Which are the best briefcases for women? Someone Tweeted at me recently, and I realized I couldn’t answer the question, so I thought I’d update our last roundup of briefcases (from, uh, 2010).
Readers, have you bought a work tote recently that you love? Which are your all-time favorite bags for work, and why?
Sure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work 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 … Read More about The Best Work Bags for Interviews, Commutes, Your First Day of Work, and Beyond
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?)
What does your tote bag say about you?
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
Huge thanks to Jean at ExtraPetite for this guest post on some of her most 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
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 … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags
A young woman associate wrote to us, wondering if a $2700 bag was too expensive of a briefcase for someone just starting at her law firm.
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” and needs advice… How to Choose Wisely When Purchasing a Work Bag First: congrats on making your first really expensive … Read More about The Bag Lady Reconsiders… How to Choose Wisely When Purchasing a Work Bag