Finding the perfect travel bag for women isn’t so easy – a black tote bag is one that no luxury traveller can do without. Large, spacious and easy to open and access all your items – it is one of the staples of my ‘travel outfit’.
Why is it so important? Because the perfect black tote bag goes with everything. It can fit all your electronics (namely a laptop, very easily), phones, cables, magazines, wallets and the lot. And your passport. And some token airport purchases.
I have been ‘expanding’ my black tote bag collection, so here are some candidates for the perfect travel bag for women:
T Tote by Tom Ford
From £690 from Net-a-Porter (global)
I have been on a Tom Ford (make up and fragrance) binge – so I decided to add this black tote bag to my collection. It is beautifully made and I promise, keeps everything in its place.
Tumble Lady Bag by Mansur Gavriel
From $1195 or £900 from Mansur Gavriel (global)
Mansur Gavriel is relatively new and US based (but in Europe it is stocked by Matches Fashion and Net-a-Porter). The issue, is that you cannot get every colour and model, so with the help of a lovely lady, I got this perfect travel bag exactly how I wanted it from NYC: in tumble, so it can be kicked around a little bit on planes and everywhere.
Large Tote bag by Mansur Gavriel
From $585 or £475 from Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom, Matches Fashion
Louis Vuitton Neverfull in Epi Leather
From £1390 (but not available to purchase online)
This was the designer tote bag that started this trend… almost 10 years ago. Mine isn’t that old and really really has clocked a lot of airmiles. And shall continue. I recently had a situation where the handles were leaking a bit and I took it to Louis Vuitton to be repaired. They actually gave me a new handbag and since reporting it on Instragram, many readers have done the same and LV were exceptional. So ABSOLUTELY buy one.
Panama Large Tote by Smythson
I am really impressed with Smythson‘s leather good collections – namely handbags, as they really have become so modern over the last couple of years. I have actually purchased a few bags and items from them, including wallets and cannot recommend them enough. They do great black tote bags (in many other colours too) and I dare you to not find a travel bag you will love.
I hope you find this selection useful for your next trip!
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