Why we love it: The tote is our most functional of handbags. We keep everything in these guys and take them everywhere — so we want them to look good too. The part we really love: this silhouette's a classic. If you invest in a quality version, it's worth it — it'll never go out of style.
How to wear it: Your totes are your daytime bags. The one rule with these is: please don't bring them out at night. Otherwise, look for a great print, texture, or hue that sets yours apart from the run-of-the-mill tote bags out there.
Photo: L.A.M.B. Spring 2012