People like to joke that women’s handbags and their contents, but you know what, there’s probably a grain of truth to it. We do like to be prepared for everything, so we carry a lot of things in our handbags. And let’s be real ladies, if we could put a spell on our handbag the way Hermione did, we would. Who in their right mind would turn down a bottomless handbag that can fit anything? Unfortunately that’s just not the reality we live in, and as muggles we have to choose from regular handbags. Lucky for you we have a great roundup of best women’s handbags for work and travel right here – take a look.
1. Burberry Camberley Medium Grained Leather Shoulder Bag
If you want a bag that will look fashionable yet fit your laptop Burberry Camberley Medium is a great choice for you. It’s made of leather, has a magnetic flap and comes in a variety of colors, but we suggest you go for this lovely mahogany shade for autumn. It’s way more interesting than a classic black and the classic Burberry checkered sides are a nice touch too. Plus it comes with a short and a long strap so if you want to carry it like a messenger bag and have your hands free – you totally can.
2. Everlane Day Market Tote
This lovely tote is made from 100% Italian leather, which means it’ll look good and last you for a very long time. The Day Market Tote comes in a variety of colors like black, navy, blush, cognac, rose, light taupe and red, so you can choose one that will work with anything or one that will be a nice pop of color. It’s big enough to fit your laptop, purse, a notebook and even that denim jacket that you’ll totally need in the evening but it’s too hot to wear it during the day.
3. Knomo Beauchamp Backpack
This modern, slim and stylish backpack is a great if you’re always on the go or just aren’t hugely into standard handbags. It’s big enough to fit a laptop, an iPad and all the other electronics you might need for work and then an umbrella and a change of shoes for the office. Yet it’s still small, compact, very fashionable and comes in 4 colors.
4. Dr.Martens Large Leather Backpack
If you don’t mind standing out a bit and want a bag that will show off your inner rebel while still looking quite polished get yourself a Dr. Martens backpack. It’s a worthy investment that will last you a very long time (we’ve heard about people having them for like a decade) and it’ll definitely fit everything you could possibly need for work.
5. Kate Spade Saffiano Laptop Bag
Kate Spade bags are a classic amongst business women and for a good reason. They’re practical, durable and just the right size. Plus you can always choose a color that works best for you, be it a classic monochrome or a bolder hue like red or pink. It’s not too big, but you should be able to fit the essentials.
6. Paravel Out Of Office Suitcase
The name of this bag speaks for itself. It’s a perfect size for a weekend getaway and it’ll fit all the belongings you might need while traveling, and as a bonus you won’t have to check it in if you’re flying, because it’s the perfect carry on size. It’s made of canvas with leather trimmings, which makes it light and durable at the same time, plus it’s collapsible which is great for storage. And obviously it look hella cute too.
7. Mansur Gavriel Leather Holdall
A perfect weekend back for those who like minimalistic accessories and wants to travel in style. This bag is sleek, fashionable, and elegantly understated. We love everything about it. The only drawback is that it costs a fortune, but if you’re willing to spend a pretty penny – this is a definite winner when it comes to stylish weekend bags.
8. Concourse Carry-On Spinner Luggage and Boarding Bag Set
If you tend to travel a lot for work you might want to invest into a nice set of luggage that will hold everything you need for work plus a couple of things you might need on a cheeky night out on the town. This concourse carry on luggage and boarding bag is a great choice for those who want to look professional and like they’ve got their stuff together while giving you enough room to smuggle in you cat with you.
9. Lacie Large Vegan Weekender
Those leather weekender bags always look so fancy and expensive, but did you know you could get the same effect with a non-leather bag? Because you can. If you care about the environment and don’t want any animals to be harmed just to get a cool bag – choose a Lacie vegan weekender bag. It’s just like any other bag, but vegan.
10. Venti Velvet Oversized Weekender
And finally, for those of you who like unusual accessories we’ve found a perfect bag that will show off your unique sense of style. The Venti velvet weekender bag truly is oversized, just like the name says so you won’t have any trouble fitting a whole weekend worth of outfits. And of course we’re living for this funky velvet finish.