When you’re one the move, there’s nothing better to carry than an open bucket tote. I bring them out for serious shopping trips to avoid wasting store bags. It’s eco-friendly and chic – just imagine the envy you’ll inspire with a bright bouquet of flowers or a freshly baked baguette sticking above the bag’s edges. Here are some of my favorite weekend totes for summer:
Prada Spazzolato Floral Open Bucket Bag: This shiny spazzolato is my pick for the season – thanks to the floral design, it manages to be the quintessential summer tote without even a hint of color. At Neiman Marcus for $2,150.
Rochas Bucket Tote: For Snobs with simple tastes, this soft leather tote is all you need. The structured base and metal feet will help keep everything in place on even the wildest days. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $1,315.
Rochas Borsa Leather Tote: This comes with an attached pouch to help you protect your valuables (the one downside of open totes is that if you live in a big city, they’re easy for thieves to stick their hands in). On Shopbop for $1,025.
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Escape Tote: Seasonally appropriate straw weaves its way into this design without relegating the tote to beach bag status. It also has a detachable pouch for when you need to downsize at a moment’s notice. At Barneys New York for $2,295.
Nancy Gonzalez Cutout Crocodile and PVC Tote: Another fun summer trend is PVC, and Nancy subtly incorporates it in a way that even the most PVC-averse Snobs can appreciate. On NET-A-PORTER for $2,950.