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STYLE: THE TOTE GUIDE TO AN ORGANISED LIFE.

WE ALL KNOW THE TOTE BAG IS MORE THAN JUST A BAG. FOR MANY OF US, WE QUITE LITERALLY CARRY OUR LIVES IN IT. BUT WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, SEARCHING BLINDLY INTO THE DEPTHS OF A CAVERNOUS BAG, UNABLE TO FIND THE ITEM WE WANT. HOW MUCH BETTER WOULD IT BE TO HAVE A VEGAN TOTE BAG THAT'S AS MUCH ABOUT FUNCTION AS IT IS ABOUT FORM?

 

At Sans Beast we love a functional bag + each one of our vegan 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, we jump 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 CLASSIC

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 a super stylish baby bag. The recycled pebbled surface is really durable and easy to wipe down.

We love that it incorporates the Sans Beast signature webbing, but also has longer shoulder straps, so even from the way you carry it, you can express your own daily style.  The webbing handles can be tucked down inside the bag, giving it a completely different look.

 

The Archive vegan tote is made from recycled PU and is currently available in Noir (black) and Mahogany (warm brown). Images below are from the fabulous @hellomrgroom.

 

 Two images side by side, of Neri out + about in Melbourne CBD with The Archive Tote.

 

THE 9 TO 5 + BEYOND


Gadget by name + gadget by nature, this vegan bag is the very 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. 

Here's what a customer told us about her Gadget: "The pockets... oh THE POCKETS! All my things have a perfect little home within the many organisation friendly pockets...Functional, beautiful and considered - what more could you want." - Angelina

The Gadget naturally lends itself to being the perfect work bag because it’s perfectly shaped to fit your 13" laptop, documents + other office essentials.

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 great as a vegan laptop bag for the office, The Gadget Tote is still sleek enough to be your companion at after work drinks. Our favourite design feature is the adjustable shoulder straps - the eyelets + pin buckles allow you to wear the bag at varying lengths, depending on your outfit, so it goes with more in your wardrobe.

The Gadget Tote is available in Noir (black) and Ginger (tan).

 

 Two images, side by side, of Juliette holding a Noir + Ginger Gadget Tote. Type is a review of the product: “The pockets... oh THE POCKETS! All my things have  a perfect little home within the many organisation friendly  pockets... Functional, beautiful and considered - what more  could you want?”  Angelina, The Gadget Tote.

THE POWERHOUSE

In 2021, we welcomed the Daytripper Tote to the Sans Beast vegan tote family.  Designed as a baby bag or an overnight bag / weekender, the Daytripper is a complete powerhouse of storage + functionality.   

It has so many pockets inside, including elasticated pockets that are perfect for bottles, as well as space for nappies, change of clothes, change mat - it really will fit everything you need.  

The Daytripper has adjustable straps, making it easy to carry on your shoulder or grab with your hand, and for maximum versatility points it also comes with a branded Barricade bag strap so you can wear it crossbody.  

If you're using it as a travel bag, there's external slider pockets for passport + travel docs, plus that huge roomy interior.  Our favourite feature is the slider pocket on the back that fits over a suitcase wheely handle - it makes travelling with luggage just so easy. 

The Daytripper is available in Noir (black) and Mahogany (warm brown) recycled PU.

 Two images side by side: Juliette holding the Daytripper in Noir + a still life of the Daytripper at Cactus Country.

 

THE ALL-ROUNDER 

The Activist Tote is as close as we come to a simple, big tote bag - but we still couldn't do without some bespoke pockets for organisation + storage.  The inside is open + roomy, so has plenty of space for laptop, charger, wallet + makeup for work, or gym clothes, water bottle + trainers for after work exercise. 

There's also two slider pockets that are great for phone or glasses, and a zipped pocket so you can tuck your wallet + keys away safely.

It's the perfect work bag - especially in combo with a small crossbody bag in complimentary tones.  We love the practicality of keeping important treasures close in a crossbody bag, and using a larger tote for bulkier items.  

The Activist is available in Noir, Midnight, Plum, Spearmint + Chestnut.

 Two images, side by side, of Juliette with Activist Totes in Midnight + Spearmint.

THE ADVENTURER

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 it can do all that a tote bag can do...and 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 crossbody 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 a stylish, functional + versatile vegan bag - a piece you will wear for years to come. 

Available in Noir (black) silken or croco emboss finish.

 

 Two images, side by side: Shamita holding a Brief Liaison Tote + a still life image of the tote sitting in fresh greenery.

 

 

THE EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL

The Overflow Tote is our cotton/ canvas tote + a real no brainer. It is robust yet simple + the branded webbing still makes 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. 

Here’s what a customer 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." - Rebecca

 Two images, side by side: Juliette holding three Overflow Totes, + a cropped view of the Chestnut Overflow in the cactus fields. Review of the product says: “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.”  Rebecca, The Overflow Tote.

 

The Overflow is currently available in Noir, Mustard, Chestnut + Lilac. 

So now go forth + choose your favourite vegan tote bag to keep you organised.

Happy shopping.

Studio SB XO