Trying Out Totes

The perfect summer (and fall!) accessory is a good tote bag. I think everyone needs a big carry-all bag, because sometimes cramming all your belongings into a small purse just isn’t worth it. (But who am I kidding, small purses or tote bags, as a bag hoarder, I love it all!)

Here are some of my favorite tote bags circulating the market right now:

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1 / Rebecca Minkoff

Tote-ally adorable! (See what I did there?) I love this one because it looks really professional but still has the catch-all function that defines even the most basic tote bag.

2 / Marc by Marc Jacobs

This style tote bag has been a staple of a lot of the Marc by Marc Jacobs collections, so I had to include it! This brand is frequently creating new patterns and prints to plaster onto this particular style bag so there is bound to be something to please almost everyone.

3 / Thursday Friday

I’ve talked about Thursday Friday before on my blog here, but I absolutely love this brand and the concept behind it. The chic look of a designer bag is plastered onto a canvas tote bag – therefore you get the idea of a designer bag with the easygoing capability of a tote! (And lets be real: buying this won’t break the bank as much as purchasing the actual Chanel bag!)

4 / Nordstrom BP

I absolutely love this bag! Although it is faux-leather, most of the reviews on the Nordstrom website said the bag still maintains a chic, sophisticated look. Plus, I love the fact that it is reversible (it can be worn it as black or cognac) – basically two bags in one!

5 / College Prepster x Maptote

If you blog, chances are, you know who The College Prepster (Carly) is. If not, check out her blog! I actually met her at the Smart Girls Conference, and she is super sweet. She teamed up with Maptote to create such an adorable bag – I really don’t need another tote bag but at $17, I’m super tempted to buy this one!

6 / Madewell

Madewell always has such a great line of leather goods. I love this tote bag because (like the Rebecca Minkoff one) it is a bit more structured. Added bonus: the color scheme is navy and black together, which means you never have to choose between wearing just navy or just black!

7 / Nordstrom BP

I love this bag because it is very reasonably priced and it is expandable! The color is classic and will transition very nicely into the fall. As said here, I am not a fan of using a tote for school but for those who have full use of their locker to rotate out their books and supplies when they don’t have certain classes, this could be a good pick.

8 / JCrew

This bag is so fun for the beach or the pool. Although I (somewhat accidentally) keep pushing fall here on the blog, the (nice) reality is that summer is still here! There are many more opportunities left for days by the water and soaking up the sun, which means you can still justify buying this bag!


What is your favorite tote bag? I want to know!

xoxo, Jamie

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9 Responses to Trying Out Totes

  1. Laura says:

    I love the Thursday Friday bag!! So unique! Great post :) Xo

  2. Carrie says:

    It is so hard to pick a favorite because they are all so cute! I would have to say my three favorites are the Rebecca Minkoff one and the two from Nordstrom. They are all so versatile yet really cute!

    xoxo, Carrie

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      I love the two from Nordstrom too! I’m thinking I might have to go pick up that reversible tote ASAP!!
      xoxo Jamie

  3. Kadasia says:

    I loooove totes! I got hooked on them last school year but my fav here would be number 1 & 3. Due to that I wouldn’t trust them at school rofl! I would take 7-practical for school but still uber cute!

    & also I want to tell you that I chosen you as one of the bloggers for the Liebster Award! All of the details are on my blog(:

    {{{Kadasia}}}
    lifeslittlebitsofhappiness.blogspot.com

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Haha, I agree that 1 & 3 are probably not good for school! (But still cute anyways!)
      Let me know if you end up buying #7! I already bought a backpack, but I’m still tempted to by #7 anyways :)
      And thank you so much for the nomination! I will try to do the post :)
      xoxo, Jamie

      • Kadasia says:

        If it were to get dirty I would probably cry haha! & will do + I understand with backpacks-I always buy one just incase!(;

        & you’re welcome! & I look forward to it (:

        {{{Kadasia}}}

  4. Kadasia says:

    the post will be up later on today so please don’t be alarmed if you don’t see anything on my blog yet. I accidentally clicked submit-when I was supposed to be waiting until I posted lol…sorry about that!

    Thanks! sorry for the confusion!

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