Chic, Sophisticated Work Totes

Fashion meets function with these briefcase alternatives.
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MICHAEL Michael Kors

Make a statement with this tough and pretty snakeskin tote. The slim style reminds us of an attaché case, perfect for files and documents. Check it out in black patent if python’s not your thing. MICHAEL Michael Kors Embossed Python Tote, $202; zappos.con
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Tory Burch Jaden Tote

You can pair this camel-colored leather tote with almost everything in your closet and, bonus, the more you wear it the better it looks! We love how the standard shape of this tote is made fashionable with the embossed Tory Burch logo. Tory Burch Jaden tote in tan, $495;
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Banana Republic Zermatt

Banana Republic is a work wear staple, and the outfitter doesn’t stop at shirts and slacks. This slouchy bag, which has three divided sections, promises organization-on-the-go. Banana Republic Zermatt large shoulder bag, $270;
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The Sak

Got a case of the Mondays? Brighten up your morning with this roomy sunflower yellow bag from The Sak. We love the simple design and washable nylon fabric-use a damp rag and detergent to get it looking as good as new. The Sak Classic Large Shopper, $69;
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Furla Madeleine

Croc-embossed leather keeps this sturdy black bag from being bland. Fashion tip? When browsing, check out any bag labeled a "shopper." This is a great example of the classic style, which relaxes in the crook of your arm and stores just about anything. Furla Madeleine Shopper Verticale, $495;

Le Cabas

Longchamp is where we turn for sensible totes and they rarely disappoint. We were excited to customize our own leather carry-all online (monograms!) and don’t be fooled by the demure tan-we picked a cheerful pink lining. Online options include lining, color and size. Longchamp Le Cabas Size 2, $480;
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Vera Bradley Commuter

There’s more to Vera Bradley than bright, quilted patterns in a grandma-chic aesthetic. This proper pocketbook shape has a work-friendly laptop compartment and a smart snap top. It’ll keep everything in place on the trip to and from the office. Vera Bradley Microfiber Commuter Bag, $110;
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Kristen Tote

Coach went through a reinvention recently, adding more urbane, fashion-forward styles. We dig the size of this bag, the sapphire shade and the eye-catching golden chain detail at the handles. Coach Kristen Tote, $598; WANT MORE ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR DAILY COMMUTE? CLICK HERE FOR 7 SLEEK LAPTOP CASES.
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