It wasn’t until the 1990s, that women saw tote bags as fashion. Although a tote bag dates back to the 17th century, it was mostly used as a practical and not-much-care-required shopping bag. But then in 1993, after the debut of Kate Spade’s six sleek silhouettes, a tote bag became the must-have fashion accessory and today, it is viewed as a multi-use bag great for both work and everyday use.
Tote bags come in a variety of designs and styles. From canvas, beach, sports, mini ones, and even luxury tote bags, choosing the perfect one for you greatly depends on your lifestyle and needs.
In the world of tote bags, the sky is the limit!
Types of Tote Bags
- Canvas tote bag is very popular for its sturdiness and practicality. Although canvas may not be the most chic material for a bag, the new models on the market are pretty stylish. These bags are a popular choice among many women as some canvas tote bags can resist mold and moisture, which makes them last even longer.
- Beach tote bag is designed to be used at the beach, and is usually made from materials such as plastic, straw, nylon and canvas. Aside from being very resistant to the beach elements – heat, water, sand, these totes are also big enough to carry all the items you need to enjoy a day at the beach, including a beach towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes, etc.
- Luxury tote bags often come from top fashion designers. Their sophisticated design and various compartments make these totes suitable for going to work and even as a travel bag depending on their size and features.
- Sports tote bag is usually larger than the other types because it is designed to carry more things – gym clothes, shoes, water bottle, etc. Made of sturdy materials to reduce wear and tear, sports tote bags also come with various compartments for different gear.
- There is also a variety of other types of tote bags available on the market such as padded ones designed to hold laptops. Two more popular models are shopping bags and diaper totes.
Before you hit the stores to purchase your tote bag, it is important that you find out what kind of bag will best suit your needs. Take into consideration the purpose of the bag, what will you use it for, the size, the material it is made of and how it closes. By following this you should be able to pick a tote that will fit in your lifestyle perfectly.