Large tote Designer Bags for the Summer


The warm rays of summer have finally shone down on us over the past few weeks and it is official summer is here! Horahh! With that comes all of the new items we get to see fit for the little clothing we get to wear.  We look at our favourite five designer handbags that would be perfect for the summer and its joys.


Gucci Sukey

The signature and recognisable Gucci fabric with detachable interlocking G charm,  leather trim and gold stunning features. The stunning bag comes with a double top handle which has a arm sized 7″ drop. A classic magnetic snap button closure, snap sides, an inside zip pocket for loose change or keys, fully lined Gucci inside.

This tote bag is 19″ wide by 13″ tall and is made in the Fashion source Italy!

We love this bag due to its traditional Gucci print, the beige colour that can compliment any outfit and works expertly well with the handbag print. It’s large enough to carry all of our feminine possessions. Fits snugly under the arm and looks superb with a pair of matching brown wedges.

The Sukey comes in a variety of colours so if the beige isn’t your favourite you can always get any one of the other colours.

RRP £540.00

Gucci Sukey Handbag
Gucci Sukey

Reed Krakoff Editor Satchal

Strong firm structured handbag, this supple bleached bridle leather bag with dramatic buckled straps with a spacious side pocket. The bag has a 5″ handle size with two flap pockets that are outside the bag for smaller safe keeping items and one zip pocket. It also has protective feet underneath the bag for when and ‘if’ you choose to put this beautiful piece of craftsmanship down for a second! The inside of the bag also has two open pockets and a zip for lipsticks, change and other important bits. There is also a center compartment and two further compartments surrounding it. Lined in cotton for an excellent finish.

The size of the bag 11¾”W X 7¾”H

We love this tote because of its firm structure large presence with an unprecedented amount of space. We love the colour, the detail of the buckle with several internal components.

RRP £726.00

Reed Krakoff Editor
Reed Krakoff Editor



Valentino Aphrodite Single Handle Bag

The Aphrodite bow bag is a classic tote, rich silhouette shape with a large beautiful perfect bow and a mid pleat. A unique one handle gives the bag a beautiful finish. The handle has a 6″ drop with a magnetic closing flap to secure the bag together. The bag has one intimate zip for the personal items, it also has a great addition of two mobile phone pockets for the iPhone or blackberry lovers. Lined with satin material and the metal feet for protection.

Made from Vitello and is 12″H X 14″W X 5½”D in size.

We love the uniqueness of this bag, the huge statement bow and beige colour is perfect for large summer shades and cute summer shorts. The bag has only one handle which is an odd feature but we love it.

RRP £655.00


Valentino Aphrodite Single Handle Bag
Valentino Aphrodite


Prada Saffiano Zip Calfskin Tote

A signature piece by Prada a large tote calfskin bag with the typical Prada stamp skin and finish, small brevetto top handles and a removable shoulder strap. The two top handles have a small 3″ drop for the perfect “handbag” feel. Doubly the bag also has a removable shoulder strap of “13-17” drop for traditional shoulder bag lovers. The bag has gold protective metal feet with two center zip compartments. The bag has one inside pocket for safe keeping items and two open inside pockets which allows separation of products. The bag is lined with signature jacquard material and made in Italy.

A large size of 14″W X 10″H X 6″D

We love the traditional shape of this bag, it boats luxury and it is another nude tone but with a different feel. The only bag we have suggested so far with the double handle. A small prada sign means the bag is not overtly designer but the luxury and quality does!

RRP: £1,150.00

Prada Saffiano Zip Calfskin Tote
Prada Saffiano


The Akris: Ai Medium Horsehair Top Handle Bag

The trapezium design made from finely worn horsehair and calfskin rim and trim with beautiful closure tabs that can be folded in with dual functionality as it can be worn as a tote or handbag.  The handles are a 7″ drop whilst the bag has a cute turn lock closure. Protective metal feet. Inside has a one inside zip pocket and a further two inside open pockets for larger items. With a luxury leather lining and horsehair Mongolian dyed skin.

16″W X 13″H X 5″D

Why we love this bag? It’s obvious; the pretty diamond shape and its simple yet amazing duality of the bag from trapeze to square. A stunning handbag ideal for the chic women of 2011.

RRP £2852.00

Ai Medium Horsehair Top Handle Bag


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