No doubt about it, you could use a good bag to take to the office. Preferably something large enough to hold all the stuff you need to conquer your work week, if that’s what you like. And it might as well be a bag that tells the world you’re a force to be reckoned with. We, at Elixuer, have some suggestions.
- COACH City Tote – $490
This simple square tote bag is roomy and ready to go. There’s plenty of space to put whatever you want in it, wherever you can squeeze it in. Smooth leather straps support the coated canvas bag decorated with repetitions of the COACH logo, which come together to form a wavy pattern along the surfaces. A gold snap closure keeps your belongings safe. Comes in multiple colours including navy, black, and rogue.
- Cuyana System Tote – From $278 to $298 (without accessories)
There are plenty of good things to say about the Cuyana System Tote! The design is clean and timeless, constructed of durable, responsibly sourced Italian leather that only gets more beautiful with age. This bag is highly customizable. For additional costs, you can transform the bag from an ordinary tote to a crossbody with a removable adjustable strap. You can divide the interior with an attachable laptop sleeve or flap bag.
- Gucci Business Case – $2,200
A bag for anyone who wants to make it obvious business is going well! Accents of supple brown leather surround canvas covered in prints of the iconic GG Gucci logo. Fashionistas everywhere will recognize the familiar symbol of success. The bag is a reasonable size too. There’s plenty of room for documents and a laptop, the bare necessities for getting the job done. A gold zipper adds a layer of security.
- Lo & Sons Rowledge – $465
If bringing a backpack to work sounds like your kind of deal, we have an option for you! The Lo & Sons Rowledge bag combines smooth, luxurious finishes with functionality. On the inside are multiple pockets for storing everything you could ever need for the office (or the commute to the office), including an umbrella. Water-resistant nylon exterior and water-tight zippers will keep your electronics safe.
- Mulberry Bayswater Leather Tote – $930
A bag of modest elegance, the Mulberry Leather Tote looks classy without any hint of obnoxious extravagance. Durable pebbled leather and suede lining come together in sharp, flawless lines. For an extra layer of durability, the bag is wrapped from strap to strap with parallel strips of leather, which only add character. The interior holds a detachable flap pouch. A classic golden twist-lock keeps any contents inside the tote bag secure.
- Dagne Dover Daily Tote – $295
The Dagne Dover Daily Tote is the ideal office bag for anyone who wants a healthy mixture of eco-friendly, functionality, and style. Vegan leather exterior and lining made of seven recycled water bottles ensures no animals and ecosystems were hurt in the making of this bag; however, if you crave the fancy look of leather, you’re not losing out either. As for functionality, the bag has an interior pocket for everything—and we mean everything—with room to spare. Zippers and magnetic clasps keep your stuff protected.
- Valentino Garavani Rockstud Tote Bag – $2,690
This is an understated leather tote for someone who wants a high-quality yet uncomplicated bag. Silver studs inspired by “bugnatos,” a feature of Italian architecture, line the opening of the bag and bring a splash of rockstar rebellion to an otherwise minimalist piece. There’s plenty of space inside to bring everything you need to the office, and your belongings remain out of reach thanks to the snap closure. Purchase in black, brown, sky blue, or soft pink.
- HUGO BOSS Grained-Leather Tote Bag – $448
One of the more compact options on the list, but definitely not lacking in style. If you want a smaller bag for trips to the office, this HUGO BOSS tote bag might be the answer to your heart’s desire. Silver round stud detailing, adorning the corners and where the handles meet diamond-shaped panels, shines against black grained leather. The bag comes with a long adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, giving you the potential to turn it into a crossbody.
- The Strathberry Tote – $1,250
Strathberry’s signature bar closure holds the opening of the bag shut above a hard base. The bag is geometric and visually exciting—and not to mention, it isn’t small. You can trust this bag to hold plenty and hold it well with its sturdy base. When you’re tired of lugging your possessions around, place the bag down on its feet. Use the accompanying crossbody strap for hands-free action. Comes in a variety of colours and textures, but we recommend the croc-embossed black.
- MZ Wallace Medium Metro Deluxe Tote – $275
This bag may look as cozy as a pillow—but don’t let its soft, quilted exterior fool you. The MZ Wallace Metro Tote would make a fabulous bag for work. The nylon shines just right, resembling the silkiest of silk. Never mind you get more than enough space inside. Removable pouches and interior pockets can keep your most precious belongings snug. The bag is available in black, magnet grey, and pastel patchwork.
Jacob Carmichael | Contributing Writer