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The search for the ultimate tote feels like a tall order — attractive but practical, roomy but not exceedingly large, affordable but not so cheap that it's going to fall apart in a few months. There is no dearth of options out there, of course. But we've scoured Amazon’s bestsellers list to find you the perfect bag for your style and needs. Not only are these bags top-rated, but you can also take pleasure in knowing they won’t break the bank. Be prepared, though: Lots of compliments are coming your way!
"I bought this bag specifically for traveling," wrote a satisfied customer. "When I get into the airport, I buy a bottled water and it fits in my bag, a magazine and it fits in my bag. I also bought a light travel blanket and it fit in this bag. The straps are long enough so the bag sits comfortably on my shoulder. I hooked my keys to the leather strap inside the bag and I never have to search for them. Love that. I strongly recommend this bag."
This stunner has been at the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list for a long time. A steal right now, it’s one of the best budget buys for a tote that has everything you would want. Need more convincing? Scroll through its 31,000-plus reviews.
"I love this bag! It’s very sturdy, and I love the pattern. I usually carry my laptop and tablet in it. Don’t knock it until you try it! It was definitely worth the money and it’s not a waste!" said a fan.
"Traveled to Europe and this bag was so convenient," wrote an Amazon shopper. "The only bag I brought for everyday wear and shopping sprees. Got lots of compliments. Looks identical to real leather. Ordering a black one also."
"Great gift for the wedding couple to use on their honeymoon (and many more uses after that). Nice quality, nice size, durable and easy to place on shoulder! Would definitely buy again!" wrote a reviewer.
"I love this handbag color and the convenience of getting 3 for the price of 1. You can’t go wrong! It’s beautiful and sturdy, modern and spacious. I fully recommend this beauty," wrote a fan.
"I didn't think this bag would fit much more than the average tote but it's so flexible and able to carry so much stuff in it. Perfect for when you're packing a lot for a beach day," a beach enthusiast wrote.
"Love this bag!! I ordered the light tan color and it goes with everything. Very stylish and unique. Surprisingly holds cellphone, lipstick and wallet — and still had room," wrote a reviewer.
"I actually purchased for travel. Something classy and big enough to carry items I would need daily on a class field trip to Washington DC! Perfect!!" a five-star reviewer wrote.
Per a satisfied customer: "I used this bag for work and for a short time school. It held my huge textbook, my binder, my notebook, both my hygiene and pencil bags, my organizer, three water bottles, my thermos, and my clothes and shoes for school. No damage. No wear and tear. Great bag."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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