Today, we’re talking fashion FINDS, more specifically, functional bags with personality! We all have a load to tote, especially during the summer months. Whether you’re traveling up and down Poplar Avenue from office to lunch, on a weekend route from swimming pool to soirée or carrying your family’s gear through Disney World, why not schlep in style? And if you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift, look no further than the indispensable summertime tote. Here are some of our favorites from around town:
If you are one who likes a pop of contrast and texture in lieu of bright colors, this Christen Maxwell tote with a water-repellant lining makes a stylish choice. Find it at Social for $135.
Lilly always knows how to turn summer colors into bright, whimsical prints. This oversized, canvas tote, $88 at Memphis’ go-to Lilly shop, The Pink Door, would be perfect for any girly girl who is headed to the beach!
If you need a roomy, but not extremely oversized, tote, the Medium Metro Tote by MZ Wallace is lightweight, durable and made of soft, quilted nylon. You can even fold it to fit in a suitcase, and it never loses its shape; available at Oak Hall, $185.
These lightweight, zip-top totes at More Therapy come in a variety of upbeat, retro patterns, and they are just $17. (By the way, More Therapy just moved into a beautiful new location in Chickasaw Oaks Village!)
This printed, canvas tote by Tory Burch in bold stripes and crisp colors is a traditional, go-to summer accessory; available at Joseph, $250.
This smart-casual tote found at Lavish, $75, is made of vegan leather, and it’s reversible from black to brown.
This roomy cinda b tote, $129, is available at Gild the Lily, and it is a cheerful travel companion for a day of errands or a week on vacation.
The tried-and-true canvas tote, in your choice of accent color and monogram, is a traditional favorite found at Bella Vita. The totes are $31 and monogramming is $11.
No need to travel light! These embellished totes are as stylish as they are roomy. At Lansky The Accessories Shop, the Big Buddha totes include the Grayson in a camel multi and tan, $95, and the Shiraleah Blakey hobo in turquoise is also $95.
Lighten your load in style!