MU Picked · Tote Bags

Having a bag that can get you through your day is crucial, especially when you transition through several different titles in the span of 24 hours. The tote has become a signature in my wardrobe since becoming a mother, and even better when that tote can hold everything that comes with motherhood and keep a small part of my life organized.

Lauren Kutting, expert organizer and Founder of ToteSavvy, shares her top picks for bags that can withstand the many roles woman play on any given day. All handbags below work perfectly with the ToteSavvy Deluxe, giving you a place to store your laptop, a healthy snack, and everything else you carry with you throughout your day.  

As usual, you can browse the list below or in the MU·Picked shop where we gather all our favorites for balanced living in motherhood. 

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  1. The Isabella tote is one of my favorite oversized leather handbags. The leather is soft so it doesn’t feel like a stiff, structured tote, but thick enough to give it an expensive feel. The hardware adds that little extra touch making this style unique in a subtle way.

  2. The pattern on the Tory Burch Gemini Link tote is subtle and elevated. I appreciate how it’s impactful yet blends well with a variety of style aesthetics.

  3. The Goyard St. Louis tote boasts a subtle pattern that’s interesting without being “too much”. I love the color options especially the bold blue, green, and yellow. You can make a statement while keeping your look cohesive.

  4. This Longchamp tote has been a long-time pick of mine. It’s another lightweight option that works for both the office and the weekend.

  5. I like the classic shape of the Mansur Gavriel Lamb Oversized tote and the luxe feel to it. This style of handbag will be “in” for years, so you’ll know your investment is worth it.

  6. The McGraw tote is another Tory Burch favorite of mine. The tassel adds a fun style element while keeping things simplistic.

  7. The Metro tote from MZ Wallace is currently on repeat rotation. It’s super lightweight and easy to carry on your shoulder. It has a casual feel but still elevated enough to wear in an office environment.

  8. Everlane’s Day Market tote is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a classic tote at an affordable price. The quality is high, as you’d expect from Everlane, and the color selection covers the wardrobe staples.

Lauren Kutting is the founder of Tote Savvy.

Featured Image of the Everlane’s Day Market Tote.