The ladies are really spoilt for choice when it comes to designer tote bag these days. All large, all roomy, and all icons (or icons-to-be) in their own right. From the likes of Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, they are all equipped to hold everything from a large laptop to an extra pair of shoes (so you can switch effortlessly into your gym gear anytime), while coming in lightweight materials and an easy-to-use silhouette that’s built for the everyday.


First up, the Large Tote (SGD6800) from Chanel comes in neutral Grey, the perfect hue that goes pretty well with any outfit you have in mind. Of the four, Chanel is the priciest of them all, but there are good reasons to substantiate this. It’s the only one in leather, crafted from luxurious calfskin and furnished with the brand’s signature quilted pattern all over the exterior. The bag is also adjustable via the snap button closures at the sides, giving you the option to keep it in a compact shape or leave them open so you can fit in a tad bit more if needed. The Large Tote can also be secured with the CC turnlock clasp, a security mechanism that definitely gives it an added advantage, keeping all your essentials safe within the 34 cm by 25 cm body.

Moving on to the 1955 Horsebit Medium Tote (SGD3070) from Gucci, one that has officially sealed its position as the go-to tote bag of the Italian luxury brand. You’ve read about the inspiration behind the design, as well as the story of how the Original GG canvas is finally revived going forth, but here are several other facts you need to know. The bag opens to two gusseted compartments that will keep you neatly organised, a factor that could be especially important if you love keeping work and play completely separated. It also scores extra points for its utility, as you can choose to carry it via the leather top handles or sling the 1955 Horsebit Medium Tote over the shoulder for a hands-free look.

Now, if you’re looking for an iconic silhouette from Dior, the Book Tote is definitely it. Having taken the fashion world by storm, the Book Tote is showing no signs of slowing down, with exciting new versions in light blue Toile de Jouy and tie-dye prints coming in for the upcoming Pre-Fall 2020 collection. For now, you can turn to the Small (SGD3700) or Regular (SGD3900) in #DiorOblique, along with Toile de Jouy in Grey and Pink (priced from SGD3900), which are part of the current season.

Lastly, the Onthego from Louis Vuitton is fast becoming an it-bag of the house, with exciting options and prints coming in every now and then, such as the Monogram Denim and LV Escale which are still available in limited quantities. As for the lovers of the original print, note that Monogram Canvas/Monogram Reverse comes in two sizes, the Onthego MM (SGD3350) and Onthego GM (SGD3550). Note that the MM size is currently sold out online, so it’s best you keep an eye on their online store to be informed when it gets restocked.


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