The Hunt: Laptop Totes and Sleeves

stylish laptop totes for women

2017 Update: We still stand by these stylish laptop totes and sleeves (and links have been updated!), but you may want to check out our more recent roundup of the best laptop bags for work.

Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

We haven’t done a roundup of computer bags and laptop sleeves in a THOUSAND YEARS, so I thought we’d take a look today. Ladies, do you have any trusty laptop totes? Do you prefer a laptop sleeve or an entire tote for laptops?

Psst: we’ve talked about how to lighten your load in the past, as well as how to save your back while commuting.

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Coffee Break: Sumdex Laptop Sleeve Aircube Netbook Sleeve

eBags is having an inventory reduction sale, including a ton of great laptop sleeves — which, for our $.02, is the best way to carry a laptop. Just get a laptop sleeve that fits your computer, and then toss the protected laptop into your already fashionable tote bag, and voila — no need for a bulky, ugly computer bag. We like these fun ones from Sumdex (marked to $19.99 with free shipping), but the eBags sale has your basic black or blue sleeves as well — markdowns up to 70% off with free shipping. Sumdex Laptop Sleeve Aircube Netbook Sleeve 8.9 10.2 Blue

Weekly Roundup

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Shopping’s My Cardio has a great round-up of fall cuffed boots (probably not great for the office, but thank goodness for the weekend, right?)  Our favorite from her picks: Ash ‘Olivia’ Tall Boot, available at Nordstrom for $299.

– Should women be forced to wear high heels as part of a workplace “dress code”?  Jezebel covers the controversy.

– OK, we had to post this: Perez Hilton has footage of Sonia Sotomayor doing the salsa. We hate to quote Oprah (and, disturbingly, our father) but: You go, girl!

– If you’re on the verge of a laptop purchase, Gizmodo offers you a few reasons to wait just two months more.

– Fine, fine:  after Jezebel’s glowing review of “Jennifer’s Body,” we have added it to our Netflix queue.

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