After a full year of working from home, office dressing continues to look very different for many of us. While the daily commute is not a reality for most, there is still a need to carry around your mobile office in a put-together way. Whether it's for a coffee shop break or spending time in a nearby park, a polished work bag that can carry a laptop, all the cords, and your basic essentials is still necessary for you to be able to plug into the virtual office. One of the biggest handbag trends from the Spring 2021 runways was an oversized tote, which is conveniently functional since stationary offices have evolved. This roundup of work bags at various price points will keep you on trend but also totally buttoned up for any professional setting.
This Madewell tote is a bestselling staple in their bag offering. We love the black and brown combo; you never feel like your shoes don’t match it.
We love Rothy’s for their stylish answer to recycled plastic bottles, and this tote looks light years away from its origins.
Cuyana’s leather tote is sure bet for a classic and high-quality work bag that you can also have the option of monogramming. We love it in the burgundy shade.
If there was ever a tote bag been more iconic than the L.L. Bean canvas, it’s 100 percent this Telfar style that sells out within minutes. Make sure to get on top of the drops in order to secure your bag.
This classic leather Anne Klein tote is an insanely chic option for under $100.
This tote is a perfect all-day companion that fits snugly on the shoulder. It can definitely hold a ton, making it the ideal choice to stash your laptop aaand whatever else you need for a weekend getaway.
Lauren Ralph Lauren’s embossed leather tote in a power red commands attention in any meeting.
Kassl’s puffy tote is a statement-making option that doubles as a pillow for road trips. You’re welcome.
It-brand Khaite does their take on the XXL tote in a tulip shape that is insanely elegant.
This knit number is a surprisingly versatile and welcome break from usual nylon or leather tote styles.
Valentino’s signature “rockstud” detail gets the supersized treatment—just in time for the supersized tote trend.
Gucci’s “Off The Grid” collection is made from recycled nylon in their effort to contribute to circular fashion. Yes, it’s possible to be green and chic.
A structured camel leather tote is always a polished look for when you've got to be on your A-game.
A clever play on a monogrammed tote, this Off-White will have people guessing who is “O.F.F”.
The brass hardware and contrast stitching on this Dooney & Bourke offering makes your daily tote a subtle statement-maker.
This slouchy tote from Brahmin fits snugly over the shoulder, ensuring no annoying strap slipping.
This Longchamp tote is a far cry from the nylon “pilage” style you may have worn in high school, but trust that is just as wearable.
The two-tone neutrals on this bag is an unexpected twist on a every-day carryall.
This coated cotton tote gives the illusion of patent leather, but is much more lightweight and only requires a wipe-clean to keep it looking fresh.
When this bag is called the “work tote,” we gotta listen. May we recommend it in the mint green, so it’s not all work and no play?
The body of this stylish tote is made up of recycled metal tabs—I mean, how cool is that?
Leave it to famed leather house Ferragamo to come up with the perfectly subtle slouch on this classic tote you’ll have forever.