With summer just around the corner, I see many sunny day activities in my future. What better way to haul around your necessities than in a tote bag?
The classic, versatile carry-all comes in myriad styles from simple to elegant. Here are a few of my picks for the upcoming warm and active months.
One of my favorite designers, Mara Hoffman, must know I have a soft spot for vibrant, tropical inspired patterns and her Vinyl tote bag in “cactus floral poppy” print is perfect for a beach day. It doesn’t hurt that several pieces from her swimsuit line come in the same gorgeous pattern for a perfectly matched ensemble.
The utilitarian Market Bag from Apolis is perfect for a park picnic or a trip to the farmer’s market and also supports a good cause, Apolis’ Bangladesh Project. The company partners with boutiques around the world that customize the bag with their city’s name. The Santa Cruz, Calif., version, for fellow locals, can be found at Cameron Marks boutique.
I also love the soft but durable cotton Ocean Grove Tote from Anthropolgie with its earth-toned stripes and roomy interior for all your goodies.