One of my biggest preaches on my blog is about making technology fashionable, and we can’t really do that without stylish accessories to compliment our workload. So, as much as a cute, dainty bag might suit the outfit better, look to invest in a durable and functional bag without sacrificing any style!
This is a short guide to show off some of my favourite designer bags for the 9-to-5 grind. Just a note, some of these bags are pretty affordable, but some are HELLA expensive. Only invest in what you can afford.
Coach 1960’s Market Tote
An iconic Coach silhouette since the early 1960s, the Market Tote is effortlessly versatile. It’s crafted from polished pebble leather, this endlessly useful bag secures with a slender strap and a Coach turn lock. The image used is from Hello Fashion.
Tom Ford Hollywood T Twist Tote
This modern tote bag is another crated from leather and is unlined. It has a front pocket, engraved with the signature T, and two inner compartments with an internal zip pocket. There is also an internal leather strap so the bag can be carried as a North/South tote as well. The image is uncredited.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM
The Neverfull MM tote unites timeless design with heritage details. Elegant in Damier Ebène canvas with natural cowhide trim, it is roomy but not bulky, with side laces that cinch for a sleek allure or loosen for a casual look. Image from Kelly in the City.
Celine Mini Luggage Handbag
The Celine Mini Luggage Handbag is in drummed calfskin and has leather handles, a zip closure and a zipped outer pocket on the front. It comes in black, brown and beige. The image is from Oh So Glam.
Senreve Maestra Bag
Wear it three ways: as a cross-body, top handle, or backpack. Along with having a separate laptop divider inside, this Senreve tote is also available in 20 color options to fit every style. Image from Gal Meets Glam.
Leather Cambridge Satchel Backpack
This minimalist backpack is 14″ of neutral leather, the perfect size for fitting your laptop as well as many other everyday essentials! The image is uncredited.
Prada Double Medium Bag
This Prada Double tote is crafted in Saffiano leather. It features a double handle, detachable shoulder strap and nappa leather lining, all accented with gold-toned hardware and the Prada logo. Image from Chronicles of Frivolity.
Shopping Bag Saint Laurent E/W
The Saint Laurent Shopping Bag is a great minimal and understated tote bag that will fit all your work essentials, from a laptop to a pair of shoes and a makeup bag. Tote bags are great because they’re so practical, light and spacious. Made from black textured-leather, this bag also comes with a detachable pouch to keep your coins or small essentials in. Image is uncredited.
Kate Spade Polly Large Tote
The Polly Large Tote has pockets to keep your important things organised and in place, with a soft pebbled leather which gets better with age. It can also fit literally everything!
Ratio et Motus’ Twin Frame Leather Tote
Ratio et Motus’ signature ‘Twin Frame’ tote is so versatile and adaptable – the smaller ‘Mini Twin’ unscrews from the front to be carried separately as a clutch, and the detachable shoulder strap allows hands-free wear. Image uncredited.
MZ Wallace Dawn Oxford Metro Backpack
A cool spin on a staple style, the Metro Backpack’s ultra-light weight and spacious compartments make it the perfect pick for work, school, the gym, or travel. Image Uncredited.
Burberry Camberley Medium Shoulder bag
An iconic name in British fashion, Burberry is widely celebrated for its instantly-recognisable designs and use of quality fabrics. Reaffirming the label’s love of sophisticated style, the Camberley shoulder bag is realised in supple full-grain leather. Accented with the signature English-woven House Check, the neat proportions open to reveal a divided interior, finished with dual carrying options to suit your look.
Mulberry Small Zipped Bayswater
The Bayswater is our most iconic bag, and its eponymous collection includes new styles inspired by the original. The Small Zipped Bayswater is the perfect option for those who like a zipped closure. Using the same construction as a Bayswater, this new style plays with the detail – deconstructing the front by removing the flap and using the iconic postman’s lock to secure two belted straps. Image from Net-A-Porter.