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Duly Toted: 10 Must-Have Totes For Your Travels

Mary Poppins may just have been the original in-the-know traveler. Her carpet bag was basically an old-school tote and she loaded it up so she had anything at a moment’s notice. It’s safe to say  she was onto something.

What Mary taught us: a travel tote should be versatile and adaptable. We think a perfect travel tote should multi-task as a plane carry-on, a market shopper, or a purse during a day excursion. Here are 10 must-pack totes that will quickly become your new travel sidekicks. 

Opening photo by Michela Ravasio

Zara Patchwork Tote

Our ideal work trip is one where we can also squeeze in some downtime too. This sleek and sophisticated tote is the ultimate multi-tasker: just at home in the boardroom as it is on a day of wine tasting.

Madewell Transport Crossbody Tote

Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower, this bag can hold all of the essentials to make you your most Parisian, from a Jambon-Beurre to a stinky Époisses.

Vanessa Bruno Classic Sequin Tote

When it comes to Frenchy totes, it’s hard to get more classic than the Vanessa Bruno sequin tote. This update on the original tote that was the must-have of every Francophile is larger and more subtle.

Free People Vegan Leather Reversible Tote

Skirt the rules and head off on a last-minute getaway because this bag likes to adventure. And the fact it’s reversible means that it’s versatile enough to go from the plane to a day of touring around.

Proenza Schouler Woven Tote

Yes, this costs almost as much as our rent, but a one-of-a-kind bag like this is worth it. For the artist on the go, this bag’s unique shape fits everything from a sketchbook to a polaroid camera.

Asos Metallic Straw Tote

Looking for a tote to take from sightseeing to happy hour? This is it. The size means you can cart along a change of clothes and the metallic detail is sure to be a show stopper.

Ban.Do Peekaboo Tote

When you’re on vacation you want versatility in everything from your adventures to your bags. Carry this tote along and fill it with anything from a chilled bottle of bubbly to your flea market find!

ASOS Embroidered Tote

For a weekend away at the shore, this festive bag is a must-have to fit all of your essentials.

Amuse On Vacay Tote

Warning: this tote may give you a sudden urge to jet off on an adventure. Whether hiking through Peru or soaking up the sun in Santorini, this tote is perfect for the explorer who’s also the occasional sunbather.

Star Mela Cora Tote

With eclectic vibes that scream world traveler, this bag would be as at home at the ruins of Akumal as on a tuktuk in India.

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