Schlep these fabulous tote bags around as you tackle flexible work weeks during these strange times.
Amidst the city’s third battle with CoViD-19, staying optimistic about the future may have become rather challenging. This feels particularly true when you’re an office worker who can’t work from home, and are, instead, required called in to the office whether full-time or with flexible office schedules during the public health crisis.
The sudden recurring need to take your work to and from the office has revealed a real demand in practical yet good-looking women’s totes. Lose those crumpled grocery bags — instead, these fabulous designer tote bags are excellent for transporting all your documents and laptops with ease and, not to mention, plenty of style.
Scroll down for our selection of eight work-appropriate tote bags that will tick all of the above boxes and, hopefully, bring a smile to your faces too.
Channel your inner boss lady as you carry around this black Bond tote from Givenchy. Embossed all over in the house’s Chaîne motif, the bag features an open-top design, a main internal compartment, and a removable zip pouch. Highlights? The metal press studs on both sides not only add personality to the look, but also allows you to flatten the bag anytime for easy storage.
HK$12,427 from Farfetch
If anything were to prove Daniel Lee‘s status as Accessories Designer of the Year, it is this cult bag. Made at Bottega Veneta‘s Italian atelier, the tote features panels of rust leather woven together using the brand’s intrecciato technique. The extra-long handles also add to the interesting proportions, while allowing over-the-shoulder wear for easy transport.
HK$32,807 from Net-A-Porter
Tired of the same old structured tote bag? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get your hands on this new season accessory from Jil Sander. Made of 100 percent leather, this slouchy, hold-everything bag reboots the traditional shape and adds something different to your wardrobe. The contrasting colours of white and brown will also ensure maximum attention from your fellow colleagues.
HK$8,054 from Farfetch
We are already a fan of Boyy’s iconic mini bags featuring the label’s signature oversized buckle detail, so naturally its larger sibling makes the list. Featuring a sleek, structured silhouette and a perennial ecru shade, it is a statement bag that every woman needs. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap to offer extra versatility.
HK$9,646.9 from Net-A-Porter
Crafted from butter-soft beige leather and a silhouette inspired by tulip petals, this bag’s curved top gives a poetic softness to the stiff structure. Not a fan of carrying bags on your shoulder? Utilise its detachable shoulder strap so you can go hands-free.
HK$4,095 from Net-A-Porter
Brighten up your days at the office with a pop of colour, such as this Versace Cabas GV Signature tote in bubble gum pink. It comes embroidered with Gianni Versace’s signature in a powerful red hue, exuding an unapologetic glamour everywhere you go.
Approx. HK$8,380 from Ssense
Want something a little bit more distinctive than a plain black tote? Fall in love with this version by Marni. Featuring a heart print, detachable tag, open-top design, and a main internal compartment, it can fit everything from your laptop to your folders and more. It is also completely made from polyurethane, so rest assured it is durable and water-resistant.
HK$3,100 from Farfetch
Looking for something more classic? What about this Ophidia tote in Gucci’s emblematic monogram? Perfectly sized for long commutes, it is also instantly recognisable with the house’s signature striped webbing and burnished ‘GG’ hardware. A bonus feature? It comes with a detachable zipped pouch, which you can use it as an impromptu evening clutch for all those post-CoViD-19 soirées.
Approx. HK$12,790 from Net-A-Porter