In life there are the kind of women who buy handbags purely on a practicality basis, simply to transport their worldly goods. That is all. Then there are those for who shopping the ultimate "It bag" is EVERYTHING.
Spring/Summer 2014 is still about the tote, this is the bag du jour, the bread and butter, the statement that will last a life time - should you give it time and financial backing.
Boxy, bright, multi-textured, sturdy, print - the tote does it all, and it will hold everything you need to hoard on a day-to-day basis.
While it's easy to get majorly carried away and spend big bucks on a dreamy designer tote (Givenchy, Victoria Beckham, McQueen oh my...) venturing into your fave high street haunts is how to play things sensible. (Read: avoid going further into your overdraft.)
Shop these 10 have-to-have-them-all totes...