A series examining the outer edges of style.
For the past year or so, handbags have been shrinking smaller and smaller until it felt like they were going to disappear and turn into fanny packs. But Phoebe Philo brought the monster tote back with Céline’s beautiful, oversize fall/winter 2017 canvas shoulder bags. Embrace your ’07 Olsen twin urges and start carrying around all of your stuff in these enormous trend-driven totes.
Medium Black Belt Bag in Canvas.
Yes, it’s a $1,700 bag made out of canvas. But it’s also the one that started the trend.
The Girly Tote
3.1 Phillip Lim Oversized Tie Front Tote
at Saks Fifth Avenue
This cotton-blend bag almost looks like one single piece of ribbon, tied into a tote.
The Best Leather Splurge
Striped Shopper by Hayward
at Moda Operandi
Hayward, a heritage brand with family ties to Brooke Hayward and Dennis Hopper, masters the put-together shopper.
The Best Suede Splurge
The Row Bindle Suede Shoulder Bag
This celebrity-favorite bag can be folded up and carried as a clutch.
The Biggest Classic Tote
The Petra Market
Who doesn’t love a tote bag that’s roughly three times as wide as the model it’s shown on?
The Structured Bucket Bag
Leather Bucket Bag
Zara proves that “structured tote” doesn’t have to mean it’s a giant rectangle.
The Beach-Bag Upgrade
Solid and Striped + Staud Cotton-Canvas Tote
Staud and Solid and Striped’s cotton top-handle tote is a step up from the canvas L.L. Bean bags of yore.
The Best Downtown Cool
Rag & Bone Walker Leather Tote
Shocker — Rag & Bone have found a way to make the black leather tote feel fresh.
The Best Color Under $100
Glamorous Blush Drawstring Duffle Shoulder Bag
A pink so-pale-it’s-almost-neutral hue plus a bucket shape, make this bag unlike any other mega bag on the list.
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