1. The Workhorse
JACK SPADE: Sail Printed Coal Bag
Nautical looks, thick canvas construction, waxwear trim, and a well put together pocket/strap solution make this an ideal summer standard. Oh and by the way: Snag it by this sunday and get an additional 25% off the already marked down price.
Available online or in store at 56 Greene St
2. The Go-To
FILSON: Red Label Tote
This here’s the classic, styling, durability, and legendary Filson quality. When you go Filson, you know it’ll last, and with a zipper on top, you get to keep all of those loosey goosey picnic items in check.
Available online or in store at Steven Alan at 69 8th Avenue
3. The Italian Supermodel
BOTTEGA VENETA: Intrecciato Leather Tote Bag
The signature Bottega weave has been miraculously stitched together from a single swathe of fabric, resulting in what Mr. Porter calls an “impressively artisanal” look. We have a sneaking suspicion that this thing can only get better looking with age, so the sooner you pony up, the better.
Available online from Mr. Porter or in store at 699 5th avenue
4. The Weekender
APC: Striped Weekend Bag
The perfect answer to the age old question: “What bag should I take on the seaplane to Shelter Island?” With its casual carefree styling, light leather accents, and a striped oxford feel, this is the accessory for the impromptu weekend getaway.
Available at SSENSE online or in store at 131 Mercer St
5. The Leggy Blonde
CÉLINE: Bi-Cabas Coated Felt Tote
If Gwyneth Paltrow were a tote bag, this would be it. Lithe yet significant, strong yet graceful, bold yet understated, and somehow sexy yet refined. We here love our CÉLINE, so it was with little surprise that their totes made it on to our list. Track one down, and give it a grab – you won’t be disappointed.
Available in store only at Kirna Zabete on 93 Greene St