5 Types of Tote Bag

Tote Bag
Tote Bag

Every woman needs a great handbag, but sometimes having a bag for all occasions is a woman’s prerogative too! If you’re on the lookout for a handy bag for shopping trips, the tote bag is a large and versatile option that’s great for use on those manic retail or grocery stops. Here’s a look at the 5 types of tote bag to choose from:

Tote Bag

Fabric Shopper

When you hear the term ‘tote bag’ you probably picture these simple fabric shopping bags first. If you want to make your life a little more eco-friendly, using a fabric tote shopper is a really straight forward to go green. Stop accepting plastic bags at the check-out and just use a stylish tote to take both your food and fashion purchases home with ease. Tote bags can be found in most women’s high-street stores and now even designer stores stock simple fabric shoppers with iconic slogans.


If you’re looking for a sturdy, stylish and versatile bag that can be used day or night, leather tote bags have become a must-buy. Leather is a very practical bag material, being easy to clean and attractive so it leather totes are a nice choice for the workplace and for travelling. Leather adds improved structure to the traditional tote bag shape, so will keep its form well when used for everyday shopping or carrying files and books to the office.


The winged tote bag usually features a shorter over-arm or shoulder strap and has ‘wings’ which allow the bag to expand as it’s overloaded with goodies! Winged totes are either brilliant for shopping or used as an overnight bag when taking a short holiday.  Leather winged totes with studding are currently popular on the high-street.


When you’re looking for a glamorous tote bag, the tasselled and fringe designs, currently in fashion, are fabulous! Whilst the tote is designed for practicality the addition of suede or leather fringing is gives an edgy yet sophisticated appeal, great to pop on your arm on a night out. The fringe trend has been big for the last few years and looks no sign of slowing, so whilst these designs are usually more expensive you’re likely to get a good few seasons use out of them.


Canvas is another popular finish when it comes to practical and appealing totes; being strong and resilient to day-to-day use it’s the perfect make-up for a bag that’s going to get bashed and bended as you fling it in the boot of your car or squeeze through the sale aisles. Canvas can get a little grubbier than an easy-wipe leather option, but if you want you can pop up a canvas tote bag in the washing machine to bring it back to new. Just make sure you’ve checked all the pockets first!

New Look are a retailer of value fashion apparel, the second largest womenswear retailer in the UK, with over 1,000 stores worldwide. New Look’s designs range from dresses and jackets, to tote bag and shoe collections.