15 Best Travel Tote Bags for Your Next Getaway

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Best Overall Tote

Dagne Dover Landon Neoprene Carryall Bag

Landon Neoprene Carryall Bag

Best Overall Tote

Dagne Dover Landon Neoprene Carryall Bag

Capacity matters when it comes to the duration of a trip, so it’s a good thing this one comes in five different sizes to choose from From local wandering to international trips, you’ll be holding onto this baby for years.

Dimensions: Length: 16.5 inches; height: 11 inches; depth: 9 inches

Colors: Scout Tan, Domino Black

Material: Neoprene, mesh, recycled REPREVE®

Customer review: “We have transitioned all of our travel bags over to Dagne Dover….the number of compartments cannot be matched by any other competitor.”

Best Sustainable Tote

Cuyana Recycled Weekender

Recycled Weekender

Best Sustainable Tote

Cuyana Recycled Weekender

Whether it’s the impressive quality of the regenerated plastic, the roomy interior, or the fact that it’s completely machine-washable, Cuyana’s weekender can do no wrong in my eyes.

Dimensions: Length: 22.5 inches; height: 14.5 inches; depth: 7 inches

Colors: Cappuccino, Black

Material: Recycled plastic

Customer review: “Can easily be carried on the street, but holds a surprising amount when packing. I rolled clothes, stuffed it, stillHeld laptop and iPad. Btw, it can def be stuffed under the seat if you have a separate carry on in the bins.”

Best Colorful Tote

Beis Travel The Weekender in Black

The Weekender in Black

Best Colorful Tote

Beis Travel The Weekender in Black

Now 20% Off

Spice up your collection with a pop of color. One of BEIS’ best-selling products, this beauty features one of my favorite compartments a tote can offer: a separate space for your shoes.

Dimensions: Length: 19 inches; height: 15.7 inches; depth: 9.8 inches

Colors: 9 options

Material: Poly canvas, vegan leather, nylon

Customer review: “This design is fabulous. The size is perfect for a 3-4 day trip and it saves me from having to make a large suitcase. I love this bag.”

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Best Quilted Tote

MZ Wallace Deluxe Large Metro Tote

Deluxe Large Metro Tote

Best Quilted Tote

MZ Wallace Deluxe Large Metro Tote

MZ Wallace is always a reliable choice and totally editor-approved. Get ready for your life to get a whole lot more organized; not only does this Metro Tote have countless pockets, but includes three zip-top pouches.

Dimensions: Length: 15 inches; height: 16 inches; depth: 10 inches

Colors: Black

Material: Nylon

Customer review: “It has all the great pockets and pouches you need to organize your carry-on necessities and it has the trolley sleeve….you can fit your daily purse inside the tote so you have something smaller upon arrival. The polished look is simple and classic, and I know I look like an effortless, style-mavin as I glide through travel days. Grab one, you won’t be sorry!”

Best Designer Tote

Saint Laurent Women’s Rive Gauche Canvas Tote

Women's Rive Gauche Canvas Tote

Best Designer Tote

Saint Laurent Women’s Rive Gauche Canvas Tote

Perfect for the fashion lover on vacation, this canvas is a timeless investment, and you know it.

Dimensions: Length: 19 inches; height: 14.25 inches; depth: 6.25 inches

Colors: Ivory

Material: Cotton, jute, polyester, leather, brass

Best Printed Tote

Marni x Carhartt Floral Print Tote Bag

Floral Print Tote Bag

Best Printed Tote

Marni x Carhartt Floral Print Tote Bag

Two of our favorite brands had a baby!

Dimensions: Length: 15.35 inches; height: 18.11 inches; depth: 6.69 inches

Color: Forest Green/Stone White, Black/Sun

Material: Cotton

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Best Structured Tote

Paravel Weekender

Weekender

Best Structured Tote

Paravel Weekender

Get out of town in style with this leather-trimmed weekender. It’s sized to hold all of your essentials for a short trip, customizable with hand-painting or embroidery, and spill-proof, so you can worry a little less during transit.

Dimensions: Length: 15 inches; height: 15 inches; depth 8 inches

Colors: Scout Tan, Domino Black

Material: EcoCraft canvas, recycled vegan leather

Customer review: “This is the BEST weekender I have ever owned. It will hold clothes for more than a mere weekend (including an extra pair of shoes!) and still fit beneath the seat on an airline….The handle is sturdy and attached well….This is a beautiful bag and worth every penny.”

Best Expandable Tote

Baggallini Carryall Expandable Packable Tote

Carryall Expandable Packable Tote

Best Expandable Tote

Baggallini Carryall Expandable Packable Tote

If you often come home from an excursion with more than you brought, look no further. Small and light enough to pack in another piece of luggage, throw this functional, 13-ounce bag in your suitcase for those “need-more-space” emergencies.

