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What are the best Womens Business Bags Designer specs and the best designer tote bags 2020? We’ve all been there: dragging around a handbag, and a carryall and an extra laptop bag, because we could not find the right bag to carry all our effects in style. 

The best work bags for #girlbosses should have a few key features. 

First, your office-appropriate bag should be functional and roomy enough to carry all your work essentials. Laptop? Check. Phone and charger? Check. Notebook and pens. Check. Water bottle? Double-check.

They should also be chic and compact enough to carry around with confidence, from interviews and Very Important Meetings to your lunch errands and happy hours. 

Finally, they should be durable to hold up through your daily commutes, work trips abroad, children drop-offs, and whatever journey life takes you next.

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But finding a business-appropriate bag that’s both chic and laptop-friendly can be hard work. 

Good news, we’re about to make your (work) life really, really easy.

We’ve rounded up the best work bags for women that get the job done (pun intended). From carryall totes to laptop bags, backpacks, and satchel bags, these work bags will fit all your daily must-haves comfortably. Equal parts fashion and function, they work 9 to 5 and beyond.

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1. Gucci Large GG Marmont 2.0 Tote

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Add some vintage feel and a dose of Italian glamour to your work life with this office-friendly quilted black leather tote. The Gucci Large GG Marmont Tote is crafted in Italy from smooth calf leather and features a leather-trimmed curb-chain strap, an antique golden Double G logo and a zip closure that keeps your valuables safe and sound. The perfect work bag for toting everything and anything around town.

Fits: a 16-inch laptopSHOP NOW

2. Celine Mini Luggage Handbag

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A favourite of Hollywood celebrities and boss ladies alike, you know the Celine Mini Luggage is a must-have. It’s structured, refined, and timeless with a simple and chic Parisian allure.
Surprisingly spacious, this work bag in drummed calfskin actually works with your urban lifestyle and instantly elevates your office looks.

Fits: a 13-inch laptopSHOP NOW

3. Givenchy Black Wing Shopping Tote

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Practicality meets elegance with this roomy open top panelled buffed calfskin tote from Givenchy. With its sleek silhouette and minimalist designs, Givenchy Black Wing Shopping Tote lends an ageless sophistication. The work bag also features a removable interior zippered pouch to keep your coins or small essentials safe. A great minimal and understated tote bag that will fit all your work essentials (and miscellany you don’t need but carry anyway). 

Fits: a 13-inch laptopSHOP NOW

4. Senreve Maestra Leather Bag

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If it’s stylish enough for Olivia Palermo and Priyanka Chopra, it’s definitely chic for us.
But beyond fashion, perhaps one of the coolest features of this 100 percent Italian leather bag is its super versatility: You can wear the convertible leather Maestra bag in four different styles: as a tote, satchel, crossbody, or backpack.
The Maestra bag has a well-designed organisation system with its eight interior compartments including a padded sleeve that can fit a 13″ laptop (while the central compartment fits up to a 15″ laptop). The bag comes in 13 different colour options to fit every style and a lifetime warranty. The Maestra is designed to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily use with its metal feet, stain-resistant micro-suede interior and water-resistant exterior.SHOP NOW

5. Tory Burch Perry Leather Tote

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Crafted in luxurious pebbled leather, this lightweight multi-tasking tote from Tory Burch features a well-organised interior including two open compartments and a centre a zippered pocket that can hold your 13-inch laptop and keep your possessions in place. Soft and structured. Perfect for looking glamorous at a formal occasion or running errands.

Fits: a 13-inch laptopSHOP NOW

6. Everlane The Boss Bag

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The name says it all. Sleek and minimalist, the Boss Bag is a shoulder bag that means business (hello, Boss!). Available in three chic colours, this shoulder bag is made of premium Italian leather and is both seriously stylish and functional.
Its slouchy form is perfectly designed for carrying your 15-inch laptop and essentials in style. The sturdy zipper closure keeps all your valuables secure, and an interior pocket keeps your smaller essentials such as your phone and keys within reach.

Fits: a 15-inch laptop

7. KAAI Pyramid Bag

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This XL shoulder bag is a stylish work bag that can carry basically everything. The soft blue micro-suede lining interior is an organisational dream with its neat compartments and designated pockets for your phone, glasses, pens, lipsticks, and even a special holder for your water bottle or umbrella.

Fits: a 15-inch laptopSHOP NOW

8. Cuyana Work Satchel

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Crafted in Italy with premium Italian smooth and pebbled leathers, this multifunctional, structured satchel has a place for your laptop (fits both a 13-inch or 15-inch laptop), a zipper pocket, and an adjustable crossbody strap for when you can’t hold your phone, your coffee and your bag at once. Polished and put together.

Fits: a 15-inch laptopSHOP NOW

9. TUMI Voyageur Carson Laptop Backpack

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This thoughtfully designed, versatile and lightweight nylon backpack works even harder than you do.
Spacious enough for all your daily essentials, your laptop plus a change of clothes, the Carson Voyageur Backpack is the perfect work bag for women on the go.
The business bag also features a water-resistant water bottle pocket and a quick-access phone pocket.

