The 10 Cutest Tote Bags for Holiday Travel & More

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A tote bag offers a chic alternative to the more traditional laptop bag. You can stuff everything from electronic devices to textbooks, clothing, shoes, makeup and other things that you might need for work, school or travel.

Technically, the holiday travel season launches during Thanksgiving weekend and millions of Americans are planning to travel for the holidays. To help you chose the right bag for your travel, school or holiday shopping needs, we’ve rounded up a collection of 10 of the cutest tote bags, most of which are under $100. From leather and canvas to faux fur, keep reading for a list of durable tote bags from Coach, Tory Burch, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other brands. 

Marc Jacobs The Medium Mesh Tote

The Mark Jacobs Tote Bag is a classic in its own right. The pink tote went viral and sold out online (in sheer and leather) at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and MarcJacobs.com. If you’re looking for an alternative color or style, pale blue and bright green tote or the fuzzy, teddy tote! These bestselling tote bags are available in tons of colors and different sizes (small, medium and large), but if you have more room in your shopping budget, be sure to check out our roundup of luxury purses, tote bags and other must-have items from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more.

Ted Baker London CRIKON-Crinkle EW Icon Tote Bag, Black

A showstopper! This Ted Baker tote bag comes in a range of colors including electric blue, vibrant red and hot pink. The stylish bag features a mock-croc texture with plenty of interior space and a zipper pocket (the bag measures 17.7 inches x 13.7 inches high and 5.3-inch depth). Other colors include black, lime, metallic, purple and baby pink.

Kate Spade New York All Day Large Tote Black/Black One Size

The Kitt Nylon Large Tote costs just $69 at Kate Spade Surprise. The roomy bag, which is available in multiple colors including black, pistachio cream and warm beige, measures 11 x 12 inches at the bottom and 17.6 inches at the top. Save 70% off + an extra 25% off at Kate Spade Outlet. Offer ends 11/13 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Coach Tote in Signature Canvas

$139 $298 53% off

Buy Now at coach outlet

Want to save on designer brand? Don’t forget about outlet shopping. Save up to 70% on Coach tote bags, wallets, purses and other designs at the Coach Outlet. The Zip Tote pictured above is 53% off and available in several different colors including gold/brown, light khaki, and black. Looking for a solid color? The Coach Zip Tote is currently 53% off. Shop last chance deals at the Coach Outlet.  

CalPak Haven Laptop Tote Bag

$142.40 $178 20% off

Buy Now

CalPak’s Haven Laptop Tote Bag is one of the brand’s top rated totes. It’s available in nine colors including limited edition green, taupe, petal, hydrangea, cabernet and espresso as well as black, toffee and burch. For a puffier option, try the Luka Expandable Laptop Tote. It’s a polyester bag with an expandable bottom that increases by four inches and holds up to a 15-inch laptop (The Haven Laptop Tote is designed for laptops up to 16 inches).

DKNY Hadlee Medium Tote, Leopard

A fuzzy bag never fails to turn heads! DKNY’s Fuzzy Tote is nearly sold out, but the leopard tote is available at Amazon. The faux fur tote (measuring 16 inches x 7 inches x 10.5 inches), has double shoulder handles and crossbody web strap. You can find it in black, pink and green for $79 at Macy’s.

Tory Burch Ella Printed Tote

The Ella Printed Mini Tote from Tory Burch is part of a large collection of signature pieces that have been re-issued in exclusive graphic prints. The versatile Ella tote is designed to fit a 11-inch laptop and available in cool winter sage and deco bloom combo. Shop more Tory Burch tote bags here.

Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Item East/West Top Zip Tote Black One Size

For jet setting and more, the Michael by Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Saffiano Tote has a spacious interior with a zipper closure and inside slip pockets. Prices may vary depending on the retailer.

Vera Bradley Women’s Cotton Deluxe Vera Tote Bag, Island Garden – Recycled Cotton, One Size

Looking for an eco-friendly bag? Vera Bradley’s deluxe travel tote is a great work and travel bag made from recycled cotton. This functional but versatile tote is available in multiple colors and measures 17.5-inches wide by 15-inches long with a 12-inch strap drop; while the exterior features several pockets. Find other Vera Bradley designs on sale here and at Amazon

Dior Medium Dior Book Tote

From the runway to social media, reality TV, red carpets and everywhere in between, the Dior Tote gets around. Convenient for everyday use, work or the weekend, the medium tote measures 36 inches long, 27.5 inches tall and 16.5 inches wide.

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