the things they carried

designer totes will make your summer way better.

by steff yotka

The Dior resort '15 show last week put one thing on our minds that we just can't shake: canvas bags. For the collection, Raf Simons reimagined some of the classic Dior handbag shapes in canvas with the logo embroidered on; the end result melded the texture of a dress form with the mindset of a tote bag.

But instead of waiting until the resort collections to hit stores (usually late November) to get your hands on a Dior tote, we rounded up the best designer tote bags to carry all summer long. So you can be prepared to hit the beach with your Marc by Marc Jacobs sunset bag slung over your shoulder or do some serious shopping with your canvas APC bag. See our fave in the slideshow...happy toting!

APC Canvas Tote -- $130

Acne Cavas Tote -- $250

Proenza Schouler Canvas and Leather Tote -- $995

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote -- $98

Kenzo Leather Tote -- $685

Marni Printed PVC Tote -- $340

Kitsune Canvas "Parisien" Tote -- $89

Valentino Canvas Tote -- $1,545

Balenciaga Canvas Tote -- $865

Vivenne Westwood Cat Canvas Tote -- $470

Kate Spade Canvas Tote -- $198

Anya Hindmarch Canvas Tote -- $379

Christian Dior Resort '15 Purse

Volcom Tote -- $15