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Timeless tote bags: Discover the new investment handbags for SS24

From the supersized to slouchy, this is the season of the big tote bag

Where once diminutive bags and minimal clutches were the cult buy, SS24 is all about the roomy tote bag. Indeed, we can’t get enough of the capacious handbag, whether it’s the generous proportions of the Givenchy Voyou, the roomy Balenciaga Rodeo or Phoebe Philo’s supersized XL Cabas. With their minimal shapes and neutral colours, here’s our edit of the new-season tote bags to invest in, all of them future classics that will forever stand the test of time.

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The Best Tote Bags for 2024

Phoebe Philo Xl Cabas bag

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Philophiles, assemble. One of the highlights of Phoebe Philo’s hugely anticipated debut collection, the XL Cabas tote bag would give Mary Poppins a run for her money. Boasting a length of 57.5cm and a depth of 41cm, this supersized tote has ample space for laptops, gym clothes and even the bulkiest of makeup kits. But don’t worry about having to root around for your AirPods: six internal pockets (two with zips) help keep things organised.

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Phoebe Philo

XL CABAS in black leather
£6,200

Givenchy Voyou chain bag

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If you liked the generous proportions and slouchy cool-girl nonchalance of the original Givenchy Voyou which landed last year, get ready to love its new, edgier younger sister. Available in a variety of finishes (think tumbled calfskin leather and washed denim – perfect for all you cowboycore acolytes), the freshly added gradient-effect metal chain can either be slung over your shoulder or worn across the body.

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Givenchy

Medium Voyou Chain bag in leather
From £2,150

Miu Miu Aventure bag

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Anyone who identifies with the ‘Frazzled English Woman’ aesthetic would surely have found comfort in the overstuffed bags carried by Miu Miu’s models for the SS24 show. Based on a style taken from the brand’s archives and updated with a lighter structure that makes it ideal for casually tucking under your arm, the top-handled Aventure tote bag has already proven its credentials as a classic.

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Miu Miu

Aventure bag in Nappa Leather
£2,850

Prada Buckle bag

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As far as investments go, Prada is always a good idea. The Buckle has been topping fashion-savvy wish lists since it first appeared on the SS24 runway, balancing between form and function in the way that only this Milanese powerhouse can do. What really distinguishes this particular design, however, is the belt that can be switched out and updated whenever you choose. Cinch it tight or leave it unbuckled for a more casual look.

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Prada

Large Buckle handbag with belt
£4,400

Balenciaga Rodeo bag

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Named after Los Angeles’ best-known designer shopping street, Balenciaga’s Rodeo bag is easily recognised thanks to a tilted silhouette and intentionally open front compartment that practically screams I don’t care. If you prefer your leather goods to remain on the quieter side, you can opt for the version without the trinkets. However, if a certain Y2K insouciance is more your style, you’ll love the addition of a worn effect and playfully chaotic charms. 

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balenciaga

Rodeo Handbag with Charms
£8,500

Bottega Veneta Andiamo bag

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With a name that means ‘let’s go’ in Italian, Matthieu Blazy’s intrecciato leather Andiamo tote bag is quite literally destined to be on the move; just look at the roster of jet-setting celebrities who have made it their bag of choice for errand-runs and airport appearances. Opt for the large, slouchy version for a trend-transcendent accessory that will keep up with even the busiest lifestyle.

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Bottega Veneta

Large Andiamo Bag
£5,640

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