While you may not be heading back to school
per se, the start of September calls out for a fresh POV. Hence the need for a brand spankin' new work wardrobe
and a busy-girl-approved bag that gets you from point A to point B. Whether you're a nine-to-fiver or are just glued to your MacBook Air, odds are you're well aware that stylish laptop bags are far and few between. But swipe through: We've found 13 commuter-friendly work totes
and grown-up backpacks that are large enough to fit all your ish ... and then some.
BennyBee Cognac Messenger Bag 15'' ($465):
Maximum haul meets minimal effort. This messenger bag is just about as mass transit-friendly and FROW-ready as it gets. Add backpack straps (or don't) for a top-notch lewk.
Clare V Attaché ($385):
And they said business and pleasure couldn't be mixed. Style this Clare V leopard calf-hair tote with an Oxford shirt and menswear-inspired brogues for A+ boardroom style.
Madewell Zipper Transport Tote ($188):
The numbers are in: You'll reach for Madewell's ubiquitous transport tote (now available in millennial pink) approximately a gazillion times a day. It's just the right size for a weekday commute or spur-of-the-moment farmers' market run.
Kate Spade Cameron Street Audrey ($348):
Stow your 13-inch MacBook in the middle compartment, your AirPods in the exterior pocket, and any bits and bobs elsewhere.
Everlane The Day Magazine Tote ($165):
Less is more. Everlane's Italian leather magazine tote flaunts an insanely sleek build that's not only easy on the eyes, but hella functional too.
Zara Plaid Print Shopper Bag ($90): As if
we could turn down this '90s-esque fluorescent tartan shopper bag worthy of Cher Horowitz
. Did we mention that the compact shape is practically made for a tablet or 11-inch laptop? Oh yes.
Cuyana Work Satchel ($475):
They don't just call it the work satchel
for nothing. Day or night, conference calls or cocktails, this all-encompassing handbag — complete with a hands-free crossbody strap and a bevy of interior pockets — is a busy girl's organized dream.
Away The Daypack ($145):
The purveyors behind your fave suitcase brand are back with a versatile daypack that will help you be more organized this school year. Between the cushioned laptop sleeve, streamlined silhouette, and easy-access pockets, what more could you ask for?
Kara Clear Pinch Tote ($325):
Ah, we can see clearly now. This beach-bound PVC tote is exactly what the doc ordered for an off-the-grid business trip.
Sarah Bassler Leonie Tote ($250):
Size down? Not this bish. Introducing the work carry-all that's good to go for those days when you need to tote (and do) ALL the things.
Calpak Kaya Blush Laptop Backpack ($89):
Rack up the frequent flyer miles with Calpak's blush-toned backpack (15-inch laptop users rejoice!) that's fit for city commutes and overnight travels alike. The adjustable straps will distribute weight evenly across your shoulders for maximum ease.
OAD New York Prism Grand ($615):
Behold, OAD New York's spacious It-girl-approved Prism Grand, a true style MVP. Between the oxblood hue, convertible strap, and slew of sneaky compartments, this bad boy is designed with future CEOs in mind.
Which of these laptop-friendly bags will you be toting this fall? Follow us on Pinterest for more style inspo!
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