The 19 Best Laptop Bags for Women to Take Everywhere

Yes, they exist!

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If you're anything like me, you've long been on the hunt for a work bag that carries your laptop but doesn't, well, actually look like a laptop bag. Chances are, you've probably seen the best laptop backpacks on the market and decided that you instead want to opt for a laptop-friendly tote bag. Or maybe your leather tote bag simply isn't cutting it anymore. Whatever the reason, the editors at Marie Claire have rounded up the best laptop bags for women on the market right now, and our picks are hard to beat.  

Now, let's break down to what makes a good laptop bag the best laptop bag. Like most things, it difference lies in the details. Shilpa Shah (opens in new tab), the founder of sustainable clothing and accessories brand Cuyana (opens in new tab)—you'll spot a few bags on this list from the line—told us what she looks for in a laptop-friendly bag, as well as the bag she'd recommend to recent college graduates who are in need of a work-ready tote bag for their first time in the workplace.  

"A good laptop bag should carry you seamlessly from your office desk to a dinner reservation," she says. Shah notes that versatility is key, as is the fact that it should include "organizational compartments for functionality and versatility." Finding a bag with the perfect amount of compartments means that you won't be stuck digging around the bottom of your favorite cotton tote bag for your keys or a pen. When it comes to her post-grad pick, the bag she recommends also happens to be her favorite: the Cuyana System Tote, which is designed with three-in-one capabilities to make your commute just a little easier.

Keep reading to shop Shah's favorite laptop bags alongside picks from people who use them the most: Marie Claire editors; freelance writers who work on the go; and industry professionals who are constantly traveling.  

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.  

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