Tote bags and sturdy shoppers were once the vestige of old ladies doing there shopping. They were practical, functional, but definitely couldn’t be considered to be a fashion statement, or an item that could be considered stylish. But in the last few years, as we have tried to move away from single use plastic bags for our shopping, and move towards more environmentally friendly alternatives, the tote has stepped up in both usage and design.
I’ve been using my tote bags
This post is dedicated to some of the most stylish totes around, the limited editions, the personalised designs and the style classics.
Tillyanna bags are just gorgeous, real statement pieces that you will want to use every single day. Tillyanna is a family run business founded by Helen Parker and based in Monmouthshire, Wales. Her totes and shoppers use fabric like jute, denim and canvas and come in a range of cute and stylish designs, including a range of personalised name and initial printed bags.
Cath Kidston’s newest tote bag launch have the look of something vintage about them. With the iconic Cath logo, leather handles and made of tough coated canvas, these are bags that will look good at the beach, doing the shopping and using every day for work.
In the inimitable Cath Kidston style, the bags have a floral pouch and come in a classic single colour design, as well as dotted and floral prints, and a range of sizes.
Joules is always my go to shop for a beach bag or holiday bag, but this season it is proving to have a gorgeous range of totes and shoppers too, bags that will be particularly useful if you are shopping in local shops and farm shops where you want to avoid plastic carrier bags.
Lulu Guinness bags are iconic British design as its best. Lulu’s bags are stylish and vibrant and are just perfect for those who like to make a statement with their bag. This Spring Lulu has got some great every day designs and bags that are suitable for to use as shoppers.