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From Faure Le Page To Tom Ford, Here Are 10 Chic Tote Bags For The Weekend

Step things up a notch with these round up of shopping totes that'll take you from work to the weekend

A handbag is a classic accessory and looks good for any occasion, while a clutch works great for a fancy evening out. For days when you need to store more than your phone and wallet, we’ve rounded up 10 tote bags – from French label Faure Le Page to good old Zara that’ll cruise you through work and play.

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Canvas tote, price available in store, Dior
While most people would go for a plain leather piece because they want to be safe, be that sassy woman in the crowd with this striking Dior Oblique Book Tote that’s neither plain, leather or boring. We love the embroidered canvas, and although this design comes in dark blue and green, we say opt for the maroon one because you might as well go all the way if you’re going bold. Leather tote, US$495 (S$670), Marc Jacobs
The beloved Tag Tote from Resort ‘19 got a size update because big is always better. We love the addition of top handles which makes this bag a versatile piece. Sling it over your shoulder or hang it at the crook of your arm — either way, this sophisticated bag gives off a relaxed air that fits a loose maxi dress and sandals ensemble. Leather tote, US$1,790 (S$2,425), The Row
The Row founded by the Olsen twins is known for its minimalist, clean aesthetic. This tote bag is no different, with a cool bronzed colourway that mimics a well-seasoned and cherished vintage bag. You say plain, we say eternally classic. Leather tote, price available in store, Faure Le Page
Fauré Le Page might be a newcomer to the Singapore scene, but the French label has been around since 1717, so you can be sure they have what it takes. Known for its expertise with leather craftsmanship, this oversized, printed tote which sports its Ecailles scale motif will be your next ride-or-die bag for days you need everything in your life. Leather tote, US$4,490 (S$6,082), Tom Ford
As much as we love our bags nice and roomy, we hate that tedious moment of trying to fish for our phone/wallet/tissue packet/lippie from the spacious confines. This Tom Ford creation, with its modern trapezium silhouette, is just the right size. Bonus: A front pocket for essentials that you can reach in a jiffy. Cloth tote bag, price available in store, Gucci
Nothing screams tropical climate more than florals, so this floral printed bag from Gucci is your perfect Singapore-weather companion, especially when worn with a flowy summer dress. This also comes with a zipped closure to keep prying eyes (and hands) away from your shopping hauls. Fabric bucket bag, $59.90, Zara
The hippie tie dye trend is back in full force this S/S’19. But if this edgy style is too much to wear all at once, experiment with this Zara tie-dye bag. It’ll add a touch of street ruggedness to your athleisure outfits and store your yoga essentials perfectly. Leather shopper bag, $99.90, Mango
It’s in a nice earthy tawny shade, it’s made of real leather, and it’s broad without dwarfing your stature — we don’t really need to sell you the merits of this bag, do we? Nylon bag, $180, Samsonite
Made with nylon, this lightweight carrier (only 230 grams!) is a great carry-on and sits nice and pretty on your trolley luggage.  You’re gonna love its practicality, especially when you’re in need of some space for your extra vacay “momentos”. Woven tote bag, $106, Charles & Keith
This Charles & Keith bag allows you to get on the plastic fashion trend while adding a summery pop of yellow to your ensemble — talk about killing two birds with one stone. We love that it’s in a palatable eggshell yellow shade which is milder and easier to match, compared to its too-bright and jarring cousin, the sunflower yellow.