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9 Classic, Practical Work Totes

Is there anything more useful than a tote bag? Get one in a structured shape and a practical color, and you can carry it every day without having to think twice about styling. (It’s pretty much the opposite of a wacky PVC bag.) You probably already own one, but if it’s time for an update, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down for nine to buy now, from a patent-leather weekender to a vegan version.

The Bag for Vegans

This actually feels as sturdy as real leather.

The Summertime Slouchy One

A neutral color that feels right for warm weather, but still professional.

The One Everyone Else Has

This medium-sized, square-bottom tote is pretty much perfect.

If You Want Fancy Italian Leather

This Cuyana tote is made with Italian leather and microsuede lining that’s bonded together, so it looks soft and cozy but will keep its shape over time.

For Those Who Want a Little Texture

This GiGi New York tote has a slightly embossed texture — nice if you’re over minimalism.

A Clean, Simple White Version

Since Frye leather is such good quality, this tote will actually stay white over time.

If You’re About Your Business

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Wide enough to accommodate a laptop.

The Bright Weekender Option

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The red offers a nice jolt of color.

The Can’t-Go-Wrong Classic

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9 Classic, Practical Work Totes