Known (and loved) by many as a throw-it-all-in, grab-and-go, daily hauler for moms (or dads), worker bees, jet-setters, and everyone in between, the tote is one of the handbag world’s most functional silhouettes. The tote’s appeal is vast, and it’s not hard to understand why it’s so popular—designer or otherwise.
On the topic of luxury totes, though, it’s this shape that’s often on the more affordable end of a designer’s offerings due to the simplicity of its design and the overall construction. Whereas a flap from, say, Saint Laurent will cost you well over $2,000, a leather shopper tote can be snagged for just above the $1K mark, making a tote not only a functional carry but also a more accessible one.
While the tote has its place in every collector’s closet, making a bold style statement while still possessing that effortlessly cool, casual vibe that its wearer so desperately strives for, what about the tiny tote? Does it deserve love too, or does shrinking down a tote’s size negate its adoration?
The Tiny Tote is Trending
Even though the tiny tote negates the functionality of the tote itself, we’ve seen this undeniably cute silhouette pop up here and there in the last few years. But this year, for spring and beyond, it seems that all of our favorite designers are bringing the tiny tote front and center.
From Prada and Fendi to Coach and Celine, we’ve already found some adorable options to pick from, and with spring assortments hitting our favorite boutiques, we’ve also already spotted a few of these shapes in boutiques.