Tote Bags: Stylish and Functional Carry-All

Bags are both functional and fashionable accessory that women can’t seem to live without. They have bags for different purposes and occasions. There’s a bag they carry to work, one or two styles and designs for an evening out and some other sort of bags for a weekend of strolling and walking. For the latter, women choose function over a bag’s fashion call for weekend bags can take the use and abuse of shopping and a variety of items women need in that specific day. This is what Tote Bags’ main purpose is.

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Tote bags are actually medium to large rectangular or square bags with durable straps or handles for carrying different items. “Tote” means for “to carry all” but these days, it is not used in the same sense. Carry all was used in the 1940’s to describe “shopper bags,” which is just the same as tote bags. These types of bags are perfect for carrying necessary stuff such as books, purses, beachwear and other items.


These days, tote bags are available in different shapes, sizes and colors. While it is unclear what really constitute totes, what’s common between them is that they have on large compartment and is ideal for every use. Some added features of designer tote bags are the protective lining and reinforced straps and corners.

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