The typical working gal is always on the go, dressed in office-friendly garb, and most frequently seen doting a tote. Rightfully so, the tote bag is indeed the perfect day-to-day city companion with its versatility and practicality. You’ll be able to carry all the essentials you’ll need for the demands of a long day’s work–kikay kit included. If a designer tote is up your alley, take a peek at our list and see the splurge-worthy tote bags you’d wanna carry to the office.
Designer Tote Bags That Are Perfect for Work:
1. Mansur Gavriel Croc Embossed Everyday Tote
Croc Embossed Everyday Tote, P36,900, MANSUR GAVRIEL, mansurgavriel.com
Typically, Mansur Gavriel bags are more on the nondescript side but this one is an exception. Meet the MG Everyday Tote in dark brown leather, a croc embossed designer tote that is equally luxurious as it is functional. It’s roomy enough to hold all your files, an iPad, and all your other essentials. And the best part? It’s a croc embossed designer tote that won’t break the bank!
2. Acne Studios Musubi Tote
Musubi Tote, $1450 (approximately P74,228), ACNE STUDIOS, acnestudios.com
Anything Scandinavian can make a fashion girl’s heart beat fast, which is why the Acne Studios Musubi Bag undoubtedly landed a spot on our list. Work your best Scandi-cool style with this designer tote and you’ll also be surprised by how much stuff it can hold. It’s got a sturdy strap that’s inspired by the traditional Japanese obi sash and a clean, well-designed look that’s distinctly Acne. It’s made from soft grain leather and includes a zipped divider inside to keep your things organized from nine to five.
3. Comme des Garcons Black Leather Classic Line Tote
Black Leather Classic Line Tote, $380 (approximately P19,453), COMME DES GARCONS, ssense.com
The Comme des Garcon Classic Line Tote is a great option for all the working gals looking for a vertically-oriented bag that’s perfect for paperwork and files. This grained leather bag features a fuss-free design and a gold-toned logo stamp at the top. It’s a simple designer tote that does the job. And with its price tag? Add to cart, please!
4. Little Liffner Large Open Tulip Tote
Large Open Tulip Tote, $675 (approximately P34,555), LITTLE LIFFNER, ssense.com
If bold and beautiful is what you’re looking for, set aside your usual tote bags and go for this one instead. The Little Liffner Open Tulip is a good choice if you want to carry a statement piece to work. This designer tote bag has recently gained a following due to its unique and fresh design inspired by minimalistic sculptures. It’s spacious enough for all your office essentials and sturdy enough for days when you need to carry around a laptop. Take a cue from the Swedes and elevate your everyday office look with this one.
5. Balenciaga Papier B4 Zip Around Tote
B4 Zip Around Tote, $1765 (approximately P85,747), BALENCIAGA, balenciaga.com
While carrying a classic City bag to work would be nice, a tote with more room for paperwork would be more practical. Don’t sleep on Balenciaga’s Papier B4; it’s one of the roomiest designer tote bags on the market. It’s got the iconic Balenciaga stud and gussets with a more minimalistic design, making it more understated and office-appropriate. It’s the perfect tote for an after-office nightcap, too!
6. Gucci Ophidia Tote
Ophidia Tote, $980 (approximately P50,168), GUCCI, ssense.com
Timeless elegance and functionality come to mind when looking at the Gucci Ophidia Tote. The Gucci monogram pattern is iconic and durable—it’s the perfect work bag for the modern woman on the go. This horizontal designer tote will definitely hold all your electronics and papers in style! Take it with you during a casual work week or on days when you need to wear a polished pantsuit for important meetings.
7. Loewe Flamenco Knot Tote
Flamenco Knot Tote, P124,000, LOEWE, loewe.com
Since the tote bag is already a classic silhouette for a handbag, we admit that we’re a sucker for interesting handle designs that make it stand out. The Loewe Flamenco Knot Tote takes the cake, especially with its knotted drawstring-esque handles. It’s made of soft grain calfskin with a suede lining inside. Trust us, you’ll be looking forward going to work when you pick this designer tote to carry all your essentials.
8. Louis Vuitton Hina Tote
Hina Tote, $3900 (approximately P199,649), LOUIS VUITTON, louisvuitton.com
Because no one does luxury better than Louis Vuitton, we present you the Hina MM tote bag—a more sophisticated and interesting option than the Neverfull. It’s crafted from smooth calf leather and has ample space for your files, a 13-inch laptop, and a continental wallet to see you through a hectic work day. It’s the designer tote you’d dream to carry at work and outside office meetings. Oh, and did we mention that you can turn it into a bucket bag, too?