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8 best leather tote bags

Bag bursting at the seams? It's time to invest in a spacious, on trend tote that's made to last

A roomy tote is just the thing for lugging your stuff about every day, and savvy shoppers know it's worth investing in a leather version that will see them from season to season, rather than a cheap imitation that will look tatty quickly.

Here's our pick our the best - from Topshop's good-value, unstructured chartreuse number (£38) up to Sophie Hulme's much-lusted-after textured leather tote (£620). 

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If you're in a position to splurge and want a bag that will still look good in 10 years, you can't go wrong with a Mulberry Tessie. If brown's too conservative, plump for the 'Oxblood'. For anyone on more of a budget, John Lewis's Morgan bag is a quality piece for under £70. 

Buy now

1. Collection Weekend by John Lewis Morgan Leather Tote Bag, £69

2. Mulberry Tessie Tote, £595

3. Orla Kiely Patent Tote, £149.26

4. & Other Stories Perforated Tote, £125

5. Radley Finsbury Tote Bag, £149

6. Sophie Hulme Textured Leather Tote, £620

7. Stella and Dot The Switch, £250

8. Embossed Snake Leather Shopper, £38


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