NYC Women Never Leave Home Without This

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Sandra Semburg

I've scrimped and saved, made mood boards, and filled virtual shopping carts on the quest for the perfect purse, all because it's the item I wear every single day. Of course, as much as I love my crossbody, as a New Yorker, I'm also constantly lugging a tote bag to work.

Stuffed with gym clothes, my laptop, and my lunch, there's just no way to navigate my day without an extra bag to carry whatever I pick up along the way. Despite the importance a carryall plays in my life (and that of plenty of other working women), though, it often plays second fiddle to its smaller counterparts, but no longer.

Below, I'm highlighting 19 tote bags for work that are cute enough to make your boss jealous. From sleek and streamlined to sporty to just plain fun, you'll find a bag to fit your personality (and needs). Read on to shop them now.

This practical pick still packs a punch.

An affordable option that looks sleek and professional.

A catchall bag you can carry when you want to impress.

Here's a relaxed take on a cult classic.

This colorful tote is great for the office but also works for vacation.

Show off your love for your favorite brands with a logo tote.

This practical tote can carry whatever you need.

A cute tote can also be budget friendly.

An oversize purse takes care of everything.

This handy tote is just the right size for your day-to-day needs.

Don't be afraid to have a little fun with your bags.

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