The burgundy colorway calls to mind portfolios schlepped by art students and looks just as cool folded and tucked under your arm as a pouch as it does over the shoulder. Plus, the top’s interior includes a zippered pocket to ensure your necessities are stored safely. Lauren Manoogian is beloved for her sustainably designed core pieces and this knit bag is a covetable example. The Balenciaga Everyday Tote has a minimalist silhouette with its structured shape and clean-cut lines. An removable strap allows it to transform into a shoulder bag instantly. The Saint Laurent destructured shopping bag comes in supple calf-skin leather and various colours decorated with the iconic YSL charm – ideal for work or a casual day out in the city.
A tote bag that’s stylish, high quality, and durable is a must have for every fashionista. The options for tote bags are endless and you are bond to find one or several that you love! Let me know what you think of my selection and share your favorites with me below or via Instagram. You can Dm me or tag me in your post or story at @OriginalFlavour_ . If money was not a factor, the Dior Book Tote would be my number tote bag pick for this year. I love the laid-back vibe that’s balanced by the super rigid design.
This isn’t Assouline’s first monograph about the luxury house. The publisher released Louis Vuitton Windows in 2015, a weighty tome focused on the jaw-dropping store fronts found at the brand’s boutiques. That book is now out of print and regularly sells for more than $1,000 on the secondary market, so we’d pick up a copy of Manufacture quick just to be safe. Later this month, Assouline will publish Louis Vuitton Manufactures, a new coffee table tome that takes you into the legendary French luxury house’s ateliers. Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted the Dior Book Tote bags to be the embodiment of casual elegance. Available in various motifs and colours such as the Dior oblique pattern, we couldn’t agree more.
The designs and colorways I have seen for this bag are a dream and completely my vibe; However, I cannot justify the price for this tote. For the price of this tote, I would rather purchase a handbag that’s higher on my priority list – for example a Chanel 19 or Chanel Classic Flap. I think this is a gorgeous bag and if you have the budget or means, I say go for it! If you don’t, then I think it would be wiser to choose a more affordable alternative like the LV “On the Go” Tote, the Coach Field Tote, or a Kooreloo Tote. None of these are dupes for the Book Tote, but they can still offer a style and vibe that’s reminiscent of the Book Tote.
So, I have curated a current list of my favorite handbags, and of course there are affordable and luxury picks- something for everyone. I actually own some of my recommendations and will own others in the future . With the vast variety of brands and styles in the handbag market, design lookalikes are bound to arise. You may say designers are too lazy; so they simply copy each other.