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Cute Laptop Bags That Are More Chic Than a Backpack

It's time to switch it up.

laptop bags
Design By Morgan McMullen

Listen, I have nothing against backpacks, but if I want to go to an event straight from the office without looking like I just came from homeroom (does this exist anymore?), I'm going to need a sturdy bag to carry my laptop that doesn't, uh, actually look like a laptop bag. Thanks to these gorgeous tote, crossbody, and shoulder bags that fit either a 13- or 15-inch laptop, ahead, I can do just that and so can you. Though we aren't going too many places these days, it doesn't hurt to add these laptop bags to your wish list or shop now and have a fresh bag to use when society returns to (somewhat) normal again.

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Bassi Market Tote
Goodee goodeeworld.com

Goodee's ethically-sourced Bassi Market Tote, equipped with snap closure so your laptop doesn't slip out, is made with handwoven fabric from Burkina Faso. Even better? The company is a certified B Corp, meaning it's part of a businesses community that "meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance" by reducing inequality and poverty. The brand also pledges to donate at least one percent of individual sales to environmental non-profits.  

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Best for Leather-Loving Minimalists
Filippo Bag
Yvonne Koné yvonnekone.com

Minimalists will appreciate Yvonne Koné's Italian leather Filippo Bag. I mean, can we talk about this understated bow that fastens the bag shut? 

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The Waterproof Option
On My Level Bag 19L
Lululemon lululemon.com

Lululemon's sporty chic waterproof nylon bag, complete with a top handle, is ideal for those gym-to-coffee-shop Saturdays when you need to get work done but want to get in a quick sweat sesh first. 

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The Extra Large Tote
Commercial Arrow Logo Tote
Off-White Farfetch

The most expensive tote you'll buy is from Off-White, which can basically fit three laptops into one bag. 

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Best for Interviews
Large Tote
Kintu New York kintunewyork.com

Kintu New York bags are crafted from 100 percent natural vegetable leather. Stash your laptop in the main compartment and loose items like lip gloss, hair ties, receipts, and, of course, your mask in the gorgeous front envelope pocket. 

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Best for Easy Phone Access
Gia Simple Tote
Frye thefryecompany.com

Frye is known for its premium leather, and this tote is a great carry-on bag to slip under an airplane seat. Throw your phone in the front pocket for easy access then slide your 13-inch laptop in the bag either vertically or horizontally. 

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Best for the Office
Manila All Purpose Tote Bag
Silver and RIley silverandriley.com

Expect plenty of compliments on Silver and RIley's classic tote bag when you strut into the office 10 minutes late for your meeting, iced coffee in hand. 

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Most Versatile
The Transport Tote
Madewell madewell.com

Madewell's original transport tote will become your new favorite bag for spring and summer thanks to its versatility and spaciousness that could fit a laptop and a pair of sneakers for that run in the park. 

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Most Sophisticated
Leather Tote

Elevate your office style with a Meghan Markle-approved tote (Strathberry is one of her favorite brands!) that's known for its signature bar closure. 

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The Investment Bag
Ophidia Leather-Trimmed Printed Coated-Canvas Tote
Gucci Net-a-Porter

We like to call this Gucci canvas tote the investment bag that...just so happens to fit your laptop. 

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Most Professional
Spencer Dome Universal Laptop Bag
Kate Spade katespade.com

This slim laptop bag is a smart investment for future job interviews or important meetings. There's enough room for your notebook, lipstick, papers, laptop (the interior sleeve fits a 13-inch or 15-inch), and it has removable straps. You'll look like you have your shit together every time.

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The Traditional Pick
Signature Tote
Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover is well-known for its range of traditional laptop bags, but this style looks like anything but, fitting most 15-inch laptops.

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For Monogram Lovers
Annie Tote
Clare V clarev.com

Please excuse me and my obsession with Clare V's tote that comes with a cute monogram, as shown here, for an additional $50 in any spot you want. Slide your laptop in horizontally and you're golden. 

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Most Storage
Crosby Tote
MZ Wallace mzwallace.com

MZ Wallace's Crosby Tote is super lightweight and comes equipped with its own special laptop compartment. Rummaging through your purse for your credit card? Never heard of it, thanks to these magical storage compartments.

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For Casual Strolls
Duck Bag
Baggu baggu.com

Baggu's Duck Bag screams summer. Take this leopard duck bag with you to a coffee shop when you have extra work to finish on the weekend, or simply to run errands. Carry it in your hands or over your shoulder with its adjustable strap. 

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Most Functional
The Form Bag
Everlane everlane.com

Every time I arrive at my desk with my Everlane Form Bag, my co-workers are shocked that I whip out my entire laptop from inside of it. A snug fit means it's safely secured during my commute, and the gorgeous Italian leather exterior allows me to take it to events after work without it looking like an actual work bag. Ten out of 10 recommend. 

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For...Literally Everything
The Longitude Tote
Away Travel awaytravel.com

Away's Longitude tote isn't solely reserved for the airport—the roomy interior fits a 13-inch laptop and a pair of gym clothes, which allows for a seamless commute to the office. If you want to go even bigger, the Longitude's sister tote, the Latitude, has room for a 15-inch laptop. The detachable interior zip pouch, key clip strap, and option to monogram are bonuses on both. 

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For Post-Work Shenanigans
Circle Medium Leather Tote
Khaite Net-a-Porter

Upon first glance the gorgeous structured circle silhouette doesn't scream "laptop bag," and that's exactly the point. We assure you it can fit a laptop and then some when you're heading straight from the office to drinks. 

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The Classic Tote
Classic Leather Zipper Tote

The most amazing part about this soft, lightweight tote isn't the seven gorgeous colors it comes in—its zipper is a rare commodity within the array of magnetic closures and exposed openings on the market. Take this on a quick weekend getaway or schlep it between home and work.

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The Sustainable Pick
Jane Shoulder Bag
Angela Roi angelaroi.com

Angela Roi's Jane shoulder bag, named after English anthropologist Jane Goodall, is a dream for every luxury-loving star sign with its accessibility to fit a 13- or 15-inch laptop and its gorgeous handcrafted vegan leather.


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