14 Non-Boring Work Bags You'll Be Proud to Schlep Around

Design by Morgan McMullen

We've all splurged on the tote that barely fits our laptop because we thought it was "professional," then proceeded to form a guilty conscience because we're "ruining the bag" by stuffing it in and not using it for what it's made for. I'm happy to report those days are officially over—brands like Everlane and Cuyana have created spacious bags made to fit all of the essentials and not look like you're carrying a weekender into the office everyday. Ahead, we've rounded up stylish work bags for every budget.

The Practical One

I can't say enough great things about Everlane's Form Bag—my go-to work bag for the past five months. It fits my laptop perfectly, along with all of my loose items. I often switch between using it as a messenger bag or letting it hang on my right shoulder, and it's chic enough to wear to an event straight after work. 

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A Little Staycation
Genuine People

Don't wait to use your vacation days to whip this baby out. For something a little different, Genuine People's clear tote with bamboo handles will let your co-workers know you have great taste and you're all about that work-life balance. 

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A Masseuse-Approved Knapsack
MZ Wallace

Hassle-free commutes call for a cute knapsack like this MZ Wallace pick equipped with a padded laptop compartment and two handles to carry it into meetings. Genius. 

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Kabir Fernandez
Summer Fridays Denim

Switch it up during the summer with this denim everyday tote. It holds a 15-inch Macbook and has plenty of pockets to stash loose change and hair ties. Wear it on your shoulder with the adjustable strap or use the handles on the days you decide to skip the morning coffee. 

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The Two-for-One

Walk into work feeling great everyday knowing your rustic leather tote provides 100 meals to children in need. Add a leather tassel to complete the look. 

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A Real Stand-Up Tote
MICHAEL Michael Kors Michael Kors

For a classic business feel, this Michael Kors nylon tote comes with convenient side pockets for all your essentials—phone, ID card, latest book club read—and won't lose its shape when you set it down underneath your desk. 

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Canvas, But Make It Professional
WANT Les Essentiels Shopbop

Canvas isn't only made for the weekends. This shopper tote with leather handles is durable enough to wear everyday without feeling like you're wearing it out. 

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Say My Name, Say My Name

Never worry about tipping over with any spillable lunch items again with this roomy pebbled leather Cuyana tote. Minimal lovers will appreciate the clean aesthetic and the thoughtful option to customize it with monogrammed initials. 

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A Not-So-Basic Suede Shopper
Clare V. Nordstrom

If this camel handbag isn't convincing you to swap out your tote for a luxe shopper-style, nothing will.

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A No-Frills Shoulder Bag
Longchamp Bloomingdales

It may just be a newer version of the one you've had since high school, but that doesn't mean it's not grown-up enough to be your polished everyday bag.

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The Classic Leather Bucket
Mansur Gavriel Net-a-Porter

Oh, you fancy huh? The red interior elevates this Tuscan leather bucket bag into a coveted accessory you'll keep for the rest of your life. It's great for interviews and Very Important Meetings.  

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Pretty in Millennial Pink
Madewell Nordstrom

If black isn't your thing, opt for this pretty pastel option that you'll never have trouble ID'ing at coat check.

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Modern and Spacious
Angela Roi

For the women who carry their entire lives around in their bags, this Angela Roi one has more space than you'll ever need—in handcrafted vegan leather, nonetheless.

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The croc-embossed hand-held satchel of our dreams doubles as a crossbody for when you can't hold your coffee, your phone, and your bag at once. Plus, it has a theft-proof zipper for busy rush hour commutes.


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