11 Fab Handbags Big Enough To Fit Your Entire Life In Them

Laptop and change of clothes included.

I never understand women who walk around with tiny crossbody satchels or, even worse, clutches. How the heck do they fit their wallet, phone, laptop, makeup, comfortable shoes, cardigan, water bottle, snacks and magazines in a bag the size of an apple? And if they don’t, how do they survive without all of it?

Unless I’m going to a fancy dinner, I carry my entire life with me and don’t want it any other way – a girl’s gotta be prepared for anything, like a spontaneous weekend getaway. However, big bags tend to look bulky and boring, often placing more importance on functionality than style.

I’ve become quite an expert on finding handbags that are roomy, easy to carry (long, soft straps are a must) and, most of all, stylish and on trend. Here are 11 handbags you’ll love to fill with your everyday essentials and carry around all day.

1. Tory Burch Block T Bucket Tote

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Bucket bags are all the rage this year, but most of them are quite small. This supersize black beauty by Tory Burch is sure to handle all your stuff.

Buy it here.

2. Balenciaga Papier A4 Zip Around


This clever tote is a true transformer; the sides unzip to increase its size. With plenty of pockets and even a vanity mirror inside, it’s every busy woman’s dream.

Buy it here.

3. Topshop Studded Top Handle Tote Bag


Oozing a strong rockstar vibe with gold studs and red leather, this Topshop tote is proof big handbags don’t have to be boring.

Buy it here.

4. Chloé Isa Leather Shopper

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With its simple shape and beautiful brown leather, this Chloé tote is timeless.

Buy it here.

5. Michael Kors Miranda Large Leather Shoulder Bag

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Comfortably carry this blue stunner over your shoulder with the long, wide strap, or casually slide the shorter strap over your arm.

Buy it here.

6. Kate Spade Weston Avenue Brice


Grey and navy look good with anything – and anyway, who could resist Kate Spade?

Buy it here.

7. Stella McCartney Beckett Shoulder Bag


Thanks to its envelope shape, this Stella McCartney bag looks smaller than it is, but the soft, flexible fabric will widen to carry everything you need.

Buy it here.

8. Fiorelli Blakely Fold Over Backpack


The best kind of bag for a lot of stuff is, of course, a backpack. And when it looks this gorgeous, it’s a win-win.

Buy it here.

9. Anthropologie Rockwell Grande Tote


This fab Anthropologie tote is elegant enough to suit fancy occasions and still offers enough room to house more than just your phone and lipstick.

Buy it here.

10. Marc Jacobs Incognito Large Leather Tote


A bowler bag never disappoints. Classic, sophisticated and, most importantly, large enough to carry a bowling ball back in the day. Enough said.

Buy it here.

11. Karl Lagerfeld Leather Shopper With Luggage Tag


It’s simple but fun, thanks to a memento of Karl Lagerfeld’s fave cat Choupette dangling from the handle. What’s not to love?

Buy it here.

Images via anthropologie.com, asos.com, farfetch.com, katespade.com, michaelkors.com, mytheresa.com, net-a-porter.com, shopbop.com, stylebop.com, theoutnet.com, topshop.com.   

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