A Striped Tote Is Our Go-To Summer Bag, Here Are 5 Of The Best - The Gloss Magazine

A Striped Tote Is Our Go-To Summer Bag, Here Are 5 Of The Best

The latest bag trend is practical and full of summer pep: get on board …

If a ‘ludicrously capacious’ bag is seen as wrong amongst the upper elite (see Tom Wambsgans’ scathing attack on a Burberry tote in the latest season of Succession) then, quite frankly, we don’t want to be right. We live and die by a large tote – one that you can bring everything you need in. Who has time for a ‘just your keys, card and lipstick’ envelope clutch? Not us, especially as the last few years have brought a more practical ethos to how we dress.

What’s implied in Wambsgans’ put-down is that the flashier the bag, the more nouveau riche the owner. What’s also suggested is that the smaller the carry-all the more old money the wearer – no need to take the kitchen sink on the commute (what even is a commute?) also, there’s no need to carry a pair of flats for the subway. Thankfully spring summer delivers on decidedly roomy bags – great! – and there’s one common denominator: stripes. Large, skinny and definitely multi-coloured, there’s an array of striped carry-alls out there now; from basket bags to canvas totes and beach bags made from jute. This time of the year demands a good handbag. We may take it on a plane, for a trip to the seaside, or carry it from meetings to an al fresco dining spot. This season’s striped bags walk the line between aesthetics and function: something we can get on board with. Shop the best below.

Main image (left to right): Loewe at Net-a-Porter, Sandro at The Outnet, Maje. 

Medium striped raffia tote, Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza, €1,300; www.net-a-porter.com.

Striped raffia basket, €315; ie.maje.com.

Canvas shopper, €17.99, at H&M.

Block striped bag, Collagerie x The Conran Shop, €73.95; conranshop.co.uk.

Striped canvas tote, Sandro, €150; www.theoutnet.com.


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