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The Tote Bag Trends And Styles

Updated on May 2, 2017

The tote is still the hardest working handbag after manys. However styles have changed.

Article By Sharon Stajda

Tote handbags today are hard working handbag that defies the hands of time, and is actually on the list of "top ten fashions, that never go out of style." The "tote bag" is a hard worker. a real multitasking handbag. It is a handbag that stands as a symbol denoting the complexity of roles women play today. They are true American Classic handbag. Millions of self-sufficient mobile women, own and carry tote bags, it aids 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 pretty much classic basic design. Tote bags are somewhat fashioned after a paper grocery bag. Fashion designers have transformed this paper grocery bag concept into a hard working handbag design, using a wide variety of fabrics to add appeal to the tote handbag.

It Was Meant To Be A Hard Working Bag

The tote bag is known as the "Everything bag", it has great design versatility, that can fit most any woman's busy lifestyle The tote bag is a handbag for the working woman that carries a laptop or a mom on the go. it's a must handbag for a casual weekend getaway or a sack to lug home your 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. Moreover, the tote is an all seasons handbag, and most occasions. The fashionable woman would not be caught at a poolside without a wonderful colorful straw tote that matches her bathing suit. When weather turns cold, and snow boots are a must, what better to carry your pumps in than a great leather tote. The tote is a great bag for that fall getaway in the wine country, nothing cuter than cute tote to tote your wine purchases in. Spring will find a well dressed woman reaching for that bright colored tote to meet her girl friend for lunch , and shopping.

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 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 attentions 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. it provides 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. A tote provides security , "I will have my makeup at my finale distention". In the 1950s tote's became commonly used by women as their primary handbag. This may be due to practicality, rather than style alone.


Designers Of Trendy New Tote Designs

It was not long after that handbag designers took notice of the tote bag trend, and the need for new and stylish tote bags. One of the most popular early designers of the tote bag was, "Bonnie Cashin". Bonnie, a popular designer in the 1960s worked for Coach, she created her own "Cash N Carry" tote bags, that were a big trend. Later, in the 1990s, "Kate Spade" started a line of basic luggage-style tote, Kate Spade was one of the first designers to turn out totes that were truly feminine. This new more feminine design, made the tote all the more desirable to women. The Imitations of these two women's design 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.

What's Your Tote Handbag Preference? - Do you have a preference on fabric, design, and size, when you shop for a new tote bag?


Stella McCartney

Handbag in photo is by British designer Stella McCartney. Stella is well known for her fashion flair ... She incorporates sharp tailoring, while keeping the design classical, sexy, yet keeping it feminine.

Canvas is the hot trend in totes for this spring/summer.

Let's consider fabrics that tote bags are made. Fabrics used in making totes actually vary greatly, however, most totes tend to be rather informal in design. A well constructed tote can be made of canvas, leather, plastic, straw, just to cover a few material's used in the making of tote bags. In regard to size, totes are large, with sides that expand to make the bag roomy, a handbag that can accommodate tons of stuff. In fact, a particular advantage of a totes structure is the large expandable sides, which most totes have built into the design. This enabling the owner of the bag, to carry a multitude of items,and have room to spare if needed.

Tote bags are perfect for travel, especially the stash-and-go to types. The tote can serve a variety of functions, as mentioned for travel, shopping or a fun day at the beach. Not to mention a diaper bag for the busy mom or briefcase for the busy business woman.

The Tote Bag Is A Tried And True Handbag Design - Of all the handbag designs available on the market today, the tote bag offers the most basic design.

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Women - We All Need A Tote That Travels Well...

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 ones 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.

Canvas Totes Are A Big Trend For Spring / Summer - So is anything with stripes...


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