10 Bags You Need From 9-TO-5
An iPad, reading materials, phone, makeup bag and even spare flats to change into—it takes so much gear to get through a typical work day that we tend to depend on large work bags to carry our necessary essentials. But finding an everyday satchel that’s roomy enough to stow essentials, yet cool enough to tote along to post-work cocktails
can be a tall order. Fret not, ladies! A new generation of roomy work bags are trickling into our must-have list this season, each with its own quirks to suit different personalities.
Louis Vuitton City Steamer bag
Roomy bags are a must for working women, and one particular hero is the Louis Vuitton City Steamer bag. Inspired back in 1901 by the notion of travelling by steamboat across the globe, Louis Vuitton designed the Steamer tote, a soft-sided bag crafted in canvas with a leather-reinforced base and sturdy handles that fitted easily into the drawer of a
trunk. This year, Nicolas Ghesquiere pays tribute to this classic with an all-chic, modern interpretation with a few signature tweaks to it—the engraved padlock, nametag, and hot-stamped LV circle. The perfect travelling companion, the City Steamer structured bag adds a chic, ladylike flourish to any ensemble, and comes complete with extra pockets and sturdy handles, making it an ideal catch for keeping things organised for those who are always on-the-go.
Gucci’s Sylvie bag
Turn up the heat with Gucci’s Sylvie bag in a top handle shape with the nylon Web embedded under the Gucci signature leather and decorated with inlaid leather flames. The rock-chic structured bag is so much more roomier than it looks, and is spacious enough to hold your iPad, makeup bag and any other essentials as long as it isn’t too bulky!
Christian Dior’s “Diorever” bag
Christian Dior’s sturdy “Diorever” bag in red and dark noisette smooth leather, reversible flap and blue handles is tough enough to withstand daily use and roomy enough to stash daily work essentials. We love the duo tone effect, which adds just a touch of playful prep.
Fendi’s Dot.com and the Peekaboo
Fun yet functional, Fendi’s everpopular Dot.com and the Peekaboo offers oodles of chic details for fashionforward schleppers, and is perfect for making an office statement even when paired with the simplest work attire.
Bulgari Bulgari Alba tote
This sophisticated Bulgari Bulgari Alba tote bag comes in a chic two-tone shade of raspberry agate and black phyton skin makes a powerful office statement. Featuring an adjustable and removable leather strap, this tote is just the right size for a busy lady,
making it a practical work bag solution with plenty of high-fashion cred.
Céline’s Twisted Cabas
This may be the ultimate solution for professional ladies with a tendency to carry their entire lives in their handbags. Lightweight, roomy and oh-so-chic, the soft arm-candy has plenty of room to hold your scarf, a laptop, a small perfume and even a change of footwear.
Giorgio Armani Structured bag
This classic bag from Giorgio Armani is elegant and timeless, and is the perfect size to carry from the boardroom to dinner. Goes beautifully with a suit or a fitted dress, this structured bag means business.
Bally’s Patty Shoulder bag
If you’re worried about losing your keys in the depths of a roomy bag, have no fear; Bally’s Patty Shoulder bag comes complete with extra discreet compartments to keep
essentials close at hand, and is ideal for accompanying an independent woman on her daily pursuits. This luxurious exotic features a secure zip closure to the top which folds over for a covetable slouchy fit, and can be extended for even more room to carry any extras!
Chanel’s quilted leather drawstring bag
When it comes to a work bag, fashion means very little without the function to go with it. Chanel’s quilted leather drawstring bag in dark purple is both functional and pretty, spacious enough to hold your day essentials, and is light enough (and super soft!) to carry along from one meeting to another. After all, who said work bags need to be stiff and structured?