Are you team #WFH or #WFO?

The partial lockdown has really made a change in our wardrobe. It went from pretty summer dresses to loungewear and sweatpants. As we’re just about to settle into our pyjamas for our next virtual meeting, news of offices opening has started. Soon enough you’ll be receiving a notice to return to the office after three months of working from home.

Some may look forward to returning to the office, while others not so much. No matter which ‘side’ are you on, it’s time to head back into the real world and hopefully, with style and grace. These tote bags are great for a long day at the office. It’s spacious enough to put a lot of your essentials — which we can foresee that it’ll be plenty since it’s been quite a while since you were at your desk. Stuff as much as you want while still maintaining your style points.

Who knows — these stylish tote bags could help you feel a tad bit more excited to pack and head out as if it’s your first day at your job.

Paula's Ibiza medium leather-trimmed woven raffia tote by Loewe

Can’t go to the beach? Then bring the beach to work with this raffia tote bag from Loewe. The tote is crafted from raffia and detailed with a signature ‘anagram’-embossed orange patch. This bag is designed in collaboration with Paula’s Ibiza.

Approx. MYR 1,871
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Bobby Soft large buckled textured-leather tote by Boyy

Is your office culture not big on bold bags? No matter. This leather tote from Boyy is one to own. It has a large enough compartment to even store your laptop, while still looking absolutely chic. Textured leather, with the label’s signature buckled belt design that looks timeless and can be used for years to come.

Approx. MYR 5,430
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Printed leather tote by Balmain

It’s a simple design and easy to use, but still a statement piece. The house’s logo sits front and centre, printed on supple leather. It’s spacious enough for your daily essentials, which may include a laptop, makeup pouch and even spare shoes. There’s also an interior slot and zipped pockets inside for smaller items.

Approx. MYR 5,516
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Jungle embellished printed PVC tote by Versace

Nothing like a bright and bold bag such as this one from Versace to cheer up your mood as you pack for the office. The print may be familiar to you — it’s the same jungle print that was on Jennifer Lopez’s dress when she closed the show. However, this PVC tote is also not for the shy ones who minds showing their essentials.

Approx. MYR 3,121
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Jacquard tote by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s jacquard tote is the perfect grab-and-go bag. Its black and white design makes it a versatile piece, with contrasting stripes featuring the brand’s logo. It’s a slouchy shape, which means you can literally stow all your belongings and just go.

Approx. MYR 1,497
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Obi leather tote by The Sant

This obi leather tote is an interesting twist to the usual tote bag. It features not one but two pouches for your essentials. Each one is placed asymmetrically but bound with a black leather strap handle. The tote bag also comes with a longer strap.

Approx. MYR 1,774
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Jolin Lee
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.