Raise your hand if you're finally going to swap that overused tote you've been bringing with you to work the past two years once this is all over? (*Quietly raises hand.*) 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 behind us—brands 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.
Found: The shoulder bag that'll be your go-to bag for every interview moving forward.
Purchase FEED's medium crossbody bag and provide 75 school meals to children in schools around the world. Although it may not fit your laptop, it's an ideal bag for the days when you can leave your computer at the office.
Messenger bag, but make it chic. Have you seen a more beautiful bag than this oversized fold-over piece? Yvonne Koné is known for its minimalist accessories made out of natural leather.
Keep it laidback and cool with Rag & Bone's leather tote, which has a neoprene-lined interior to slip your laptop in and protect it from scratches.
For a classic business feel, this large tote will fit all of your essentials—phone, ID card, latest book club read—and won't lose its shape when you set it down underneath your desk.
Telfar's totes are so popular that the brand's signature style—available in 17 different colors—is often sold out. If you're lucky, you'll be able to snag a small, medium, or large when they become available again.
For the days when you're heading straight to the bar post-work to meet that Hinge date, Rebecca Minkoff's honey shoulder bag says, "I'm a boss, but I still like to have fun."
For a work/gym bag hybrid, allow us to introduce Lululemon's large tote bag that will fit a laptop, sneakers, and then some.
For work or errands, J.Crew's bestselling 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.
Coach's Cashin tote screams, "I'm a professional, but I also have great taste" for those Very Important Meetings.
This Allsaints leather crossbody will take you straight from the office to drinks after a few too many long nights at the office.
For more casual work environments, use Madewell's cute reusable canvas tote and show Mother Nature how much you appreciate her when you also carry it to the park on the weekends.
Tod's elegant tote dipped in crocodile print is one of the bags you don't want to reserve for your laptop, so make sure to carry it on the days you can leave your 13-inch at the office.
Hassle-free commutes call for a cute knapsack like this MZ Wallace metro backpack that will come in handy during post-work grocery runs.
I can't say enough great things about Everlane's Form Bag—my go-to work bag for the past year. 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.
Don't wait for 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.
Working moms will appreciate Hatch's anti-diaper bag, which, you guessed it, looks absolutely nothing like a traditional diaper bag. It has enough room to put your laptop, wallet, and notebook in one section, and your baby's diaper, bottle, and book in the other. You'll never feel like you have to switch your bag when you're running from daycare dropoff to work again.
Whether it's in black, navy, or taupe, this large Kate Spade laptop bag is every commuter's dream and the perfect work trip companion. It features a zipper closure, interior zipper pocket, exterior side pocket for your phone, and a place to stash your papers (...you know, if you still have those).
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.
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.
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.
The croc-embossed hand-held satchel of our dreams doubles as a crossbody for when you can't hold your coffee, your phone, and our bag at once. Plus, it has a theft-proof zipper for busy rush hour commutes.
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