Cute Work Bags for Women. When it comes to work, there are a few basic things that every woman needs – a phone, a computer and a great tote bag (or two). Laptop sleeves fit closely around your laptop to give your machine a little extra protection. They are also a fun way to accessorize. Check out these cute business card holders and planners for moms too!
Best Tote Bags for Work & Chic Designer Work Bags for Busy Women
Here are some of my favorite bags and totes for work. They are great for carrying around just about everything. If you can’t find what you are looking for in this list below, head on over to the designer handbag page for a great selection of totes and purses. I hope you find something that works great for you and your busy life.
Tory Burch Dena Leather Tote Bag
An exquisite, classic tote bag made of buttery soft leather that you can use year after year. It comes with a long shoulder strap too for extra versatility.
J. Crew Tote Bags
I always love their super functional bags with their simple, functional design
MICHAEL Michael Kors Cynthia Large Satchel
This large Michael Kors tote bag is super chic and will have you looking like a million bucks in the board room.
Believe it or not, Kate Spade diaper bags are also great bags for hauling things back and forth from the office. I have a few and they all work just as well for my laptop and paperwork as they do for diapers and wipes. Of course Kate Spade has other great work bags too, I have just found the diaper bags to be extra durable.
Jane Marvel patterns are phenomenal. She has lots of great work bags in all shapes, sizes and colors. You can even get a travel bag or two to match.
Kate Spade Gold Coast Maryanne Tote
I love my Gold Coast Maryanne tote! I own it in silver and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. It has a nice Chanel vibe to it. This size is perfect for work, room for papers, your calendar and even a laptop. This fabulous work tote will keep you fashion forward in the office.
Tumi Voyageur Quintessential Tote
If you travel a lot, Tumi may be the right choice for you. I carried a Tumi tote for quite awhile and I liked how I could easily cary my laptop, my phones (work & personal), wallet, eyeglass cases and other loot all in one bag. Tumi has a great selection of work and travel bags that are all very well made.
eBags Savvy Laptop Tote
This practical comes in lots of cute colors (shown here in chili and you have to see it in eggplant) and it’s only $40! Sometimes you want a bag that is a little less expensive and just sort of fun. I found that eBags has a good selection of well priced bags in all sorts of styles to suit just about anyone.
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag
A fabulous classic tote bag is perfect for every day. I want one!
Kailo Women’s Pleated Laptop Bag
I love this fun print. This tote bag comes in other 3 patterns too and it’s less than $65.
MICHAEL Micahel Kors Large Hamilton Work Tote for Women
This super practical leather tote bag is available in black, white and tan.
For a fun selection of work bags and a great price, Target is always a super shopping destination. I particularly like this faux-croc laptop bag.
These classic bags will never go out of style. Go basic black or check out a gorgeous color like this perfect green.
This ostrich satchel is a great choice for CEOs in the making.
This phenomenal brown crocodile bag costs more than I made my first year out of college. It is stunning.
Cute Computer Bags & Designer Laptop Messenger Bags for Women – Great for Work & Play
Looking for a messenger bag to carry your laptop or paperwork? Here are some great looking messenger bags I have tracked down – the best messenger bags for women at every price point. I hope you find one you love.
Patagonia Critical Mass Messenger Bag
With colors like mango, watercress and lagoon (oh yes and black too) what is not to love? Combine that with Patagonia quality and you’ve got a great messenger bag perfect for a more casual work environment.
Dakine Porter Laptop Messenger Bag
Looking for a sporty option – this messenger bag is perfect for your laptop and your yoga pants.
Laurex Laptop Messenger Bag Black Bloom
This Laurex laptop messenger bag comes in lots of different prints and colors but this one was my favorite. (It can be yours for less than $60 too!)
Bottega Veneta Messenger Bags
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous…can’t think of a more luxurious messenger bag.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Columbian Leather Messenger Bag
This classic cross body bag will never go out of style. It is also available in brown and black.
Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger Bags
I am a huge fan of Timbuk2 messenger bags. They are available in so many sizes and color combinations today. These are great for more casual work environments. My husband has a cool green and black one that I like to borrow.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
With just a hint of shine, this fashionable Marc Jacobs bag is great for women who want a little style at the office.
Mosey Life Gumption Laptop Messenger Bag
This cute nylon bag will look great with or without your laptop inside of it. Leave your work at the office and you can carry this bag for a night out with the girls too. Available in 5 gorgeous colors.
Manhattan Portage Vinyl Vintage Messenger Bag
A fabulous classic tote bag is perfect for every day. I want one!
Sally Spicer Dragonfly Messenger Bags
I love this simple but fun print. The messenger bag comes in other colors too and it’s less than $100.
Fossil Key-Per Nylon Messenger Bags
Sometimes it is nice to carry a cotton/nylon bag to work so you don’t have to panic when you spill your vanilla latte all over it….
Cute Laptop Bags, Laptop Sleeves & Computer Totes for Women
Obviously we all want to keep our laptops protected in a cute laptop bag. Be sure you know the dimensions of your laptop before you place your order to ensure you select a laptop bag or computer sleeve that actually fits your computer. Might as well make it cute too!
15″ Designer Leopard Print Laptop Sleeve
How can I not love this leopard print netbook sleeve!
