Remember Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in One Fine Day? That woman had a bag that went the distance. Inside her tote you could find everything from an afternoon snack to a kid’s superhero costume. Whether you’re a busy stay-at-home mom or professional climbing the corporate ladder, every woman needs a functional, attractive bag that doesn’t break the bank.
To help you carry all of your daily essentials, here are 10 stylish tote bags under $50.
1. Apricot You Smiling Tote – $49.99
Could this Herschel tote be more adorable? Not only is the bag roomy and functional with three convenient inner pockets and one outer pocket, it’s also extremely durable. Running errands is a cinch when you’ve got this tote in hand.
2. Front Pocket Tote – $49.99
This attractive tote has look of real leather without the hefty price tag. The cognac coloring, contrasting handles and buckle trim elevate the bag’s appeal. Bonus, it also comes with a detachable coin purse.
3. Merona® Diamond Tote – $34.99
Add an irresistible pop of color to your outfit with this sleek cobalt tote. Large enough to fit your ipad, wallet, and other daily essentials, it transitions perfectly from the office to a play date at the park.
4. Gap Vertical-Stripe Tote – $49.95
This classic canvas tote comes in grey or navy, perfect for any season. The top handles are long enough to sling over your shoulder or you can opt to use the removable crossbody strap.
5. Simple Rounded Tote Bag – $44.99
Do items in your bag seem to magically disappear? This tote helps you stay organized with five interior pockets and one zippered outside pocket. It also has a thick, removable shoulder strap.
6. Mossimo® Supply Co. Canvas Tote – $34.99
More on the casual side, this canvas tote can hold everything from cheerios to library books. Spill something? Just throw the bag in the wash and it’s as good as new.
7. Scarleton Large Tote – $29.99
Coupled with a removable coin purse and small crossbody bag, this tote goes the distance. It’s a topseller on Amazon.com and comes in thirteen fantastic colors. Plus, with a $29.99 price tag (and free shipping!) you can afford to buy more than one!
8. Vans Encounter Large Fashion Bag – $49.50
Every woman should have a statement red bag. This fashionable tote fits the bill with its weave detailing, spacious interior, and adjustable crossbody strap.
9. Roxy No Worries – $46.00
If your style is more laid back, this striped tote is a perfect match. Use it to stash all of your daily essentials or on your next trip to the grocery store.
10. Ecosusi Recycle Seatbelt Tote – $39.99
A bag made out of recycled seatbelts? You don’t get much more creative than that. Despite its unique material, this tote is surprisingly chic and functional.
About the Author: Clarissa Fidler is a 20-something trying to find her place in this world. She grew up in Seattle, attended college in Utah, and now calls Chicago home. In her free time you’ll find her reading the New York Times, cuddling with her cat Harper, catching up on her favorite blogs, running along Lake Michigan, or checking out a new restaurant. If you’d like to read more by Clarissa, check out her blog West Hawthorne Place.
Clarissa is a wife and stepmom embracing life in the Land of Enchantment. She works as a nonprofit communication specialist by day and blogger by night. Some of her favorite things are Dr. Pepper, green chile, baseball, country music, and her yellow lab.