Please recommend another daily bag to carry with my main handbag


~Mind, Body, Soul~
Feb 23, 2007
I either wear a Longchamp Planetes large tote or a BE Love Me or I'm Beautiful Midi. I think a BE Rock Me, Take Me Everywhere, or a Make Me Smile would work too.


& My Motos & Shoes!
Sep 13, 2006
The Windy City
you sound just like me!! They usually call me the "Bag Lady" at work because I always have my handbag/purse as well as a pretty good size tote that I carry a lot of the same things you mentioned (umbrella, a change of shoes, a book/few mags, an emergency kit from the office, etc)

I usually buy something inexpensive as it gets used and abused pretty heavily - I also like to change them out every 6 mos or so (depending on its current condition).

For a while, I was using the "My Bag Cares" tote bag ( it's large but lightweight and can fit on the shoulder. They also plant a tree in your name for every bag you buy! So not only is it an affordable, practical bag, you're doing something good when you buy one!!

I carried one of those for a while (I went thru two of them!), and now I'm carrying a Marc Jacobs "Special Items" canvas tote that cost me $28 ( I also bought a few of the Nylon Eco Totes ( ) which I use when I do my grocery shopping or need something fast & lightweight. There's also a reusable fabric Eco bag that works as a tote bag too (

I like to use something that's (1) a good size, (2) lightweight, and (3) inexpensive, since I use them pretty heavily and I don't have to worry about ruining it - if it starts to get worn out or I tire of the way it looks, I just simply replace it with another one!
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Handbags R Us
Feb 2, 2006
Thank you for everyone's great recs. Vesna, thanks for the pics of your bags. I love love love the pink and mauve YSL, its stunning, I love it, but may be out of my price range. The colours are gorgeous and is just what I am looking for.

iluvmybags - yes we sound alike. :smile: I liked the choices you recommended, especially the Marc Jacobs canvas tote as that is a good size for me plus its affordable. I am definitely a bag lady as to add to my main handbag, I also carry a gym bag - so all in all I usually carry around 3 bags a day :smile:

Thanks again for everyone's replies.


Dec 11, 2009
I second the Hervè Chapelier suggestion. Their bags are nice and roomy, come in many sizes and colour combos and the price is right for their value.


my little etoupe
May 5, 2006
Welcome to my world. I thought about the Herve Chapelier but settled w/ WANT Les Essentials. It's a different take on Longchamp Les Pliage.