Tote bag's history
Less cumbersome than a travel bag, more ergonomic than a handbag, the tote bag is the descendant of the wicker basket used to carry crops from the field. Initially worn by men, it was once particularly popular with British letter carriers, who used a leather tote bag for its comfortable handles and ideal volume for carrying newspapers. From the twentieth century onwards, women took hold of the tote bag, gradually turning it into a fashion object thanks to increasingly lightweight materials (canvas) and its flat shape. Following in the footsteps of singer and actress Jane Birkin in the 1980s, women of all ages and from all walks of life now carry the tote bag on a daily basis, a practical and aesthetic "tote bag for women and moms".
Which tote bag should you choose for school or work?
Beyond its aesthetic function as a fashion accessory, the tote bag can become the ideal professional or school object. Less formal than a classic briefcase, it's a business model that combines fashion and practicality. To be at the top of your game at college or in the office, choose a model with an ergonomic format (A4, 13"", 15"" or 17"" computer, tablet...) and multiple pockets to hold your belongings securely. Despite the weight of your computer equipment, the large handles on your tote bag will take the strain off your shoulder. Choose a nylon model if you want to clean it easily, and a leather bag if you want to keep it lengthwise.
Our best-sellers: the A4 Pop shoulder tote bag, the A4 Bastille shoulder tote bag and the A4 Madrid shoulder tote bag.