Made-to-order: the future of sustainability

Why are Tote Bags so useful?

We’ve all heard about tote bags, what makes a bag such? A tote bag is one of the very few bags which manages to effortlessly combine practicality with style. With long shoulder handles and spaciousness at the core of its design, a tote bag is a highly versatile piece which can be used for a number of purposes. Tote bags are commonly used for carrying shopping. The tote bag’s bigger size makes it perfect for transporting essentials and for providing a comfortable and reusable alternative to plastic shopping bags. Because of their spacious capacity, tote bags also make fantastic work bags which look smart yet are able to hold everyday essentials such as food, extra clothes, water bottles, etc. The stylish nature of tote bags means they may be used as casual fashion accessories, for practicality or used to make a statement on more formal occasions.

At Cherchez La Femme, our mission to inspire you to make the most sustainable choice, so we want to give you a few reasons why you should opt for a tote bag and what you can use this piece for.

Carry your lunch to work

Tote bags are superior in strength compared to plastic and paper bags so you can easily transport your food and drink to work, and if you spill anything in them, they’re also super easy to clean.

Hold your gym kit

You can use a tote bag to carry your trainers and gym outfit, which is much easier and more stylish than a sports bag.

Store things in your wardrobe

Tote bags can also be used as tools for organisation. They can be filled with stuff, clothed and shoes and stored together in drawers or the bottom of a wardrobe, or hung inside wardrobe doors.

Carry your shopping

Whether you’re going food shopping or clothes shopping, you can use tote bags to carry all the products you purchase on that day. It makes it easier to carry heavier pieces as the weight is on your shoulder and not in your hand, as well as helping your pocket with all those single-use bags you end up purchasing when shopping.

Carry your laptop

Tote bags are the perfect laptop-size and will usually hold 15kg in weight. You can carry your laptop with ease and even pop paperwork in there too to ensure it doesn’t crease.


With most cotton tote bags, everything above always needs to be weather permitting. At Cherchez La Femme, we wanted to make sure you can count on your tote bag no matter what is going on out there.

All our leather tote bags have spacious interiors and double grab handles. This means you have the space to carry your shopping home or transport your laptop to work with ease, and without having to worry about it getting wet on rainy days. Designed with style in mind, our totes are available in our four branded prints.

Our practical shoulder bag is made from sturdy Ripstop parachute fabric, making it wonderfully waterproof, easy to clean and easy to fold up into the palm of your hand. It's reusable, which makes it the perfect ethical choice, as well as being a fabulous add-on accessory with any outfit. We think it’s not too much to ask for a carrier bag that doesn’t harm the planet and these fabric tote bags are the perfect sustainable choice, whether it’s a gift to someone you love, or to yourself.

We can’t wait to see how you make use of our totes!

Lots of love,

Cherchez La Femme team

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