Tote-tally Necessary Bags From Society6

On a recent trip to Tokyo, I noticed something really interesting: everyone carried totes as their bag of choice, from men and women to teenagers and guys in suits. In my opinion, a city like Los Angeles really appreciates the design in a designer handbag while a city like Tokyo cares more about the simple functionality of a bag: carrying all your stuff! I really liked the look of a great outfit paired with a simple canvas tote and am now pulling out all of mine for the spring. If you’re in need of a cool tote, you’re in luck — Society6 has awesome choices created by its collective of artists and designers. We’ve been a fan for years (check out this round-up last year and the year before that) and below are some of my favorite new ones…

Memphis One bag by Atelier Seneca

Cande Amadep bag by Legret Dorian

Pixel Pattern bag by Robert Farkas

Big Strokes by by Matthew Taylor Wilson

Work Like You Don’t Need The Money bag by Bakmann Art

Koromiko bag by Tracie Andrews

Black & White Jungle bag by DesigndN

Adventure bag by Losfog Co

Microbus Pattern bag by DV Designstudio

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As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at