An everyday bag should fulfill two functions. First, it should go with virtually any OOTD: Since accessories can make or break an outfit, you should always go for a well-chosen bag to immediately elevate your look. Second, the bag should be spacious enough to hold all of your daily essentials and miscellaneous belongings. We're talking about your chargers, heavy powerbanks, makeup kits, sanitizing paraphernalia, and books, among others. It's an absolute must to have a go-to bag that you won't think twice about grabbing before you head out the door.
Needless to say, leather tote bags hit all these marks. In addition to being durable, leather also looks leagues more polished than canvas, since the latter can yellow and grow dirty over time. So, in case you're on the lookout for another investment-worthy buy, check out these cool, minimalist-friendly leather tote bags below!
8 Best Leather Tote Bags to Shop for Daily Use
1. Maison Margiela Japanese Tote Bag
Made from 100% calf leather, the Maison Margiela Japanese Tote Bag has a slouchy shape that totally reads as fashion-forward. The bag's wide, sack-like triangular shape will take well to bulky items, too—you won't have to worry about a cylindrical water bottle creating an unsightly bulge. The artful dumpling silhouette will surely be able to handle all of your stuff.
Japanese Tote Bag, $577, (approximately P28,818.29), MM6 MAISON MARGIELA, farfetch.com
2. Straightforward D.V.L. Portrait Tote Bag
Need a slim bag for your laptop, planner, wallet, and phone? Look no further than Straightforward, a local brand that lives up to their name. Shop the label for no-frills vegan leather carriers that are both trendy and timelessly functional. Their totes come in 17 different colors, all in muted shades like dark brown, lavender, and sage. You'll want to collect them all.
D.V.L. Portrait Tote Bag, P999, STRAIGHTFORWARD, shopstraightforward.com
3. Kate Spade New York All Day Large Tote
The All Day Large Tote by Kate Spade New York is a dainty girl's ideal office bag. It has a long top handle, a voluminous body, and comes in a clean, minimalist color. It's made from crossgrain leather, and boasts of a scratch-proof and water-resistant finish. What more could you want from an everyday tote?
All Day Large Tote in Chalk Pink, P14,250, KATE SPADE NEW YORK, trunc.ph
4. Costal Leather Bags Olsen Hobo
If you favor that rounded, hobo bag shape, the Olsen bag from local brand Costal might be the one for you. While its triangular opening gives it a slim appearance, it has a round base for more storage capacity. Cut from supple genuine leather, the slouchy, lived-in bag promises to grow more beautiful over time.