24 Work Bags That Don't Totally Suck

Paris Street Style Khaite Bag


Szymon Brzóska/The Style Stalker; Pictured: Khaite Circle Medium Leather Tote ($1560)

The “perfect” work bag can mean different things to different people depending on where they live, where they work, their sense of style, and more. For example, when I lived in L.A., I simply needed something that felt polished and office-appropriate. It couldn’t be mini but didn’t need to be too large either. Now that I live in NYC, I require something that fits my laptop plus at least half an outfit change (since I no longer have a car to leave my belongings in), and it should be durable enough to weather a bit of surprise rain or a dirty subway seat every now and then.

Ideally, however, no matter what your requirements are, the bag for you will also be cool enough that you’re actually proud to wear it both to work and on the weekends. That’s where I come in. I spent hours scouring the internet to find 24 bags that hopefully will do just that for you. To see and shop my edit of totes and shoulder bags at every price point, just keep scrolling.

I know you were eyeing this in the promo image.

Any outfit will look polished with this on.

PSA: That front pocket comes off and can be worn as a shoulder or belt bag. If that's not genius, what is?

Raffia is about to be a major spring trend, so you definitely won't regret investing in this bag.

This lilac bag will be your go-to come spring.

When you just want something functional that won't break the bank, always turn to H&M.

You can't eat this dumpling for lunch, but you can feast your eyes on it.