Tote Bags that are Perfect for Work (and everything else)

Call me crazy but I have pretty high expectations when it comes to my work tote bag. I know, I know – but hear me out. My expectations are high because my trusted tote isn’t only used during the weekdays from 9-5, this bag is my go-to  “carry all” for practically everything: running errands, meetings, catching a workout, shopping, lunch dates, travelling – you name it.

Criteria for my bag of choice are simple:

  • Structured
  • Simple (tassels? jewels? bold branding? No thank you)
  • Can carry my 13″ Macbook air
  • + a book and/or notebook
  • + room for an extra pair of shoes (when needed)
  • Compartments, although not necessary are an added bonus
  • Top zipper – also an added bonus
  • Handle(s) that can hang comfortably on my suitcase

Below are a few of my favourite totes of the moment that meet my requirements and have fabulous reviews. With almost all of them ringing in under $250 (six under $100!) and available in multiple colours, they are worth a second glance.

Madewell, The Transport Leather Tote
Dagne Dover, Signature Legend Tote
Everlane, The Day Market Tote
Everlane, The Day Market Tote
Banana Republic, Portfolio Knotted Phone-Charging Italian Leather Tote
Cuyana, Classic Structured Leather Tote
Cuyana, Classic Structured Leather Tote
Madewell, the paintstripe transport tote
Madewell, The Paintstripe Transport Tote

Under $100: 

Street Level, Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
Sole Society, Harley Faux Leather Tote
HEATHER NORTH-SOUTH TOTE - BLACK
Indigo, Heather Tote
Gap, Large Tote
Old Navy, Faux-Leather Tote
ALICIA BAG-IN-A-BAG TOTE — PRALINE
Pixie Mood, Alicia Tote

Which one is your favourite tote? Do you have a trusted tote bag that isn’t listed here? Share in the comments!

Tote Bags that are perfect for work, school and travel
Tote Bags that are perfect for work, school and travel

One Comment Add yours

  1. Excellent, interesting post!

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