With a plastic bag ban in effect where I live, my family has amassed quite a number of tote bags. From logo-emblazoned styles to quirky prints to neon brights, there’s no shortage in our utility closet. My daughter loves grabbing them for all her art supplies and pool things as she heads out the door, but for me, I prefer something a little more elegant. Just as roomy but far more chic, simple leather tote bags (or faux leather) like the styles featured below are my go-to bags when I need a little more space. Although these are far too nice to take to the beach or pool, they’re perfect for day trips or daily errands. With back-to-school season nearing, these minimalist leather tote bags also make the perfect durable carryalls for teachers.
Everlane Petra Magazine Tote, $325, everlane.com
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J. Crew Downing Tote, $178, jcrew.com
Violet Ray Faux Leather Tote Bag, $42, lastcall.com
Cuyana Leather Tote, $150, cuyana.com
Madewell Transport Tote, $140-$170, madewell.com