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Tote Bags

Although part of a modern look, tote bags have been used as handbags since at least 1944, with the launch of L.L.Bean’s “ice bag.” The Maine retailer, then largely known for rugged field coats and hunting shoes, had introduced a big, durable canvas bag that was initially intended to carry firewood or ice. In those days, to keep produce and other foods cool in refrigerators, consumers had to regularly replace the blocks of ice that were doing all the work in their bulky appliances. There was no better bag to help haul big blocks of ice from the trunk of your car to your front door and, subsequently, to your kitchen.


Years later, during the 1960s, L.L.Bean’s Boat and Tote was introduced as an overhauled structured canvas version of the ice bag. Tested to lug up to 500 pounds, the Boat and Tote became a best seller. Also during the 1960s, American designer Bonnie Cashin created the Cashin Carry for Coach. Cashin was Coach’s first lead designer, and she liked leather, large pockets and earth tones. Her modern interpretation of the tote bag introduced a touch of elegance to this increasingly ubiquitous accessory.

In the subsequent decades, more brands debuted their own iterations of the tote bag, from Tory Burch’s Perry leather tote bag to Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull.


Pay tribute to this long and interesting history by browsing the vintage and modern tote bags at 1stDibs. From classic medium-sized Louis Vuitton leather tote bags to authentic Desa 1972 structured shoulder bags, our large selection offers something for special occasions as well as everyday needs.

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Chanel Timeless Metallic Sequin Drawstring Cc Reversible Large Rare Silver Tote
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Reversible Large Sequin Tote Year: 2010
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Rouge H Red Birkin 30cm Epsom Palladium Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Rouge H 30cm Birkin Epsom Palladium Y Stamp, 2020 Devastatingly gorgeous!! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 40cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Power Birkin NEW Store Fresh
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 40cm Birkin Gold Hardware GHW Power Birkin Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Just purchased from Hermes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Y Stamp Bag, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 35cm Birkin Rose Gold Hardware Power Birkin Y Stamp 2020 Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Rose Confetti Pink Epsom Palladium Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Rose Confetti Pink Epsom Palladium Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Hermes store; ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Gold Togo Camel Tan Palladium Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gold Togo Camel Tan 35cm Birkin Palladium Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Comes with lock, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Classic Orange Togo Palladium Hardware NEW
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Classic Orange Togo 35cm Birkin Bag Palladium Hardware Extremely rare find in New or Never Worn condition (with plastic on hardware). Comes in full set with lock, keys, cloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes HSS Birkin 30cm Anemone and Gris Asphalte Horseshoe Stamp World Exclusive
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm HSS Anemone and Gris Asphalte Horseshoe Stamp This VIP custom order 30cm Horseshoe Stamp Birkin is a one-of-a-kind world exclusive. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes 35cm Birkin Craie Chalk Off White Togo Rose Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Craie 35cm Birkin Togo Rose Gold Hardware Chalk Off White Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Gris Asphalte Dove Grey Togo Gold Hardware Asphalt Birkin Bag
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gris Asphalte 35cm Birkin Dove Grey Togo Gold Hardware Bag Devastatingly gorgeous! No longer produced in Birkins! Gris Asphalte is the best neutral to come from Hermes in man...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 25cm Rose Pourpre Togo Pink Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Rose Pourpre Togo Pink Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristine C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes HSS Birkin Black Craie "Chalk" Off White 35cm Bag VIP World Exclusive
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Horseshoe Stamp Black and Craie 35cm Birkin in Togo with Gold Hardware World exclusive! Spectacular Bi-Color in the best neutral colors! Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pristi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Etain Togo "Tin Grey" Palladium Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 35cm Etain Togo "Tin Grey" Palladium Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine condition (with plastic on hardware). Just purchased from Herme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach Safari Bag Tote Geranium Pink Leather NWT NOS
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, vintage RARE Bonnie Cashin Coach Safari Tote Bag in what we believe is Geranium leather (a red toned pink, see pic 11 chart). A UNICORN! From the 60s, with one turn lock s...
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1960s Tote Bags

