Fashion
How many handbags are in your regular rotation? At the office, a chic leather tote is versatile and can hold your laptop, phone and a change of shoes, in case you're going out after work. Keep a cute clutch inside your carry-all at all times to make it easy to transition your look from day to evening. On the weekends, go for a leather backpack or trendy shoulder bag.

What style of bag do I need?


First, think about what size bag you’ll need. Do you travel light or do you pack your whole life in your purse? If you prefer a large handbag, structured tote bags and slouchy satchels are your best bet. We recommend getting a phone wallet or clutch you can throw into a tote—when you don’t need a lot of space you can simply take the smaller bag of essentials with you. Crossbody bags are great for going hands-free and the petite sizes are perfect for concerts and outings. For evening, go with a snazzy little box clutch. Backpacks have come back in a big way, in many cute styles. As for details, it’ll be up to you whether you want open-top, zip top, snap-flap closure or detachable shoulder straps.

Should I get a leather or fabric purse?


Fabric handbags, like canvas, tend to be lighter while leather holds up very nicely. Dirt spots and stains can be difficult to remove from fabric, but some materials are lower maintenance like nylon and denim. That said, non-leather bags offer more variety in terms of colors and patterned designs. Some types of leather require more care than others too. Soft, buttery leather is more delicate and pebbled leather wears well, while saffiano is as sturdy and  mess-resistant as it gets. Whether you choose leather or fabric, increase the longevity of your purse by storing it properly when not in use.

How do I match my clothes with a bright handbag?


A handbag is a great way to add a pop of color to your ensemble—orange, red and green ones are fun—but you do want to avoid clashing. Putting together a pink bag with a red dress is tricky but can work if the tones complement one another. Same rule of thumb applies to patterns. A bombshell leopard print purse would look out of place with a casual preppy outfit, but might be vivacious and unexpected with a polished twin set and skirt. Overall, bright bags are strikingly beautiful against neutral palettes or complementary colors.
  • Martha Stewart Collection Beach Tote
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    Martha Stewart Collection Beach Tote
    Give your trip to the beach a bit of pizazz with this vibrant beach tote from Martha Stewart Collection for all your beach belongings. Choose from white & navy stripes with cute cherry accents or an eye-catching umbrella print. Cherry. Polyester.
  • Macy's Large Open Tote
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    Macy's Large Open Tote
    Your very own piece of the magic! This versatile tote showcases the fashion icon that does everything larger than life-an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, 4th of July Fireworks, Flower Show and so much more. Remember the decadence of Herald Square and the history behind this household name with this everyday essential, a spacious solution for carrying your must-haves with ease. Vinyl.
  • Macy's Large Open Tote, Red & White
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    Macy's Large Open Tote, Red & White
    Your very own piece of the magic! This versatile tote showcases the fashion icon that does everything larger than life-an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, 4th of July Fireworks, Flower Show and so much more. Remember the decadence of Herald Square and the history behind this household name with this everyday essential, a spacious solution for carrying your must-haves with ease. Vinyl.
  • INC International Concepts Beach Tote
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    INC International Concepts Beach Tote
    The perfect carryall for your beach necessities, this Beach Tote from Inc International Concepts features casual straw construction with cool rope handles for a nautical twist. Comes in two bright color schemes. Turquoise. Straw; polyester/cotton lining.
  • Martha Stewart Collection Beach Tote
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    Martha Stewart Collection Beach Tote
    A chic tote to fit all your beach essentials, this canvas bag from Martha Stewart Collection features a ton of space with a snap closure. Choose from turquoise or orange stripes. Cool. Polyester.
