The trend toward chain link totes seems like an obvious choice this season. Although totes are somewhat on the practical side of the handbag spectrum, the addition of chains to ordinary totes makes them into something special. These totes featured are far from your generic 9-to-5 envelope tote and are just as adept at toting around loads of stuff during your busy weekdays. Or they would also serve a practical purpose on weekend getaways.

Chain straps do add a few extra ounces of weight to a handbag, so they are not for everyone. I know that when I overpack a tote I feel the strain on my shoulders at the end of the day. If you are looking for just a touch of chain link on your bag for added glam then there are also styles such as the Burberry Barbed wire that feature just a touch of chain as an accent.

Stella McCartney‘s Falabella Tote (upper left, $1,145.00 at Neiman Marcus) is surrounded on four corners with chains that merge at the top into a set of double straps. I do think the price is a bit outrageous for black coated cotton. This bag is also a bit floppy and sloppy and I’m no so keen on this style.

From Dior is the Le 30 Medium Tote (upper right, $2600 at Saks) which is made of a handstitched cannage lambskin leather and accented with silvertone hardware and double chain-link shoulder straps. A Dior logo tag is attached and inside you’ll find one zippered and two open pockets. The Dior chain link tote chain straps are secured by a leather strap which offsets the chain digging into your shoulder.

If you are a Burberry fan but are looking for an edge, the Burberry Barbed Wire Check Tote (bottom right, $1695 at Neiman Marcus) is for you. If you look closely you’ll find barbed wire (yes barbed wire!) accenting this otherwise ordinary Burberry signature plaid top handled tote.

Be&D gets its links on with the Ludlow Studded Leather Tote (bottom left, $795.00 at Bloomingdales). This studded leather and obviously moto trend inspired tote has a detachable chainlink strap to lend a glam-rock edge. Wear it as either a shoulder bag or carry it as a top handled tote. Inside you’ll find interior zip, cell phone and additional pockets and key ring enclosed by a top magnetic closure to keep your essentials organized.

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  • Roxy

    I LOVE the Burberry Barbed Wire Check Tote it is GORGEOUS!

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      I agree Burberry is such a classic style wish my Mrs liked non designer styles ! ! ! !

  • Z

    Agreed Roxy! Burberry is beautiful and deadly! Too bad spring and summer are coming, which lowers my self-justification of that beautiful bag.


      Deadly is the word, about 6mths ago the wife decided she liked Burberry she’s got 3 bags at the moment and got her eye on the Checked Lowry Bag, only thing is its about £750.00 ! ! !

      Its not that Im a scrooge its just £750 for a HANDBAG !!!!!! ouch

  • 19yearslater

    I love the Burberry. It’s fabulous and original.

  • Terri

    I prefer the Be&D. I like the studding and the leather interlocked in the chain.

  • Keisha

    Me too i like the Be&D :)

  • Loquita

    These are all nice but my fave chain link bag has to be the Roady that YSL released this past fall…DROOL…

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  • luca mackay

    yes,the chain link tote is a fashion trends

  • atrophia

    I like the barbed wire on the Burberry, but overall I like the shape of the Be&D the best.

  • Bevywevy

    I love the buberry however the price is a lil too crazy for me

  • Stephen Pham

    I personally would have chosen the dior bag but im surprised you didnt post the most classic of all bags with chains… Chanel!

  • Jessica

    I am partial to the le30, since I own one, but I really like the Ludlow Studded Leather Tote! I like bags with a rocker edge but are feminine at the same time!

  • brooklyn

    i love the BE&D ludlow tote alot. great price too!

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    All products 2010 New Styles + High quality + Lowest Price !!

  • p-gatto

    I like the Burberry, I do not like the Dior at all!

  • Sin

    I personally am in LOVE with the Dior Le30. The collection of different chains together into the strap against the black leather is so delicious!

  • Elyse

    what a great trend! I love it (fb)


    i love the Burberry too. its very original and fabulous