And if you've been looking to add a new faithful to your collection this season, you're in luck, for we have done the hard work for you.
Scroll on for 10 of the chicest tote bags you can buy in Australia right now.
Aje 'Acacia' Market Bag, $245 at David Jones
If a classic beach bag and a leather tote had a baby, we'd like to think it would look a little something like this beautiful design by Aje. It's a particularly chic piece to add to your summer rotation, with its pared back, rustic finish making it an excellent beach-to-bar staple.
ECCO Leather Tannery Series Upcycled Shopper, $149.95 at ECCO
This utilitarian shopper bag is a favourite of urbanites on-the-go. ECCO Leather stretches its appeal even further with a collection of bags cut from up-cycled leather from its own tannery. Making eco-friendly use of leather stock from the tannery’s innovation labs, the collection features an impressive range of experimental structures, vivid and newly developed colours, and high-quality classic finishes.
Max Mara alpaca, wool and silk shopper bag, $2,185 at Max Mara
Crafted from soft alpaca, wool and silk faux-fur, this carry-call by Max Mara is sure to become a wardrobe classic in the winter months. It also features a three inner storage pockets, to stash all your essentials with ease.
C&M CAMILLA AND MARC 'Ella' Tote, $199 at CAMILLA AND MARC
Boasting a rich olive hue with subtle logo detailing, this understated shopper by C&M Camilla And Marc is easily one for staple status. A medium-to-large size, it's not so big as to be overwhelming but it's certainly sizeable enough for your daily essentials (and then some).
Everlane 'The Day Market Tote in light taupe (other colours available), $256 at Everlane
When it comes to classic carryalls, it doesn't get much better than this. Available in a light taupe and a rich cognac hue, its streamlined design and lack of trimming makes it the perfect to accompaniment to most ensembles.
Celine Vertical Cabas in printed canvas, $2,750 at Celine
There's no denying the appeal of the logo tote, and Celine's Vertical Cabas model is a street-style favourite. A unisex design with timeless appeal, it's the ultimate addition to any rotation.
Burberry 'The Medium' TV-tape canvas tote bag, $1,780 at MATCHESFASHION.COM
For those who favour a more printed affair, Burberry's The Medium tote, featuring with the house's signature TB monogram was designed in collaboration with renowned graphic artist, Peter Saville, is sure to satisfy.
JW Anderson logo-embroidered tote bag, $850 at Farfetch
Not only does this embroidered JW Anderson bag boast a playful nautical flair, it was also crafted using 8.5 recycled bottles. Sustainability and style? That's a winner in our books.
Saint Laurent medium 'Nikki' shopper bag, $3,140 at Farfetch
Expertly crafted in Italy from black calf leather, this exquisite Saint Laurent shopper bag was made for those who favour understated elegance at all times.
Gucci 'Ophidia GG' shopper, $2,075 at Mytheresa
A timeless piece that will never date, Gucci's famous 'Ophidia GG' shopper evokes the aura of a time gone by while retaining a contemporary appeal.