I have to move around a lot during the day, don't have a fixed desk (hot desk between 3 offices) and on a daily basis am carrying around a laptop plus cable, usual handbag stuff, lots of papers, A4 folders, phone charger etc - it's all heavy and my current bags are not working. I am editing every evening to try and make sure I only bring what I need each day.
I currently have a P&M Milly bag which I wear cross body and carry a leather briefcase which is lovely but barely fits the laptop and papers. I have the cables in my milly with all the other stuff and it's hurting my neck carrying it the way I do but especially in this weather I need one arm free for an umbrella etc!
What combination of bags do other people use? I would like to be able to bring flats/trainers as I have to walk a lot between meetings etc - I am London based so in and out of Tube stations all day.
I am thinking about a small cross body bag for purse, keys, phone etc and a big shopper style bag for everything else - what do other people do and any recommendations for bags that really work in this situation?
I know a couple of people who do that but it just doesn't appeal - I know that sounds daft but I am always tripping over other people's on tube platforms! And it feels like I am giving in to middle age
It may have to be the solution though - unless someone has found the 'holy grail' of a light, reasonably stylish soft bag that has enough structure for the laptop etc....
I bought it from ACHICA for £75. It easily fits a laptop and a4 papers in, and has pockets at the front where I keep keys, phone, purse etc. Its not leather (its lightweiggt nylon) so doesn't weigh much, and it has the option of carry handles or cross body strap. Its marginally bigger then I wanted but it works well for me so far