Work-Ready Bags to Tote Around In and Outside the Office


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If your new year involves heading back to the office, it’s totally normal to be freaking out a little. After all, that #wfh life usually doesn’t involve a commute (or let’s be honest, even wearing shoes). Before you begin your officewear overhaul and start shopping for jackets, blouses and everything else, start with work-ready bags. We’ve rounded up our favorite styles for stashing your tech, to-do lists, and all of the other things you need for the day!

1. Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote, $49

Perfect for work *and* play, this reversible tote features a fun leopard print on one side and a chic black silhouette on the other!

2. Madewell Zip-Top Medium Transport Leather Tote, $178

We can’t round up a list of work-ready bags and not include Madewell! Available in three colors, this zippered tote can be carried two ways (with top handles or the detachable shoulder strap), has plenty of room for all of your tech and even features an exterior pocket for all of those essentials you need in a flash.

3. Baggu Cloud Nylon Canvas Tote, $56

If you’d like to introduce a little pattern to your workwear, reach for this Baggu! It’s made from durable and machine-washable nylon canvas, offers plenty of space for everything you need and there are plenty of patterns and colors at the ready!

4. Tory Burch Perry Triple Compartment Leather Tote, $348

Keep it structured and chic with this versatile silhouette from Tory Burch! This work-friendly tote features three interior compartments for organization, so you won’t be digging in your bag for long. Pick from two colors!

5. Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote, $198

If you don’t wanna mess around with zippers, opt for this semi-structured tote with a clip lock! We’re also big fans of this versatile grey shade — it goes with everything!

6. Rag + Bone Passenger Leather Tote, $555

Classic enough for the office but cool enough for the weekend, this slouchy designer bag offers the best of both worlds.

7. Street Level Faux Leather Tote, $59

This bag channels big Stella McCartney vibes and we are here for it! Plus, it’s sizeable enough for tucking away your tablet and work notes and everything else you need after 5 PM.

8. Madewell Sydney Leather Tote, $188

Yep, our work-ready bag rotation includes another do-it-all Madewell pick! A bit slouchier than the zippered tote, this delicious olive color will play well with just about anything in your office-friendly wardrobe.

9. Talbots Oversized Printed Tote, $139

Introduce a little pattern to your office outfit with this oversized tote! The roomy interior ensures you’ll have more than enough space for everything you need for your 9-5.

Need a little outfit inspiration before returning to the office? We got you — check out our favorite stylish gals on Instagram!

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