A Definitive Guide to The Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs

comparing sizes of three marc jacobs the tote bags in different colors and sizes

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Although bestowed with a rather cheeky name, The Tote Bag design is forward in approach and raved about for its functionality, playfulness, stylish appeal, and attainable price point. If you’re considering this bag there are so many things to know like size options, materials and colors and how versatile it is. Since The Tote Bag’s debut in 2019, the unassuming design has never faltered from the Marc Jacobs modus operandi which is blending functionality with fashion. As a result, this piece has become a tried and true staple that you can take everywhere, so it’s about time we dive into what makes this bag such an icon.

The Tote Bag Sizes & Measurements

Part of what makes a bag appealing is its practicality and that has a lot to do with sizing. The more sizes a bag can come in the more options people have when it comes to deciding which one is best. The Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs comes in four sizes. 

The Tote Bag in size Mini (formerly known as the Micro) measures approximately 7.1″ x 5.9″ x 4.3″ 

The Tote Bag in size Small (formerly known as the Mini) measures approximately 10.2″ x 8.2″ x 5″

The Tote Bag in size Medium measures approximately  13″ x 11″ x 6″

The Tote Bag in size Large measures approximately 17″ x 13″ x 6″

MARC JACOBS Grained Calfskin Mini The Tote Bag in the color Rose Dust by FASHIONPHILE
MARC JACOBS Grained Calfskin Small The Tote Bag in the color Black by FASHIONPHILE
MARC JACOBS Grained Calfskin Medium The Tote Bag in the color Daybreak by FASHIONPHILE
MARC JACOBS Grained Calfskin Large The Tote Bag in the color Argan Oil by FASHIONPHILE

The Tote Bag Materials & Colors

Aside from its various size options, the Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag has no problem embracing endless looks. It’s been almost five years since the viral The Tote Bag entered the lives of the fashion elite. Since then, many iterations have been created giving The Tote Bag unquestionable stylish appeal and shoppers many more playful options to choose from. 

The Tote Bag in Canvas

The Tote Bag originally came in canvas crafted from 100% cotton. This is a great material to opt for if you’re seeking something lightweight, want something that can be easily folded flat when not being used, and a bag that could carry all your essentials from school or work to the farmer’s market to the beach and beyond. 

MARC JACOBS Cotton Canvas Small The Traveler Tote Bag in the color beige by FASHIONPHILE
Cotton Canvas
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The Tote Bag in Grained Calfskin Leather

Of course canvas is a classic but The Tote Bag also offers premium leather options for an added touch of chic featuring the iconic “The Tote Bag” logo embossed at the front. Like many luxury brands, Marc Jacobs has seasonal colors that are unique to a collection and classic colors for The Tote Bag that are almost always offered year around.  

MARC JACOBS Grained Calfskin Mini The Tote Bag in the color Citronella by FASHIONPHILE
Grained Calfskin
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The Tote Bag in Different Fabrics

To no surprise, as with any popular bag, the materials and colors expand beyond just canvas and leather. The Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs is also offered in many unique materials like washed denim, woven fabrics, terry, polyester cotton, and more.

MARC JACOBS Nylon The Mesh Tote Bag in the colors Yellow and Multicolor by FASHIONPHILE
Nylon Mesh
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Ways to Wear The Tote Bag

The Tote Bag comes in four different sizes and endless colors and materials. But those attributes are not the entirety of what makes The Tote Bag so coveted. Despite its very simple and unassuming design, The Tote Bag is extremely versatile too. You can wear the Tote Bag in several ways, making it a super functional investment. All sizes of The Tote Bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, on the arm, or handheld. With the exception of the Large size, The Tote Bag can also be worn crossbody. 

Check out the ways you can wear the Small Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag:

The Tote Bag garners praise for its practicality, playful charm, stylish allure, and accessible price range. When shopping for The Tote Bag, consider these factors previously mentioned. A note on price points: you can shop tons of near-new The Tote Bags from Marc Jacobs for under $500. These bags make great everyday bags and are wonderful contenders for everyday activities as well as travel! 

If you love The Tote Bag by Marc Jacobs, there are styles offered from other brands that are very similar such as The Shopping Tote by Telfar. If you’re interested, here is everything you need to know about Telfar Shopping Totes
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