Cuyana’s Leather Work Tote Bag Is An Editor Favorite

Each element of the Cuyana System Tote comes in a range of chic, neutral shades—Black, Caramel, Cappuccino, Dark Olive, or Light Stone—plus seasonal options . We love that we can coordinate a matching set or mix things up for a more playful take on the classic tote. We found it hard to fit anything inside the Bellroy Classic Tote, as its interior was too cramped and tight with pockets. With so much interior organization, it was just too difficult to use.

Although it’s a nice tote, it didn’t fit for any situation we could find. Testers were confounded by this bag’s nylon material and the brass grommets on its bottom . I think the Steele Canvas looks chic, and though it may not be as useful as the L.L.Bean, it deserves credit for being a great beach bag. We tested the Hayden in light brown, which proved to be a pleasant and multipurpose color. Many of the other versions of the bag are aggressively unpleasant to look at—but as long as you stick to brown or black, you should be fine. Many Wirecutter testers took issue with the Hayden’s zipper top, which doesn’t cover all the way across.

You cannot exchange items unless they are defective or damaged. If you have a product that you feel has a defect, Cuyana offers a 2-year warranty on all orders. The Cuyana repair policy is free of charge and covers manufacturing defects.

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Wherever you’re toting it, you can select a 3-in-1 system exactly catered to your schedule below or at Cuyana. If you are looking for a quality do-it-all tote without crossing into the four-digit territory yet expect nothing less than exquisite craftsmanship, The Cuyana System Tote is the bag for you. The Adjustable Strap transforms the clutch or the entire tote into a crossbody bag. We were surprised to learn that this seemingly simple bag is a day bag, crossbody bag, evening clutch, and work bag, all in one.