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10 Uses For The Classic Tote Bag - Stylish, Functional and Versatile

Updated on December 1, 2016
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10 Uses for the Classic Tote Bag

Tote Bags For All Seasons and All Occasions

The season changes, your wardrobe changes and it's time to change handbags. I find that the canvas tote bag is my favorite way to carry all those necessary items around; totes are convenient, fashionable and comfortable. The available options of colors, designs and variety are endless. Tote bags can even be personalized, if you so wish.

What I love is the wide open center with double handles that allows a clear view of your contents and you can easily drop in or take out whatever's needed. Some designs have zippers or buttons; the materials are strong, usually canvas or nylon.

The versatile tote bag has become popular because of their fashionable function and most women have at least one in their wardrobe - whether it's for work, beach, travel, or numerous other uses.

Unlike handbags that have inside pockets and dividers that limit space and size of items; You can carry just about anything in a tote. When purchasing a tote bag, consider the magnitude of choices - and have fun building your tote wardrobe.

Totes as Gift Bags

One of my favorite uses for a tote bag is as a gift bag.

You can put a gift inside and present the tote bag as gift wrapping - something that can also be used over and over again.

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10 Uses For The Tote Bag

In addition to the tote being an alternative to purses and handbags; they can also be used for:

1. Eco friendly reusable shopping bags

2. School bag

3. Beach/Swimming/ Camping/Outings

4. Book bag

5. Diaper bag

6. Laptop

7. Gym bag

8. Gift bag

9. Promotional tool for business or trade shows

10. Overnight Bag

These are just a few handy uses - the list is unlimited

Weekender Totes

Travel, Beach, Gym and Other Exciting Outings

Victoria's Secret Tote Bags - Weekender Totes

Stylish Victoria's Secret Tote Bags are not only always great looking but are very practical, sexy and stylish for all occasions. Victoria's Secrets offers a wide variety of totes for quick weekend get-a-ways, a day at the beach, gym workouts or various other everyday uses.

An overnight / weekender tote bag is also recommended for any stylish event. Large enough to pack books, ipad, phone - basically, anything needed for a couple of days.

It's a great carry-on bag for airline travel and any stop overs. It really comes in handy should the flight be delayed with an extended layover.

Victoria Secret products never seem to go out of style. They stay fashionable and practical for all your busy lifestyle toting needs. Decorated in sequins, or matching cosmetic bags, the various styles offer many accommodations for customizing personal needs.

Of course, as great as a style that Victoria's Secret is, the overnight (or weekend totes) can be found in many different styles and brands.

The Original Tote Bag

The first tote bag was made by LL Bean in 1944 called the "Boat" bag - originally designed for boating.

L.L.Bean Boat and Tote Bag - Made in Maine since 1944

The Boat Bag (as it was originally named) has such an unique history.

Heavy-duty Cotton Canvas Shoulder Zipper Boat Tote Shopping Bag (Natural/Royal)
Heavy-duty Cotton Canvas Shoulder Zipper Boat Tote Shopping Bag (Natural/Royal)

The Original Cotton Canvas Tote Bag with Zipper. Affordable, Sturdy and Durable for long lasting use.

 

Classic Boat Tote Bag - The Original Design

Prices vary with tote bags depending on designer, material, artwork or other variables. You can have a mixture for different occasions. In other words - a wardrobe of tote bags. It's so simple to change totes as compared to changing regular handbags and they are so multi-purpose. I use them for everything.

It can hold a purse or should bag, camera, rolled up sweater, or various items that can be contained in one carry along. Most will have zippers to secure the items from falling out. You can also find them with an outside pocket to stash items that you want to be able to grab quickly.

The material also allows for easy roll up if packing in a suitcase to bring out later for use.

I keep my reusable ones for the grocery store or shopping in my car truck. You never know when you'll need one.

Reusable Shopping Bags

Good for the environment & your budget.

Reusable Shopping Bag Totes

Don't Use Paper or Plastic

Eco friendly reusable shopping totes are so convenient and easy to use. You're helping the environment and being fashionable as well. Some stores will now charge you for their bags if you don't bring your own. My daughter always brings her own tote bags for grocery shopping.

Easy DIY Tote Bag - Customize - No Sewing

What are some ways you use or have used a tote bag?

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I carry everything I need in my tote bag and love it :)