8 Everyday Tote Bags by POC Designers Perfect for Work and Beyond

There is nothing like a good work tote. They are versatile, sturdy, and holds all of our life’s necessities we juggle on a daily basis, and often come with us on our travels. While there are definitely more popular brands that makes this staple, there are minority designers producing quality goods as well. This list is no where near all inclusive, but hopefully will start you down the path of looking to POC designers for your everyday essentials. The bags are listed below in no particular order.

Agnes Baddoo’s Sac 1 Bag

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Description: The shapes are designed for everyday use, and adapt to our evolving environment. (Agnes Baddoo)

The Sacs come in multiple sizes, colorways, and textures. There are about 15 collections or “suites” as they are categorized on the website.

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NL the Label “ The Work” Bag

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Description: This bag was created to be your next go to for a meeting with clients or to a quick getaway.(NL the Label)

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Yvonne Kone Large Fillipo Bag

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Description: A classic and versatile everyday tote crafted from Italian leather with synthetic suede lining. Softly structured shape and minimal detailing for a nonchalant chic style. Spacious main compartment and features a delicate leather strap to tie as a knot or with a bow to fasten your bag shut, a convenient inner pocket and sturdy top handles. Ideal shopping companion or lightweight carry-on. (Yvonne Kone)

The Fillipo bag comes in two styles and five colorways.

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Haiti Design Co Classic Leather Tote

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Description: Full-grain Haitian vegetable tanned leather. Solid brass hardware.(Haiti Design Co)

The classic leather tote comes in three leather color options.

Juliette Convertible Leather Tote

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This convertible tote can be worn as a crossbody or a backpack. It also comes in three leather color options.

Jennifer Le Caiman Tote (Medium)

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Description: CAIMAN TOTE BAG is practical in size and crafted from croc embossed leather. It can be carried from the top handles or detachable shoulder strap. This stylish yet timeless piece can be carried for years to come. It has a structured shape that makes it easy to fit all your essentials inside – there are plenty of pockets for valuables, too. (I Am Jennifer Le)

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Brandon Blackwood Jumbo Kuei

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The Jumbo Kuei is the largest of the Kuei bags from the brand. Crafted from vegan leather, it also comes with a cross body strap for increased multi-functionality. The Jumbo Kuei comes in seven different colors and textiles.

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Telfar Shopping Bag

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Affectionately known as the “Bushwick Birkin” Telfar’s Shopping Bag’s quickly garnered a cult following in 2020. They are marketed as “Not for you – for everyone” and boast an accessible price tag to match. The Shopping Bag comes in small, medium, and large sizes (and a whopping 20+ colorways!), but the medium is the bag that may be more practical for everyday.

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