11 Stylish Work Bags for Every Budget
Finding the perfect “work bag” to invest in can be a difficult task – it needs to be roomy enough to fit everything from your touch up-makeup to snacks, yet versatile enough that it looks just as good with jeans on casual Friday as it does with a structured pencil skirt. From oversized shoulder totes to practical satchels, read on for 11 stylish work bags we wouldn’t mind schlepping around on the daily below.
1. SIFINI SHOULDER TOTE BAG
For gals who carry their entire lives around in their bags, this one from Amazon has more space than you’ll ever need (and comes with a sunglasses case to boot!). Plus for $22.99, you can’t beat the price.
Buy it: Sifini Shoulder Tote Bag, $22.99, at Amazon
2. ZARA STUDDED REVERSIBLE SHOPPER BAG
Not only does this chic studded bag from Zara look way more expensive than it actually is, but it’s also reversible – so you’re basically getting two bags in one. Now to decide which side to use first…
Buy it: Zara Studded Reversible Shopper Bag, $45.90, at Zara
3. CHELSEA28 LEIGH FAUX LEATHER TOTE
This beautiful tote by Chelsea28 not only has a roomy interior – it also comes with a clip-in zip pouch, perfect for storing all your lipstick options (because who carries just one?).
Buy it: Chelsea28 Leigh Faux Leather Tote, $122.59, at Nordstrom
4. Poppy & Peonies STELLA TOTE
This gorgeous tote bag works just as hard as you do. It can fit all your daily necessities and more! The bag comes with a built-in-14-inch padded laptop compartment, lots of pockets, a coin purse and a two water bottles compartments.
Buy it: the STELLA TOTE blush, $139.00
5. MATT & NAT BAXTER BAG
This stunning bag by the vegan (and Canadian!) handbag company Matt & Nat has a classic look that you’ll be using for years. We love this sophisticated burgundy colour as a versatile alternative to black for fall.
Buy it: Matt & Nat Baxter Bag, $145.00, at Matt & Nat
6. MATT & NAT SIMONI BAG
If you’re looking for something that reads more “handbag” than “work bag”, this stylish satchel (also by Matt & Nat) is the perfect option for carrying on and off the clock. We like that it also has Céline vibes, but for a fraction of the price.
Buy it: Matt & Nat Simoni Bag, $150.00, at Matt & Nat
7. MADEWELL ZIP TOP TRANSPORT LEATHER TOTE
This well-priced, quality-leather tote by Madewell is big enough to hold your lunch, laptop, and maybe even the kitchen sink. It also has a top zipper for extra security, making it perfect for busy rush hour commutes.
Buy it: Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote, $258.94, at Nordstrom
8. SÉZANE GABY LEATHER TOTE
If this stunning, chain-strap tote isn’t convincing you to upgrade your boring work bag for a more luxe version, nothing will.
Buy it: Sézane Gaby Leather Tote, $440.76, at Nordstrom
9. ALLSAINTS PARADISE NORTH/SOUTH CALFSKIN LEATHER TOTE
From a day at the office to after-work drinks, this leather tote by AllSaints is a chic pick for any time of day.
Buy it: AllSaints Paradise North/South Calfskin Leather Tote, $520.64, at Nordstrom
10. MANSUR GAVRIEL MINI FOLDED BAG
This satchel by Mansur Gavriel makes it super easy to stay organized with it’s internal compartments (also, how chic is the red lining?). It also comes with a detachable shoulder strap for when you can’t hold your coffee, your phone, and your bag at once.
Buy it: Mansur Gavriel Mini Folded Bag, $815.00, at Farfetch
11. SAINT LAURENT SHOPPING LEATHER TOTE
If you really want to splurge on a new work bag, Saint Laurent’s shopping tote is the crème de la crème. Just make sure not to wear it in front of your boss when asking for a raise.
Buy it: Saint Laurent Shopping Leather Tote, $1,370.47, at Nordstrom
Which work bag do you think is the best investment? Let us know in the comments!
Featured Image: Poppy & Peonies
Faryn is a Toronto-based writer and lover of all things fashion, beauty and pop culture. When she’s not typing away, you can find her checking places off her restaurant bucket list, planning an upcoming vacay or curled up with a good reality TV binge.