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We Found The 26 Best Tote Bags For Every Occasion

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Somewhere between weekender bags and fashionable tiny purses lies a classic style that effortlessly delivers on both fronts: the tote. Defined by two over-the-shoulder handles and a deep rectangular structure, totes have become much more than utilitarian carryalls. Today, they are powerful accessories that are always style savvy, not to mention oversized handbags are 2023's trendiest bag. (Speaking of trends, there's an Instagram account dedicated to the revival of L.L. Bean's iconic Boat and Tote bags.) That's why we've rounded up the best tote bags for work, travel, school, and everything in between.
From a classy oversized Mansur Gavriel handbag to a Lululemon favorite, these cute tote bags are worth adding to your rotation. Each of our picks is approved for all occasions — aka ready to join you on everything from crowded commutes and gym trips to shopping excursions and nights out on the town. 
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