Totes Awesome!

February 10, 2015

Tote bags sold at Nordstrom

Back when I lived in Texas, my trusty little Scion was my primary mode of transportation. Which means I had the luxury of my car trunk as “extra storage” for all the stuff I need throughout the day. Fast forward a few years later, the subway (and my short little legs) is now how I get around. Since I can’t just store my gym duffle in my car any more, and this home girl is not about to schlep two bags around town all day, my everyday purse now has to serve dual purpose. It has to be nice enough to pair with my work clothes, but roomy enough to fit gym shoes and other essentials.

Enter the large structured tote bags to the rescue! These bags have the “formal” shape that compliments any professional (or business casual) attire, while also giving you the space to store all the stuff you might need for a post-office workout. The double whammy of space and structure combo make the totes a grown-up girl’s must have.

Read on to see some of our favorite work-to-gym totes.

Topshop Hex Faux Leather Tote
‘Hex’ Faux Leather Tote from Topshop — $65

Michael Kors Large Jaryn Leather Tote
‘Large Jaryn’ Leather Tote from Michael Kors — $895

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote
‘MAB’ Tote from Rebecca Minkoff — $295

Fendi 3Jours Leather Shopper
‘3Jours’ Leather Shopper from Fendi — $2,550

Michael Kors Miranda - Zips Leather Hobo
‘Miranda – Zips’ Leather Hobo from Michael Kors — $995

Ronan Oversize Tote
‘Ronan’ Oversize Tote from Sole Society — $64.95

Do you have another favorite work-to-gym bag? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Sarah February 10, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Love all of these, but especially the Fendi and Sole Society bags! Thanks for the post, Mimi & Chichi!

  • Jana February 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    What a great roundup! I am on the hunt for a couple new totes too! I am loving that pretty blue TopShop find!
    xo Jana

  • Lisa February 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Great picks – I like them all!

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  • Randi February 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love that Michael Kors tote! I’ve been using one of those freebie PINK bags from Victoria’s Secret to take to the gym for years and I really need an upgrade.
    Randi | Randi with an i

  • Julie February 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I love the clever title! haha! I think the Sole Society tote is my favorite actually! And it has the most affordable price too!

  • Corinne February 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Hahahaha, I love the title! Totes clever :)

    Corinne x

  • Lenya February 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I am all for Fendi……………

  • Shannon February 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Can I have one of each?! I love that last one!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Mrs C February 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Such a great post. I keep having to wander around with a work bag and a gym bag!
    Can’t decide which one is the best. They are all lovely!

  • Biana @blovedboston February 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The title of this post is so fun!! I love a great tote and the picks you have are great – The MK one is great! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Rachel February 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Wow! Loving all of these options – the pastel blue one from TopShop is gorgeous!

  • Stella February 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Awesome totes! Really great selection.

  • Elisabeth February 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    So beautiful bags

  • KayElle February 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Great selections, The MAB tote by Rebecca Minkoff is my fave!!!


  • Margaret Dallospedale February 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Wow, love Kors bags!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

  • Rachelle February 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    That pink RM tote is gorgeous


  • Amanda Elizabeth February 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    These are all fantastic!!! I am the ultimate bag lady I have at least two I leave the house with on a daily basis!

  • Marta February 10, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Love these totes, my faves are the MK and RM ones! Thanks for stopping by:)

  • Denise February 10, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I did the same thing when I was commuting all the time. For a while I had a gym bag and so many other bags. I love all of these choices! That blue one is gorgeous and I love that last one from Sole Society!


  • Jen February 10, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Gorgeous, I love the MK one! xx

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  • Hannah February 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I keep eyeing the tote bags in the Kate Spade surprise sale. I just love them!

  • Edwige February 11, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Love these totes! So hard to pick a favorite! Thanls for stopping by my blog!
    Edwige |

  • Lucia Florence February 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I LOVE the Sole Society Tote!! And also the Micheal Kors bag too, and i’m not usually a fan of his designs!

  • Susan Jeffries February 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    What a great collection!I love the light blue pick from Top Shop! I typically work out at home, but I do love a good tote!! Nordstrom always has a good selection too! Susan

  • jean dalida February 12, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Oh my! Lovely picks! I want one. :*