What is a true fashionista to do? As working women who need to lug a laptop…we have a major problem. Laptop bags still look they are made for men or women who love Pierre Deux diaper bags. I dare you to try to find a bangin’ laptop bag that is worthy of your attention, time or money. It ruins the look of an otherwise stellar appearance. I for one have been relegated to carrying a nylon, black, ugly, manish style bag (because it is light) and I can’t look at it any more!
Faced with this challenge there are still a plethora of printed fabric, nylon and bad quality leather abounding, but I searched hard (and I mean really hard) to find a few standouts in a sea of ick.
OK, it’s a sleeve, but it’s cool! Anything that sparkles in shades of metal works for me! MetStyle ‘Tokio’ Notebook Sleeve. Comes in Platnum, Black, White & Titanium $35 at Careerbags.com
This is actually a work of art. It also costs about the same, but hey, nobody says fashion was cheap! Violet May ‘Lloyd’ in Peacock (shown), Peppermint or Storm $695.63 at VioletMayLondon.com
Wild about patent? Ansley Bag in Fawn (shown), Red leather or Chocolate & White. $319 at Francesandgrace.com
OK, it’s pleather but, it’s also shiny, very cobolt blue (color for fall) and in Mock-Croc (Croc is also hot for fall). Mango Tango Faux-Croc Laptop Bag. Comes in Cobolt (shown), Red & Brown $44.99 at CareerBags.com
This one could very well be my favorite. Possibly because it looks like a handbag and it comes in plum (my fave). Oh, and it’s on sale! Lin & Leo LapBag in Plum (shown), Raspberry, Turquoise, Green or Chocolate $226 (large) or $169 (small) at LinandLeo.com
Or this is what I
would should do!
Miu Miu Gathered Leather Bag $950 at Net-a-Porter
…and purchase a laptop sleeve so your computer is protected in your chic bag!
Case Logic Laptop Sleeve $24.99 at CaseLogic.com
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