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You’re Going to Want to Add the Toteme T-Lock Bag to Your Radar

The ultimate quiet luxury find...

Fashion’s collective obsession with quiet luxury shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to social media, the ever-popular aesthetic remains at the forefront of our minds. From TikTokers offering up the old money look for less to influencers offering up well, quite the opposite, this summer it’s all about those minimal vibes and clean lines.

If you’re a fan of this aesthetic, this is your season. From the tried-and-true ultra-luxe brands to newbies like Savette and Khaite, plus a few under-the-radar finds, there are plenty of ways to tap into the trend. Today we’re looking at the latest quietly luxe handbag we’re loving, and you can bet that you’ll want to add it to your wishlist as well.

A Style Icon

New York It-Girl Katie Holmes has become the style icon we never knew we needed. From that viral Khaite look and the looks she wears to events to the casual everyday outfits she strolls the city in, Katie Holmes consistently nails it. And it was Holmes who catapulted the latest in quiet luxury to the top of our radar earlier this spring. The actress has been spotted toting Toteme’s T-Lock bag all year long, with her latest outfit pairing sending us into a must-have panic.

Katie Holmes NYC Toteme T Lock Bag
Katie Holmes in NYC with the Toteme T-Lock, May 2023

Elevated Yet Understated

Founded in Stockholm in 2014, TOTEME’s vision is clear and concise. Described as a singular aesthetic, the brand has defined its DNA to reflect distinct designs and meticulous craftsmanship, offering pieces that transcend seasons and defy trends. Though the brand is not new to the luxury game, its bags are. Having launched just last year, they have amassed a cult following of celebs, influencers, and fashion insiders alike. Thanks to Katie Holmes, we can’t get enough, either.

The Toteme T-Lock bag is your ideal everyday carry. It screams luxury without SCREAMING luxury. Crafted in Italy, its curved shape sits easily in the crook of your arm, and the bag is further defined by its gold turn-lock closure. Upon a second look, that closure is actually a small but subtle T, which adds branding in an ultra-refined way. While Katie Holmes wears the smooth leather version, which is my personal favorite, the T-Lock bag also comes in soft pebbled leather. Featuring a microsuede lining and two interior slit pockets, a longer strap can be added for extra functionality for crossbody or shoulder wear. Retail is $1,390, which is a welcome change to the $3,000+ price tags we’re seeing.

Toetme T Lock Bag

Toteme T-Lock Bag
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sunny
sunny
1 year ago

If Hermès Lindy and Loewe Puzzle had a baby!

channar
channar
1 year ago

sorry, its one ugly bag

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

It’s cute but it’s unfortunately not $850, it’s $1390

Jennie Song
Jennie Song
1 year ago

Toteme just raised their T lock bag price from $1390 to $1800. Beautiful bag but not anymore for $1800.

Thera
Thera
9 months ago
Reply to  Jennie Song

It’s $1800 CAD the $1390 is USD

MEL
MEL
1 year ago
Reply to  Jennie Song

I still see it on their site for 1390?

Jennie Song
Jennie Song
1 year ago
Reply to  MEL

On the actual Toteme site. Not on the link above.

Jennie Song
Jennie Song
1 year ago
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mel
mel
1 year ago
Reply to  Jennie Song

ya on their actual site it says 1390–

T-Lock top handle black

1390 USD

King Charles' Inkpot
King Charles' Inkpot
1 year ago
Reply to  Jennie Song

WHAT???!!??? Like since this post? That’s crazy!

Carriek
Carriek
1 year ago

I actually really like this bag. I have to say I didn’t know that toteme made handbags. Just checked out their website and I really like the belted hobo as well & the price is reasonable (especially nowadays where most luxury bags are well over 3k)

What’s in a name
What’s in a name
1 year ago

Never heard of them, but I can be forgiven since they’ve only been around since 2014, which is “new” for me.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Ladies, there are two sizes of this bag hence the price difference and as in most items it is US$.