  • Jordan Marsh Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Jordan Marsh Large Open Tote with Logo
    The Jordan Marsh logo tote, designed to conjure up the wonderful image of bustling downtown Boston where shoppers flocked to Jordan Marsh for all their needs including a very special treat: sugar-crusted, blueberry muffins baked right in store! Known as the birthplace of the motto, "the customer's always right", Jordan Marsh was always one step of ahead of the times, and with this versatile tote, which makes room for all of your must-haves, you will be too! NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Lazarus Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Lazarus Large Open Tote with Logo
    Gobble up this tidbit: executives of Lazarus Department Store successfully lobbied President Franklin Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday in November to gain more shopping days before Christmas. This large tote displays the store logo in gold and is the perfect gift for anyone who knew and loved the Ohio landmark. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • The Bon Marche Large Open Tote with Logo
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    The Bon Marche Large Open Tote with Logo
    Affectionately called "The Bon" by loyal customers, this Seattle-born store was named after the historic Le Bon Marche store in Paris. It can be fondly remembered for its catchy jingles, such as following the tune of "The Banana Boat Song" for a Day-o, One Day Sale. Remember the classic with a tote stamped with the iconic logo. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Burdines Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Burdines Large Open Tote with Logo
    Pink walls, blue cloud-streaked ceilings, plastic palm trees and an exclusive "Moon over Miami" clothing line made Burdines Department Store a household name. Revive the memory of the Florida resort store with an iconic logo tote, perfect for making a great escape to the beach with ample space for books, snacks, clothes and more. Get 'em while they're hot! NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • I. Magnin Large Open Tote with Logo
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    I. Magnin Large Open Tote with Logo
    Keep the luxury alive. I. Magnin's devotion to European elegance and the newest fashions from France became a trademark in downtown San Francisco, where its flagship store, fondly referred to as the White Marble Palace, had a glamorous following. Remember the way things were with this do-it-all carryall, which features an eye-catching design and offers enough room for all of your essentials. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Feed 10 Burlap Tote
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    Feed 10 Burlap Tote
    Made from Feed's signature burlap, the Feed 10 Burlap Tote is a meaningful way to give this season. Apart from being a smart carryall for work or class, it also helps support the alleviation of world hunger. Your purchase will help provide 10 school meals to children around the world.
  • Rich's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Rich's Large Open Tote with Logo
    Rich's was a department store that merged with Macy's after building a loyal following and attracting many a young patron with its Pink Pig mini-monorail. Featuring Priscilla the Pig (and later, her friend Percival), the ride was a huge hit and remains a nostalgic memory for many. Celebrate the legacy of this beloved business with a large tote bag imprinted with the store's logo in gold. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Stern's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Stern's Large Open Tote with Logo
    Be a part of the Stern's family with this trademark tote, which puts all of your daily essentials and the sophistication of a time-honored name right in your hands! Born in New York City, Stern's had a homegrown feel with the entire family working throughout the flagship store. Elegant men in top hats opened the doors to a store heralded for having both the latest in Parisian style and the best for the working class. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Abraham & Straus Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Abraham & Straus Large Open Tote with Logo
    Remember a name full of rich history with this logo-printed tote, a smart solution to carrying in comfort and a lively tribute to a stylish name. Family run until 1955, Abraham & Straus' flagship store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York, attracted the masses with its remarkable art deco style and envelope-pushing attractions, such as fashion-forward window displays of "living mannequins" and in-store runway shows. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Hecht's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Hecht's Large Open Tote with Logo
    Show your support for "grass root service" with a sensational Hecht's tote, the stylish solution for carrying it all in comfort and style. Ease and elegance sparkled in the glass and marble flagship store in Washington, D.c. where the first parking garages and elevators were seen in a department store and every customer got their questions answered! Vinyl.
