What are Ladies Tote Bags UK and How You Use One?

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Posted on April 22 2019

What are Ladies Tote Bags UK and How You Use One?

 We sell a lot of ladies tote bags UK here at Cherry Cherry and we are often asked what they are. The easiest way to explain them is that they are a large bag suitable for toting a lot of stuff! They can sometimes be known as carry-all bags, for exactly the same reason. There are actually a wide range of tote bag styles, from reuseable cotton ones to smart leather ones, but while the actual material may vary the four key points of a tote bag remain the same:

#1 Size

Tote handbags UK tend to be on the larger side – they have to be! A good tote bag will be big enough to carry everything you need for the day – a laptop, purse, sun cream, even gym clothes. One of the main benefits of a tote bag is its versatility - think you might need something during the day? Just throw it in your tote bag.

#2 Shoulder Straps

Another universal feature of a tote bag is its wide open top and two long should straps. These long straps allow the tote bag to hang nicely on the shoulder while the open top make getting things in and out of the bag easy. It also allows you to see what’s in your bag easily.  Most tote bags have a wide-open interior, but some do feature pockets which allow for basic organisation.

#3 Unstructured (or structured)

Many tote bags are simply big bags with straps – and they don’t have any structure at all – such as a brightly decorated cotton shopping bag for example. On the other hand, you can get really structured tote bags that can make you feel like you are carrying a cardboard box! You can also get something in between, so a tote bag with a removeable bottom – meaning you can choose whether to have it structured or unstructured.

#4 Style and Function

Beautiful cotton tote bags in bold colours can complement any clothing style, without compromising on function – and they are not only stunning but durable too.

Obviously, the main benefit of a cotton tote bag, is that it can help you to use less plastic bags while you are shopping but there are lots of other reasons why you should consider adding a tote bag to your wardrobe, including:


A natural cotton tote bag can be used for a variety of reasons, from a daily casual bag for when you are walking round town with your friends to helping you get all your stuff to the office and back in style. The beauty of tote bags is that they are so simple, and that’s what makes them so beautiful. They are such good value for money as well, that you can grab them in a variety of colours to suit your needs, and you can match them to your outfits, the occasion or even your personality.

Good Size

As we mentioned above, one of the main features of a tote bag is their size – meaning you can fit in lots of work or personal items with no trouble at all. If you want to carry around your school stuff, your work items or even your personal things in a fashionable way – a tote bag is the stylish yet durable way to do it.

Protecting the Environment

One of the best advantages of cotton tote bags is that they are easy to use, easy to fold, easy to carry, easy to wash and totally reuseable. Its impact on the environment, therefore, is much less than plastic bags you normally have to pay for when food shopping. As long as you wrap meat in waxed paper to protect your canvas bag, you can use it for grocery shopping, wash it and then use it again.

Amazing Travel Bags

Not only do tote bags make amazing everyday bags, they also work well as travel bags if you are going on a short trip, or a weekend away. You can pop in some pj’s, your face cream, your purse, your earphones and a book and you’re all set.

Value for Money

While this reason might be an obvious one, we didn’t want to leave it out. In fact, now is the perfect time to mention it. You can keep one or two in your car boot ready for your next shopping trip, or have them hanging on your coat rack so you can pick the perfect one for your chosen outfit. As affordable accessories go, the tote bag has to come near the top as they will more than exceed your quality and value expectations.

Complement your Personal Style

Do you know what is even better than using canvas tote bags for shopping and as everyday bags? Having cotton tote bags that reflect your personal style and personality. Bright colours, and bold patterns, they are perfect for adding a touch of fun to every outfit.

Easy to Maintain

Cotton tote bags are as easy to care for as they are wearable. You can wash them, as long as you keep your eye on the temperature as you don’t want them to shrink or lose colour. If you use your tote bag for shopping mostly, then you will probably need to wash them quite often to keep them fresh smelling and hygienic.


As well as being more environmentally friendly than using plastic bags, tote bags are also more sustainable as well. If you look after your tote bag correctly, then you should be able to use it for many years however they are not indestructible.  However, if your tote bag does start to show signs of wear and tear then there is no need to throw them away, you can recycle them into something else and give them a new life. For example, you could cut off the handles, pop in a cushion filler and sew up and make yourself a cute cushion for your bed. There are lots of things you can do.

Cherry Cherry have some cute women's tote bags UK which would make fabulous additions to your wardrobe.

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