Help me find a bag for carting my lunch/paperwork etc to work

(8 Posts)
Batbear Thu 13-Aug-15 10:33:11

Hi all

I seem to haul an enormous amount of stuff with me on my commute that means that a handbag doesn't cut it. Currently I have a large handbag with purse, makeup, glasses, diary, phone etc and another free canvas tote bag containing breakfast, lunch box and snacks as well as any work paperwork and a book.

I think I could get this down to a smaller shoulder bag and a nicer large bag, but what should I look at? Any nice bags out there that can contain a folder of A4 paperwork, my book and my lunch that makes me look more professional?

Thanks

Dynomite Thu 13-Aug-15 11:19:16

Looking with interest, OP. I have the same problem.

Dollydewdrop21 Thu 13-Aug-15 12:04:26

longchamp le pliage! Great for commuting as you can sling over your shoulder, they also last forever.

5446 Thu 13-Aug-15 12:27:08

I have a Michael Kors open tote that fits my laptop, notebooks and lunch.

Served me very well for work & commute and now for uni.

BovrilonToast Thu 13-Aug-15 13:05:36

I have this and I love it. I uses it for work overnighters too (with packing cubes!)

www.knomobags.com/uk/curzon-leather-shoulder-tote-grey.html

nothingwittyhere Thu 13-Aug-15 13:27:00

This may not be smart enough for you, but I've got one of these and they make it really easy to cart big stuff to and from work:

www.reisenthel.com/en/SHOPPING/ringbag-L-black.html?force_sid=be495b7cf3771c8108c79d35328409e6

legohurtswhenyoustandonit Thu 13-Aug-15 13:50:31

Jaeger have some lovely leather totes on their outlet site. I think they are about £50. Someone else on here recommended them.

Batbear Thu 13-Aug-15 20:19:49

Thanks all! Bovril - that's like a tardis bag - love it!

Will also look at the Longchamp and Jaeger options - it's about time I got something smarter!

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