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13 Cute Laptop Bags That Are Chicer 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 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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Nadia Woven Tote Bag

Come for the chic square handles, stay for the snap magnetic closure. When summer finally rolls around, add a little fun to your outfit with Anthropologie's roomy woven tote bag. 

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O-Ring Shopper Tote Bag
Urban Outfitters

Minimalists will appreciate this slouchy shopper tote with an interior zipper pouch. At $49, you can buy two (it also comes in white or brown!) when you want something a little different on the weekend, but you're also a creature of habit. 

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Graham Canvas Tote

It's not a regular canvas tote, it's a cool canvas tote. While STATE is typically known for its leather backpacks, the everyday canvas tote is as cool as it is functional with its large main compartment to fit all of the essentials (i.e. laptop and extra pair of gym clothes). 

Proceeds from this bag will support Seeds of Peace, "a program bringing together teens from across lines of conflict and difference to experience the magic of summer camp."

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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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Denim Bag

Can you tell it's almost 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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Simone Leather Satchel
Dagne Dover Nordstrom

If you're not already the boss, you'll certainly look like one carrying around this pebble-leathered satchel. It's large enough to fit a 13-inch laptop and features a phone, card, and pen holder in the interior.

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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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Work Satchel

This multi-functional satchel 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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Ryan Laptop Bag
Dagne Dover

If you don't care about your laptop bag actually looking like a laptop bag, go for Dagne Dover's heather grey messenger that has plenty of room to stuff your laptop, notebook, pens, wallet, etc. It comes in seven pretty colors if grey isn't your thing. 

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The Transport Crossbody Bag
Madewell Shopbop

They call this bag the transport crossbody for a reason—it will make your commute seamless. It has just the right amount of depth and width to fit your laptop vertically or horizontally.

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Go Dash Dot Bucket Tote
Go Dash Dot Free People

If not for the separate shoe compartment alone, you'll be obsessed with Go Dash Dot's sporty bag that has a padded laptop section and a laundry pouch. Talk about functional.

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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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