With vaccinations widely available across the country, it seems like most people are leaving the house like they used to. Whether you’re planning a day of errands, a weekend jaunt to Cape Cod, or an extended stay in Puglia, a tote bag is essential for days out and about. Made of lightweight nylon, this on-sale one from Tumi has a lot going for it: It’s sleek enough to carry around a city, but roomy enough to serve as a carry-on for short trips — and has a back strap that you can use to slide it onto rolling luggage if you’re traveling heavier. Should you not need to tote it on your return trip, the material will also allow you to easily pack it down into a larger suitcase. We found it while rummaging through Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale, where there is lots more Tumi travel gear — from suitcases to backpacks (with matching totes) to wallets — deeply discounted through June 6.
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