7 Stylish But Practical Bags That Are Perfect For Your 9 To 5


When it comes to choosing the perfect work bag, it can be a lot more difficult than you may think. The best bag needs to be chic but practical at the same time; something that will cause your friends serious handbag envy whilst being big enough to fit in everything you need for a day at the office. Here at CGD, we’ve rounded up a selection of the ultimate work bags.

The Backpack

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This Tumi Harlow Backpack is big enough for all your bits and chic enough to last you for a while, it’s durable, sturdy and won’t clash with any of your outfits.

But if you want something just as chic for a little less money, the large PU backpack from Topshop is a less expensive alternative for a practical work bag as it’s big enough to fit in all your stuff, without it looking too bulky. The backpack style means you can sling it over your shoulders without having to worry about having to wear it on one shoulder all day!

The Tote Bag

If your bag is bursting at its seams filled with your everyday essentials, then it might be time to invest in a spacious, on trend tote that can fit all your office must-haves.

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Miu Miu Two-Toned Textured Leather Tote is a great investment piece that can be used during the week for work or on those weekend trips away. This new season edition comes in a chic tan, mushroom textured-leather with a durable canvas-lined interior complete with a host of pockets to keep smaller essentials organised.

Nothing is as chic as a classic black tote, and this Willow leather tote from Mulberry (40% off) is perfect. The tote comes complete with a detachable pouch fastened by chunky gold zips, so you can use it as a separate clutch on a night out. Whilst the bag is plenty big enough to keep any office items, as well as a few of your own essentials like your big makeup bag for touch ups throughout the day.

The Bucket Bag

The ‘It’ bag this season comes in the form of a big bucket bag and there’s no better bag to see you through the winter months. With this accessory, there’s plenty of room to fill your bag with seasonal items like a cosy scarf for chilly days or an umbrella for inevitably rainy days as well as all your other work essentials.

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This Elizabeth and James Fringed Suede Bucket Bag is a great addition to your work wardrobe. The bag is still spacious and roomy enough to keep those office essentials, but it’s also a stylish way to inject some cheer into your outfit, with it’s fringed details and fun appearance.

The Satchel


For a preppy accessory this season then the satchel is your go-to bag. Not only is it stylish, but the structured style of the bag makes it ideal for carrying laptops and books.

Arguably the most iconic of all satchel bags comes in the form of the Mulberry Alexa bag. The classic leather satchel, complete with silver hardware and a signature braided top handle, will have all your work colleagues swooning over this must-have bag. Plus it comes in a range of sizes so there’s a size to suit whatever your needs.

For a cool spin on the more traditional satchel bag, then look no further than this ‘Batchel’ Satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company. Renowned for their range of traditional satchels, this rich orange shade is the perfect shade for cold weather and cute camel coats.

  • Camille Beygui

    The satchel is gorgeous