The Classic Tote Bag Is Trending Internationally

Aug 13, 2014

Written By: lookmazing

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The classic tote bag is a versatile yet fashionable bag that has supported our need to carry our lives around with us, including our laptop, iPad, books, magazines, notebooks, food, etc. Retail stores have also placed a focused effort on making their shopping bags both re-usable and fashionable, sometimes making a collectible or limited-edition version that shoppers are eager to snatch up. The linen and canvas types were very popular this summer and as we transition into the fall season, we are seeing a shift towards more leather totes. Let’s take a look to see how the classic tote is being styled in different cities:

New York City

NYC Street Style Featuring Totes
In New York, jean shorts/pants and a tote bag go hand-in-hand. A black tote bag easily complements any outfit, especially if you’re wearing bright colors or prints. A leather tote bag is an easy way to dress up a more casual outfit.


London Street Style Featuring Totes

London is known for its classic and chic styles featuring minimalist and structured pieces. Outfits with simple colors can be easily brought to life with a tote bag featuring a pop of color. A pop of red is a popular choice. Also, both men and women in professional attire are often seen with a leather tote bag.


Seoul Street Style Featuring Totes

In Korea, the popular tote bag is also known as the ECO bag “에코백”, deriving its name from the fact that the bag is environmentally friendly. It is one of the featured fashion items in Korean dramas and the actress Gong Hyo Jin(공효진) from a popular Korean drama, Master’s Sun (주군의 태양), often used an ECO bag, making it ever more popular. Also, its simple design and affordability has made it popular among shoppers. Trendsetters at Seoul Fashion Week were also loving tote bags.

Blogger Style

On LookMazing, we’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers with the tote bag and all the looks below are shoppable (simply hover over them to shop)! Which one is your favorite?

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