Whether you’re an assistant, a VP, or a VIP you’re going to need a statement bag for toting your work essentials. Finding a stylish accessory that is practical enough for your MacBook Air and work folders, but still has room for makeup essentials isn’t always easy.
1. Separate with Style
This Prada Saffiano bag boasts two compartments to keep your sunglasses separate from your spreadsheets. We love the classic Saffiano leather look. It’s not just chic, but highly functional with a removable strap and protective feet for wherever you’re sitting it down. We also love that it comes in such a bold hue perfect to take from the boardroom to the bar.
2. Don’t Stick to Black
Ideally you want summers off, but for those of us who work all year round, the black in winter vs. white in summer may mean that you need many sets of bags, unless you opt for something that can do double duty like this Hermès Birkin Etoupe which wouldn’t look out of place when you’re wining and dining clients on a ski slope or on a golf course. The Birkin doesn’t get more classic than this and it’s wide enough for a tablet or to ensure that an important contract doesn’t get wrinkled.
3. Stylish Shopper
This is a versatile good bag to go with anything. Whether you’re changing outfits at fashion week, jetting around the globe or just headed to the office, you can’t go wrong with a Louis Vuitton Sac Plat big enough for all of your paperwork. As per all Louis Vuitton, its gorgeousness is in the small details. Plus, canvas is a safe bet if you’re headed to client meetings in any weather.
4. Crossbody and Carryall
This vintage Celine Luggage Tote is a shining example of what Celine does best: a feminine silhouette with just enough edge, and of course, that identifiable winged side we’ve come to adore. Not only do we love the rolled top handles, but that it also has every element for work with open pockets and zippers. This bag is perfect when you’re negotiating a raise or just dividing the brunch bill.
5. Don’t be Afraid to Tote
Just because it’s a tote bag doesn’t mean it can’t be edgy. This textured leather is neutral enough to blend in but edgy enough for a play date. It’s even large enough for a short business trip. This Chanel tote bag can do triple duty while still keeping you chic.