Rounding up the best designer tote bags for work! These bags are the perfect investment and make a great present for yourself. 😉
The biggest thing I looked for when scoping out these bags was the size. I wanted to find the best designer tote bags for work that fit everything you need. From gym clothes to change into after work, my makeup bag, a protein bar, my notebook, laptop, and daily essentials—I need a tote that can fit it all.
I also focused on rounding up a variety of designers so that you can find the exact style that you are looking for. Let’s jump right into the best seven designer tote bags for work!
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The Best Designer Tote Bags for the Working Gal
1. Saint Laurent Shopping Leather Tote
First up, we have the classic Saint Laurent Shopping Leather Tote, which retails for $1,450. I love this bag for its simple yet classy design and subtle designer logo.
This gorgeous tote is made from Italian Leather and comes in seven colors. I personally love the shade 3045 New Vert Fonce. It is a deep green shade that adds a little spice to my outfits without being too bright of a color for everyday use.
The Shopping Leather Tote is marketed for its large size, making it perfect for work. It can fit anything from my laptop to my water bottle or camera.
This bag also comes with an interior pouch that connects to the tote via tether for extra security. I love this extra touch that Saint Laurent made that makes storing and finding your smaller items that much easier.
2. Bottega Arco Medium Leather Tote
The Bottega Arco Medium Leather Tote is a beautiful designer tote bag that has a unique design that sets it apart from others on the market. This bag retails for $3,300 and comes in one color, black.
A beautiful exaggerated weave pattern makes up the front of the bag, and it’s made completely of Italian leather. The inside of the bag is suede with gold hardware.
I love that the Arco Tote is unique but still practical. Its large handles and open design make it easy to toss in anything I need before work and grab and go. It does have a tie closure at the top for extra security too.
If you are looking for a classic yet unique work tote, this is the one.
3. Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag
The Marc Jacobs The Tote Bag is a more affordable work tote option but still a classic. It comes in two colors, black and white, but I recommend black as it won’t get dirty as fast.
The large bag is made of canvas material and features large words on the front that spell out “The Tote Bag.” This bag has a zip closure on the top and lots of pockets inside for organizing daily essentials.
I chose this bag because while it’s a cheaper option, it’s still great quality and has a classic design.
The other standout feature of this bag is all those interior pockets—it’s my inner neat freak’s dream come true. Just imagine all the organizing I could do—I’d have a pocket for everything.
4. Salvatore Ferragamo Travel Leather Tote
The Salvatore Ferragamo Travel Leather Tote is a more minimalist option but no less beautiful. This bag flaunts the Salvatore Ferragamo logo, gold hardware, and leather.
The leather on this bag has a soft pebbled texture that adds a little something extra to the simplistic design. The bag features two top handles and a gold lock closure. This bag is perfect to hold everything I need for work and can even fit my MacBook.
For $1,690, this bag also comes with an interior pouch featuring a gold passport stamp design. If you go for simpler designs, this work tote bag would be perfect for you.
5. Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote
The Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Tote is a classic option for a work bag, so I had to include it in this roundup. This bag comes in a few color combinations, but I love the beige and ebony or the black leather.
If you love the look of designer logos on bags, I say go with the beige and ebony option. It has the subtle GG logo design and the iconic stripe down the center of the bag too. This option retails for $1,650.
If you are looking for a Gucci bag but want to go the more subtle route, I recommend the black leather option. The outside of the bag is pure black and includes the GG logo and stripe in the center of the bag. The black bag retails for $2,250.
The Ophidia Tote has gold hardware and a snap closure that adds just a bit of extra security to the tote. I love the size of this bag—I could even stuff an outfit and overnight supplies for a night out too.
6. Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Large Bag
Talk about a stylish work bag! Ugh—this bag is just too good. This bag checks every ask I have for a work tote bag. The Sac de Jour Large Bag design is classic, with gold features and the subtle Saint Laurent logo.
Offered in three colors, black, brown, and nude, this bag retails for $3,700. Normally, I’d go for a black bag for work, but something about the shade of the brown bag is calling my name! It’s not too light, but not too dark of a brown, either.
The bag comes with an interior zipper pouch that separates the bag into two compartments, perfect to encourage more organization, but is also removable if extra room is needed sometimes.
I love the addition of the detachable shoulder strap of this bag—I can toss my bag on my shoulder and have my hands free to carry my coffee and keys.
7. Christian Louboutin Cabata Leather Tote
Last but certainly not least, we have the Christian Louboutin Cabata Leather Tote. I am in LOVE with this bag.
On the outside, this bag has a basic black design with the Louboutin signature spiked handle design, but then you look at the inside, and bam! The interior of this bag is the signature beautiful red color we all know and love… and the bottom of the bag is the same red with the Louboutin logo too. Talk about a dreamy bag.
When I first saw this bag, I thought one thing: boss babe. I’d feel like such a baddie sporting a classy yet spicy designer bag to work every day. Imagine the compliments you’d get.
In addition to its amazing design, the quality is no different. The hardware is silvertone, and the top has a lobster clasp closure too. For $1,490, this bag is the perfect designer work bag for the boss babe.
There you have it, the seven best designer tote bags for work! I can’t wait to see which bag you end up buying, tag me @wtfab on Instagram to share.
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Of course! The large spacious design of the classic tote bag makes it the perfect option for an everyday work bag that fits all of your essentials, including your laptop and water bottle too.
A classic black tote bag is super versatile and a great staple to add to any collection. That being said, I do love a good brown bag too! If you can find the right shade, like the Saint Laurent bag I mentioned earlier, I also think it can match everything.
My two favorite work bags are the Christian Louboutin Cabata Leather Tote and Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Large Bag. I think these bags are classy yet spacious enough to hold everything you need for work. Everyone in the office is going to be asking you where you got your stylish bag from.