Now more than ever people work hybrid jobs that take them from home to the office to the coffee shop on the corner. Even if you work from home permanently, you will occasionally have to go out into the world and take your junk with you. A backpack will do the trick, but some of us want bags that look just as neat as our outfits. This is where a good work bag or purse comes into the picture.
Whatever your needs or style, we have an option you would like. These bags are not the thin, pocketless bags we all seem to collect. We tried bags that make the organization easy and can withstand the elements and the normal amount of wear and tear that life brings.
If you prefer a backpack or a messenger bag, we also have instructions for them, as well as an overview of all our favorite types of bags made from recycled materials.
Updated June 2022: We’ve added Cuyana’s recycled oversized sling, a Stuart & Lau briefcase, and a few honorable mentions.
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