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12 Cool Work Bags for Professional Women That Aren’t Boring

Work in style and ditch what's conventional and boring by using one of these cool work bags that were designed for a professional woman in mind.

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Cool work bags are hard to find because they have to fill so many roles. A stylish work bag should look professional but not boring and have pockets for the essentials, like your wallet, keys, smartphone, and a magazine or a book. It should also be spacious enough to hold your laptop, healthy lunch from home, and, ideally, a change of clothes and sneakers for the gym. Here are 12 cool work bags that do these jobs and more.

1. Dasein Satchel Handbags

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This satchel-style handbag from Dasein has a simple but gorgeous design that features high-quality gold-toned hardware, including decorative accents, zippers, and bottom studs. It’s made of vegan leather and includes a coordinated clutch where you can safely stash the little things.

A large center compartment has a durable zipper closure, and there are large pockets on either side with magnetic straps. There’s also a small zippered pocket on the back of the bag, and multiple interior dividers to keep your things organized.

There are 17 colors to choose from, including neutrals like black, white, and camel, and bright colors and patterns like orange, pink, and ostrich purple. It has two top-carry handles and includes a removable shoulder strap.

2. UMODA Studded Laptop Bag for Women

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If you’re looking for cool work bags that are also large enough to hold a 15.6-inch laptop, check out this leather bag from UMODA. It features a separate padded laptop compartment with a Velcro strap closure to keep your computer secure.

There’s room for plenty of other things, too. In all, this bag has three main interior compartments, a zipper layer, a secure zip pocket, and two slip pockets along with a single zipper pocket on the back of the bag.

This bag comes in five colors, each with cool silver stud accents, a top carry handle, and an adjustable shoulder strap, and UMODA offers a 100-percent refund and return if you’re not satisfied.

3. UMODA Multi-Pocket Laptop Tote for Women

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Another awesome design from UMODA is this multi-pocket laptop bag. This leather bag features a simpler, more elegant design that’s still large enough to hold a 15.6-inch laptop, along with just about everything else you need for a day at the office.

Inside, there are four large compartments, including a padded pocket with Velcro closure for your laptop as well as two slip pockets, a medium-size zip pocket, plus there’s a small zip pocket on the back so you can keep valuables close. Choose from black, coral, grey, or burgundy.

4. S-ZONE Genuine Leather Shoulder Tote Bag

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The S-ZONE shoulder tote bag is made of soft crazy horse leather. At first, it has a buffed suede-like look with scratches, wrinkles, and pores. With use, the leather shines and softens, taking on a worn vintage look.

This bag has a unique design that features a removable inner canvas pouch with a soft fabric lining that sits inside the framework of the outer leather tote, with a foam padded cushion on the bottom for support. The large canvas pouch features reinforced corners and is extremely durable while adding a refined but interesting look to the bag. Plus, it’s large enough to carry a 15.6-inch laptop and more.

5. MOSISO Laptop Tote Bag for Women

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Check out this MOSISO laptop tote if you prefer something with a fun floral print. This bag is huge, able to hold laptops as large as 17.3-inches as well as everything else you need for a long day at the office.

The canvas material is tough and durable, and the bright roses stand out nicely against the light grey background. There are two large interior compartments with zipper closure, a small slip pocket on the front, and a secure zip pocket on the back, the perfect place to stash valuables.

This bag has an integrated black and gray tote handle and includes a removable shoulder strap so it can be carried as a crossbody bag, too. It’s covered by a one-year warranty.

6. DEMOMENT Canvas Tote

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For a work bag that’s a little more casual, take a look at this canvas tote from DEMOMENT. With five fun, eye-catching patterns to choose from, this bag makes a statement while being a completely practical choice for your commute to the office.

Because it’s made of 100 percent cotton canvas with a polyvinyl protective finish, this bag is large enough to carry a 15-inch laptop, and there are 10 pockets, so you can easily keep everything organized. This bag includes a large interior pocket, zip pocket, double slip pocket, and the outside has two slip pockets on the front, three on the back, and a mesh pocket on either side.

This bag has two integrated sets of handles, so you can carry by hand or use it as a shoulder bag. If you walk or ride a bike to work, this one is a great choice because it’s water-resistant and easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.

7. EaseGave Laptop Tote

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Another large, classic option when looking for work bags is this laptop tote from EaseGave. It’s crafted from brown Saffiano leather and features stylish buckle accents and decorative stitching. It comes with a removable shoulder strap, too, which makes it extremely versatile.

This bag is large enough to carry a 15.6-inch laptop and has a special padded compartment with Velcro closure for protection and stability. There are three other large internal compartments in all, along with two smaller slip pockets and one with zipper closure.

The minimalist shape and metal hardware give this bag a timeless look that’s tailored enough for the office, but classic enough to run errands.

8. SMRITI Canvas Tote Bag

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This cool canvas tote from SMRTI is not as structured as other work bags, but it’s perfect if you work in a more casual environment and want something that can take you from the office to the gym to happy hour.

The double-stitched canvas is extremely durable. It’s available in multiple colors, each of which sets off the bronze hardware nicely. Inside, there’s a large main compartment that’s large enough for a laptop, tablet, book, or gym clothes, as well as two small slip pockets and a zippered pocket. It also features a zip-top closure and rivet snap closure for extra security.

9. EaseGave Briefcase for Women

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If you’re looking for a bag that more closely resembles a messenger bag or briefcase, this one from EaseGave fits the bill, giving a modern spin to a classic look. This one is large enough for a 17-inch laptop and has multiple internal pockets so you can stay organized.

This bag features a flap closure, embossed logo, turn-lock, and polished hardware that adds a sense of style and professionalism. You can use the top-carry handle like a traditional briefcase or use the removable shoulder strap.

Another great thing about this bag is that it’s ideal for travel. Because it stands upright, it stashes easily under airplane seats and has easily accessible pockets where you can stash your passport and other important travel information.

10. ECOSUSI Briefcase for Women

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One of the most simple but stylish work bags available is this briefcase from ECOSUSI. It features a padded pocket that fits a laptop as large as 15.6 inches, two small pockets, two pen slots, a small zipper pocket, and a bottle holder, as well as a back pocket on the outside for easy access.

This versatile bag can be carried three ways: as a shoulder bag, handbag, or crossbody bag. It’s made of vegan leather that is water-resistant and easy to wipe clean, and you can choose from classic black, retro brown, and elegant purple.

11. ZMSnow Laptop Bag

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This product from ZMSnow is one of the more professional looking bags on our list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t loaded with style. It’s made of high-quality synthetic leather and has a classic but eye-catching look that’s perfect for the office.

In addition to holding a 15.6-inch laptop, this bag also has space for all of the essentials, like your smartphone, keys, and wallet. The interior features a padded laptop sleeve, a large middle zip pocket, and two large open compartments.

You can carry this bag like a tote or use the removable shoulder strap and carry it as a crossbody bag. It’s also available in four colors: black, coffee, brown, and gray.

12. WOWBOX Sling Bag

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This backpack design from WOWBOX is a cool alternative to standard work bags and is the perfect blend of function and style. The retro design is made of heavy-duty canvas and features leather accents and metal buckles. It’s available in black and grey and comes in two sizes – one fits a 13.3-inch laptop, the other a 15.6-inch laptop.

A single padded strap adjusts from 33 to 44 inches to fit just about everyone comfortably, and there are plenty of places to stash things. It has a front zip pocket, two pockets under the flap, a side pocket for a bottle, a side pocket with magnetic closure, a padded laptop compartment, a large main compartment, pen pockets, and more.