The Joy Of The Tote

From work to play, discover our favourite carry-it-all styles

If there’s one bag that will never go out of fashion, it’s the hard-working, fit-your-life-in-it tote bag. Every person needs one in their style repertoire and especially now that hybrid working is in fully swing.


Let’s be honest, totes used to be seen as a bit naff and therefore not given much consideration in the style stakes. Not anymore. They’ve really upped their game and there are choices aplenty, depending what your carry-all needs are. Perhaps you’re looking for something sleek, leather and office appropriate? Or you’re on the look out for a shopper that’s practical enough for Saturday morning errands but looks cool when you show up for brunch? Practical yes, but with all the personality you’d expect from a Lulu.


Whatever your specifics, forget trying to cram everything you need into a slimline shoulder bag and embrace the wonders of XXL sizing instead. Here’s a rundown on some of our favorites.

Casual Carly

Heading somewhere overnight after work? Carly could be the perfect solution. Give practicality a playful Lulu spin with our lip-quilted Travel Tote in Black with contrast white stitching. Stash your laptop in the interior pocket and carry by the padded grab handles or adjustable logo crossbody strap. Good to go!

Fun-loving Lolly

Witty and fun, Lolly is the cool girl’s tote with her pop art-inspired colorful lip design. Inspired by designs from the Lulu archive, Lolly encapsulates quintessential British charm and is perfect for when you want to be playful with your bag. Crafted from soft and textured felt, she comes with retro acrylic handles and signature striped interior.

Smart Sam

With an interior laptop pocket, Black leather Sam is your classic-chic work Tote with a playful Lulu twist thanks to the signature lip detailing. With a zip fastening and two internal pockets, it's the perfect choice for keeping you organized. We love this bag for weekend fun, too - for those occasions when you need to look polished. Lunch with the in-laws?

Indispensible Ivy

Count the ways we love Ivy. She’s practical, spacious, comes with an extra pouch to organize your small-and-importants and is perfect for the office (as well as wherever you have reservations after work). Crafted from the softest leather, with a chic minimal shape and a range of colors to choose from, including our new Pebble shade, what’s not to love?

Springtime Sienna

Get into a Spring state of mind with our leather trimmed Jute Sienna Tote with mixed media embroidery. With a scene from Lulu's home in the Cotswolds, Sienna features 3D embroidered detailing including some fluffy friends – sheep! Notice the beautiful embroidered knot stitch used on the pink blossom tree. She is large enough for your laptop and all your essentials plus so full of the joys of spring!


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