I recently asked my IG community for their top recommendations for tote bags as well as belt bags (that can be worn as a fanny pack and/or cross-body). As usual, I got so many great recommendations! Many people asked me to share the results, so here you go!
I haven’t ordered a belt bag yet, but have been wanting to get one for so long! I think I want to order a more casual version and also a nicer leather option. Everyone raves about the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag but it’s basically always sold out online, so I’ll probably do the BAGGU Fanny Pack. For the slightly dressier, more elevated belt bag option, I’ve been eyeing the ABLE Belt Bags. I have another ABLE crossbody bag that I’ve been very happy with!
For the tote bag, I decided to get the Cuyana Classic Leather Tote in black with a blush interior, with the tote bag insert for keeping everything nice and organized. I have been SO happy with it! It’s a great work bag and also personal item for travel. I think I’m going to snag the Baggu Cloud Bag or the Free People Cloud Commuter Tote for a more casual, less structured tote bag too.
Anyway, here are all of the belt bag and tote bag recommendations, organized by price point. Please note, many items below are affiliate links which means I make a small commission on your purchase, at no cost to you. Thanks for reading!
BELT BAG RECOMMENDATIONS
Sticky Lemon Belt Bag ($29 – made from recycled plastic!)
Herschel Supply Company Hip Packs ($32 – come in range of sizes)
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag ($38 – most popular choice — always sold out online!)
BAGGU Fanny Pack ($49 – another popular choice!)
@Old_Aurora Belt Bag (price TBD – one of a kind & made from old quilts!)
$50 – $100
Calpak Luka Belt Bag ($58 – I really like this style!)
Madewell The Transport Camera Bag ($128 – comes in two sizes)
MZ Wallace Metro Sling ($185 – a top choice!)
Senreve Aria Belt Bag ($475 – definitely the most high end on the list!)
TOTE BAG RECOMMENDATIONS
Public Goods Canvas Tote ($5! but usually $25)
Baggu Cloud Bag ($58, comes in tons of cute colors and a great price point!)
Free People Cloud Commuter Tote ($78 – comes in tons of colors)
$100 – 200
STATE Graham Tote Bag ($110)
Madewell Transport Tote ($178)
ABLE Classic Tote ($190)
Away Latitude Tote ($195)
Telfar Shopping Bag ($202 for medium, $257 for large – cult followed brand that always sells out!)
Dagne Dover Leather Tote ($340-360, comes in two sizes and three colors)
Cuyana Classic Leather Tote ($248)
Clare V Le Box Tote ($325 – $535 depending on style/color)