Upgrade your office style with these work totes and bags that will fit a laptop plus everything you need to get down to business. Sometimes it can feel like you’re lugging your whole life to the office; between your purse, laptop bag, and lunch bag, it’s a lot!
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There’s a better way. Consolidate a few bags into one tote or bag that will make your life easier. A good work bag should serve multiple functions to make your life easier.
Especially if you are commuting in public transit, your bag should be lightweight and easy to carry. Here are some stylish work bags that you’ll love to carry.
Workwear Totes + Bags for Women
TUMI Voyageur Sheryl Nylon Business Tote
Lightweight and spacious, this nylon tote has dual interior compartments with a center zip divider. Also has top carry handles with a flat base with protective metal feet.
Dimensions : 16 3/4″W x 12 1/2″H x 6 3/4″D
MICHAEL KORS Karlie Large Straw and Pebbled Leather Tote
Spacious Interior offers plenty of space for day-to-day essentials including your laptop. This summer-ready bag is a perfect update during those warmer months.
Dimensions : 17″W x 11.5″H x 6.75″D
TARGET Athleisure Soft Tote Handbag
This soft tote bag has a spacious main compartment and a padded laptop pocket with a zip closure. Made of recycled polyester and only $30!
Dimensions : 13″H x 18.5″W x 6″D
KATE SPADE The Little Better Sam Nylon Laptop Backpack
Durable recycled nylon backpack with adjustable straps and top handle. Fits up to 15″ laptop and has 3 interior large slip pockets.
Dimensions : 15.5″H x 11.5″W x 5.9D
TARGET Reversible Tote Handbag
This reversible faux leather tote bag gives you two options in one! Double-handle tote design with tie closure to keep things intact.
Dimensions : 14.5″H x 11″W x 7.75″D
CALPAK Haven Laptop Tote Bag
Removable laptop sleeve to keep your computer safe. Durable handles, open-top tote, and also covered by the 1-year Limited CALPAK warranty. Comes in 4 different colors.
Dimensions : 16″H x 12.5″W x 5″D
DAGNE DOVER Vida Cotton Tote Bag
Looking for a sustainable, vegan option? This 100% organic cotton bag was made with no pesticides, no GMOs, and no pollutants. The large option can hold a laptop up to 16″ in an interior slip pocket. Also has a neoprene water bottle holder.
Dimensions : 14″H x 18.5″L x 6.25″W
REBECCA MINKOFF Megan Leather Tote
Polished tote with clip-lock hardware detail gives this bag a distinguished feel. With slightly, structured silhouette makes it the perfect tote for work.
Dimensions : 14″W x 12″H x 6″D
MADEWELL The Transport Leather Tote
This open-top transport tote is sleek and minimal. Perfect for your everyday tote and can transition to a weekend bag with ease.
Dimensions : 14″W x 14″H x 7 ½”D
KATE SPADE Essential Large Work Tote
This is such a classic toffee-colored tote. I love the flap closure for keeping all your possession safe. It’s also able to fit a 15″ laptop.
Dimensions : 11.6″H x 14.2″W x 6″D
Tips For Shopping for the Best Work Bag
Size + Dimensions
The size of your work bag is a big factor depending on what you choose to carry with you to the office. If you work with a laptop, you’ll want to consider the size before shopping for a bag. You will also have to take into account everything else you’ll be carrying in your work bag.
Will you be consolidating your work bag and purse? If so, look for bags with compartments. If your tote doesn’t have any, you can purchase a purse organizing insert to make your life easier. Again, take a look at the insert dimensions prior to purchasing so you know it will fit.
When shopping for a work bag, consider the elements. That’s right, you’ll need to think about the material and how it will hold up during your commute. While many get to work in their private vehicle, there are so many people who use public transportation to get to work or even walk to work.
Look for materials that you won’t mind getting wet or materials that are easy to clean. Some water-resistant materials are nylon and vegan leather. You’ll also want to consider how easy it is to carry. Crossbody bags or backpacks may be a more functional and comfortable choice.
Depending on your budget, you may be purchasing one bag for work. Get the most use and keep it stylish by choosing a neutral color that will coordinate with most of your outfits. You could choose from black, brown, beige, gray or taupe.
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