Confession: Until a few months ago, I pretty much exclusively hauled around my MacBook Pro in those free canvas totes you pick up at events. Stylish laptop bags they were not, but after switching to a 15-inch screen, I suddenly found that all my "real" handbags were simply too small. Fortunately, I came to my senses and realized that as a digital fashion editor, I carry my laptop around often enough to justify a proper leather version.
Finally, I can fit all my stuff in one bag rather than constantly schlepping three around with me—and as an added bonus, my laptop feels more secure, and I feel like I have my shit together (well, most of the time).
Below, I've rounded up 17 work bags and backpacks with enough space to carry your laptop (just check the dimensions to make sure yours will fit). Gone are the days of the canvas tote, and trust me, I'm better for it.
Sleek and simple, just the way we like it. Plus this color really stands out.
Yet another Mansur bag to covet.
This designer tote will never go out of style.
Perfect for your laptop and your gym sneakers.
We love the subtle stripe.
Yes, this is the bag you've seen all over Instagram, and yes, it will fit your laptop.
The ring detail is so chic.
An on-trend mock croc upgrade to the classic Saint Laurent tote. Trust me, this one is worth the splurge.
Extra padding for extra safety.
Perfect for the minimalist.
Under $50? Yes, please.
A classic black tote with a little twist.
A leather backpack is so chic and practical.
Stand out with this one.
This large tote will fit everything you need, from your commuter shoes to your extra winter layer.
Such a pretty color.
We love a chic backpack.
A nice change from your basic black tote.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.