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13 Cute Laptop Bags That Are More Chic Than a Backpack

It's time to switch it up.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Listen, laptop backpacks were made for a reason (to carry your tech safely, obviously). But sometimes a gal needs to go straight from the office to drinks without looking like she just came from homeroom, bookbag squarely across her shoulders. For those times, choose from these stylish totes and messenger bags, ahead. They'll fit your laptop (and more) when you just can't part with your screen.

The Longitude Tote
Away Travel

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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Circle Medium Leather Tote
Khaite Net-a-Porter

Excuse me while I obsess over this new Khaite circle leather tote. Upon first glance the gorgeous structured 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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Anna Basic Tote Bag
Urban Outfitters

Minimalists will appreciate this slouchy tote with an interior zipper pouch. At $39, you can buy two (it also comes in black!) when you want something a little different on the weekend, but you're also a creature of habit. 

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Sylvia Universal Slim Laptop Bag
Kate Spade

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 Sybil Tote
Stuart Weitzman

Come for the hand-painted edges, stay for the lobster claw clasp. If you're not already the boss, you'll certainly look like one carrying around this beautiful Stuart Weitzman flap tote bag. 

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Devon Bonded Leather Tote

Laptop or not, J.Crew's bestselling bonded leather tote is a classic wardrobe essential for on-the-go women who just need to throw all of their crap into their bag and head out. 

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Tia Slouchy Bucket Bag

Rummaging through your purse for your credit card? Never heard of it. If this slouchy bucket bag's exterior pocket doesn't excite you, let's talk about the comfy shoulder strap and four beautiful colors it comes in. 

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Classic Transport Tote With Rainbow Stripe
Madewell Shopbop

If you thought you loved Madewell's original transport tote, this rainbow stripe style will become your new favorite bag for spring and summer. 

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The Form Bag

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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Denim Bag

Can you tell that we're longing for summer? Take this '90s-inspired lightwash denim 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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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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City Tote

There will be no more worrying about forgetting an umbrella and having your laptop get soaked in the rain, thanks to Rains' waterproof city tote. The contemporary bag has a large main compartment, two inside pockets, durable shoulder straps, and a water-resistant zipper. Magic. 

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Jane Shoulder Bag
Angela Roi

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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