The Best Work Bags For Getting Back To It

As the world gets back to it, it’s time to start packing each morning ready for your commute, walk to work or stroll into uni. Whether youre shuffling from class to class, returning to your schedule of business trips, having the right bag to fit all your necessities is a must. From formal top-handle bags, to totes or backpacks, we’ve got something for any occasion to help you get back to it. Here are our top ten picks of work bags to ease you back into the real world. 

  1. For students returning to uni, a Kanken backpack has become a staple bag due to its cute minimalist design and practical design. We’re especially fond of this 13” backpack that has a built-in protective pocket for your laptop, making it the perfect work bag for going to and from the library. 

  2. The perfect work bag for your day to day, this Furla tote is a classic. In sleek black leather with simple gold detailing, this tote will match everything and add a touch of luxury and formality to your work bag. Big enough to fit a laptop and including zip pockets to keep everything safe, this Furla tote is a definitely buy-now-wear-forever purchase. 

  3. An easy grab and go shopper is a must, especially to help cut down on plastic bags or make space for any unexpected baggage you might pick up during the day. Throwing a tote into your work bag before heading out is a great habit to get into, and we’ve been loving this Nunoo corduroy tote. Super sturdy for that after-work food shop, or head out on the weekends with the bold pink to complement your outfit.  

  4. Coach Women's Polished Pebble Leather Evie Backpack - Black
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    Coach Women's Polished Pebble Leather Evie Backpack - Black

    Coach backpacks are iconic and beloved, making them a perfect work bag to combine style and function. The high-quality black leather and gold decals keep it looking formal and dress-code appropriate for schools, colleges and offices, but also adds a big dose of chicness to your day. Big enough for your essentials but not bulky, we’ll be carrying this on lighter-packing work-days or weekend city breaks. 

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  5. The Cambridge Satchel Company Women's 13 Inch Magnetic Satchel - Black
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    The Cambridge Satchel Company Women's 13 Inch Magnetic Satchel - Black

    The original work bag, you really can’t go wrong with a satchel. Cambridge Satchel Company bags have become an absolute staple in the British fashion scene with their designs being timeless and beautiful yet function. Their 13-inch classic satchel is an effortless option for a worbag for women or men, adding some vintage vibes into your work day. 

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  6. Coach Women's Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 - Black
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    Coach Women's Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 - Black

    For a more formal work bag for business meetings or work events, we’re forever obsessed with the Coach tabby. The ultimate go-with-everything bag that can be dressed up or down, we’ve been carrying this to work, nights out and beyond.  

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Written by Lucy Harbron

Lucy Harbron

Lucy Harbron

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Inspired by the most iconic women in history, my style is informed by the Monroes, Sedgwicks and Birkins. Forever torn between maximalism and minimalism, you'll find me stomping around in heeled boots and trying to refrain from buying another pair of earrings.

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