So exactly what is a handbag tote? The tote is an open-top, bag with long shoulder straps or lengthy handles. Some straps are longer than others but most usually fall by the waist or around the elbow.
These types of handbags are very popular because they are so flexible and practical—perfect for casual wear. And it used to be that some women felt subconscious for carrying around a large handbag. But not any more because nowadays designers have gotten into the act since they realize that women want a large handbag.