Fits: a 15.6-inch laptopSHOP NOW

10. Knomo Beaufort Business Backpack

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A work bag that got your back. Knomo Beaufort Business Backpack holds a 15-inch laptop and has pockets for all the other essentials you like to keep organised. Made of water-resistant nylon.

Fits: a 15-inch laptopSHOP NOW

11. YSL Leather Shopping Bag

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If you are one to keep your work bag organised without the help of compartments and pockets, this Shopper Tote from Saint Laurent is right for you. With a generous interior and a detachable leather zip pouch, YSL leather shopping is your versatile work-to-weekend bag. SHOP NOW

12. Bottega Veneta Intreciatto Handbag

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With its sleek and timeless design in high-quality, intrecciato weave leather, this work bag from Bottega Veneta effortlessly oozes sophisticated elegance. 

Fits: a 15.6-inch laptopSHOP NOW

13. EaseGave Work Tote

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A popular pick on Amazon, this multi-pocket work tote from Easegave fits laptops up to 15.6 inches. This very affordable work bag has adjustable straps and comes in multiple colours.  

Fits: a 15.6-inch laptopSHOP NOW

14. Ecosusi PU Detachable Bow Briefcase

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This vintage style briefcase in high-quality leather features a padded compartment for a 15.6-inch laptop. This work bag can be used as a backpack, shoulder bag, crossbody bag or handbag. 

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15. Angela Roi Jane Shoulder Bag

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If you carry your entire life around in your bags (and somehow top airline’s carryon allowances, every single time), this handcrafted vegan leather shoulder bag by Angela Roi has more space than you’ll ever need.

Fits: a 15-inch laptop, vertically

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The different types of work bags for women

Laptop Bag

As the name suggests, the primary purpose of a laptop bag is to carry a laptop and its accessories such as chargers and cables.

Briefcase

The quintessential classic work bag. A briefcase is a formal, narrow box-shaped bag and equipped with a handle. A briefcase is a work bag used by professionals, especially for carrying business documents.

Tote Bag

A tote bag is typically a carryall bag that comes with double top handles. It ranges from canvas to premium versions. Tote bags are usually light, spacious and most commonly unfastened (though some modern versions now include zippers).

Satchel Bag

Satchels range in size, but a satchel bag is usually a structured bag with a rigid feel structure with a flat bottom and two short handles on top. No matter how much you put inside it, a Satchel bag maintains its beautiful shape, making this structured work bag suitable for women who are in more formal professions.

Backpack

If comfort is key and you’d rather carry everything on your back, backpacks make for great work bags.

What to look for in a women’s work bag?

Size matters for women’s work bags

Before you buy a work bag, consider what you’d need it for. Do you bring your whole office with you every day? 

If you carry a laptop to work, prefer a work bag with a dedicated compartment that is sturdy enough to endure the weight and keep your device protected. Know the laptop size you want to fit in the bag. 

Bonus: The best work bags for women have room for an extra pair of comfy shoes, too. 

Pick your work bag in a neutral colour and timeless design

A work bag should stand the test of time. Pick your bag in a neutral shade like black, tan, or brown, to effortlessly complement your workwear. 

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Belgian luxury bag brand KAAI blends functionality and feminine sophistication.

Invest in a work bag made of durable material

The material of a bag plays an important role in determining the quality of the work bag. Invest in a work bag that will stand the test of time.

Good news for the conscious people out there. Increasingly, animal-free leather alternatives that don’t forfeit style are emerging. 

Consider security features

It is surprising how many work bags don’t have zippers. We personally prefer work bags that come with a theft-proof top zipper. Besides keeping everything safe inside during busy rush hour commutes, it tells people that you care about organisation. 

Think about your work bag’s function

Ask yourself what you need to carry in your work bag and find a bag that accommodates that list. Some work bags have no compartments at all while others have plenty. 

If you carry a lot of items, look for a work bag that contains enough inside pockets. If you don’t, a simple exterior or interior pocket to store small essentials may suffice. Again, consider your work style and day to day needs to decide on the organisational features you require. For example, if you never find anything in your bag (guilty, here), you should opt for a more structured work bag that organises all your necessities rather than a tote where all your tagalongs are swimming around in one large compartment.

Frequently Asked Questions about women’s work bags

What are work bags?

A work bag is a bag that can carry your work necessities — including a laptop —to your place of work.What are tote bags used for?

A tote bag is often used as an effortless carryall, from workdays to weekends.What is the difference between a tote and a satchel bag?

A tote bag is typically a large, rectangular or square bag with long straps that can easily be slung over the shoulder. Satchels are generally mid- to large-size with a flat bottom and two short handles on top.What is the ideal size of a work bag?

The size of a work bag varies, depending on what you want to carry. We recommend picking a work bag that can fit at the very least, your laptop. Look at the dimensions before purchasing.How durable is a work bag?

The durability of the work bag depends on the material it was made of and your daily use.Can I use a work bag for school?

Of course, work bags are also great for schools, travelling and plenty of other occasions.

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