Editor Kim Williams discovers the perfect carry-all
– practical and stylish.

Even though I have a massive number of chic handbags, I always find myself reaching for a tote bag when summer comes around. A tote bag is the quintessential comfort accessory. It carries all of your stuff without that judgemental, bulging-at-the-seams bloat your other bags experience when you try cramming your life into them. The tote understands. It sympathises with your need to have with you at any given time; your laptop, 22 lip balms, snacks for a road trip, towel and sunscreen for the beach, wine for a picnic, extra shoes when you’re breaking in a new pair of heels, an umbrella for surprise rainstorms, a jumper for unexpected breezes or a water bowl and ball for your dog!

Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice style for function when options like this tote bag with a shimmery leather silver star exist. Made in Italy from a luxurious soft suede, this gorgeous bag is tote-lly perfect for all life’s essentials.

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