THE BEST, BRIGHTEST, AND BOLDEST TOTES OF THE YEAR

BY JEN GOLDENBERG

Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica Top Handle Tote
A playful design, and abundantly detailed, this is inspired by traditional Maiolica ceramics with a vibrant color palette and accents like leopard prints, wicker detailing, and a drawstring at the top. $2,295, nordstrom.com

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Elena Ghisellini Usonia Medium Basket Tote Bag
This woven fabric tote is the wear with everything bag you need for the summer. The bold leather piping adds just enough color, and the flat top handle and adjustable strap offer versatility and style. $1,395, neimanmarcus.com

Elena Ghisellini Usonia Medium Basket Tote Bag

Alaïa Small Tote Bag
Alaïa is known for its excellent laser cut technique, which is on display here in a blush leather tote with a scalloped top and a laser cut geometric pattern. A great statement piece, and will add luxury to any ensemble. $2,530, barneys.com

Alaïa Small Tote Bag

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Roger Vivier Viv Large Multicolor Tote Bag
French fashion designer Roger Henri Vivier specialized in shoes, and is credited with creating the stiletto heel. Luxe styles remain the name sake brand’s mantra, including this multicolored gem, roomy enough for all daytime needs. Details like thin straps are all cool modernity, plus there’s the brand’s signature buckle on stage. $1,995, neimanmarcus.com

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Proenza Schouler Extra Large Tote Bag
The expert crafting of this piece includes black and white woven leather, with yarn at the sides. Basket weave leather is accented by raffia, and includes detailing like metal logo lettering and white rolled leather straps. $1,095, barneys.com

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Christian Louboutin Medium Paloma Loubi wood stock V Suede & Leather Tote
The rich cognac hue of this suede and pebbled leather structured tote is accented with woven leather at the sides and, of course, that Louboutin Red hue. $2,590, cocopari.com

Christian Louboutin Medium Paloma Loubiwoodstock V Suede & Leather Tote

Prada Paglia Ricamo Small Tote Bag
This woven straw design with floral embroidery and leather detailing at the sides, handle, and strap is a dependably cheerful and beautifully made accessory. $2,250, neimanmarcus.com

Prada Paglia Ricamo Small Tote Bag