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The Best Work Bags For Getting Back To It

As the world gets back to the normalities of everyday life there are certain things that we haven’t had to do in a while and therefore might need to scrub up on our efficiency. One of those things is our morning routine, getting ready and out of the door for a set time is a true skill. One of our saviours is having a trusty bag that we can pack up that night before ready to handle all of the day’s pressures. 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 the perfect work bag selection for you to look at. Here are our top ten picks of work bags to ease you back into the real world. 

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  1. Fjallraven Kanken 13 Inch Laptop Backpack - Black
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    Fjallraven Kanken 13 Inch Laptop Backpack - Black

    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. 

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  2. Marc Jacobs Women's The Tote Bag - Black
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    Marc Jacobs Women's The Tote Bag - Black

    One key worn bag for the summer is the Marc Jacobs Tote which is flooding our social media’s. Perfect in size this work bag will be by your side no matter what the day might throw at you. In monochrome black and white this tote will match with everything and add a touch of luxury to your work attire. Big enough to get everything in, this Marc Jacobs Tote is a definitely buy-now-wear-forever purchase. 

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  3. Núnoo Women's Shopper Tote Bag - White
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    Núnoo Women's Shopper Tote Bag - White

    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 tote. In a neutral colour, it gives us all the scandi feels, looking effortlessly cool without compromising formalities. Super sturdy for that after-work food shop, or weekend plans as well. 

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  4. Coach Women's Willow Tote Bag - Black
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    Coach Women's Willow Tote Bag - Black

    Coach tote bags are iconic and beloved style, making them a perfect work bag to combine style and function. The high-quality black leather and gold decals keep it an on-trend but formal dress code but adding a big dose of chicness to your day. Big enough for your essentials but not bulky, we’ll be using this as a go-to for every day. 

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  5. Lauren Ralph Lauren Women's Marcy Mini Satchel - Black
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    Lauren Ralph Lauren Women's Marcy Mini Satchel - Black

    The original work bag, you really can’t go wrong with a satchel. Lauren Ralph Laurens bags have become an absolute staple in the British fashion scene with their designs being timeless and beautiful yet functional. This shape is square enough to get a lot in but is compact enough for you to smarten up for any day. Chic and sophisticated in the classic black this Marcy Satchel is a style that is never outdated. 

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  6. Coach Women's Polished Pebble Leather Tabby Bag - Black
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    Coach Women's Polished Pebble Leather Tabby Bag - 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

Photographed by @AlexandraGordienko – Via @marcjacobs 



Sarah Atkinson

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