Hermes 30cm Birkin Craie Chalk Off White Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes Craie 30cm Birkin Bag Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp! Brand New in Box. Store fresh. Pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Black Togo Rose Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 30cm Birkin Rose Gold Hardware Bag Y Stamp, 2020 Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Just purchased from store; bag bears n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 35cm Black Togo Palladium Hardware Bag NEW
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Togo 35cm Birkin Palladium Hardware Bag Superbly Chic Perfect gift! Comes with lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and orange Hermes box. Brand New ini Box. Store ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Brown Ostrich Bag
Located in Paris, FR
Sublime Birkin 30 Hermes made of ostrich in tobacco color . The jewelry is in silver palladium metal. It is signed "Hermès Paris". It has its zipper, bell, keys and padlock. The int...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Black Leather Medium Bamboo Shopper Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This handbag by Gucci is a must-have accessory that never goes out of style. Crafted in Italy, it is made from quality leather. It carries a classic shade of black. It has a brand lo...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Leather Large Reissue Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. Hence, this black Reissue tote is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted in France from...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dior Black Cannage Quilted Coated Canvas Medium Panarea Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Panarea tote from Dior is a timeless piece. The bag comes in a luxurious coated canvas cannage exterior with silver-tone hardware and Dior letter charms. It features double top ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dior Red Cannage Patent Leather Soft Lady Dior Shopper Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Lady Dior tote is a Dior creation that was designed in 1994 and has gained lovers worldwide. Crafted from red patent leather, this shopper tote carries the signature cannage patt...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Canvas Sistina GM Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton's handbags are popular owing to their high style and functionality. This Sistina GM bag, like all the other handbags, is durable and stylish. Crafted from Damier Ebene ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Double Zip Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand on design, this Double Zip tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from leather and styled minimally with gold-tone har...
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2010s Tote Bags

Burberry Brown Croc Embossed Leather and House Check Canvas Medium Banner Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Inspired by equestrian styles from the Burberry Heritage Archive, this Banner tote exudes brilliance and outstanding craftsmanship. The tote is made from croc-embossed leather and is...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 30cm Vert Maquis Military Green Togo Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Vert Maquis Military Green Togo Gold Hardware Y Stamp, 2020 Just purchased from Hermes store! Bag bears new interior 2020 Y Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Apple Green Swift Leather Palladium Hardware Birkin 25 Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Hermes Birkin was inspired by Jane Birkin and is one of the most desired handbags in the world. A timeless classic that never goes out of style. Handcrafted from the highest quality ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Sukey Beige Canvas Argyle Check Tote Bag
Located in Paris, FR
Beige Sukey Gucci canvas & leather tote bag featuring red leather parts, an argyle check pattern, free leather logo Double G charm detail, inside zip pocket and an internal logo stam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Cuir Leather Twin Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Prada introduces this beautiful piece for the smart woman. Crafted from Saffiano Cuir leather, the bag features dual handles and a shoulder strap. Dual turn-locks on the top lead to ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Beige/Ebony GG Crystal Canvas and Leather Medium Babouska Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Known for its high standard and fine finish, this handbag from will be your companion for years to come. This gorgeous Babouska Tote from Gucci is made from beige and ebony GG Crysta...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Brown Monogram Canvas Mini Lin Elegie Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This magnificent bag from Louis Vuitton is all that you need to instantly uplift your look. Classy and contemporary is what you can call this bag that is beautified with a splash of ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Black GG Canvas Small New Ladies Web Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This chic Gucci New Ladies Web tote is all you need for the day. This handbag is crafted from GG printed canvas with smooth leather trims. Its flap front is accented with a signature...
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2010s Tote Bags

Burberry Dark Brown Canvas and Leather Large Rowan Studded Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Known for its high quality and brilliant finish, this handbag from Burberry will be your companion for years to come. Crafted meticulously from quality canvas and leather, it comes i...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Large Tote Shopping Bag
Located in Rome, Rome
Gucci black patent leather Hysteria tote handbag. GUCCI crest round plaque on the front. Gold-tone hardware. Side self-tie details. Dual flat leather top handles (4" drop). Upper zip...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Hermes Blue Atoll Canvas Beach Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Hermes products are not only a symbol of style but also reliability. This handy beach tote creation is crafted from canvas and comes with dual handles. The interior is spacious enoug...
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2010s Tote Bags

Givenchy Grey Leather Nightingale Shopper Toe Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Excellently crafted from grey leather for a classy touch, this Nightingale bag from Givenchy is a creation that is ideal for daily use and on your travels. It features two top handle...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black/Orange Perforated Leather CC Chain Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We all need something in our closets that will never go out of style. This unique tote from Chanel is classy and well-made that it is bound to last and give you ceaseless style. It h...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Pink Leather Medium Bright Bit Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Bright Bit tote from Gucci proves that style can come in simple things too. Crafted from leather, this lovely pink bag features a fabric-lined interior, two top handles, and a l...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dior Black Cannage Quilted Leather Granville Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This chic and feminine Granville tote is from Dior. The bag is crafted from Cannage quilted leather. Black in colour, it is easy to carry around. It features dual handles with the si...
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2010s Tote Bags

