(Closed) Office bees – do you carry a briefcase or alternative? I need ideas!!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 2
738 posts
Busy bee
Post # 3
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

mines not the exact same as that, mine might be a bit more square!

Post # 4
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got this tote to carry all my therapy materials and files, iPad, etc. It’s got two sides and pretty large. I’ve also seen some cute totes at Old Navy and Vera Bradley but I wasn’t sure how they’d hold up with all my stuff

Post # 5
7308 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I use an oversized totebag. It was a cheap find at a discount store (Ross or similar). I’ve been carrying this bag for at least 8 years and still get random compliments from strangers.

Post # 7
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use a laptop bag I got from Vera Bradley.  It has the spot inside for your computer, a detachable longer sholder strap and if you do any traveling it has the sleeve on the outside so you can stick it over the handle on your luggage (which was a big plus for me).  I’ve had it for about 3 years now and it’s still in amazing condition.

Post # 8
576 posts
Busy bee

I use an oversized tote just like PP.  It works out because it’s stylish, yet extremely versatile.

Post # 9
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I use an oversized satchel that I got at TJ Maxx for  $25. I just tried to find the brand, but couldn’t see it on the inside of the bag. It’s just one of those generic bags they sell at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. It’s held up pretty well, and I can fit my notebooks (all sizes) and laptop into it. 

Post # 12
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

This is what I carry to work. It fits my laptop which is pretty big and pretty heavy. I like it because both the handles and the shoulder strap are sturdy. I also like that it’s structure so if i’m on the train it sits up by itself. 



Post # 14
2890 posts
Sugar bee

I’m carrying a faux leather satchel similar to this :

I already own a laptop bag and I didn’t want to use it to bring files to meetings. I wanted something more elegant and stylish, yet practical. I shopped at Marshalls. They have plenty of choices when it comes to handbags, at a fair price too. 

Post # 15
4697 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use a Goyard St. Louis tote (size gm) as my work bag. Its chic, huge, and the canvas material is very durable to put in my bike basket. It also has a small wrislet inside for things like house keys, hand sanitizer, lip gloss..

Bonus points that its not as popular in my city as Louis Vuitton so I’m not carrying the same bag as everyone else.

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