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Be honest: You’re tired of carrying two bags around everywhere, aren’t you? Your crossbody for the everyday essentials, and one of your hundred canvas totes that you use to cram your laptop, lunch, and maybe even a change of clothes for the gym, if you’re really on top of things. It’s a lot.
And while the two-bag method does work, we guarantee upgrading to a sleek and sturdy tote works (and looks) way better. Sure, it may not be the most exciting purchase in the world, but finding the right one — something that fits all of your crap with Mary Poppins-like storage capabilities that’s cute enough not to scream “this is my work tote” — will surely be a game-changer.
Here, we’ve rounded up 10 options that’ll get you from point A to point B, whether that’s work, home, gym, or anywhere else you’re headed, that you won’t be embarrassed to tote around.