Where can you get a great padfolio for the office? Reader N wonders about a decent padfolio..
I have been searching for a decent padfolio for what feels like ages. It seems like everything out there is clunky and overly masculine. Where can I find a professional, but feminine or at least sophisticated padfolio? Help!
I remember hunting for something similar a few years ago. I wanted: something zippable and expandable, something that could hold my Blackberry (ah, the late 2000s) if I didn’t have pockets or a belt and suddenly needed to carry a box (or 3) back to my office. I also wanted something that I could keep “packed” with a notepad, pen/pencil/highlighter, lip gloss, hand cream, business cards, tape flags, and post-it notes and just grab and go. Also key: I wanted something that looked nicer than a redweld or a Trapper Keeper. I finally found it at Office Max or Staples, but I remember having to hunt for a while. If I were looking today, these were the ones that I would choose (below). Readers, do you use a padfolio at the office? Whether you’re running to a quick meeting or working away from your office (e.g., in a conference room) all day, what do you grab with you to go?
|This is apparently the #1 bestseller on Amazon in this category. I like that there’s a removable 1″ binder, and that it has a handle. It’s $21.00. Case-It Executive Zippered Padfolio|
|I’ve only bought a few office supplies from Levenger, but I’ve liked what I’ve gotten. I like that this portfolio comes in black, red (pictured above), or camel, and comes in a leftie-friendly version as well. It’s $159. Ambi Folio|
|This Samsonite 3-ring padfolio is faux leather, but has 3 positive reviews. For $32.99 at OfficeMax, it looks like it’ll fit the bill. (This is probably the more modern version of what I bought years ago.) Samsonite 3-Ring Zip Around Padfolio|
There are a few more luxe versions, like these zippered pouches from Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, or Canali, but for my money I’d go for the lower-priced versions above. Readers, do you use a portfolio or padfolio around the office? Where did you get yours?