Toss the bulky hold-alls and crammed clutches back in your closet. HC's favorite handbag this spring is the multipurpose tote. From canvas shoppers to cheery color block bags or timeless leather, we’ve found a fit for every collegiette to tote.
Eco-Chic (and Cheap)
For under $2 you can get a cute shopper tote, like this one in ‘Hearts’–and for $10 you could get enough to carry all your groceries in instead of flimsy plastic bags.
Forever 21, $1.50
Bag of Wit
If you’re always spouting off tongue-in-cheek phrases, check out alphabet bags™ totes. They’re big enough to hold your textbooks or act as an overnight bag.
Don’t be shy–test out one of spring’s biggest trends—funky neons!—with this electric yellow canvas tote.
Nasty Gal, $25
This royal blue tote has a jacquard-like texture and a faux-leather feel. Toss it over your shoulder when you’re wearing this season’s high-collared blouses for a retro look.
Color Block Party
Neon and brown not a combo you’d sport? It’s surprisingly chic when paired with this color-blocked tote–and a low-cost option for a high-fashion trend.
Forever 21, $26.80
Around the World
Suffering from wanderlust these last few weeks of school? Inspired by American Apparel’s classic shopping bags is a tote you’ll swoon over.
American Apparel, $36
Pretty in Pastels
This tote’s Easter egg hues are balanced out by its vintage feel and faux leather straps. It’s roomy with sturdy weaving, so you don’t have to worry about it unraveling.
Urban Outfitters, $39
Double the Fun
Part satchel, part tote—this bag is for collegiettes who want a little bit of both. It’s big enough to hold your MacBook for class and perfect as a purse come nighttime.
Urban Outfitters, $59
The Last Straw
This chic, synthetic straw tote is a book-lugging bag by spring semester and intern-appropriate by summer.
Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean you have to overdose your wardrobe with color. This classic quilted tote in mink works every season, making it a staple.
Dorothy Perkins, $44
A Work of Art
Not into all those leather and canvas totes? You’ll love this floral tote in creamy pastels. And it might make you want to take up watercolor painting, just for fun.