Practical Work Bags

The classic structured shape ensures it looks office-ready even when it’s in a myriad of hues.

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The classic structured shape ensures it looks office-ready even when it’s in a myriad of hues.

Clockwise from top:

Bolide 1923 – 30 rainbow leather bag, $16,000, Hermes

Remedy leather bag, $460, Kate Spade New York

Roseau leather bag, $770, Longchamp

1955 Horsebit leather bag, $3,770, Gucci

Serpenti Forever leather bag, $3,450, Alexander Wang x Bvlgari at Bvlgari

Cocco leather bag, $1,830, Moschino

Speedy BB leather bag, $3,800, Louis Vuitton

Turnlock leather bag, $750, Coach

Furla Piper Dome leather bag, $640, Furla

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The Tote

For those who want to maximise space while looking chic. Pro tip: Get a versatile one that can do double duty on weekends.

Clockwise from top:

Vertical Cabas textile and leather bag, $2,150, Celine

Pretty Floral canvas and leather bag, $299, Pretty Ballerinas

Polyester and cotton bag, $55.90, Mango

Canvas and leather bag, $595, Coach

Canvas and faux leather bag, $69.90, Charles & Keith

Raffia and leather bag, $5,950, Fendi

Antigona Soft leather bag, $4,190, Givenchy

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The Bucket

Channel Jane Birkin (who was known for her love of wicker basket bags) but opt for leather (real or faux) to keep it work-appropriate.

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Leather bag, $3,300, Prada

Bucket Maillon Triomphe cow skin and leather bag, $3,450, Celine

Canvas and leather bag, Balenciaga

PU bag, $34, Pomelo at Zalora

Balloon leather bag, $3,500, Loewe

Leather bag, $519, Calvin Klein at Zalora

Faux leather bag, $59.90, Charles & Keith

PU bag, $89.90, Mango

Leather bag, $2,240, Miu Miu

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The Hobo

It’s less shaggy and crinkled, more sleek and polished to ensure that this ’70s revival purse looks sharp.

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Leather bag, $159, Mango

Leather bag, $420, Rabeanco at Zalora

Faux suede bag, $79.90, Charles & Keith

Faux leather bag, $86.90, Pedro

Leather bag, Salvatore Ferragamo

Leather bag, $2,990, Brunello Cucinelli

Jagger Messenger leather bag, $579, Michael Michael Kors at Michael Kors

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