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5 Chic Work Bags Your Post-Grad Life Deserves

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From backpacks to giant totes, post-grad life deserves a nice new bag to carry everything around in. Be it for daily essentials for using public transit, or something to tote a laptop back and forth in, trust me when I say there’s a style and size for everyone. Read on for the best picks. 


Signature Tote

This perfect tote is bound to get you excited for ~the real world~. It can easily fit a laptop, wallet, and all of your other accessories (read: gum wrappers). Dagne Dover, $159; shop now

The Do-It-All Tote

This knit tote goes from business woman special to summer babe real fast. During the week, it’s big enough to hold your laptop and more. By the weekend, all of your beach accessories can fit no problem. Even better, it is machine washable and made from renewed plastic bottles.

Everlane, $50; shop now

On My Level Bag

I’m a sucker for a backpack. Evenly distributed weight for my daily contents? Yes, please. This one is great for the gym and work. Taking care of your back has never looked so good.

Lululemon​, $128; shop now

Delux Large Metro Tote

This oversized tote is the ultimate commuter bag. It can double as a travel bag, too, and has plenty of room for a laptop and a change of clothes for after the gym. 

MZ Wallace, $285; shop now

Everyday Italian Leather Tote

We love a personalized bag. A special gift for your favorite grad, or for yourself, get ready to step into post-grad life in signature style. 

Mark and Graham, $179; shop now

Sammi is the Lifestyle Editor at HerCampus.com, assisting with content strategy across sections. She's been a member of Her Campus since her Social Media Manager and Senior Editor days at Her Campus at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in Biology of all things. She moonlights as an EMT, and in her free time, she can be found playing post-apocalyptic video games, organizing her unreasonably large lipstick collection, learning "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" on her guitar, or planning her next trip to Broadway.
Madeleine managed the Her Campus national branded content team. She graduated from Fordham University in 2015, where she studied communications and marketing. Before joining HC, Madeleine most recently was the branded content editor for Delish.com and HouseBeautiful.com. She currently lives in New York City with her boyfriend and their cat, Beignet.