WE ALL KNOW THE TOTE BAG IS MORE THAN JUST A BAG. FOR MANY OF US, WE QUITE LITERALLY CARRY OUR LIVES IN IT. FOR ME, IT WASN’T UNCOMMON TO FIND 27 GUM WRAPPERS, 5 LIP BALMS + 3 NOTEBOOKS CIRCA 2015 FLOATING AROUND THE DEPTHS OF MINE. THAT WAS UNTIL I DISCOVERED MY TOTE BAG COULD BE JUST AS MUCH ABOUT FUNCTION AS IT WAS ABOUT FORM.
At Sans Beast we love a functional vegan bag + each one of our totes have been designed with versatility + function in mind - built to ensure organisation of your treasures is at the core of their being. Gone are the days of throwing everything you own into the deep abyss of your tote, never to be seen again. Today, I jumped right into exploring each of our Sans Beast vegan totes, to give you an insiders view of what we love about each style in the family.
The Archive Tote is a favourite amongst our beast community. It’s our version of a classic tote + its versatility is key to any cruelty free, 'I mean business' wardrobe rotation.
At 46cm wide + 31cm high it’s roomy enough to cater for daily essentials, paperwork + tech. It features a purpose built padded middle pocket that will fit your 13” laptop but fear not, you can still fit your 15” laptop in the main compartment.
It has slots for your smartphone + internal + external pockets for holding your keys, sunnies, wallet or anything you want to be able to easily grab + go.
The great thing about The Archive Tote is it can be used for anything. We’ve seen it used for work, study, travel + even as the most stylish baby bag you ever did see. The recycled pebbled surface is super hardy and easy to wipe down.
I love that it incorporates the Sans Beast signature webbing, but also has longer shoulder straps, so even from the way I carry it, I can express my own daily style.
THE 9 TO 5 + BEYOND
Gadget by name + gadget by nature, this vegan bag is the definition of functional. The Gadget Tote is perfect for anyone who loves to be in control, as everything has a home + everything has its place.
The Gadget naturally lends itself to being the perfect office colleague because it’s perfectly shaped to fit your 13" laptop, documents + other office essentials....also because it won’t roll in late to meetings or eat smelly food at its desk.
Your smartphone + favourite cards can easily slide into the front + it has pockets on the inside to fit your personal essentials such as make up, hand sanitiser + purse.
Whilst it’s perfect for the office, The Gadget Tote is still sleek enough to be your confidant at after work drinks. My favourite design feature is the adjustable shoulder straps - the eyelets + pin buckles allow me to wear the bag at varying lengths, depending on my outfit + how I want to carry The Gadget.
We know our Sans Beast beauties are anything but standard so why would our tote bags be? We've broken a naming convention by calling the Brief Liaison Tote a tote, as it has one top handle versus two - but as it's quite totey (new word) in nature, the name has stuck. AND it can do all that a tote bag can do...but look far more distinctive doing it.
The storage compartments will fit your tablet (up to 9" high), a favourite book, your water bottle, a jumper - you name it. The Brief Liaison Tote features all the Sans Beast signatures you know + love: the boxy shape, Barricade branded webbing adjustable strap + vintage luggage inspired handle.
Like a lot of our pieces, it’s designed to be personalised based on your individual style. Wear it as a shoulder bag or a cross body bag. We’ve even seen a crafty few purchase a second Barricade Strap + turn it into a backpack using the D rings on the back.
The Brief Liaison Tote is stylish, functional + versatile. A piece you will wear for years to come.
The Overflow Tote is our cotton/ canvas tote + a real no brainer. It is robust yet simple + the branded webbing still make it stand out from the pack.
This one makes a great gym bag, an overnighter or the perfect companion to take with you to the grocery store or the markets.
Whilst uncomplicated it still features a zipped pouch inside to stash all your hidden treasures like your phone, keys + small wallet.
Don’t believe me? Here’s what Rebecca E had to say about her Overflow:
"This bag is the best bag for just about any reason you can imagine. Gym bag Perfect - holds your water, your towel, your keys/wallet/phone, your protein and your record of your workout. Ducking to the shops Holds your keys/wallet/phone/list and your groceries. Heading to the beach Holds your sunscreen, your towels, your keys/wallet/phone and your book. It is literally the perfect everyday bag."
So now go forth with what I’ve told you + take back control of your tote bag.