From the inimitable Kate Moss to the much-copied Alexa Chung to new head-turner Suki Waterhouse, the Brits are known for their groovy style. And is there any brand more quintessentially British than Liberty London? Opened as a store on Regent Street in 1875, Arthur Liberty launched in-house apparel in 1884, and they’ve been a longstanding staple of English fashion ever since.
Now, well over a century later, Liberty London’s colorful and spirited totes feel equally perfect for freely frolicking seaside or maneuvering urban streets. Coated lightweight canvas, finished with comfortably thin shoulder straps, comes in a variety of different palettes, from hyper-bright to pale and neutral. They fold into a compact size, so they’re ideal for travel, and these totes are reasonably priced, particularly compared to Goyard and Louis Vuitton totes. Style, practicality, and accessibility: they’ve got it all, along with much more spunk than Longchamp bags. Liberty London Marlborough totes for $450-$745 at Neiman Marcus.