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What To Look For In Getting The Best Leather Tote Bag?

november 10, 2022


Leather tote bags are one of the most iconic staples of an all-season wardrobe. The bags are incredibly versatile, have space for anything and everything, and seemingly never go out of style. But due to their size, and the level of quality you desire for ‘staple’ or long-lasting pieces, they can be quite pricy.

That means, shoppers tend to do their research before deciding which leather tote bag to go all in on. During that quest to seek out the best types of bags, best brands, and best styles, you’re bound to have a few questions arise.

So, in this guide, we’re here to clear the air on many common leather tote bag questions to help you decide which is right for you. Keep reading for our answers and guidance! 

How To Find The Best Leather Tote Bag?

Leather tote bags can be found in many retailers, from high-end to second-hand. To find the best leather tote bag, you’ll need to decide what style, or preferences you’re going for. For instance, are you interested in something affordable and don’t care how long it lasts? Or, are you interested in making an investment, and paying more for the highest quality?

We hate to be biased but to find the best leather tote bag, look no further than In Blue Handmade. Where we offer premium, handcrafted, durable, and lifetime-guaranteed leather tote bags, at affordable prices for any budget.

How Much Is The Cost Of A Leather Tote Bag?

Leather tote bag costs vary depending on how they’re manufactured, and the quality of their material. For real, and genuine leather tote bags, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 - $450.

What’s The Difference Between A Tote And A Regular Bag?

For the most part, the distinction between a leather tote bag and a regular bag comes down to straps and size. Tote bags tend to be medium-large in size, while regular bags can be smaller. As for straps, tote bags have two parallel straps, whereas most regular bags will only have one strap.

Are Tote Bags Worth The Money?

As we said in the beginning, tote bags can be used in all seasons and for almost any event. Depending on the type of material you choose, most tote bags are also versatile enough to take hiking, or to outdoor festivals, while being classic and chic enough to dress up for charity galas or nights out on the town.

Tote bags are even more “worth it” when you consider their size. Today, many moms are ditching traditional baby bags to carry stylish and functional leather tote bags, and still, have all the space they need to carry the essentials. On the go, some professionals and students carry their tablets, agendas, and schoolwork in the same tote bag, while everyone else has the luxury of space to carry around their own unique necessities too.

So, to answer the question - are tote bags worth the money? 100% if you want to add a durable, useful, and versatile staple piece to your wardrobe.

Why Should You Use a Tote Bag for Everyday Life?

Do you know that nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something? With a leather tote bag, you won’t have to experience it for much longer. Tote bags are incredibly helpful for keeping everything in one place, especially for those who travel often or are always on the go. They’re big enough for you to carry small pouches, or bags, too, making it even easier to find what you’re looking for.

When Should You Carry a Tote Bag?

You can carry a tote bag for travel, to work, shopping, at school - basically, anytime and anywhere beyond concerts or sporting events that have bag restrictions.

What Can You Put Inside a Tote Bag?

The sky’s the limit for what you can put inside a leather tote bag. However, you will want to be mindful of completely sealing any liquids or makeup, that could leak out to the interior of the bag.

Final Thoughts About Choosing The Best Leather Tote Bag

Now that you have some of the most common leather tote bag questions, answered, you’re able to make a more informed purchase. Of course, like any investment piece, it pays to get to know the brand you buy from before clicking ‘confirm order’.

At In Blue Handmade, not only will you be treated to a variety of handcrafted, high-quality, leather tote bags to choose from, but we also offer feel-good purchasing too. What does that mean? Through our partnership with Feeding America, every bag sale we make feeds 50 people in need.

Not to mention, we’re a small, woman-owned company, too, if you make supporting small businesses a priority with your purchases.

Enough about us. Go check out our collection for yourself! Shop our in-person showroom located in Asheville, NC, or shop online now!

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About In Blue Handmade

We are group of friends who handcraft leather and waxed canvas goods in Asheville, NC. We started in 2008 in Southern Illinois and moved to Asheville in 2011. Since then, the team has changed from one person (founder Mary Lynn Schroeder) to a team of nine Asheville residents and five amazing loud dogs.

Utility meets style and feel-good purchasing power