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The Best Oversized Totes For Spring And Summer

Not long ago, I blogged about great tote bags for every day, but today, I’m sharing totes of a different variety. Have you heard of the boat bag trend? That’s why I’m here! To make sure you’re aware of what celebrities and other stylish trendsetters are doing so that we can copy them! Blame TikTok, but it turns out the best-oversized totes are actually the classic boat and beach tote. It all started with the classic LL Bean tote bag!

The Best Oversized Totes for Spring And Summer – Boat Tote Trend

Yes, this classic tote from LL Bean has been around since the 40’s, but recently, it’s been going viral on TikTok with a whole new group of young customers. It’s moved out of the beach and boat and is taking the streets by storm. Yes, you can carry this as your purse! It’s great for every season and totally on-trend.

Leave it to Amazon to take a classic and make it uber-affordable! This tote is only $14 dollars and comes in a ton of colors. It has over 4000 reviews and a rating of 4.6 stars!

If the boat tote is a little too obvious for you, this large canvas tote gives you the same vibe but is a little more subtle. It has pockets for all of your accessories and is 14″ deep and 16″ across. Plus, the sage green is one of the trending colors for 2023!

A great boat tote doesn’t have to be white canvas. This grey and black version is a twist on the classic, and I think it looks great! It is very roomy at 22″ x 14″ x 8″ and would actually look nice for women or men. It’s only $25 dollars and has a rating of 4.8 stars!

If you’re not a fan of the two-toned traditional tote from LL Bean, this monochromatic version from Old Navy is a great option. It’s lightweight and a perfect color for Spring And Summer. Can’t you see taking this to the Friday night football game? It’s a great buy at just $24 dollars.

The Best Oversized Totes for Spring And Summer – Upscale Boat Totes

Seriously, how gorgeous is this tote bag?! The denim-looking color makes this one of my favorites. I love the reinforced straps and bottom. It’s a bit pricier, but I think it would last a very long time.

Leave it to Vince Camuto to make a chic version of the classic boat tote. This is canvas and leather and a good size at 15.75″ W x 11.75″ H x 6.875″ D. This would look great with everything from jeans to a little black dress. I love the olive green color, and it looks fabulous with jeans.

Anyone for a designer canvas tote? While this doesn’t have the traditional LL Bean boat tote look, it’s made from canvas and has the same shape. I love the Hickory color; it is a great neutral you’ll be able to carry with anything. Plus, it’s roomy – 17″W x 12″H x 4 1/2″D.

So, are you going to join the TikTok crowd and celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Gwenyth Paltrow and rock this boat tote trend? If so, let me know if you’re going with the classic or one of the other options.

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22 Comments

  1. Karen McGregor says:

    I would like to purchase the saly tote & find out the price!?!

    1. Karen, you just click on the highlighted words, and they will take you to the website. You don’t actually purchase from me.

  2. I haven’t thought of carrying a tote, instead of a purse.

  3. April Cunningham says:

    They’re all nice totes! I’ve been carrying a Longchamp Le Piage large in blush. I find I am able to carry everything I need, and for some reason that makes me feel better! Lol, I like to be prepared! Totes are in style, and can go from day to night looking stylish.

  4. sue ann koren says:

    A tote bag is such a necessity!

  5. Cory Mosley says:

    I love tote bags! The even have an oversized one with the word “TOTE” on it! I love ‘em!
    So many cute options 👍🏼

  6. Diane Southard says:

    wow, I’m right on trend and didn’t know it! I love my ll bean, monogrammed tote that I’ve had for many many years! It always goes on vacation with me. I’ve had a lot of good times with this tote!

  7. Love all of these options! Everyone needs a great tote bag!

  8. You just keep showing me things that I didn’t realize I needed!! My poor bank account is screaming!

  9. Karen Johnson says:

    Great tote bags. I love a large carryall bag. Thanks

  10. nikkidavidson@comcast.net says:

    I love tote bags. I have had a LL bean canvas tote for years. They last forever. I never knew they went out of style. I like to carry certain totes for day trips or shopping so I can put items that I buy in the tote so I’m only carrying one bag. I love the Tory Burch Ella Totes.

  11. Susan Mckenzie says:

    Every girl needs a great tote!! These options are AWESOME!!

  12. Great tote bags in this post!! To me you can’t have enough – I love organizing with them when the family travels also!

  13. linda Shearer says:

    I love these! Some look good for purses but I also use a tote to carry my lunch to work and also my gym clothes to the gym.

    1. I use them when I travel to hold shoes, etc. They are a great size.

  14. I love a tote bag. Thanks for giving me so many options.

  15. Love all these canvas totes!

  16. I have never used a tote for a handbag but I do have one that I use for my “morning”
    bag. I keep all the things I need to organize my day such as meal planning, to do list, the current book I am reading as well as a tablet, etc. I get my coffee and grab the tote and organize my day. Works so well for me.

    1. These totes would be great for that. A friend of mine keeps a tote in her car with all the necessities that won’t fit in her handbag. They are always nearby for just in case.

  17. Everybody needs a sturdy tote…or two! I really like the green bag with the side pockets. But I will always love the classic LLBean. So glad to hear they are coming back in style.

    1. I have the large LLBean tote, and I use it for a LOT of things.

  18. Guess I better look for my old LL Bean totes!