The Round-up

Tote Bags

This season’s most versatile carry-all is not just for trendy girls.

Though shoulder bags and holdalls have their particular uses, spring’s big winner is the tote.

Once overlooked as a trifle fey and not particularly practical due to the open top - true, it does occasionally rain in England - designers including Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Marni and Yves Saint Laurent have this season produced durable, structured designs in leather and canvas which are perfect for warmer weather.

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Great for the beach and for carting around overnight gear, the tote’s unfussy, carrier bag-like simplicity is its main selling point. These are four of our favourites.

1 | Tan wax canvas tote with black bottom, £179, by Ally Capellino
2 | Chocolate leather tote, £2,385, by Louis Vuitton
3 | Brown and black calfskin tote, £3,700, by Dior Homme
4 | Cream and brown leather tote, £1,195, by Yves Saint Laurent

Photograph by Jon Paterson