I'm always looking for bags that'll do double duty, and in particular modern lightweight totes that can double up as my gym bag when I'm away
I'm not talking about the type of gym tote you leave your trainers in - for ever - and never clean out, but more of a bag that you'll be happy to take pretty much anywhere that you'll simply have to sort after each trip. Prada gym tote anyone? That's my lust for the day.
I particularly love - other than Prada's metallic nylon tote - Ted Baker's navy and black nylon tote with leather handles which would do perfectly from travel to town and Liphault's City Plume Duffle which along with being as light as a feather has a sewn in strap on the back so you can hook it over your wheelie - I have one and wouldn't go anywhere without it.
Longchamp's Le Pliage Tote is one of the best because you can take it in one of your other totes all folded into its little pocket for when shopping gets the better of you. It'll take you to the gym, out for the day and carry it with you all the time.....just in case.
It's great to have a collection of bags to change as and when the mood takes you, but when you're on the move, travelling, nothing works as well as a double duty lightweight tote.