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It can take years to find the perfect work bag, and the process of trial and error that leads up to it tends to turn all of us into fashion victims. Whether you’ve made the mistake of getting a tote whose straps dig into your shoulder during the walk to the train or you’ve impulsively bought a backpack in a bold color that doesn’t match any of your outfits, there’s no need to feel down — we’ve all been there. The good news is that the market for work bags has grown so much, even in just the past few years. Whereas your options used to consist of impractical totes, boxy briefcases, or downright childish backpacks, there are now plenty of bags out there that strike the perfect balance between fashion and functionality. And so many of them happen to come from editor-loved brands!
We had a look through some of our favorite retailers’ sites and rounded up 10 great options that’ll keep you organized during your 9 to 5 — friction burns and backaches not included. Plus, they’re all cute enough to take to the office and to dinner or happy hour afterward. If you want an easy way to simplify your workday, you can’t go wrong with any of these.