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Take a Tote: 5 Selections for your Next Travel Bag

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With travel opening up again, it’s time to rethink your travel bag collection. Treat yourself with a new canvas tote.

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CELINE Cabas Marin 

CELINE Cabas Marin In Textile and Calfskin in Natural/Tan

While I am still firmly on Team Old Céline (welcome back, Phoebe Philo!), I can’t resist a canvas tote. This one with calfskin trimmings is suitable for shoulder and hand carry (the leather handles have a 12 in drop, which should make it comfortable for a whole day of lugging around). If you prefer a tucked-in look, the leather laces can be tightened.

CHLOÉ Large Woody Tote Bag

CHLOÉ Large Woody Tote Bag in cotton canvas & shiny calfskin with Woody ribbon

The Large Woody Tote Bag comes in cotton canvas for easy cleaning and is treated with water repellant, which makes it a versatile piece for any kind of weather or spillage. The spacious main compartment and internal flat pocket make putting in and pulling valuables easy. 

APC Martine Bag

APC Martine Bag in 100% Cotton

The APC Martine Bag is not just any kind of tote bag: it was made in collaboration with the mother of chic à la française, actress Catherine Deneuve. The gleaming leather straps are made of cowhide, and the snap closure makes sure your valuables are safely kept from prying eyes.

The removable shoulder strap means this piece can be worn three ways: by hand, by the shoulder, or in the cross-body style. Two interior patch pockets are available to hide anything with ease, and goldtone metal feet on the bottom means the bag’s base can be kept cleaner than most.

PARAVEL Cabana Tote

PARAVEL Cabana Tote in Paloma

The ultimate carry-all for any season, the Paravel Cabana tote comes in five colorways (I am partial to Paloma, with its punchy and vibrant blue and red stripes) and can be personalized with your initials in paint or embroidery.

You can also choose between two sustainable fabrics: The CircularCotton Blue-Grey Cabana Totes are made from fabric scraps from the production floor and other post-consumer garments, blended with GOTS-certified organic cotton. The Eccocraft Canvas, on the other hand, has a water-resistant interior and a spillproof exterior coated with silicone that is stronger and more environmentally friendly than usual coatings.

CUYANA Canvas Tote

CUYANA Canvas Tote in Canvas and Smooth Leather

The ideal tote for sauntering around the city or lounging on the beach, this spacious bag has soft leather handles, a leather tie to help keep belongings safe, and interior zip pockets to keep essentials safe. 

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