I love bags. I would most likely forgo proper work attire, lunch, shoes, or jewelry if I knew I would be able to get another designer handbag. I don’t know whether it is the quality leather, expert craftsmanship, or the “feel” of the bag on my shoulder. Ha! I think I may even love handbags more than food!
But I digress. Now that I am working in Manhattan, I have seen an influx of beautiful handbags on the arms of the classiest NYC working women. One of the major purchases that I am looking to make in the next few months is a work tote. You see, in NYC, you must have a tote to carry all of the unnecessary things that a woman doesn’t need throughout the day. (Please note the sarcasm in that last sentence.) What we carry in these totes is not to be named. But it is essential that we carry every last item.
Let’s start from the top:
The OG by Lo & Sons: While they call this tote the overnight and gym bag, it is packed with compartments and enough style to be carried into work everyday. It is super lightweight and even has a side compartment for the extra change of shoes that all NYC women carry.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Macbook Travel Tote: Oh how I love MK. I don’t know what it is about these bags that get me drooling in store windows. This tote is made of leather and can carry a 15in laptop among the other NYC working girl essentials.
Tory Burch Nylon Ella Tote: At first I wasn’t taken by this tote design since it is nylon, but after seeing this tote on the arms of several women, I had to reconsider. The strap length, matched with the contours of the bag make it super easy to carry. The lower price point also does not hurt.
Le Pliage by Longchamp: I feel like every NYC woman has one of these at home. When I finally caved and asked for the details on this simple, origami inspired tote, I was excited to see the price point AND the accessibility at regular department stores.
Right now I am carrying a black leather Coach tote that was given to me by my Godmother. She used to be one of those stylish, NYC working women, but has since retired to a lovely home in Florida. Luckily, she has me, her bag obsessed God-daughter to give her working girl bags to. I couldn’t find the exact tote on the website, but it is similar to this one, but much less structured. I love my bag… but I am craving a change soon.
What type of bag do you carry to work? Designer & non-designer recommendations please!
Some of the links in this post are affiliate links via ShopSense. As usual, all opinions are my own and unaffected by the beauty of the bags.