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It’s Time for Totes Pt. 2: Vineyard Vines, Lilly, Lands End, LL Bean, J Crew, Preppy Princess, Rachel Pally, Eric Javits, Hogan Sport & More!

Vineyard Vines Weekender Patchwork Tote Vineyard Vines Anchors Woven Classic Tote

The Princess hoped to have this posted yesterday, but when there is breaking sale news at J Crew, what’s a girl to do? Let’s start with the Vineyard Vines Patchwork Weekender tote, très merveilleux, oui? But TP remains partial to the Anchors Woven Classic Tote, also from the Vines. When it comes to preppy totes, it’s simply not a proper list without at least one example from LL Bean, such as their Camden Embroidered tote, always in style and available in a number of different colors and embroidered motifs.

LL Bean Camden Tote

We also adore Bean’s Tidepool Boat & Tote, “Made in Maine, proven around the world” as its described; an excellent bag that was showcased yesterday by brilliant blogger Muffy Martini. It’s shown below in both the Lobster and the Crab motifs, there’s also a Trout version and it is available in two different sizes.

LL Bean Tidepool Tote LL Bean Tidepool Lobster version Boat & Tote

Of course, Land’s End has been known to keep a few totes in stock, not the least of which is the Grosgrain Canvas Tote, seen below, as well as their Printed Box Canvas tote, also seen below.

Land\'s Lands End preppy Grosgrain Canvas Tote Lands End Printed Box Canvas Tote

We move to the other coast with this set of Half Moon Bay totes from the Preppy Princess, also available in a fabulous stripe pattern, the Charlevoix Tote set. In case you are not familiar with Charlevoix, it is located on neither the Atlantic or Pacific coasts, but smack dab in the middle of Michigan’s Gold coast. (Nor should it be confused with Chicago’s Gold coast either. So much to keep track of… oh my.) At any rate, both sets come with three bags that are just great for toting home the groceries, carrying beach towels and accompanying accoutrements, you name it, with the largest a healthy 20 x 11 x 13! (Okay, we admit to being very proud of these, but they *are* are a great buy at all three for only $36!)

Preppy Princess Half Moon Bay Tote Set

Preppy Princess 3 pack Charlevoix Totes

We promised more Lilly and here is the very basic, but oh-so-wonderful Lilly Pulitzer Large Via Palm tote, and it’s actually on sale at Village Palm. And because The Princess is always thinking of your pocketbook, here’s one that’s a borderline tote from J Crew, and it just happens to be on sale. We say borderline because it is not super-wide, but still, this Mayfair Magazine tote is sweet, sleek and oh-so-chic. What could be better to slip your magazines into for the walk to the beach?

Lilly Pulitzer large Via Tote at Village Palm J Crew Mayfair Magazine Tote

If you are looking for something a tad more elegant, then the Eric Javits Donut tote is a consideration in either the black or white version, and you should definitely think about the Hogan Sport Simple as well, both of them at Needless Markup, Neimans. Are they preppy totes in the classic sense of that term? No. Would either one make a great tote? Absolutely.

Eric Javits Donut Tote at Neiman MarcusHOgan Sport Simple Tote Neiman Marcus

This next one is a particular favorite for its clean lines and spacious interior: the Rachel Pally Striped Beach Bag. (I bet it could become a favorite of yours as well!)

Rachel Pally Striped Beach Bag tote Rachel Palley Striped Beach Bag tote

There are more of course, always more, but we have simply run out of time today. Fear not; appropriate high tech ( little stickies) measures have been taken to safeguard their whereabouts until next time. They shan’t be forgotten. Have a simply stupendous Thursday!


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It’s Time for Totes Pt. 1: Longchamps, Lilly & Pucci Prints!

If we are going to converse on the topic of totes, then we must come out with it and admit we lust after one (truth be told, it’s actually more than one) from the generally-not-considered-preppy Longchamp line, their Lumiere Tropicale Handbag in the Shades of Green colorway. At only 10″ square we consider it something akin to a Baby Tote, but it is 5″ wide, making it tote-like, yes?

Longchamps Lumiere Tropciale at Magnums

Then there’s also Longchamp’s Lumiere Tropicale Tote, in their Shades of Orange stripes, also a looker. And don’t let it be said The Princess isn’t into practicality these days, as this one is larger than our previous example and could easily double as a carry-on if one is forced to travel in Economy Class on holiday. (Oh dear, what a dreary thought.)

Longchamps Tropicale Lumiere Oranges at Magnums

Additionally we are in love with this fabulous offerings seen below from Roman Savell, dubbed the Resort Tote. When you click on the link, be sure to go through all six additional images so you can see the thermal insulated bottom, simply a divine addition to a tote! Whilst the majority of Savell’s Handbags and Mom Bags would not be considered ‘preppy,’ TP thinks this one fits the bill perfectly. (The Princess is also fond of Savell because the logo bar is mercifully small by today’s standards.)

Roman Savell Blue Tote Roman Savell Red Tote

And then we simply have to show one of our favorites, the Pucci Sundial Canvas Beach Bag exclusively at Net-a-Porter. (We simply lovelovelove all Pucci prints and can’t seem to get enough of them.) When you buy this one, you’re also doing something for a good cause; all net proceeds go to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer® Worldwide. Besides that, you have to love a bag when its only logo is inside on the magnetic snap, other than the hidden signature on the fabric, a la Lilly.

Emilio Pucci Sundial Canvas Beach Bag Tote Emilio Pucci Sundial Canvas Tote Interior CU

Speaking of Lilly, it just doesn’t seem right to talk about totes without mentioning one of hers. In fact, we’ll do one today and another one in out Tote Part Two, coming tomorrow. Here is the kinda’ wacky, kinda’ wow, kind of PVC-ish pair of Lilly Pulitzer Beach Totes from Horchow. (TP had no idea they carried Lilly!)

Horchow Collection Lilly Beach Bags

Frankly, we much prefer the large Lilly Via tote, available almost anywhere you find Lilly.

Lilly Pulitzer Via Tote



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