Tote Bag Trends And Styles
The Tote Is The Hardest Working Handbag
Article By Sharon Stajda
Tote handbags have earned a reputation for being the hardest-working handbag a woman can carry. This may be why the tote defies time and is actually has earned its place on the list of "top ten fashions, that never go out of style." The tote bag is a multitasking handbag that stands as a symbol, denoting the complexity of roles women play today. They are a true American Classic Handbag. Millions of self-sufficient women, own and carry tote bags. Totes aid the busy woman in concealing all the messes necessary things needed for everyday life. Of all the available handbag styles on the market today, the tote bag continues to offer a classic basic design. Actually, tote bags are somewhat fashioned after a paper grocery bag. Todays Fashion designers have transformed this simple paper grocery bag concept into a hard-working handbag design, using a wide variety of fabrics to add appeal and stylish design.
The Standard Tote Holds Its Own
A standard tote bag design, as a rule, will include one large pocket inside, occasionally with dividers or small inset pockets for storing one's credit cards. The closure typically will be a snap or zipper, you can also find tote bags with a magnet closure. The magnet closure is great, because it closes quickly, and tightly. The handle on totes can be short and simple, or an over the shoulder length strap, which is a nice option, it frees up one's hands and distributes the weight of the bag over the shoulder. The Ease of the handle on a tote is very important, and designers have made sure to provide multiple options, in not only the length of tote bags. However, options on construction and material used to construct versatile, and comfortable handles.
The Everything Handbag
The tote bag is known as the "Everything bag". It has great design versatility that can fit most any woman's busy lifestyle. Working women especially love a sturdy tote. it can accommodate a laptop, and all the other goodie a woman needs to get through the day. it's a must handbag for a casual weekend getaway or a sack to lug home groceries. The tote bag is a hard worker, yet can function as your sole carry all handbag. With, its simple structure a tote can be comfortably loaded without looking unfashionably stuffed.
A fashionable woman would not be caught at a poolside without a wonderful colorful tote that matches her bathing suit. When the weather turns cold and snow boots are a must, what better to carry your pumps in than a great leather tote.
LLBean Black Canvas
The Birth Of The Tote Bag ...
Where, and when did the tote evolve? The first signature tote bags were designed and sold by "LL Bean". The first tote being the"Boat Bag". Which was produced and sold back in 1944. The boat bag was constructed of canvas. and quickly caught on with you guessed it, the "boater crowd".
A Bit Of Tote Bag History
The simplicity of the tote bag quickly caught the attention of a variety of designers, and ultimately the attention of women all around the world. From the totes simple beginnings, it soon merged into the luggage market as the leather tote travel bag. Totes make wonderful stylish carry on bags for women traveling by plane. They provide a woman the opportunity to carry on all her important stuff. and keep it all close by. Items a woman would not want to be without, just in case her checked luggage is lost.
Designer Discovered The Popular Tote Bag - And Cashed In On Its Popularity
It was not long after the totes conception that handbag designers took notice of the tote bag trend. One of the most popular early designers of the tote bag was, "Bonnie Cashin". Bonnie, a popular handbag designer in the 1960s created the "Cash N Carry" tote handbag. The Cash N Carry became one of the most popular handbags of the 60s. Later, in the 1990s, designer "Kate Spade" started a line of the basic luggage-style tote, Kate Spade was one of the first designers to turn out totes that were truly feminine yet still very functional. Spades more feminine design made the tote all the more desirable to women. Imitations of these two women's designs quickly began to surface, and it did not take long for many handbag designers to jump on board, and flood the market with their own tote bag creations, at affordable prices.