I Want to Be Old Money, But I Work 9 to 5—28 Work Bags That Make Me Feel Rich


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In the haze of shopping for trends and statement-making pieces, it can often be the most essential everyday pieces that get overlooked. Finding the right work bag is a prime example of something you use daily but might not think twice about as you run out the door to work in the morning. Even I spent way too long stuffing my laptop and daily essentials into a random canvas tote until I finally decided to invest in a quality work bag. As a fashion editor, I'm always running around from the office to meetings and market appointments, so I needed a chic and spacious bag.

If you're also on the hunt for a work bag that fits the criteria above, you're in luck. I've gathered the most luxe-looking picks that will fit your work necessities and act as a final touch to a polished work outfit. There's no "one size fits all" with work bags, so I've gathered all the different styles to suit many preferences. Looking for a classic no-fuss tote? Madewell and Longchamp have you covered. Want a designer option that you'll keep for years to come? Thank The Row and Khaite. On a budget until you can push for that raise? You'll love the Zara and Target picks below. Keep scrolling to grab that final piece to complete your work wardrobe.

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Assistant Market Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.