Getting dressed for work shouldn’t be a bore. Welcome to Business Casual— here to make your weekdays easier.
Some days, all you need for work is a roomy tote bag that can carry your gym clothes. Some days, you want a tiny shoulder style, something pretty that can take you from the office to dinner on a Friday night. And some days — big days, nerve-racking days, career-making days — you need a power bag.
A power bag is the confidence-boosting carryall that you take into a big meeting or job interview. The brand and price tag might vary, but all power bags have the same characteristics: structure (to project authority), space (so you can bring your laptop or iPad with you), and a solid-colored exterior (anything else can look unserious.) Even if the interior is full of crumpled receipts and Luna Bar wrappers, a power bag makes you look like you have your life together. Scroll ahead for 12 of our favorites at every budget.
The Entry-Level Satchel
The Bag Equivalent of a Xanax
The Bargain Buy (That Doesn’t Look Like One)
The One That’s a Tiny Bit Trendy
The Kate Middleton-y One
The Red Statement Bag (For Creative Gigs)
The Red Statement Bag (for Corporate Types)
The Mid-Level Investment Bag (for Corporate Types)
The Mid-Level Investment Bag (for Creative Types)
The Best Designer Deal
A Non-Black Bag You Won’t Regret
Because You Already Own Their Tote
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