If there's one thing S.F.'ers don't leave home without (aside from their treasured gadgets, of course) it's an oversized tote bag. Ideal for a quick Bi-Rite run, jaunting around the city with a MacBook Pro in tow, or storing all those extra layers — a huge carryall is every Bay Area girl's essential. Plus, you don't want to be embarrassingly caught without one
at the grocery store.
In case you're on the hunt for a new addition this spring, we've snapped 15 ladies who take the classic silhouette to the next level. From a stylish shop owner's sleek Clare Vivier, to a paper artist whose Mexican bag is every color lover's dream, you'll want to add these bags to your collection immediately.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile