Any frequent flyer will know maximising carry-on bag space is a must on a long-haul flight, so swapping out your tiny handbag for a spacious designer tote is a no-brainer.
If you’re living out our dreams of heading on an overseas vacation, packing the essentials, particularly for the flight itself, is of the utmost importance. After all, there’s nothing worse than paying $15 for a lip balm at the airport after realising you left yours at home.
The perfect travel tote is chic, easy to carry (preferably coming with a cross body strap) and has plenty of room for a change of clothes, travel documents, a book and everything in between.
If you’re looking for inspiration, a favourite of the celebrity set when flying, including Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez is the iconic Dior Book Tote.
But, there are endless options when it comes to finding a designer tote bag for travel, so we’ve narrowed down a few extra favourites (including the aforementioned), below.
Best Designer Tote Bags For Travel
Proenza Schouler Twin Leather Tote, was $1,291 now $774 at Net-A-Porter
Large Dior Book Tote, $5,000 at Dior
Marc Jacobs The Medium Tote, $380 at THE ICONIC
Manhattan Houndstooth Large Tote, $649 at Kate Spade
Vacation Tote Bag, $149 at MIMCO
Selcouth Leather Tote Bag, $455 at Aje
Rae Tote, $1,395 at COACH
Chantal Large Logo Tote Bag, $599 at Michael Kors
Vincent Land Scape Tote, $550 at Camilla & Marc
Padded Nylon Tote Bag, $3,600 at FARFETCH
Ophidia Medium Tote With Web, $2,540 at GUCCI
Anagram Tote, $3,500 at LOEWE
Icare Maxi Shopping Bag In Quilted Lambskin, $6,520 at Yves Saint Laurent
Chloé Large Woody Tote Bag, $1,556 at COSETTE
Audrey Large Tote, $599 at Oroton
The Tilda Bag, $299.95 at The Horse
The Best Brands To Shop For Tote Bags
Didn’t quite find The One? May we suggest you scour the below brands and sites for the perfect tote bag…
Are Tote Bags Good For Travel?
The tote is the perfect bag for travel. Spacious enough to carry all your essentials and easy to riffle through while in a mad dash to the airport, the oversized shape of the tote bag lends itself to travel.
It’s not just the transit period where the tote bag shines—once it’s done its duty as your carry-on it makes for the ideal shopper and beach bag while on your trip.