Fashionable Work Bags

So yeah. When I look for a bag for work, my primary concern is functionality. This bag has to hold my laptop, a folder, books (on occasion), and all my everyday essentials. Well, carry-all tote bags have met my functionality requirement and have done so in very fashionable ways. Totes come with your pick of funky details—animal prints, bold colors, gold hardware, chic handles, fabulous pockets, and more.

My favorite work bag has been the Hobo International Bodega Bay bag in aubergine, which I purchased during the 2009 Nordstrom Anniversary sale. The bag holds everything I need and boasts high-quality leather, braided details, a perfectly organized interior, and a color that goes with everything.

This past summer, I felt like my overworked Bodega Bag needed an occasional break, so I added the MICHAEL Michael Kors Item tote to the mix. Now, I had been watching this bag appear in Macy’s stores for a few seasons. But, the sand embossed python print version caught my eye. After realizing that I was making weekly trips to the mall just to try on the bag, I decided to get it. Of course, in true bargain hunter style, I was determined to find the in-season bag priced below retail. Alas, there was an eBay seller with the bag priced at half its retail price. Can you say, “buy now?”

To see the bag in use, check out:

Looking Back, Looking Forward (for python print bag)
Holiday Shopping (for aubergine bag)

What are you rocking to work or school?


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  1. October 2, 2010 / 4:44 am

    I use a brown suede Dianne Von Faustenburg (I am not sure if I spelled it right) bag for work. I bought it years ago on discount in Macy's luggage department; its the only thing of hers that I can afford right now…one day I will get one of her dresses!