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Let’s be honest, half the challenge of holiday shopping is purchasing everything you need. The other half is carrying it home. Online shopping has eased this, but I still find myself scooping up odds and ends as I hurry around town. Having spent most of my adult life in cities, I quickly learned that it all comes down to having strong, light, extra large tote bags. As we head into the holidays, here are a couple extra large tote bags that can make your life easier.
I used to spend a huge chunk of my time on the road. That meant that I had to bring everything I needed for days on end and also have it be easy to carry. In desperation, I decided to make a very pricey purchase. Simply because of its name, I bought the Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote bag. It is simply amazing and, to this day, it is the bag I use almost daily. It’s been to New York, Paris, and Hong Kong. It’s been to the beach and the gym. And it’s always held everything I needed without breaking.
You certainly don’t need to spend that kind of money to meet your needs, but the lesson I learned is that you can have an extra large tote bag and still have it look nice and sophisticated.
Here are a few of my favorites:
While I still love my beautiful leather tote bags, I find myself going more and more to casual bags. More casual extra large tote bags work for everything from grocery shopping and picking up takeout, to carrying what I need when I visit with friends. Some even come with a water resistant liner. These are definitely the perfect go to bags for life in the country.
Hopefully, a beautiful new extra large tote bag will ease your load and bring you joy as you do your holiday shopping. Don’t forget to take a look at our kitchen essentials for Thanksgiving and our favorite 15 Thanksgiving recipes for further inspiration. Also, subscribe to stay up to date on all of our holiday planning and shopping guides.