment in the base also provides enhanced privacy.

With so much functionality within a single bag, the Rosé handbag represents chicness at its finest. It is also perfect for everyday carry on any occasion.

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TTK513TO0016-0054/LS
  • Colour: Pink and Burgundy
  • Material: Cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Hidden magnetic snap closure
  • Dual flat strap
  • 2 D-rings

    INTERIOR
  • 2 Zip pockets
  • 1 Slip pocket
  • 1 Tab organizer
  • 3 D-rings
  • 1 Bottle compartment
  • 1 Umbrella compartment

    DIMENSIONS
  • L28 H30 W12 cm

Good For

  • Versatile women.

Bailey Black Square Tote

This minimalist square tote is a favorite for many because it goes well with almost any casual or work outfit. It features two mobile phone/portable charger pockets.

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TSK498TO0016-0008/LS
  • Colour: Black
  • Material: Cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • Dual flat straps
  • 2 Front slip pockets w/ hidden magnetic closure
  • Back zip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • Top zip compartment
  • 2 Mobile phone pockets
  • 1 Zip pocket

    DIMENSIONS
  • 5 H33 W8.5 cm

Good For

  • Women who discern understated luxury.

Bailey Red Dome Top Handle

This gorgeous classic silhouette adds a touch of elegance to any outfit - from casual to evening wear.

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TSK498TO0018-0004/MS
  • Colour: Red
  • Material: Cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Top zip-around closure
  • Dual flat straps
  • Front slip pocket w/ hidden magnetic closure
  • Back zip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • 2 Mobile phone pockets
  • 1 Zip pocket

    DIMENSIONS
  • L29 H24 W11 cm

Good For

  • Women who discern understated luxury.

Charm Brown Roundbottom Tote

This sleek and versatile silhouette is crafted with matched coated canvas cowhide and designed for shoulder or hand carry. It is perfect for everyday carry.

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TTK492HB0012-0006/LS
  • Colour: Brown
  • Material: Coated canvas matched w/ cowhide
  • Hardware: Silver

    EXTERIOR
  • Top zip closure
  • Dual tube handles
  • Dual flat straps
  • Back zip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • 2 Mobile phone pockets
  • 1 Cord organizer
  • 1 Detachable key ring
  • Back zip pocket

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • Leather bag charm

    DIMENSIONS
  • L32 H29 W13 cm

Good For

  • Women who have options.

Impronta Blue Trapezoid Top Handle

This elegantly structured top handle is crafted from crocodile embossed cowhide and features two mobile pockets. 

It also comes with an additional long strap to give you the option of crossbody carry. It is perfect for both work and evening settings.

 

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TTK437TO0009-0003/MS
  • Colour: Blue
  • Material: Crocodile embossed cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Top zip closure
  • Dual tube handles
  • Front slip pocket
  • Back Slip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • 2 Mobile phone pockets
  • 1 Slip pocket
  • 1 Zip pocket

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • Adjustable and detachable long leather strap

    DIMENSIONS
  • L34 H26 W15 cm

Good For

  • Women who own their style.

Impronta Red Tall Roundbottom Top Handle

This adorable roundbottom silhouette is crafted from crocodile embossed cowhide and features two mobile pockets. 

It also comes with an additional long strap to give you the option of crossbody carry. The tote pairs perfectly with work and evening wear.

Features and Design

GENERAL

  • Stock code: TTK437TO0012-0004/LS
  • Colour: Red
  • Material: Crocodile embossed cowhide
  • Hardware: Gold

    EXTERIOR
  • Top snap button closure
  • Dual tube handles
  • Front slip pocket
  • Back Slip pocket

    INTERIOR
  • 1 Centre zip compartment
  • 2 Mobile phone pockets
  • 1 Slip pocket
  • 1 Zip pocket

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • Adjustable and detachable long leather strap

    DIMENSIONS
  • L29 H28 W16 cm

Good For

  • Women who appreciate the details.

Takeaway

If you are a woman or just a fashion-conscious individual, you must know that there are always several things to consider when choosing your bag for the day.

Considering that Tote bags come in various shapes, sizes, and color, it is pertinent first to consult yourself if the tote that you are choosing would go well with your outfit.

Be fashion conscious and always look great by thinking through the outfit that you are going to wear, the accessories that go with it, and the bag that complements your style.

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