Workaholic Bag

I cannot count the number of times I've had the "I need a cute purse for school/work that can fit my laptop!" conversation with my friends. Here are some bags that I have used/am using/am eyeing...


I used this purse during my senior year of high school. Longchamp bags are a great choice because they are affordable, go along with a lot of outfits, and can fit so much. However, I haven't used Longchamps since then because I now prefer leather over nylon. Longchamp has leather bags but they tend to be a lot more than what I'm willing to pay for them.

Nonetheless, Longchamps are excellent purses considering that they are usually less than $200. The large bag can also fit a 13" MacBook Pro (possibly even bigger ones)!



If you haven't heard of Everlane, you should definitely check it out. They make designer-quality products at a fraction of the price (this bag is $48!!!). Anyway, the Twill Zip Tote is wonderful is because it is extremely practical: it is large enough to fit any size MacBook, and it has a zipper at the top so your belongings are secure at all times. It also comes in many different colors, so check it out here.
 



This is my current work/school purse. I got this bag for Christmas, and I get compliments pretty much every time I carry it. This bag was $295, which is not a bad price (compared to Prada or LV). It's a very pretty purse, appropriate for work, light class days, or for running errands.


Some major pros: it can fit a 13" MacBook Pro and notebooks, and it has many internal pockets (one of which is big enough to fit my iPhone 6 Plus!!!).




It has a pocket inside that divides the purse (pictured above, right). However, my complaint with this is that the bottom of the pocket is NOT attached to the "floor" of the purse, which can make your purse really disorganized and messy. I purchased this bag knowing that it wasn't going to be a long-term bag. I have had it for 9 months and it is already showing signs of wear. I will probably sell it online at some point.


 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel


The Phillip Lim Pashli is pricier than the three aforementioned purses ($895) but still cheaper than a Prada! I have been eyeing this bag for a while, because not only is it a good size for going out or running errands but it also fits a 13" MacBook Pro!!! Another good thing about this purse is that it has zippers on the sides so you can create more room if you need it. They also come in a bunch of fun colors!


Prada Saffiano Double Zip Top-Handle Bag



This bag has been on my wishlist forever. It is so chic. I like the medium because the size is perfect for my short, petite figure; it doesn't dominate my frame! Conveniently, it comes with a strap and has two zipped pockets on the sides (pictured below):




It fits a 13" laptop in the center of the bag, not in the zipped pockets. Therefore, it will fit an iPad with no problem. The only downside to this bag is the price (~$2,500), but everyone says that it is worth it.


Hope this post helped those in search of a work bag!


With love,

Phyllis 

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  1. I used to think side bags were super sophisticated and the coolest thing, and these bags you picked out are gorgeous! But the practicality of backpacks wins it all for me, and I found a great one in Japan that I used last semester and am continuing to use this school year, and hopefully for the next few as well :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Haha, I will admit that I use my North Face backpack for midterms/finals weeks... No designer purse can handle all the textbooks!

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