Fashion | Micro Trends – Totes

This autumn, totes have swept across the catwalks as well as the high street, dominating and completing most wintry looks. In a range of sizes and textures, these charming wrist buddies have been seen on the fashion frontlines of Tom Ford, Hermes and Miu Miu and soon assumed the front row in high street shop windows.

Usually paired with a heavy overcoat or a knee-length pencil skirt, the glamorous tote is also a practical investment. With enough room to fit your laptop, books, makeup bag and wallet (with more room to spare still!) and made from sturdy leather, totes are guaranteed wardrobe saviour.

If you’re wondering how to carry it- it’s simple: let it dangle carelessly from your elbow or keep it safe by your side. And you shouldn’t have to let Prada break the bank for you to get your hands on one. From Topshop to Zara, these bags are a key feature of high street stores everywhere.

A simple handbag with two strong handles- what more do you need? Totes will totes be your next best bag!

Adam Leach

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