Do you mean business? It’s not just the clothes on your back that speak volumes. The right work bag can make you appear more polished, while keeping your stuff organized. Here, seven bags with just the right blend of fashion and function.
GOLLA ROAD COMMUTER BAG (16”)
Even if you’re a borderline-hoarder, you can keep yourself organized with this bag. It’s got two protective compartments, perfect for your laptop and your tablet, as well as internal pockets for your phone, keys, and whatever else you need to tote to and from work. Plus, we love the look of the leather exterior pocket.
HERSCHEL CLARK MESSENGER BAG
This polished carry-all will elevate even your casual Friday duds. It’s got a fleece-lined padded compartment for 15-inch laptops, and an accessible exterior pocket. Wear it with the strap or without, and chose from multiple colors and patterns.
FILSON BRIEFCASE COMPUTER BAG
This heavy-duty tote can take a beating. It’s made from abrasion-resistant, water-repellent fabric and has a reinforced base that can withstand heavy loads. Four interior pockets and 10-slot interior dividers help keep you organized—no matter how much you’re schlepping. Of course, being from Filson, you can also expect attractive leather accents.
TOM BIHN DAYLIGHT BRIEFCASE
The ideal bag for the minimalist, this briefcase omits a lot of features of other designs—such as foam padding—to make it as light as possible and easy to stash or stow elsewhere. And, being totally utilitarian, it’s got compartments for everything you need, including an outside pocket that’s sloped at a special angle to make storing your tablet easy. If you are planning on toting your laptop around, consider also buying the Cache laptop sleeve ($30), which clips into the bag’s interior, in a way meant to simplify TSA checks (you can check out a video demo at tombihn.com).
TOKEN HERITAGE WAXED KNICKERBOCKER LAPTOP BAG (15”)
Two front pockets keep all of your belongings within reach, and the bag’s central compartment is big enough for a laptop. Another perk: A reversed zipper closure offers extra water resistance—one less thing to worry about if you get caught in a downpour.
JACK SPADE FULTON LEATHER DARROW BRIEF
This classy-as-hell brief doesn’t skimp on function. The sumptuous leather bag can hold your laptop and was built to stand up on its own.
BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES HERITAGE CORLEAR CANVAS MESSENGER
Not many bells and whistles here—just a sturdy canvas bag. The red interior brings a nice pop of color to the tan tote, and it’s made from nylon for easy cleaning.