i've decided that a big canvas tote will be purchased by me in late spring early summer. it seems like a classic staple. i got interested when i saw one in an apartment therapy house tour oddly enough. it got me searching and comparing totes from various preppy online retailers and i ended up liking the land's end ones best. they are cheap and you can get them monogrammed, which i might- just with my first initial. not only will it be a great beach and market bag, but also good for storing sweaters and accessories in my closet during the winter months.