Tote bags are unlike any other bags simply because they don't evoke any sense of preciousness. You would never haphazardly throw a semi-damp swimsuit into a leather bag, nor would you drop a bottle of sunscreen in a silk-lined purse ("Wait, was that lid all the way closed…? Oh well!). But with a canvas tote, everything is fair game. The (typically) roomier and (pretty much always) cheaper alternative to hauling your necessities can be filled to the brim with everything you need for an afternoon at the beach or full day running errands without leaving you too concerned about wear and tear. And not only are they sturdy—they also invite a little charm and wit into your outfit with quirky illustrations and patterns.
So set your cramped backpacks, expensive handbags, and delicate purses aside, and find a trusty tote bag that perfectly fits your style.