If you are looking for a great “back to work bag” that is so hip even new grads will like them as graduation gifts, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites here!

This unique summer tote bag will fit your laptop, other necessities and can also double as a beach bag. “Made in Italy using one of a kind textiles developed by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni using scraps and fragments from different sources encased in polyurethane.” In other words, shaggy fun. $498 at Roztayger.

We love this tote because will get you through the entire year and in general all seasons. If your budget is only for one bag, then this is it. Classic black leather that will fit a laptop and important paperwork. It will look great with any outfit. You can buy this tote at Cuyana for $175.

Nothing says a work bag needs to be muted. Jazz up your outfits with this fun tote to switch it up… Try the Tory Burch Ella printed nylon tote. “Ella” is ON SALE at Bloomingdale’s for $118.80 until June 10, so don’t delay…

And speaking of the Bloomingdale’s sale, you can also snag this Longchamp bag for $237, reduced from $395!

Personally, I gravitate to backpacks. I can’t take the weight of my laptop and everything else on one shoulder. This Tumi backpack is expensive but will last for years. You won’t need another bag. I even use my backpack when traveling on my vacations. This backpack will fit a 15-inch laptop. I also love the fact that it is nylon. A leather bag just tacks on more unnecessary weight.

The backpack I own and love is by Marc Jacobs. It is not lined for a computer but my laptop fits in it and it looks a little more stylish than some other backpacks. Mine is cream with bright orange trim, which they don’t make it anymore. Sigh. They carry a navy or black. You can pick one up for $195. I received mine as a gift 5 or 6 years ago and it is finally starting to show some wear and tear. I have taken it everywhere.

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