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Our 5 Favorite Totes for Spring

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As you've probably concluded by now, we love handbags (along with organizing them). The right handbag can transform an outfit, polish your look, and even make you feel great. Totes are a great handbag shape because of their size, accessibility and simple look. Totes work with any and every outfit, while being one of the most versatile handbags when it comes to functionality. For that very reason, we've compiled a list of our favorite totes of the spring season. From pop colors to classic investment pieces, we've got you covered ;)

1. Gigi New York - Taylor ToteThis classic tote is everything you want
from an everyday bag, and more. It's supple leather feels fantastically
luxurious. It's size is large enough for many different uses (think shopping,
travel, work, etc.). The wine color is classic yet highly fashionable. Darker
jewel tones are quickly becoming replacements for the classic black. 

gigi new york taylor tote


2. Annabel Ingall - Isabella ToteIf you're looking for a classic tote
in a fun pop color, look no further than Annabel Ingall. These totes are
gorgeously spacious, and perfected down to every detail. We love this
bright fuchsia color for spring. If you're not into pink, check out the
numerous additional pop colors they offer. 


3. Henri Bendel - West 57th E/W Floral Stripe ToteIf you love graphic prints
and a bold look, you'll love this tote by Henri Bendel. You can't go wrong with a
classic stripe (let alone the Bendel iconic stripe). Pairing that stripe with a fun graphic
floral gives your handbag that extra bit of edge, while still staying wearable. 


4. Everlane - Twill Zip ToteEverlane handbags are some
of our all-time favs because of the quality materials and fair price-point.
We love the canvas material on this tote for spring. It's a great casual
fabric, but is elevated by the gorgeous leather handles. The zip top
is another plus for us. It gives you a clean and polished overall look. 



5. Henri Bendel - Jetsetter ToteAnother pic from Henri Bendel is
the Jetsetter Tote. This update to their nylon version is leaving us
breathless. We adore the amazingly chic combo of black and ivory,
and subtle hardware details. The zipper top leaves this tote
meeting every item on our checklist. Love!


 UPDATE: The Madewell Zip Transport Tote has been removed from
our recommendations due to sizing issues.  







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  • Hi Lindsay! ToteSavvy fits inside the original Madewell Transport tote (no top zipper). The newer version with a cross body strap and top zipper is unfortunately too small for our insert.

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  • I am so glad to see Ashley’s message because I was looking at the same bag with your insert. I’d love to know the answer!

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  • Hi Ashley. Do you have the large size Madewell Zip Transport Tote? There is also a mini size that is too small for ToteSavvy.

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  • Hi,

    I have the Madewell Zip Transport Tote and have never been able to fit the insert into the bag. Am I doing something wrong? It looks like only a fraction of an inch is needed for it to fit. I’m so bummed because I purchased the LP for this bag. Let me know if you have any pointers or if others have experienced this problem/if there’s a resolution.


    Ashley on

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