A growing list of our favourite tote bags from Australian designers

Tote-ally useful.

If you’re from the inner city, you’re bound to have seen (or been) a person carrying a tote bag. They’re an everyday essential for work, study, shopping and stashing your brolly away for the unpredictable Melbourne weather.

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Designed to fit your essentials, plus a laptop, lunch and more, below we’ve curated our favourite totes from Australian designers. Featuring a bit of everything from an oversized tartan number to a classic printed canvas tote, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Kloke Tote Red from Kloke
Let everyone know you support independent, local designers with this vibrant tote from Kloke. If you’re the kind of person that leans into logos, this one would make a fun addition with its red and mint colour combination.

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Carry All Bag from Par Moi
Crafted from upcycled, pre-loved denim jeans and sample legs, this Par Moi carry all is made for sustainable (and stylish) shoppers. For a modern take on the Canadian tuxedo, pair your denim tote with the ’60s-esque Heather Dress. No, there’s no such thing as too much denim.

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Flame Beach Tote Bag from Emma Mulholland on Holiday
This 100 per cent cotton drill tote bag is serving Y2K vibes and comes in a range of colours and prints. The label also offers te fun flame print in apparel, so you and your tote can match on your next holiday.

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Blanket Patchwork Tote from Romance Was Born
This tote is Romance Was Born in all its signature colourful beauty, but without the commitment of a dress or a two-piece set. Made using a combination of blanket scraps and outerwear off-cuts, it’s precisely the right size for a picnic (so a loaf of bread, a hunk of cheese and a bottle of wine).

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Midi Tote Bag Sunrise from Ge.Label
Ge.Label is all about vibrant design and sustainability and the label’s Midi Tote Bag in Sunrise Mini Tote Bag is proof. It’s 100 per cent cotton, designed and handmade in Australia and is shipped in plastic-free postage. Unfortunately, the label’s range of totes is currently sold out, but keep your eyes peeled for a restock here.

Yellow Flux Mini Tote from Suku Home
Dyed, painted and sewn by hand, this mini iteration from Suku Home is ideal for those who want the ease of a tote without all the empty space. It’s got a bucket-style base to save you fishing around its depths, and the butter yellow/aubergine combo has won our hearts.

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Dot Bag from HB Archive
Made from lightweight gingham, this sweet tote was designed, sewn, packaged and shipped by the label’s designer Holly, from her Fitzroy studio in Melbourne.

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Spring Fields Tote Bag from Mosey Me x Simétrie
This tote bag is made from hemp canvas and is screen printed in Melbourne with earth-friendly dyes. It’s handmade in Ballarat and comes with complimentary repairs and a lifetime warranty.

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Tuscany Net Bag from The Lair
Made in Newscastle, this 100 per cent sustainably sourced leather tote bag is designed to get better with age. The Lair is inspired by the need for timeless pieces, and this net-like tote is one of its range of minimalist bags.

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