Let’s start off with a classic: L.L. Bean’s Boat and Tote, which is nicely priced and comes in a variety of colors, and a very spiff camo print. You can specify strap length too.
I like that this bag has so much in the way of exterior pockets.
The shape of this Cuyana tote is cool, and the grey is nicely sophisticated.
Baggu’s Duck Bag is so sportif and summery with the stripes, and you could likely fit a weekend’s worth of stuff in it.
This has an Army-Navy vibe that I dig, and a practical top zipper.
And of course I had to include this snappy blue and black tote from the brand Saturdays. It’s meant to be a man’s bag, but I see no reason why we ladies can’t co-opt it.
A delightfully minimal choice from Banana Republic.
I like the outdoorsy brand Fjallraven a lot—their stuff makes me really wish I was more of an outdoorsy type—and this tote from them is water-resistant, which is a plus.
I almost didn’t include this option from Rag & Bone, because so much of it is suede, but it’s so excellently chic—and so marked down at the moment—that I had to.
I’ll admit it: I like this Carhartt bag just because of the Carhartt logo. I’ll bet it’s also indestructible.
J. Crew’s tote is nice and spacious and pretty timeless.
I am a big fan of the long vertical shape of this crossbody bag from L.L. Bean.