12 Gym Bags That Are Stylish Enough to Schlep to the Office

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KAT IRLIN

A sign of becoming a functioning adult typically involves throwing your sneakers, sports bra, water bottle, top, and pants into a gym bag for that workout class after work, then carrying a separate bag that has your phone, laptop, tampons, and 500 other "just in case" items. But the only thing worse than schlepping a gym bag to the office is schlepping one that looks like you're on the way to your two-week sabbatical. (No, Susan, I'm just going to Rumble later.) Keep it light, cool, and casual with these stylish gym bags, below.

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The Roomiest
Large Metro Tote
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MZ Wallace
$235.00

MZ Wallace's easy to clean Metro Tote, which also comes in a small and medium size, can fit a change of clothes, sneakers, boxing gloves, and a water bottle comfortably without struggling to close the zipper. Magic. 

2
Bestseller
Sports Gym Bag with Shoes Compartment
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Boost Amazon
$25.98

Sweaty gym clothes are every woman's worst enemy. Boost's top-rated gym bag comes with a wet pocket to throw in drenched items along with a separate compartment for your shoes so you don't have to worry about your clean towel touching the bottom of them. (Gross.)

3
Most Functional
Favorites Duffel Bag
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Adidas
$100.00

If you're a light packer, Adidas' small mesh duffel bag comes with an interior sleeve to slide your laptop in and a detachable bag for your shoes. Talk about functional.

4
Best for Running...to Brunch
Woom Paneled Shell Tote
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Isabel Marant Net-a-Porter
$140.00

Fall in love with Isabel Marant's colorblocked tote that gives off '90s vibes. It's perfect for that weekend workout sesh followed by brunch with your girlfriends.

5
Best for Commuting
Large Sport Backpack
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Baggu
$84.00

If you're more of a backpack kind of gal (and have a chiropractor in the family), Baggu's large sport backpack can fit a 15-inch laptop inside the main compartment, comes with two zippered pockets for extra knick knacks, and has a drawstring close that's hidden when you buckle it completely. Safety!

6
Most Fun
"After This We're Getting Tacos" Gym Bag
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Ban.do
$35.00

The only motivation you need to actually get yourself to the gym: tacos. 

7
Best for Sweaty People
On My Level Bag 19L
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Lululemon
$128.00

Lululemon's crossover bag has Meredith Blake written all over it, which is probably why it's so damn chic. The waterproof bag has a removable shoulder strap and an interior pouch for your water bottle...just make sure not to wash it!

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Most Lightweight
FP Movement x Aloha Duffel
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ALOHA Collection Free People
$68.00

You'll feel like you're barely carrying anything while using Free People's lightweight duffel. While it's probably not the sturdiest pick out there, it will get the job done. The three styles—paint splatter, black and yellow, and sky—make it worth it.

9
For New Moms
Wellington Baby Bag
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STATE Bags
$255.00

Translation for "baby bag:" Spacious, functional, and easily wipeable when your underarm sweat (sorry) inevitably soaks up the strap. Store your phone, wallet, and other belongings in the separate detachable pockets so you won't have to dig through your bag for your keys after class.

10
For the Minimalists
Caraa x Athleta Convertible Backpack
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Athleta
$138.00

When two brands known for their athleisure collaborate, you know it has to be good. The Caraa x Athleta backpack has a fully removable (!) pouch for sneakers and the entire thing is made out of mesh material to get rid of excess moisture. You can totally get away with carrying this (and only this) baby to the office.

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Best for Work and Play
The Everywhere Bag
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Away Travel
$195.00

Away's Everywhere Bag is meant for, well, everywhere. People who work in a less casual office space will appreciate the briefcase-like style if they're rushing straight to a meeting. Nobody will ever be able to tell what's inside.

12
Best for Throwing Sh*t In
Strand Duffel Bag
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Herschel Supply Co. Nordstrom
$65.00

Herschel's canvas duffel bag also doubles as an overnight bag. Come for the snap-down sides, stay for the roomy interior. Yes, Susan, I actually am heading out of town this weekend.

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