Vintage Bonnie Cashin for Coach Dinky Tote Bag Red Leather Handbag 1960s
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage 60s Bonnie Cashin for Coach Red tote bag or dinky, likely made in the 60s. White contrast stitching, partial lined in Cashin's 'Mexican stripe' fabric w/...
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1960s Tote Bags

Prada Beige Saffiano Lux Leather Medium Double Zip Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand on design, this Double Zip tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and styled minimally with ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Hermes Birkin 25cm Vert Verone Jewel-Toned Lagoon Togo Gold HardwareBag NEW
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Vert Verone Jewel-Toned Lagoon Togo Gold HardwareBag NEW Uber chic and gorgeous Baby Birkin for the modern fashionista! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel '90s Vintage Black Caviar Leather CC Timeless Portfolio Tote Bag
Located in New York, NY
Chanel '90s Vintage Black Caviar Leather Timeless Flat Tote Bag. Features stitched CC logo with leather laced chain straps and CHANEL zipper pull. Made In: Italy Year of Production:...
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1990s Tote Bags

Celine Burgundy Leather Tie Knot Bag Tote Satchel
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, leading International Fashion Authenticators. The certificate will be provided at no further cost...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Dior Dark Brown Cannage Leather Granville Chain Link Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This chic and feminine tote is from Dior. The bag is crafted from Cannage-detailed leather. Dark brown in color, the tote is easy to carry around. The bag features two chain straps, ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Black Pebbled Leather Medium Soho Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Soho tote is one of the many designs by Gucci that is loved by women worldwide. The bag is constructed from pebbled leather and designed with the signature GG on the front. It f...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dior Metallic Leather Mini Diorissimo Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Diorissimo tote from Dior is a timeless piece. The leather bag comes in a luxurious shade of metallic with silver-tone hardware and Dior letter charms. It features double top han...
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2010s Tote Bags

Black Patent Leather Soft Shopper Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This shopper tote from Dior is a timeless piece. The bag is crafted from luxurious black patent leather and has the cannage pattern. It features double top handles, protective feet a...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dior Pink/Silver Tweed and Leather Medium Lady Dior Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Lady Dior tote is a Dior creation that has gained recognition worldwide and is today a coveted bag that every fashionista craves to possess. This pink tote has been crafted from ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complete an elegant look with this beautiful Gucci Horsebit tote. It is crafted from leather and has the iconic Horsebit accent in gold-tone on the front. The black bag opens to a ca...
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2010s Tote Bags

Burberry Black Leather Buckle Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Subtle and elegant, this Buckle tote from Burberry is just what you need. Crafted with the finest leather, the bag will do justice to both style and comfort. It features dual handles...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Rouge Fauviste Monogram Vernis Brea MM Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The feminine shape of Louis Vuitton's Brea is inspired by the doctor's bag. Crafted from Monogram Vernis in burgundy, the bag has a perfect finish. The fabric interior is spacious an...
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2010s Tote Bags

HERMES Herline tote PM unisex tote bag gray
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic HERMES Herline tote PM unisex tote bag gray. The color is Gray. The outside material is Nylon. The pattern is Herline totePM. Rank AB signs of wear (Small) Used product...
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2010s Tote Bags

HERMES Herline tote MM unisex tote bag gray
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic HERMES Herline tote MM unisex tote bag gray. The color is Gray. The outside material is Canvas. The pattern is Herline toteMM. Rank AB signs of wear (Small) Used product...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Purple Saffiano Lux Leather Large Double Zip Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Featuring a grand design, this Double Zip tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. This gorgeous bag, structured to perfection, is covered in a purple hue. It is constr...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Gold Saffiano Metal Leather Nano Double Zip Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feminine in shape and grand on design, this Nano Double Zip tote by Prada will be a loved addition to your closet. It has been crafted from Saffiano leather and styled minimally with...
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2010s Tote Bags

Burberry Grey/Black Beat Check Nylon and Patent Leather Lowry Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Burberry's Lowry tote deserves to be in every fashionista's bag collection! Meticulously crafted from patent leather and nylon, the bag features a lovely grey beat check exterior alo...
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2010s Tote Bags

Prada Black Saffiano Lux Leather Large Gardener's Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
High in appeal and style, this tote is a Prada creation. It has been crafted from Saffiano Lux leather and shaped to exude class and luxury. The bag comes with two handles and a spac...
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2010s Tote Bags

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Printed Canvas and Leather Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This floral-printed canvas and leather tote is apt for daily use With an expertly lined fabric interior and two leather handles, this can accommodate all your essentials. This piece,...
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2010s Tote Bags