  • Foley's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Foley's Large Open Tote with Logo
    Keep the heart of Houston alive with this large logo tote, your ode to the time-honored name and the sophisticated solution to carrying everything with ease and style. A beloved member of the Texas community, Foley's did everything big with lavish holiday windows, show-stopping parades and a devotion to its customer that made it a part of every family. Remember the magic, the sensation and the unpredictable adventures behind the door at Foley's. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Robinsons-May Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Robinsons-May Large Open Tote with Logo
    Carry the past into the future with this everyday tote that remembers a timeless legend. Robinsons-May popped up in Los Angeles in 1883 with a dedication to the art of invention, building landmark stores that put a modern twist on the traditional with spacious, uncluttered floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a California patio, designer boutiques and the renowned Pink Tent restaurant. Make this future-perfect style yours by carrying all of your daily essentials in this versatile bag. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Strawbridge's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Strawbridge's Large Open Tote with Logo
    History repeats itself. This fantastic tote displays the famed logo of Strawbridge Department Stores, once located in downtown Philadelphia. A token memory of the store where the large, bronze wild boar stood as a beacon of good luck, this versatile bag holds everything you'd need for a day out on the town. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • The Broadway Large Open Tote with Logo
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    The Broadway Large Open Tote with Logo
    A Southern California staple lives on in this fashion-forward tote, which makes room for all the essentials and then some! Known for being ahead of the times, The Broadway always pushed new trends, like women's slacks, into the forefront of fashion. The flagship store served the Los Angeles rich and famous and was synonymous with the glory of Hollywood. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Bamberger's Large Open Tote with Logo
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    Bamberger's Large Open Tote with Logo
    Take a trip back to Bam's! Newark's gem, Bamberger's was a lifestyle store where every experience was exquisite and every errand was run. White-gloved elevator operators, a wood-paneled dining room and the Garden State Tea Room made each trip luxurious, while a dry cleaner, pharmacy, travel agency and butcher let you do it all. Relive the glamor and elegance of Bam's with this do-it-all tote, a versatile bag with endless style and ample space for all of your must-haves. NO COLOR. Vinyl.
  • Picnic Time Activo College Tote
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    Picnic Time Activo College Tote
    School spirit to go. A no-fuss take on classic picnic baskets, the Activio is made entirely of fabric that's durable, water resistant and comfortable to carry. Featuring five pockets and a 24-can capacity for tailgating and more. Florida Gators. Polyester canvas.
  • Lazarus Large Zip Tote
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    Lazarus Large Zip Tote
    Gobble up this tidbit: executives of Lazarus Department Store successfully lobbied President Franklin Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday in November to gain more shopping days before Christmas. This zip-top striped tote brightly displays the store logo and is the perfect gift for anyone who knew and loved the Ohio landmark. Vinyl.
  • Picnic Time Activo Tote
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    Picnic Time Activo Tote
    A no-fuss take on classic picnic baskets, the Activo tote is made entirely of fabric that's durable, water resistant and comfortable to carry. Featuring five pockets and a 24-can capacity for the beach, sporting events and more. Black. Polyester canvas.
  • Bamberger's Large Open Tote
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    Bamberger's Large Open Tote
    Take a trip back to Bam's! Newark's gem, Bamberger's was a lifestyle store where every experience was exquisite and every errand was run. White-gloved elevator operators, a wood-paneled dining room and the Garden State Tea Room made each trip luxurious, while a dry cleaner, pharmacy, travel agency and butcher let you do it all. Relive the glamor and elegance of Bam's with this do-it-all tote, a versatile bag with endless style and ample space for all of your must-haves. Vinyl.
  • Filene's Large Zip Tote
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    Filene's Large Zip Tote
    Pay tribute to the pioneer of the real deal. Remember Filene's? Home to the greatest bargain basement of all time, housing everything from high-end fashion to housewares. Now you can own a piece of time with this fun, logo zip-top tote, a bright homage that packs in all of your essentials and lets you carry in style, comfort and confidence. Vinyl.
  • Stern's Large Open Tote
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    Stern's Large Open Tote
    Be a part of the Stern's family with this trademark tote, which puts all of your daily essentials and the sophistication of a time-honored name right in your hands! Born in New York City, Stern's had a homegrown feel with the entire family working throughout the flagship store. Elegant men in top hats opened the doors to a store heralded for having both the latest in Parisian style and the best for the working class. Vinyl.
  • Robinsons-May Large Open Tote
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    Robinsons-May Large Open Tote
    Carry the past into the future with this everyday tote that remembers a timeless legend. Robinsons-May popped up in Los Angeles in 1883 with a dedication to the art of invention, building landmark stores that put a modern twist on the traditional with spacious, uncluttered floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a California patio, designer boutiques and the renowned Pink Tent restaurant. Make this future-perfect style yours by carrying all of your essentials and must-haves in this versatile bag. Vinyl.
