The 8 best handbags for the office and beyond

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: @Decadentcopenhagen

The easiest way to update your workwear? Investing in a classic tote bag to hold your all of your everyday essentials

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Honing in on handbags, there's no more important investment than the workbag. Considering the vast amount of time in our career that we spend with our carry-alls slung over the shoulder – not to mention the copious amount of things we carry with us – the style demands attention to detail both in function and fashion.

Going beyond the normal everyday essentials of keys, phone, and wallet, we lug around hand creams, lip balms, and notebooks. Lunch, laptop, and head phones. The demands are many, and our options of handbags numerous. That's why Vogue Scandinavia has gathered our favourite office appropriate carry-alls that can elevate our everyday.


Decadent Copenhagen

Stella big tote bag

Via Decadent Copenhagen

Decadent Copenhagen's handbags are truly decadent. This oversized top handle style holds everything we need for our day-to-day.



Lotus Medium leather tote

Via MyTheresa

The voluminous and structured silhouette of Khaite's lotus bag is amazing for lugging around an extra sweater or knit scarf for when the office gets cold.



Responsible coast multi bag

This vegan leather over-sized shopper is almost large enough to count as luggage, so it will comfortably hold everything we need from everyday essentials to extras.


Acne Studios

Musubi leather shoulder bag

Via MyTheresa

The classic Musubi model from Acne Studios is a stylish take on office wear. Not only is it a casual carry-all, it is also elevated enough for nights out.



Leather tote bag

This cream coloured classic tote bag is bound to be with us season after season, easily transitioning from winter to spring due to the lighter shade.


& Other Stories

Braided leather tote bag

Via & Other Stories

Lending some texture to any look, the woven leather of & Other Storie's everyday tote is a versatile take on the shopper and will fit right into most wardrobes.


ATP atelier

Conversano tote bag

Via ATP atelier

While we're fond of a basic black, there are other neutrals to consider. ATP's winter white Conersano tote – for example – is a sure-fire conversation starter.



Recycled leather tote

Via MyTheresa

Not only does Ganni's spacious tote fit all of our functional requirements, it is also made from recycled leather leaving us with a better conscience.