Our Favorite Laptop-Friendly Work Bags

13 chic carryalls that will help ease you into the new flexible-office norm.

by Christina Holevas and Amir La Sure

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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding for W Magazine, 2018.

A good work bag is one of the most versatile and essential wardrobe items a person can own. If you’re beginning to make the transition to (occasionally) working in an office, on any given day you might be carrying around your laptop, a change of shoes or clothes, snacks, a bottle of water, and all of the other keys-wallet-phone sorts of things. Finding a bag that’s up to the task isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially after mini bags and tiny ’90s styles invaded the runways for a while. But luckily, we’re seeing oversized, overstuffable bags make a comeback (just check out one of our latest editorials for proof). So as you ease into the flexible hot-desk future, allow this roundup to guide you through some of the most stylish, practical work bags on shelves right now.

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This one is bright, cheerful and on-trend—and just big enough for a small MacBook.

This supersized tote is perfect for days when you’re running around between meetings—you’ll stay practical and put together no matter what.

Consider this a great everyday option as well as a perfect travel companion—you can easily roll it up and stash it in your carryon.

This buttery soft tote is a pleasure to carry, and it holds more stuff than you might think.

This is big enough to hold your gym clothes as well as your work supplies, and the orange hue is surprisingly versatile.