Fit for Lugging

Photo: Mitchell Feinberg

Now that it’s safe to assume the warm weather has stabilized (hello, mid-seventies!), activities like walking to work, eating lunch outside, and escaping early on Fridays can begin in earnest. All of which require additional carrying capacity (extra shoes, a sandwich, reading material, overnight gear). Carlos Falchi’s faux-python Barbarella tote ($220 at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St.; 212-753-7300) is fashionably metallic and roomy enough for all purposes, and its bright floral lining makes finding your keys at the bottom much easier. (It’s also the most glamorous grocery bag ever.) For a panoply of totes, click ahead.

Striped Straw Beach – $12.50 Old Navy 610 Sixth Ave., at 18th St.; 212-645-0663.

Gerbera – $32 Mxyplyzyk 125 Greenwich Ave., at 13th St.; 212-989-4300.

Great Lakes – $20 Built by Wendy 7 Centre Market Pl., nr. Broome St.; 212-925-6538.

Eco Shopper Jellybean – $30 MoMA Design Store 81 Spring St., nr. Crosby St.; 646-613-1367.

Patchwork Madras – $44.50 J.Crew 30 Rockefeller Plaza, nr. 50th St.; 212-765-4227.

Urban Beach – $46 Refinery 254 Smith St., nr. Degraw St., Carroll Gardens; 718-643-7861.

Lands End Leeward – $89.50 Sears 50 Mall Dr. W., Jersey City, N.J.; 201-420-5307.

FCUK Carnival Cocktail – $118 Macy’s 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400.

Metallic Woven Hobo – $158 Banana Republic 130 E. 59th St., at Lexington Ave.; 212-751-5570.

Valerie – $169 Club Monaco 6 W. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-459-9863.

Mercado – $195 Kate Spade 135 Fifth Ave., at 20th St.; 212-358-0420.

Hamptons Men’s Canvas Weekend – $398 Coach 445 W. Broadway, at Prince St.; 212-473-6925.

Metallic City – $875 Lambertson Truex 692 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St.; 212-604-9494.

Photographs by Davies + Starr

Fit for Lugging