Dimensions: Length: 22 inches; height: 12.5-18.5 inches; depth: 9.5 inches

Colors: Midnight Blossom, Black, French Navy, Sterling Shimmer

Material: Nylon

Customer review: “Just bought this bag for a trip to Toronto. Very roomy and the top zip and side bag made everything I needed on the plane very accessible. I would recommend this bag to anyone who asked about it.”

Best Leather Tote

Madewell The Essential Overnight Bag in Leather

The Essential Overnight Bag in Leather

Best Leather Tote

Madewell The Essential Overnight Bag in Leather

Madewell never ceases to amaze with its quality. The space and divided compartments within this vegetable-tanned leather tote are ideal for your next overnight adventure. Or, tuck the removable adjustable strap in, and it doubles as a gym bag.

Dimensions: Length: 13.375 inches; height: 18 inches; depth: 22.75 3/4 inches

Colors: English Saddle, True Black

Material: Leather

Customer review: “I’ve been living Monday through Friday switching off nights between my boyfriend’s house and my house. I was getting sick of schlepping two or three totes of stuff between houses and leaving them in my car while working instead of schlepping them up to the office. This bag has made the entire process easier—it is absolutely gorgeous leather that I feel comfortable bringing into work, and it holds my suit, heels, toiletries, laptop, wallet, and phone with room to spare.”

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Best Lunch Tote

Modern Picnic The Tote

The Tote

Best Lunch Tote

Modern Picnic The Tote

From the picnic to the plane, this spacious tote bag is great for holding all your daily essentials. (You know how we love our leather tote bags.) Thanks to the removable insulated pouch, your laptop and lunch can peacefully co-exist while you’re bopping around town.

Dimensions: Length: 13 inches; height: 16 inches; depth: 10 inches

Colors: Black, Black Croc, Cream, Cream Croc

Material: Vegan leather

Customer review: “The Tote surpasses all other work bags I’ve owned with its exceptional functionality and capacity.”

Best Mesh Tote

Marc Jacobs The Medium Mesh Tote Bag

The Medium Mesh Tote Bag

Best Mesh Tote

Marc Jacobs The Medium Mesh Tote Bag

Ideal for practically anything—from the beach to in-office days—this mesh bag just signals that you’re a cool girl.

Dimensions: Length: 13 inches; height: 10.5 inches; 6 inches

Colors: Blackout, Candy Pink

Material: Mesh, nylon, neoprene, leather

Customer review: “OBSESSED! It’s an awesome, eye-catching, easy to wear and ‘sparks joy’ kind of bag.”

Best Woven Tote

Naghedi St. Barths Large Woven Tote

St. Barths Large Woven Tote

Best Woven Tote

Naghedi St. Barths Large Woven Tote

This luxury hand-woven option will fit just about anything. It’s the chicest thing TSA will see, and you need it stat.

Dimensions: Lenght: 23 inches; height: 12 inches; depth: 8.5 inches

Colors: 7 options

Material: Terylene

Customer review: “Nice and sturdy, big tote, and bag itself is lightweight.”

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Best Lightweight Tote

Calpak Luka Duffel

Luka Duffel

Best Lightweight Tote

Calpak Luka Duffel

Now 15% Off

Available in 20 colors, the lightweight Luka Duffel is the perfect size for all sorts of trips. It’s water-resistant, offers a separate shoe compartment, and boasts endless amounts of pockets for all your organizing needs. And if you can’t get enough, add the matching toiletry bag to your collection.

Dimensions: Length: 12 inches; height: 16 inches; depth: 7 inches

Colors: 20 options

Material: Polyester

Customer review: “My favorite part is fitting my 13.6-inch MacBook Air in the front pocket! I also fit sneakers in the shoe compartment with a full center with clothes and gifts from Christmas travel. The luggage strap is perfect for the airport. Love it!”

Best Convertible Tote

M. Gemi The Laura Convertible Backpack

The Laura Convertible Backpack

Best Convertible Tote

M. Gemi The Laura Convertible Backpack

If you’re anything like me, you love having options. Give your arms a rest with this two-in-one convertible backpack.

Dimensions: Length: 40 cm; height: 36 cm; depth: 10 cm

Colors: Warm Gray, Tan, Navy, Black

Material: Italian leather

Customer review: “It is my favorite casual weekend bag that enables me to carry a laptop if needed to get some work done downtown. I live in a city and it’s great for city living and travel.”

Best Budget Tote

Baggu Travel Cloud Bag

Travel Cloud Bag

Best Budget Tote

Baggu Travel Cloud Bag

There’s so much to love about Baggu, including this perfect travel bag that is light and affordable.

Dimensions: Length: 17 inches; height: 25 inches; depth: 9.75 inches

Colors: Nasturium, Extra Pink, Bay Laurel, Black

Material: Recycled nylon

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