  • Abraham & Straus Large Zip Tote
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    Abraham & Straus Large Zip Tote
    Remember a name full of rich history with this logo-printed zip-top tote, a smart solution to carrying in comfort and a lively tribute to a stylish name. Family run until 1955, Abraham & Straus' flagship store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York, attracted the masses with its remarkable art deco style and envelope-pushing attractions, such as fashion-forward window displays of "living mannequins" and in-store runway shows. Vinyl.
  • The Broadway Large Open Tote
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    The Broadway Large Open Tote
    A Southern California staple lives on in this fashion-forward tote, which makes room for all the essentials and then some! Known for being ahead of the times, The Broadway always pushed new trends, like women's slacks, into the forefront of fashion. The flagship store served the Los Angeles rich and famous and was synonymous with all the glory of Hollywood. Vinyl.
  • Jordan Marsh Large Zip Tote
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    Jordan Marsh Large Zip Tote
    The Jordan Marsh logo zip-top tote, designed to conjure up the wonderful image of bustling downtown Boston where shoppers flocked to Jordan Marsh for all their needs including a very special treat: sugar-crusted, blueberry muffins baked right in store! Known as the birthplace of the motto, "the customer's always right", Jordan Marsh was always one step of ahead of the times, and with this versatile tote, which makes room for all of your must-haves, you will be too! Vinyl.
  • Burdines Large Open Tote
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    Burdines Large Open Tote
    Pink walls, blue cloud-streaked ceilings, plastic palm trees and an exclusive "Moon over Miami" clothing line made Burdines Department Store a household name. Revive the memory of the Florida resort store with an iconic logo tote, perfect for making a great escape to the beach with ample space for books, snacks, clothes and more. Get 'em while they're hot! Vinyl.
  • Strawbridge's Large Zip Tote
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    Strawbridge's Large Zip Tote
    History repeats itself. This fantastic zip-top tote displays the famed logo of Strawbridge Department Stores, once located in downtown Philadelphia. A token memory of the store where the large, bronze wild boar stood as a beacon of good luck, this versatile bag holds everything you'd need for a day out on the town. Vinyl.
  • Meier & Frank Large Zip Tote
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    Meier & Frank Large Zip Tote
    All about you-Meier & Frank believed a satisfied customer was the best advertisement and revolved its landmark Portland, Oregon, store entirely around that idea. The massive Terracotta palace catered to the customer with its annual Friday Surprise, door-to-door deliveries of any size and an indoor skating rink. Remember the icon that served you through the years with this bright striped zip-top tote, the perfect companion for holding books, snacks, must-haves and more! Vinyl.
  • Bullock's Large Zip Tote
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    Bullock's Large Zip Tote
    A fashionable zip-top tote, with ample space to pack in all of your stylish must-haves, revives the elegance of this high-end superstore. Bullocks and Bullocks Wilshire became known for incredible opulence. More than just a shopping experience, the ever-growing flagship store was full of glamorous and sophisticated designer wares and included a tearoom, rooftop garden and exquisite architecture that attracted the Hollywood elite. Vinyl.
  • Macy's Large Zip Tote
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    Macy's Large Zip Tote
    Your very own piece of the magic! This lively tote showcases the fashion icon that does everything larger than life-an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, 4th of July Fireworks, Flower Show and so much more. Remember the decadence of Herald Square and the history behind this household name with this everyday essential, a spacious solution for carrying your must-haves with ease. Vinyl.
  • Rich's Large Open Tote
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    Rich's Large Open Tote
    A Rich's logo tote with eye-catching geometric design says it all… recall that southern hospitality and unbeatable service, that infamous take-back-anything policy and the ever-running conveyor belt that delivered packages straight to your car. Rich's was truly one of Atlanta's treasures, and this versatile tote, with roomy interior for all of your essentials, lets you treasure the memories! Vinyl.
  • The Bon Marche Large Zip Tote
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    The Bon Marche Large Zip Tote
    Affectionately called "The Bon" by loyal customers, this Seattle-born store was named after the historic Le Bon Marche store in Paris. It can be fondly remembered for its catchy jingles, such as following the tune of "The Banana Boat Song" for a Day-o, One Day Sale. Remember the classic with an iconic zip-top tote that screams style and makes carrying all of your essentials a breeze. Vinyl.
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