You've carried a tote before. Don't be coy with us, you've done it. That canvas bag someone left laying around that you've re-purposed for carrying everything from your gym gear to your iPad and a few files for the office. That's a tote, and that was you carrying it.
The thing about this variation of the classic bag is that it comes in a variety of styles: we're talking everything from the canvas throwaway kind to high quality leather versions made by companies like Public School and Tumi. Luckily for you, we've whittled down the options to five selects that'll serve you from the office to weekend trips, all under $200.
For a bit of inspiration, check out our Baggage Claim Story in our September issue.