2019 Update: We’ve updated links and choices in this roundup of backpacks for work! Are there any backpacks that are stylish and large enough to hold file folders, binders and more on your commute from work? Backpacks are super trendy right now, but all of the really stylish bags are far too small for file folders or … Read More about Backpacks for Work
We’ve talked a lot about the commute to work over the years, but we just got a great question about how many bags you should bring to work — specifically, how many do you carry, how large, what stuff do you bring to work, and WHICH bags. Reader A literally just wrote in to ask … Read More about How Many Bags Do You Bring to Work (And: What Does Your Schlep Look Like?)
2017 Update: We still stand by some of this advice on how to weatherproof your work tote, but I just saw a much better solution: a $20 handbag raincoat. Is it possible to find a weatherproof work tote — a stylish, quality bag for work that won’t be ruined by bad weather? How can you protect your bag … Read More about A Weatherproof Tote for Work
2016 Update: Check out our most recent roundup of professional tote bags for women! Work bags: we’ve talked about bags for summer associates, interview totes, suitcases for overnight business trips, messenger bags, and how much we end up spending on them all. In today’s guest post, Jean from Extra Petite brings you a roundup of stylish work bags, straight from her own closet. In addition to petite-focused fashion, Jean’s blog … Read More about Guest Post: Stylish Work Bags
Messenger bags: unprofessional, or just fine for the office? Reader H wonders: Hello! I love Corporette, and had a question about messenger bags. I read through some of the blog’s archives re: work bags, and found plenty of negative comments about carrying messenger bags to work. I always wore them in school, and recently impulse-bought a men’s … Read More about Are Messenger Bags Unprofessional?
If you’re carrying a million bags, how do you look professional? How can you lighten your load and reduce the number of bags you’re carrying? Reader R wonders… I work in a large corporate environment and recently had a daughter. I’m back at work, but I feel like a bag lady. I’m only 5’3″ and … Read More about How to Lighten Your Load
2018 Update: We still like these interview tote bags, but you may want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags
We’ve talked about how a $9,000 handbag might be a bit much for an intern — but Reader E wonders when in your career women can buy expensive briefcases and work totes. How soon is too soon? I was wondering if you could do a post about expensive handbags for work. Kind of like the … Read More about When Can You Buy an Expensive Handbag?
2018 Update: Links have been updated below — please also check out our most recent roundup of work bags for women! Which are the great, professional, useful totes? If you always carry around a ton of stuff, should you downsize to look more professional? Reader A is about to make her first “really expensive purse purchase” … Read More about The Bag Lady Reconsiders… How to Choose Wisely When Purchasing a Work Bag
2018 Update: We still stand by our thoughts on the perfect interview bag, but you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags for interviews and beyond! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the … Read More about The Hunt: The Perfect Interview Bag
2018 Update: We still like these black tote bags, but you may prefer to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Black Tote Bags
A few weeks ago, an interesting subject popped up in comments — the briefcase. One commenter advised the readers that in her big city, “not a single woman lawyer I know under the age of 50 carries a purse.” This led to a small debate between briefcase-carrying women and non-briefcase carrying women. To my eyes, … Read More about The Best Briefcase for Women