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The 20 Best Market Bags for Toting Your Essentials

When Hoodies fashion you’re rushing out the door and reaching for a carryall, you’re likely grabbing the tote with the most space (to better carry those farmers’ market groceries or library books, of course). But the market bags worth shopping have so much more than just room to offer.

Whether in sturdy canvas or French Riviera raffia (or both), the top market bags add a touch of luxury to your daily essentials lineup now—and later. “The best part about market bags is that they get better with age,” BAZAAR fashion and accessories editor Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen muses. “There’s something so chic about a worn canvas bag or straw with patina.”

You may opt for Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche tote, or Prada’s colorful raffia bag, or a canvas carryall by Tory Burch. No matter your preference, Cohen advises you pay close attention to one feature more than the rest. “The secret is in the strap. I always look at length and material; something long enough to sit in a comfortable spot on my shoulder and also in leather or canvas for a smoother hold,” she says.

Features like hidden pockets and spill-resistant fabric will also keep your essentials tidy—and, of course, the best market totes have extra space for when you really want to shop. So ahead, find 20 market totes up to the task of carrying everything you need for everyday errands, summer vacations, and beyond.

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Editor’s Closet

Large Morris Rafia Tote Proenza Schouler White Label

Cohen just added this raffia tote to her bag collection and calls it her new favorite. With two handles to carry it multiple ways and a spacious East-West compartment, we can see why.

The Royal TouchThe Maxi Santorini

The same handbag brand behind Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate’s favorite leather mini bags also makes excellent carryalls. The leather cage around this raffia market bag keeps its structure intact—and looks worthy of a royal tour appearance.

Most OrganizedLarge Cabana Tote

All the details on Paravel’s best-selling tote add up to a bag that will last you years, including a stain-repellent coating and multiple interior pockets. Add a monogram to make it extra personal, for yourself or as a gift.

Name to KnowEcru Chouchou Tote

You know a Petit Kouraj bag by designer Nasrin Jean-Baptiste’s distinctive use of fringe, fishnet, and beachy embellishments. Every bag is handmade in Haiti, “not only because it held deep meaning to produce in my ancestral home, but I also knew it would have a real-life significance for the people,” Jean-Baptiste previously told BAZAAR.com. This seashell bag from the line belongs over your shoulder for every summer errand.

The Technicolor ToteAnagram Basket Bag

Take your logomania with a jolt of color, plus two sets of the leather handle to carry it every which way.

Nice SaveWoven-Straw Market Tote

We said that straps are the most important feature, and this on-sale market bag includes some of the best. The woven rope straps have a reinforced leather grip at the top, to sit comfortably on your shoulder as you stroll through summer.

Best for TravelPerry Canvas Oversized Tote

When you want Essentials Hoodies your market bag to double as a carry-on, consider this style from Tory Burch. Inside, you’ll find organization pockets and enough space for packing a 15-inch laptop, in-flight snacks, and an extra clothing layer or three. The long strap also makes it comfortable to carry from point A to point B.

Best for TravelPerry Canvas Oversized Tote

When you want your market bag to double as a carry-on, consider this style from Tory Burch. Inside, you’ll find organization pockets and enough space for packing a 15-inch laptop, in-flight snacks, and an extra clothing layer or three. The long strap also makes it comfortable to carry from point A to point B.

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