I confess. I have a tablet and smartphone, but I feel lost when trying to work without my laptop.
This means I carry it with me almost everyday, so my career bag needs to be sturdy, useful and attractive.
It needs to hold my computer, but also have room for my other electronics, a paper notebook and other miscellaneous things. And did I mention it needs to be attractive?
I’ve been on the hunt for a couple of weeks now and there really are a lot of options. Of course, there are the traditional laptop bags, but you can also find nice messenger-style bags, crossbody-style bags and my favorite, totes.
Here are my top three choices for a business bag that’s not a briefcase, but it’s large enough to function as one:
This Sinclair TUMI bag is BEAUTIFUL! It’s chic and very well made. And I can’t say enough about this harvest color. Their reputation with luggage is enough for you to know a TUMI bag will be strong and durable enough to handle normal wear and tear. The Sinclair has compartments inside, making it easy to organize your “office-away-from-the’office.” If the harvest color is a little too much for you, this bag is also available in black and grey.
The Audrey Brera Brief bag from Lodis is the epitome of timeless chic. I can’t imagine a time or meeting when this bag would not be a good choice. There are pockets inside for your personal items and the sections are divided. It also has a detachable shoulder strap. I love the red, but this design also comes in black and brown.
The quilted design of this Knomo bag in black is beautiful and is elegant enough for any outfit. I also love the inner pockets that can hold a smartphone and other personal items. This bag is a great minimalist option that could travel well, whether going cross town or on a flight.
If you want to see other options for career bags, check out my Laptop and Travel Bags For Working Women Pinterest board.
Also, if you have a favorite bag, please share below. I’d love to know what made you choose your favorite.