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Top 10 Work Bags

These Are The Best Bags For Women To Carry To Work

These Are The Best Bags For Women To Carry To Work

Adding the right work bag to your professional wardrobe is a functional and fashionable way to make sure you're always dressed for success. No matter where you may clock in or rest your to-do list every day, finding the right carryall for your lifestyle is crucial to crushing all your professional goals. Lucky for you, we’ve used our data-driven algorithm that factors in best-selling buzz, editorial selections, and real user reviews to create a vetted list of the best work bags for the office and beyond. Ahead, you'll find tons of thoughtful details like interior laptop pockets, protective bottom feet, spill-proof lining, durable handles, and more so you can keep your belongings safe whether for business or pleasure. So without further ado, keep scrolling to shop the best work bags for completing your professional wardrobe from brands like Cuyana, Marc Jacobs, Dagne Dover, Everlane, and more. Opening image: @cuyana

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March 19, 2020

Written By:Meredith Rimmer

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Cuyana Work Satchel
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Cuyana Work Satchel

BEST FOR: For an everyday option that can easily transition from work to weekend, go with this gorgeous Italian leather satchel.

LOVED FOR: The interior laptop sleeve, adjustable crossbody strap, and sturdy handles

Dagne Dover Signature Legend Coated Canvas Tote

USERS SAID: "Beautiful bag, very well made, and functional. It's quite large, and this is one of very few totes that I found with a sleeve for my 15" MacBook Pro. It fits perfectly! I use this tote when traveling for work, and it fits everything I need!"

HELPFUL TIP: This tote includes a detachable key leash and a water bottle holder for quick and easy access.

Marc Jacobs The Editor Leather Tote

WHY YOU NEED IT: This bag is built to last. A structured silhouette, open top, and protective leather feet provide access and stability while offering a day-to-night appeal for when you're off the clock. 

WHERE TO WEAR: This a failsafe choice for going from the office to post-work cocktails.

Banana Republic Leather Large East-West Tote

BEST FOR: Designed with a magnetic snap closure and spill-proof lining, this bag is ideal for working moms and gals on-the-go. 

STYLE WITH: Tuck in a cute and compact umbrella for rainy day commutes made simple. 

Tory Burch Perry Leather Tote

BEST FOR: A streamlined design, well-organized interior, and handy laptop pocket make this pick perfect for the office. And thanks to subtle pops of color, it's a lot more fun than your average work bag.

USERS SAID: "I searched high and low for a work bag that fits my laptop, is stylish, durable, and has enough space for my work materials, my flats, and even my lunch! [...] Working ladies will tell you, most bags that will fit a laptop are ugly and boring. But this bag is everything I was looking for! I love it so much."

Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote

WHAT IT DOES: A double-face construction reinforces the elegant shape of this bag while the inner ties balance fashion and function flawlessly. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: "This bag is just as durable as it is beautiful, so it's perfect for work. The pebbled leather is really pretty and doesn't show scratches or wear, and the straps are strong enough to hold all the weight I give it."—Kate Ferris, Rank & Style Staff Writer

Calpak Kaya Faux Leather Laptop Backpack

BEST FOR: A little smaller than the rest, this backpack is perfect for carrying a laptop and a few extras—ideal for those looking for a less bulky option.

WHY YOU NEED IT: With scratch-resistant leather, convenient top handles, and an external sleeve, this pretty bag can handle it all.

Dagne Dover Allyn Tote

USERS SAID: "Best purchase I have ever made. This is the most practical bag and I use it 24/7 for literally everything—church, gym, work, school. It performs amazingly well. After months of heavy use, the leather looks even better than it did at first."

HELPFUL TIP: This bag includes a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap for customizable wear.

Everlane The Form Bag

BEST FOR: This streamlined, roomy bag is ideal for everyday toting.

LOVED FOR: Designed with an adjustable webbed strap, this bag can be worn as a crossbody or on the shoulder to fit your mood and commuter style. 

Everlane The Day Market Tote

WHY YOU NEED IT: This do-it-all bag can handle the weight of all your essentials—laptop included—and looks incredibly chic while doing it.

WHY WE LOVE IT: "I love everything about this tote. The size is perfect for carrying a laptop with plenty of room for more. The construction is high-quality, too. I've had this bag for over a year, worn it to work nearly every day, and it still looks great!"—Beth Zerdecki, Chief Product & Marketing Officer

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