The tote bag may be the most practical and versatile handbag known to womankind. While it may have a reputation as being a little boring-we think the tote bag is in the midst of a renaissance. Whether you're looking for a high street steal or a designer investment; a colorful carryall or a sophisticated work bag, we've found a smart tote to suit any style.

We can attribute the return of the tote to accessories masters like Celine, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Michael Kors. With their oversize carryalls suddenly becoming "it" bags, classic totes from Longchamp, Goyard, and Louis Vuitton feel fresh again, too.

Some of our favorite new totes this fall come from contemporary lines we love like Madewell, Kate Spade New York and Rebecca Minkoff. Bold shades of red and fuschia provide that key pop of color we need this time of year; while rich browns and of course, black, will never go out of style.

Our go-to high street brand, Zara, makes this season's best steal-a generous shopper in burgundy leather that's just $35; while Salvatore Ferragamo's sleek black tote tops off our ten best bags as the splurge-worthy investment.

Shop our 10 favorite totes to suit any personality above, but honestly, we can't blame you if you want one of each-we certainly do!

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