Cute laptop sleeves
Marc by Marc Jacobs – Dreamy Logo Neoprene Computer Case
Signature-stamped neoprene zips around your laptop for a stylish cover.
Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeves
Looking for something simple and practical? This sleeve is available in eight different colors.
Inter-Office Envelope Laptop Sleeves
A fun play on the traditional inter-office envelope. Let’s just hope your laptop doesn’t wind up in the recycle bin!
eBags Horizontal Laptop Sleeve
These very practical bags are really cute and are such a great deal! They come in so many colors it was very hard to pick a favorite.
TrackandFieldsDesigns’ shop on Etsy
I have this really cool jacket I bought in Croatia that has a bird like this on the back and I get so many compliments on it whenever I wear it. I love the flying bird and the little bit of lace too. They have some other really cute ones too.
Janine Kind Design on Etsy
For a wide selection of bold prints and unique fabrics, take a look at Janine King Designs. In addition to laptop sleeves, she makes a number of different laptop bags.
cinda b Laptop Sleeves
I love the look of these clutches. If you are running late to a party after work you can ditch your laptop and use this as your handbag. Check out the 10 other print/color combos too.
Twelve South makes some fabulous products for your Mac. Turn your computer into a well read book with this cool laptop case.
Jane Marvel Computer Sleeve
This subtle zebra sleeve from Jane Marvel is also available in python too.
Zaum Organic Laptop Bag
Zaum’s “customers are guaranteed an unforgettable end product bearing detailed design, a sense of playfulness, and above all, a one of a kind result.”
teke by Carl Gabriel on Etsy – Felt Laptop Sleeves
You can custom order your laptop sleeve in the color and size you want.
The Best Work Bags for Women & Fashionable Laptop Sleeves – The Resource Guide
Here is a directory of great places to shop for cute work bags and designer laptop bags. A fabulous new tote will make going to work a little easier. Happy shopping!
Amazon – Laptop Bags for Women
Bottega Veneta – gorgeous crocodile & leather work totes and bags
Brooks Brothers – classic work totes
J. Crew – tote bags for work
Juicy Couture – laptop sleeve
Kate Spade - super stylish bags for working women
Louis Vuitton – designer bags that will never go out of style
Rebecca Minkoff – Brand New Styles from Rebecca Minkoff!
Timbuk2 – build a custom messenger bag
Twelve South – hardback leather case for your Mac
Shopping for a Cute Laptop Bag or a New Work Tote for Women – Tips & Suggestions
When you are looking to buy a new bag for work there are a number of things to consider. With all the cute bags out there, it is good to really know what your needs are so you make the right choice. Here are some tips to consider:
1) What do you want to carry in the bag? Measure your laptop if you want to be able to carry it and don’t forget about extra space for the power cord. Do you have a lot of paperwork that you need to carry to and from the office? Do you want to be able to tuck in an extra pair of shoes. Make out a list, or better yet, put everything in a pile so you really know how big of a work bag you will need.
If you have a lot of stuff to lug around, think about if a bag with wheels is ultimately what you need. They may not be as fashionable, but at the end of the day, your back and health are more important. At my last job I had two bags – one just for my computer and paperwork that I used to get me to and from the office and a separate bag that I used to bring selected items to meetings. Nobody had to see my roller bag except for the security guards at the front desk.
2) Color and design. Do you want to go with a basic black bag or do you want to make a statement with a bold color or funky pattern? Just make sure your work bag is appropriate for your office environment.
3) Will you be taking your bag to meetings and events? If you will actually be taking your work tote into meetings or work events, you will want it to look professional or appropriate for your line of work. I have worked at some companies where I only used the bag when I was going to and leaving the office. If a lot of people are going to see you bag, you make think about what sort of statement your bag is making. If you will be taking your bag to meet clients or potential customers, you want it to look great.
4) How much do you want to spend? Are you ready to make an investment and a commitment to a designer work bag that you will carry season after season, for a few years or do you want a bag that you can carry for the next few months? If you find a great basic bag, it might be worth splurging.
5) Do you really need a laptop sleeve? My short answer would be yes. Computers are expensive and it is always a good idea to give them a little extra protection with a laptop sleeve. It certainly can’t hurt. The most important thing to do is to measure your laptop to see what size you need. You don’t want to order a cute laptop sleeve that is too small. Typical sizes are 13, 15 and 17 inches.
6) Tote vs. Messenger Bag? Do you want to be able to carry your work bag over your shoulder? I usually call this feature ‘hands-free shopping’. Sometimes it is nice to be able to slip your bag over your shoulder and go, and have your hands free for keys or kids lunch boxes. There are times when I just don’t want all of the straps and want something more elegant like a classic tote so I often switch between the two. So many things to consider when picking out the perfect work bag!
Check out a great selection of business card holders great for work and for mommy contact cards too. You’ll find designer business card cases, like this one from Tiffany, and so many more.
Protect your iPad with a colorful designer iPad case like this one from Lilly Pulitzer.
Your cell phone has never looked better. From Prada to Petunia Pickle Bottom, I have found the cutest designer iPhone cases. It will be hard to pick just one!
Check out a great selection of planners for moms and family calendars to help keep everyone on schedule. You will also find some great online organizational tools too.
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