*Versatile bags that can transition from the office to after-work event
* Durable, well-made and roomy enough to hold all your stuff
* All price points, from $20+ to designer label price tags
Having a handbag for every occasion would take up a lot of closet space and put a dent in your pocketbook fairly quickly. Instead of having both an office tote and an after-work purse, kill two birds with one stone by getting a work bag that doesn’t look out of place out and about. These 8 handbags are all big enough to hold your office supplies and daily essentials, but they aren’t too bulky for happy hour or too frumpy for a dinner date.
1. David Jones Hobo Handbag
Made by David Jones, a Parisian handbag brand, this hobo purse is trendy and stylish at a reasonable price. The 10 by 11-inch, faux leather bag can carry your iPad Mini, your cell phone, your wallet and more quite comfortably. It also includes a cross-body strap and 9-inch handles for a variety of carrying options.
2. ECOSUSI Bucket Bag
An exceptionally light bag, the ECOSUSI Bucket Handbag still has an amazingly large carrying capacity. The bag itself is crafted from leather and has a bucket shape, making it ideal for carrying your 12-inch MacBook, iPad, Kindle, magazines or wallet. In addition, the bag is fitted with an interior slip pocket, an interior zippered pocket and an outside pocket for things like pens or tissues. Two small straps adorned with gold hardware give this bag a trendy appearance that’s great for nights out after work.
3. Wanture Genuine Leather Tote
The Wanture Genuine Leather Tote is a trendy bag practically designed for the office. At 11.8 by 11.4 inches, it can carry anything that’s the size of a standard piece of paper or smaller. What’s more, this leather tote, which comes in orange, blue, red, grey or black, can transition effortlessly from work to happy hour thanks to little touches like metallic zips and fasteners. The interior of the bag is also removable for easy cleaning.
4. Aldo Oxdrift
Is black your go to color? If so, you’ll love the Aldo Oxdrift. This shoulder bag is, you guessed it, all black. The straps and chains on the bag are also black, a rarity for bags of this style. Furthermore, the Oxdrift has an unusually large capacity for a shoulder bag. It can carry most of your office essentials, yet it wouldn’t look out of place in a fancy restaurant on date night.
5. Aldo Duvernay
Super stylish and deceptively large, the Aldo Duvernay is somewhat reminiscent of a Birkin Bag at a fraction of the cost. The Duvernay features a turn-lock closure, a flirty bow and a 22-inch shoulder strap for hands-free carrying. Plus, it measures 10 by 13 inches, which is big enough to carry an iPad, a notebook and a few other work essentials.
6. BOSTANTEN Shoulder Bag
BOSTANTEN is known for their well-made products, and this shoulder bag is no exception. The cornflower blue bag is made from durable split leather and is 10 by 12 inches large. That’s enough space to carry your electronics, wallet and makeup to the office and back. As an added bonus, the BOSTANTEN bag includes two 10-inch shoulder straps. One of them is leather to match the purse. The other is colorful and woven. You can change them out depending on your mood or outfit.
7. Coach Kelsey Crossbody Bag
One of the biggest names in handbags, Coach produces everything from small wristlets to giant totes. While the Kelsey Crossbody Bag isn’t the largest purse in the Coach collection, it is big enough to carry your work stuff yet classy enough to carry around on the weekends, too. The pebbled leather comes in a variety of colors, and the golden hardware adds a special pop to the bag’s design. In addition, the Kelsey comes with dual 5-inch handles and a removable 21-inch shoulder strap. If you’re looking for your first Coach bag, the affordable price point makes this a good option.
8. Ainifeel Padlock Handbag
In handbags and shoes, the more you pay, the more you get. That’s particularly true of Ainifeel bags. They may cost more than the other bags on this list, but they’re still under $200 and will last for years. In particular, the Padlock Handbag is ideal for office wear as well as everyday wear. Plus, the padlock design will never go out of style. The bag itself is crafted from 100% genuine leather, has three compartments and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.