1. Paradigme medium raffia and leather tote, $3,300, from Prada at NET-A-PORTER
Woven raffia is the newest material to captivate designers, and they’re trotting it out in all manners and sizes. Case in point: a classic top-handle bag that you can count on to carry your work documents.
2. Dionysus Bamboo medium textured-leather tote, $3,990, from Gucci at NET-A-PORTER
With its classic shape and the addition of that timelessly elegant bamboo handle, this bag will last you for years to come.
3. Hortensia medium leather shoulder bag, $1,000, from Wandler at NET-A-PORTER
Get to know the hottest bag brand in the market. Wandler is gaining serious rep amongst style mavens for its iconic shape and ability to hold all your belongings easily.
4. Oval tote bag with topstitching, $79.90, from Zara
With its whipstitched sides and the subtle gold hardware, this bag is classic with a little twist. Pair it with your white shirt and a pair of pointy pumps for a boardroom-ready look.
5. Crossbody bag with strap detail, $39.90, from Zara
Add a twinge of quirk with a classic front-flap shoulder bag that comes with a whimsical strap. Featuring pom-poms and colourful flowers, it’s fun without being too attention-grabbing.
6. Leiko bucket bag, $44, from Pomelo Fashion
It’s business from the outside and party on the inside. Thanks to its brightly-coloured blue interior, this bucket maintains a slightly more serious look without feeling stuffy and stale.
7. Crossbody bag, $46.90, from Topshop
Another seasonless piece, this crossbody bag is great for keeping all your belongings neatly and safely stowed.
8. Ball stud crossbody bag, $63.90, from Topshop
When Friday rolls around, whip out a playful bag like this piece and have a little bit of fashion fun. Team with dark blue jeans and a white button-down shirt for the office.
9. Handbag, $74.95, from H&M
Give thanks to this bag’s roomy interiors that will allow you to carry everything you want without having to wonder “do I need to have 3 pouches with me?”
10. Shoulder bag, $29.95, from H&M
It may look like a simple black shoulder bag, but the etched-in snakeskin pattern and the thicker trim gives it a more luxe, grown-up vibe.
11. Top handle front flap bag, $69.90, from Charles & Keith
Reminiscent of vintage luggages, sling this one over a floaty dress and an oversized blazer.
12. Chain detail front flap bag, $59.90, from Charles & Keith
Take it from us when we say you’d be surprised at how much you can put into this bag. We tested it and we fit out phone, wallet, makeup, portable charger, sunglasses, breath mints AND a pocket mirror. Basically, that’s all you need for a work day!