Fashion Jobs – 5 Office Approved Work Bags

Style Nine to Five - Fashion Jobs in CanadaStyle Nine To Five_Office Approved Work Bags_Inspiration by Le Fashion

Today’s workplaces are a lot different than what they were five to 10 years ago. A big culture shift we are starting to see is employers starting to provide more work-life balance to their environments with some giving employees the freedom to use laptops to work from home, at off-site locations or hoteling stations within the office when required for their schedules. With that change in structure, a lot of us sometimes find ourselves bringing our work home, stuffing our files and paperwork in our purses, and lugging around a tired laptop bag given to us by the not so trendy IT guy. We scoured our favourite places to shop and found five office approved bags that are not only practical but look good too!

SNTF_Work Bags_Want Les Essentiels Black O’Hare Tote

The Bag You’ll Want
This nylon tote from Want Les Essentiels is a classic style from their line of bags and accessories. It makes a great bag to carry around your work essentials like laptop and paperwork and also has some side compartments great for organization of things like your stationary. Your option to carry it by the handles or strap it across your body makes it a perfect option for those who commute on public transit!

STNF_Work Bag_Kate Spade New York Tech Nylon Backpack

The Backpack
For those of you wanting to take the backpack trend to the office or those who might bike into work but still want to look stylish, this Kate Spade striped one is not only super cute but functional too! It has a front compartment for things you might need easier access to like your phone or keys and a laptop pocket to keep it safe without needing a case.

STNF_Work Bag_Zara Quilted Leather Tote Bag with Chain Detail

Keeping it Classy
We are loving this sophisticated and classic purse-style tote from Zara that has multiple zippers and compartments perfect for your paperwork and smaller style laptops. Its slim style doesn’t let you carry too much more in there other than your work essentials, but it’s over the arm strap makes it easy to carry along with a second purse or bag.

SNTF_Work Bag_Rebecca Minkoff Always on Side Zip Regan Tote with Charge

Everyone’s Favourite Bag
The Regan line is known as one of Rebecca Minkoff’s most popular collections and this tote-style made from nylon with leather trim is a stunner! We love that this bag has a zipper closure and gives you more than enough room to carry everything from your laptop to your wallet and cosmetic bag.

SNTF_Work Bag_Liebeskind Viki Leather Tote

Clean and Simple
For those of you who already have your go-to purse for work (or several) but need an easy tote to carry around your laptop instead of a bulky laptop bag, this Liebeskind leather tote is totally for you! You’re not getting much help in the organization department with absolutely no pockets, but it’s got enough room to fit your laptop, planner and paperwork!


Inspirational Image:
Image courtesy of Le Fashion


Product Info:

  1. Want Les Essentiels: Black O’Hare Tote, $296, available at Ssense
  2. Kate Spade New York Tech Nylon Backpack, $258, available at Nordstrom
  3. Zara Quilted Leather Tote Bag with Chain Detail, $149
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Always on Side Zip Regan Tote with Charge, $355
  5. Liebeskind Viki Leather Tote, $188, available at Hudson’s Bay


By: M.J. Elle, Toronto, ON (@TheMJElle)