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I’ve been on a search for a new work tote. For about 3 months. After hours spent searching local shops, department stores and online – and 3 returns later – I’m beginning to feel a bit like Goldilocks. Too big, too small, too structured, not structured enough. Too many pockets, not enough pockets, handles too short, handles too long. Does this bag exist? I’ve also been on the fence about whether to get an investment bag that will last a while, or just settle for something that will work for this season…oh, the agony. I’ve even looked into having one custom made. In a perfect world, I would just trot over to Saks and pick up the ultimate fantasy bag, but alas, I think it’s a tad out of my budget.
Since I feel like a bit of an expert in the area at the moment, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from my search. While all won’t quite work for me and just what I need, these would all make excellent choices for someone with a bit less… particular needs.
1. Vinyl Shopper, $99, Zara 2. Melbu Tote, $248, Anthropologie 3. Chelsea Leather Shopper, $298, Coach 4. Kimichi Blue Envelope Tote, $59, Urban Outfitters 5. Alto Large Tassel Bag, Dooney & Bourke 6. RED Valentino Bow Tote Bag, $315 Saks Fifth Avenue 7. Built Essential Work Tote $89, Built NY