Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shopping List: Neutral Spring Totes

On a typical work day, I carry my Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM tote in the Damier Ebene print. It fits everything I need for for the day: gym clothes, a water bottle, a pair of heels to change into at the office, a makeup bag and more! I've had that bag for 2.5 years now and I'm still obsessed with it, but I've been looking for a similar sized tote in a lighter color to carry for the spring and summer months. Sometimes I feel the dark brown is a bit, well, dark for these warmer days! I'm partial to simple, feminine styles in light beige, pink and lavender tones and prefer leather so the bag can last for years to come. Here are my top 9 picks - which is your favorite?

top row, left to right:
Kate Spade New York 'Signature Spade Small Coal' bag - $298 {love the quilting, bow and chain straps!}
Rachel Zoe 'Every Day' tote - $350 {I like the turnlock closure detail}
Furla 'Olimpia' medium shopper - $428 {a classic, wear-with-everything tote}

middle row, left to right:
Rebecca Minkoff 'Dylan' tote - $295 {the light lavender color is so pretty}
Cole Haan 'Haven' tote - $248 {the epitome of simple chic}
Red Valentino 'Bow' tote - $450 {my favorite color with a huge bow...this might be the winner for me!}

bottom row, left to right:
Coach 'Colorblock North/South' tote - $298 {the pink stripe adds a fun pop of color}
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Flipping Dots' tote - $598. {the leather is embossed with polka dots!}
Sam Edelman 'Gisele' tote - $298. {love the snakeskin print on the sides}


  1. Really love the Rachel Zoe and the Sam Edelman! Did you decide on one to go with for the summer?

  2. I need a tote bag in my life. It could be so convenient for me!


  3. It's like you literally have been reading my mind with this post!! I have been searching for a lighter tote as well (and thought about just getting the LV in damier azur) but have not found just a simple but stylish tote that isn't $2000. I really love the RED Valentino bow tote as well!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

  4. I've been drawn to really simple pieces lately, so I'm loving the Cole Haan!

  5. Can you believe I actually don't own a neutral bag? Clearly, I need to get one that–especially when all of these pretty options are out there!

  6. Hard to choose a favorite! I love bags 1, 7, and 9- the kate spade, Coach, and Sam Edelman, but they are all fantastic!

  7. I absolutely love your picks! I've been looking for the perfect neutral tote for a long time and I think it might be one of these! Thanks for sharing!

    xo jen

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