After an extended period of working from home, office dressing continues to look very different for many of us. But whether it's for a coffee shop break or spending time in a nearby park, a polished work bag that can carry a laptop, all the cords, your notebooks, and your other basic essentials is still necessary for you to be able to plug into the virtual office. One of the biggest handbag trends of late is an oversized tote, which is conveniently functional since stationary offices have evolved. Our roundup of stylish work bags for women at various price points will keep you on trend but also totally buttoned up for any professional setting.
Rothy's The Essential Tote
We love Rothy’s for their stylish answer to recycled plastic bottles, and this tote looks light years away from its origins.
OROTON Aimee Leather Tote
This sleek leather tote is refined enough to take from the office to dinner and everywhere in-between.
Tory Burch Piper Gingham Small Square Tote Bag
This lightweight gingham print tote is durable enough to carry your tech gear, like laptops and tablets. The roomy webbed straps won't rub or slide.
Wow Heritage French Basket Bag
Take the unconventional route with a roomy straw tote carry-all that's too cute to pass up.
Aqua Large Basket Weave Tote
This sleek woven tote is reliable but doesn't compromise on style.
Paravel Cabana Tote
Decorate this upcycled tote—made from plastic water bottles—with the monogram of your choosing.
Madewell The Zip-Top Medium Transport Tote
This Madewell tote is a bestselling staple in their bag offering. We love the black and brown combo; you never feel like your shoes don’t match it.
Marni Floral Print Tote
You don't have to worry about stains and spills with this floral decorated tote that can be easily wiped clean.
Cuyana Canvas Tote
A roomy interior, functional pocket space, and a leather tie closure makes this canvas tote a a winner for all of your work essentials and then some.
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
A work tote doesn't have to be basic. This quilted tie-dye option is foldable, rollable, and packable. Making it the ideal work travel bag.
Cuyana Classic Leather Tote in Burgundy
Cuyana’s leather tote is sure bet for a classic and high-quality work bag that you can also have the option of monogramming. We love it in the burgundy shade.
Anne Klein Pocket Tote Shoulder Bag
This classic leather Anne Klein tote is an insanely chic option for under $100.
Khaite The Large Osa Tote
It-brand Khaite does their take on the XXL tote in a tulip shape that is insanely elegant.
Gucci Off The Grid Tote Bag
Gucci’s “Off The Grid” collection is made from recycled nylon in their effort to contribute to circular fashion. Yes, it’s possible to be green and chic.
Silver and Riley Manila All Purpose Carryall Tote Bag in Polished Burgundy
A structured camel leather tote is always a polished look for when you've got to be on your A-game.
Dooney & Bourke Florentine Large Amelie Shoulder Bag
The brass hardware and contrast stitching on this Dooney & Bourke offering makes your daily tote a subtle statement-maker.
Brahmin Carla Tote
This slouchy tote from Brahmin fits snugly over the shoulder, ensuring no annoying strap slipping.
Longchamp Roseau Leather Shoulder Tote
This Longchamp tote is a far cry from the Le Pliage, but trust that is just as wearable.
Acne Studios Printed Coated Cotton-Blend Tote
This coated cotton tote gives the illusion of patent leather, but is much more lightweight and only requires a wipe-clean to keep it looking fresh.
Kate Spade Essential Large Work Tote
When this bag is called the “work tote,” we gotta listen. May we recommend it in the mint green, so it’s not all work and no play?
Bottletop Morela Silver/Black
The body of this stylish tote is made up of recycled metal tabs—I mean, how cool is that?
Ferragamo Trifolio Tote Bag
Leave it to famed leather house Ferragamo to come up with the perfectly subtle slouch on this classic tote you’ll have forever.
Polene Paris Bag
Designed with a draped fabric design, this ultra stylish bag — crafted by artisans in Spain— holds just the right amount to take you from day to play.
Bally Shoulder Bag
This pebbled leather tote bag has a keyhole clasp and magnetic-snap closure to ensure your belongings are secure. Multiple compartments and interior pockets also provide instant organization.
Made from a heavy canvas fabric, this durable tote not only has a spacious interior for your lap top, it also boasts exterior straps to to fasten your sweater, a scarf or an umbrella.
All Saints Quilted Bag
This winter, match your quilted coat to this chic quilted leather tote. Extra long straps make carrying it a breeze.
L.L. Bean Tote
Don't underestimate this durable canvas tote that can hold up to 500 pounds.
Claire V. Simple Bag
Walk on the wild side with this roomy suede tote that can be carried via the top handle or cross body style.
Sweaty Betty Cloud Bag
Crafted from recycled fabrics, this voluminous tote is an easy-to-clean option that can double as a gym or travel bag.
Julia Gall is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion, as well as styling tips, wardrobe upkeep and sustainability. Check her out at @juliasgall.
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