Cold weather means more stuff and all of this stuff has to go somewhere when we get out of the cold weather. How do we stash the scarves, gloves, earmuffs, hats, and various other woolly whatnots (not to mention wallets, phones, keys, etc.) when we finally get indoors without undermining the effort we put into getting dressed? Enter the structured tote.
Luxury labels like Céline and Proenza Schouler made a fashion world splash with their clever takes on this carryall and brands who deal in slightly more affordable price points have taken notice. It may just be time to relieve that gym bag of its additional duties – especially since all of the options below come in under $500.
Illustration by Michelle Ricks of Proenza Schouler PS11 Leather Tote – $1350 at Barneys New York . BAGS: Top (L to R): Steven Alan Wool and Leather ‘Agnes’ Tote – $299 at Barneys New York, Steven Alan Suede and Smooth Leather ‘Agnes’ Tote – $349 at Barneys New York, Middle (L to R): Hunter ‘Ashleigh’ Leather Shopper – $395 at Bergdorf Goodman, Hunter Original Large Tote – shown in gun metal and dark green – $195 at Bergdorf Goodman, Hunter ‘Halle H’ Tote – shown in black and espresso – $495 at Neiman Marcus, Bottom (L to R): J.Crew ‘Marceau’ Tote – shown in warm grey and faded woodland – $268 at J.Crew, J.Crew ‘Edie’ Tote – available in black and flame – $348 at J.Crew