Tote bags are a must if you like to carry your whole life in your purse. In this article I will focus on the Gucci tote bag. I absolutely love tote bags and that’s the bag I wear the most in my day to day life. It needs to be practical and carry all the items I need to get me through the day. A tote bag is an incredibly useful accessory. It’s a simple product with huge versatility. In the most basic terms, a tote bag is defined as a mid-large sized bag which has two parallel handles. Tote bags are usually unfastened at the top and are bigger than most other handbags.
A tote bag is one of the very few bags which manages to combine practicality with style so effortlessly. With these qualities at the centre of its design, a tote bag is a highly versatile product which can be used for a number of purposes but in this article we will focus on work Gucci tote bag.
Let’s start this special selection of the 5 best Gucci tote bags 2023 edition starting with my favorite model.
GG Supreme Small Tote review
A beautiful strong bag, made in Italy, with leather sides and hard handles that will carry your daily essentials to go to the office. An iPad will definitely fit in the GG Small Tote.
If you own a 12 inch laptop, it will fit in perfectly without changing the shape of the bag or looking distorted from the outside.Unfortunately, if you own a 13″ laptop or bigger, it won’t fit in.
If you don’t like using a bag organizer, you have 2 small pockets on each top inside of the bag. You can then store you smaller items in there without fearing to lose them as they are closed pockets. Bonus: the Gucci Small Tote comes with a strap. You can easily carry it around on your shoulder when you need to have your hands-free.
This GG small tote only comes in one size and its current price on October 2022 is AU$2,535. It comes in 4 different color variations as you can see below. My personal preference is the “GG Supreme” camel color as it will match most outfits. I love the beige and white color but find it way too difficult to maintain for an everyday office bag.
For a more personalized look, you can also custom the strap and pick a different interchangeable strap.
Gucci Off the Grid Tote review
With 3 different colors available, I tend to like the more plain black version of the Gucci Off the grid tote bag. This bag is part of a sustainable collection launched by Gucci late 2020. The tote is made with certified eco label Nylon material and black leather trims. Leather details around the logo are leather fabric. I love how practical the bigger stripe is. Priced at AU$2,450 it seems a little bit off for me as it’s only Nylon and you can buy a leather tote for that price. Depending on how sustainability is important to you. An amazing yellow version of the Gucci Off The Grid tote was also available in 2020 for the launch. It seems really hard to get your hands on those colors in Australia but it seems available on pre-loved website in the US.
(Disclaimer: I have never bought from this seller before so I encourage you to check authenticity before buying any pre-loved designer bag.)
Ophidia GG Medium Tote review:
Priced at AU$2,425, this tote is available is 6 different color mixes. With all the Gucci codes of the House and the GG motif across the canvas, this bag is definitely cute and practical. The length of the handles makes it practical to carry on your shoulder or simply in your hands.
I love the beige and blue supreme color which match perfectly with the GG canvas and the silver-toned hardware. Made in Italy, the inside zip pocket will cary your smallest items. Nothing to worry about for your laptop or iPad with the magnetic snap closure in the middle. I usually prefer to carry my office bag and totes on the shoulder as you want your important item close to you, especially if you take public transport in between meetings, it is really something you want to consider before buying a tote.
GG Marmont Small Tote bag review
If you are a REAL fan of the Gucci Marmont shoulder bag since day 1, this bag is the perfect compromise. With an interesting shape, this tote bag is the ideal in between a purse and a tote.
I wouldn’t really classify it as a “tote”as you can’t carry a laptop and the shape doesn’t look ideal to carry notepad etc but you can definitely fit an iPad in it.
This member of the iconic Marmont family carries the same look with the supple matelassé leather matching the Double G hardware. The two leather and chain-link top handles looks a bit “too much” to me. It can also make the bag heavier, which makes it not practical for a work bag.
The French Opinion
These are just a few of the leather tote bags focused on Gucci. All designer brands have at least one Tote available in their collection. Before buying keep in mind a few key point such as:
Durability, length of the handles, weight and locks. If you have the chance to go in store, carry the item with it, and try it on in store to see what it looks like and make sure it’s not too heavy for the bag structure otherwise you might damage it or misshape it.
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