As much as we love a trusty roll-top backpack or spacious weekender bag, we can never go past a classic tote bag for ultimate versatility and everyday ease. The best tote bags for men are durable and lightweight: you want one that will see you through just about any situation, and can serve as the ultimate travel carry-all, overnighter or handy shopping bag. Throw everything in, sling it over your shoulder and away you go.
Need somewhere to start? We've rounded up some of the best tote bags for men at the moment. Whether you're planning a far-flung getaway or simply popping to the shops, these styles will sort you out.
The best tote bags for men in 2023
ÖLEND Cosmic Tote
With minimalist design and sustainability at its core, Barcelona-based bag brand ÖLEND creates functional bags and accessories for the modern explorer. Its workwear-inspired Cosmic Tote showcases utilitarian style, with plenty of interior and exterior pockets to keep everything secure and organised. Crafted from a durable water-resistant fabric, it's designed to withstand whatever exciting adventures you have in store. Choose from five easy-to-wear colours.
Forét Turf Denim Tote Bag
A denim tote bag is the perfect casual accessory. This version from Danish label Forét gets our vote, thanks to its sturdy organic cotton construction, rich indigo hue and nifty front pocket. Just throw everything in and go.
Porter Yoshida & Co Crag Tote Bag Black
Tokyo based label Porter Yoshida & Co fuse innovative fabrics and production with heritage designs to create unique luggage pieces that are equal parts stylish and durable. Take the Crag tote, for example: influenced by vintage military-inspired styles, it's cut from a high-density cotton-nylon weave, which is sustainably garment dyed in Japan. Nylon webbing features throughout to reinforce strength, and multiple zipped and snap closure pockets enable easy access
Frank Clegg Dark Olive Cotton Canvas Market Tote Bag
Upgrade your everyday tote with this slick and sophisticated version from renowned leather goods label Frank Clegg, which will look just as good in the office as at the weekly farmers' market. Crafted from a sturdy green cotton canvas, it boasts elegant chestnut leather trimmings. Dual external pockets are perfect for smaller items, while the main compartment is roomy enough for all your day-to-day essentials.
non Tote Bag
London label non is known for its eco-friendly approach to denim production, which it extends to accessories like this minimalist raw 12oz selvedge denim tote bag. Consciously crafted from 50% recycled and 50% organic cotton, it's a guilt-free purchase you can feel good about.
Floyd Shopper Tote
Floyd may be best known for its colourful and characterful travel cases, but the Munich-based luggage label also happens to make an excellent line of durable nylon tote bags. Available in vibrant hues like Aloha Yellow and Bikini Blue, these totes are guaranteed to make a serious statement.
TWOTHIRDS Good Vibes Sage Green Tote Bag
TWOTHIRDS is a sustainable clothing and accessories label from Barcelona that was founded upon the premise of generating positive environmental change. This organic cotton tote bag might not change the world, but it's a step in the right direction. Use it as a plastic bag replacement when you're doing your grocery shopping.
RODERER Award Tote Bag
With a 'less is more' philosophy at its core, RODERER creates functional, elegant leather bags and accessories for men. The Award Tote Bag exemplifies the brand's meticulous approach to design and craftsmanship. Handmade from soft grained Italian leather and finished with polished gunmetal hardware, it's a refined take on a classic work bag and ideal for commuting to work or bringing on business trips. The zipped pockets and laptop compartment will keep all your office essentials safe and secure.
Mismo M/S Seaside
This elegant holiday-ready tote bag from Danish bag brand Mismo can be held by hand or slung over the shoulder: it combines elongated leather handles for the shoulder-hung option, while a tightly woven nylon string – resembling traditional sailor rope – serves as the handheld option. A spacious interior features a large magazine compartment to the back and a zipped pocket with two slide-down pockets below to the front.
Campbell Cole Black O Tote Bag
This black cotton tote bag from British accessories brand Campbell Cole is guaranteed to become a staple, thanks to its understated and functional design. The unisex bag features a cross body adjustable strap, allowing it to be used like a messenger bag, plus multiple pockets, making it ideal for carrying all your daily essentials: wallet, sunglasses, phone and more.
Troubadour Black Explorer Bivy Tote Rucksack
Troubadour never fails to impress with its classic men's luggage, which are built to stand the test of time both aesthetically and functionally. This lightweight waterproof tote bag, which cleverly doubles as a rucksack, is no exception. Thanks to its comfortable padded shoulder straps, durability and sleek design, it will remain a favourite for years to come.
Closed Stefan Marx Tote Bag
This sturdy canvas tote bag from Closed is emblazoned with a bold green and pink poodle print by renowned artist Stefan Marx. It's the perfect statement-making accessory that also boasts in-built versatility, thanks to its two different strap lengths.
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