Take your must-have items to work in a bag that’s practical and stylish. There’s no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to choosing a work bag, but some of these come close. Keep reading for our favorite bags to take to work:
If you want a bag that can go from the office to the gym, consider a small duffle bag. Choose one that’s crafted from a durable, rip-resistant material like 600-denier polyester. Details such as leather trim add office-appropriate style to this bag style, which has room for all your essentials. A padded adjustable shoulder strap is another feature to look for when choosing a duffle bag to take to work.
You can pair a small duffle bag with almost any work outfit—especially when you opt for a duffle bag in a neutral color such as black, charcoal, brown, or navy. Match your skirt or pants to the color of your bag for coordinated style; you can wear any color top with these wardrobe staples.
When you need a spacious handbag that’s big enough for plenty of items, check out a quilted crossbody. The quilted detail has a polished look that goes with any workday outfit. This bag style complements dresses and skirts, and you can also wear them with slacks and blazers. Choose a crossbody with a zippered top to keep interior contents secure, and opt for a bag with an adjustable shoulder strap for all-day comfort.
Crossbody bags have pockets for keeping small items contained, and some are equipped with key rings to keep your keys close at hand and save interior bag space. This bag has a classic look that’s always in style, and it’s versatile enough to wear on the weekends with women’s jeans and your favorite T-shirt.
Another crossbody bag to consider for your wardrobe is the bucket style. Consider one made from canvas, which is a durable fabric that complements most outfits. You’ll find canvas crossbody bucket bags with water-resistant bottoms that you can carry on rainy days without worry; some have antimicrobial finishes to prevent odor-causing bacteria and keep the fabric fresh.
There are zippered bucket bags that keep your essentials secure, and many of them have additional compartments for small items. Some of these bags have adjustable straps and handles for comfortable, ergonomic carrying. Bucket bags are so versatile that you can carry them to work, the supermarket, or anywhere else that calls for a sturdy, stylish bag.
If you work at an office with a casual dress code, consider a canvas tote bag with metallic trim. This tote style comes in open-top and zippered styles, so you can find one that’s right for you. They’re large enough to carry books, papers, a wallet, and a change of clothes. You can also tuck an insulated water bottle into one of these totes for hydration anywhere.
You can carry a metallic canvas tote bag while wearing a business-casual outfit. One of these bags looks stylish with a blazer and pencil skirt, and it can be coordinated with other outfits like women’s khaki pants and an Oxford shirt. Carry it after work and on the weekends—it looks stylish with everything from jeans and a date-night blouse to women’s loungewear. It also works well as a beach bag that goes with any swimwear style.
Another option for the office is the waxed canvas messenger bag. This bag style accommodates a 14-inch laptop and has a sturdy hook-and-loop closure to keep it secure. Leather trim dresses up this semi-casual bag, which is equipped with a water-resistant lining to prevent damage to interior contents. Smaller compartments and a hanging zippered mesh pocket let you keep your most important items close at hand.
Messenger bags go with everything—from office wear to weekend apparel. You can carry one of these bags with your dressiest work outfit or with sweats and a tee. Pair one with a T-shirt dress for a look that can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a casual day off.
Laptop briefcases are another type of bag you may want to consider for work. This bag style is good if you want something to carry your laptop and a few essentials but don’t need a lot of room. The sleek, streamlined look of this bag makes a stylish accompaniment to any workwear, whether you’re dressed in slacks and a blouse or a skirt and cashmere turtleneck.
If you’re seeking a gift for someone heading back to work, one of these bags is an option. A waxed canvas briefcase's classic design and functionality make an excellent addition to almost any office wardrobe.
Explore the selection of bags to find plenty of elegant styles with practical features. There are also other accessories for women, including women’s scarves, hats, and belts.