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The Best Summer Tote is as Tough as You Are


Photo Credit: Andrew Barber/Omni Style

We don’t have an official summer season here on our little red dot but for anybody who has stuck around long enough, he’d know that the weather hits an all-time-and-all-out-sweaty high in July. On the flip side, that would also mean you’re going to want to fill up the days with trips to the beach club, weekend staycations, impromptu pool visits, or any activity that involves #goodvibes on the ‘gram.

You might be tempted to throw all the possessions in that flimsy freebie you got from an event or school though but this season’s best summer totes are built to survive anything it is put through. They’re ideally made out of sturdy leather or heavy-duty fabrics and have the same storage space as a small carry-on luggage. These 11 sturdy totes can and will make summer living a total breeze. You’re welcome. 

Bottega Veneta The Arco 75 calf leather and suede tote
The ideal tote for work and play is large, in a neutral colour and ideally, as handsome as this Bottega number.
Braun Buffel Z-Gen calf leather tote
Tired of toting this bag by hand, slip your arms into this Braun Buffel one as a backpack — two-for-one at its most ideal.
Coach Highline calf leather tote
No one is going to judge its trendy army green colour and no one is going to dismiss how cute the Rexy applique is either.
Dior Men Saddle calf leather bag
The beauty of the Dior Men Saddle tote isn’t in its scratch-resistant calf leather or additional pouch for your items, it’s the approving glances from people in the know.
Dolce & Gabbana nylon tote
The tourist shop tote gets a luxe upgrade with this Dolce & Gabbana number. When it gets dirty, just throw it into the washing machine set to "cold wash".
Fendi Shopper fabric tote
It might look like a freebie with purchase of the Italian house’s most wanted bags but that’s exactly why we like this one so much, especially with the sturdy coated canvas.
Gucci nylon jacquard tote
In case you’re worried that you won’t get to subtly flex that you're in the #GucciGang, the brand’s logo on its front is hard to miss.
Lanvin Neil cotton and calf leather tote
Straight out of a French coastal village and into your hands, this minimalist number will make every day feel like a luxe beach day out.
Loewe fabric tote
You see a multi-coloured tote bag, we see an eccentric-european-tourist-on-the-best-summer-holiday-of-his-life tote bag.
Saint Laurent City garbardine tote
The Japanese love for garbardine — water and tear resistant qualities — isn't lost on the Parisian label.
Versace Greca Ribbon nylon tote
We can’t promise that you’ll look like the classic Versace stud when toting this bag but it's one hell of a handsome tote.