The best designer tote bags for work

the best designer tote bags for work

Totes are the ruling bag when it comes to practicality; they’re large, roomy and if you purchase a good quality one, can last you years and years. Thanks to their proven popularity, designers too, have jumped on the bandwagon and now you can purchase a designer tote bag for work from your favourite fashion label. 

Tote bags these days are just as fashionable as a handbag, with the likes of Saint Laurent, Mulberry and Aspinal of London pulling out all the stops to provide their customers with a bag that is both beautiful and practical. 

The size and the number of pockets are all important things you should consider when you’re looking for the best designer tote bag for you. Incredibly refined and stylish, the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Souple Small Leather Tote is both luxurious and practical, but if you want a designer tote bag for work without the extravagant price tag, designer Kate Spade has also created a tote bag that blends style with usability in the Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Lucie Leather Shoulder Bag

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Souple Small Leather Tote

1.Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Souple Small Leather Tote

Anything but an average day bag, this leather tote is all about the luxury

Reasons to buy

A removable zipped pouch for practicality 

When you’re paying over £2000 for a tote bag, the finish needs to exceptional. Every detail matters with this designer tote bag from Saint Laurent. Whether it’s the impeccable shaping, clean lines or immaculate detailing, there probably aren’t enough superlatives to describe the level of craftsmanship that this bag exudes. It’s more than just a pretty face, too. The bag is roomy, features a removable strap and a removable zipped pouch, just in case you need to carry more items.  

Aspinal of London Editors Tote Bag

2.Aspinal of London Editors Tote Bag

For timeless style in a modern world

Reasons to buy

 Features cable paths for charging up your phone on the go

Aspinal of London should be your first port of call if you’re after beautifully refined workwear, and you won’t be disappointed by their Editors Tote Bag, either. The shaping is chic yet practical, with the internal space cavernous enough to fit no end of work paraphernalia. In addition, there’s a handy space to store a power pack, with a cable system enabling you to conveniently charge up your phone on the go.  

Knomo Sedley Wheeled Travel Tote

3.Knomo Sedley Wheeled Travel Tote

Perfect for commuters and frequent business travellers

Reasons to buy

  Cabin sized so it should adhere to airline regulations

Incredibly spacious, this Knomo travel tote bag boasts enough room for overnight clothes, perfect if you’re frequently taking off for business purposes. Travellers will also be pleased to learn about the bag’s RFID protection and Knomo even have an ID system so you can register the bag in your name. With its wheeled base and telescopic handle, the Knomo also makes a convenient commuter case.  

Mulberry Bayswate Double Zip Tote Bag

4.Mulberry Bayswate Double Zip Tote Bag

An understated, beautifully constructed bag by one of Britain’s top designers

Reasons to buy

Signature Mulberry detailing 

Whether you prefer a top handled design or the convenience of a shoulder strap, this tote bag by Mulberry combines style with practicality to make the perfect office accompaniment. Available in Oak or Black, there’s an external colour for both wardrobe styles, while the spacious internal pocket provides you with plenty of room to stow away documents and a laptop.  

AllSaints Paradise North South Tote Bag

5.AllSaints Paradise North South Tote Bag

A more traditional looking, practical tote bag perfect for carrying all of your work gear

Reasons to buy

An adjustable strap for comfort and convenience 

This tote bag stays loyal to the original design, with a simple, spacious leather outer shell providing heaps of internal space to fit all of your necessary work gear. This bag is fashionably rough around the edges, with the stitching of the internal pocket visible from the outside. If size really is your top priority, you really can’t go wrong with this (in comparison) inexpensive bag from AllSaints. 

Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Lucie Leather Shoulder Bag

6.Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Lucie Leather Shoulder Bag

A smart, professional looking tote bag, perfect for combining with your work wardrobe

Reasons to buy

 Five fashionable colours to choose from

With five smart colours to choose from, there’s a bag here for every kind of work wardrobe and, as the least expensive bag on our list, you could even buy more than one to ensure there’s one to match each of your outfits. It is similar in design to the more expensive bags on our list and comes with a leather exterior with a 14ct gold plated finish on the metal wear to give it that extra touch of luxury. If you’re looking for designer without the excessive price tag, the answer lies with Kate Spade. 


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