With September just around the corner, the time has come to put away those whimsical summer pieces and start investing in powerful workwear essentials. After all, it only takes 7 seconds to make a first impression, therefore what you are wear plays a big role in determining how that new person sitting across from you perceives you.
Workwear dressing has come a long way from its conservative, stuffy beginnings. Today how you dress at the workplace should ideally be the most polished version of who you are and the right accessories can go a long way into infusing your personality into even the most traditional of settings.
At the heart of workwear essentials lies finding the perfect work bag; one that effortlessly balances practicality and style. Whether you are looking for that perfect tote that can discreetly stow your laptop at meetings or perhaps a work-appropriate statement piece, we have rounded up ten of our absolute favorite bags that will make you excited to head back to work.
Fendi Runaway Shopper
Showcasing Fendi’s FW19’s cut-out lattice leather in tan and black, this timeless tote is big enough to carry literally everything; including your laptop.
Dhs9,245 at matchesfashion.com
Gucci Zumi Medium Top Handle Bag
Featuring the gold and silver Interlocking G Horsebit hardware, this feminine bag will pair easily with all your jewelry. The dark green hue adds a playful touch to the otherwise polished piece; making it perfect for your after-work plans.
Dhs13,550 at Gucci
Saint Laurent Niki Medium Bag
With its glossy, crinkly burgundy leather and silver tone hardware, this bag will bring just the right touch of rock-and-roll to your office. Spacious enough to carry and tablet, this is the ultimate cool girl’s workwear essential.
Dhs9,500 at net-a-porter.com
Bottega Veneta The Pouch
The undisputed “it” bag of the FW19 season, this oversized clutch in python is the ultimate investment piece. Refined enough for the office yet striking enough for the weekend, this versatile piece will be one you reach for time and time again.
Dhs12,200 at Bottega Veneta
Louis Vuitton NéoNoé Bucket Bag
Playful, sophisticated and practical, this bucket bag from Louis Vuitton’s Jungle Capsule mixes the brand’s iconic monogram motif with on-trend animal patterns in an adjustable lightweight silhouette. Très chic.
Dhs6,200 at Louis Vuitton
Bottega Veneta The Arco 48
Hand-made from the finest Italian calf leather, this structural tote showcases Bottega Veneta’s impeccable mastery of leather craftsmanship. Understated, refined, practical and oh-so-luxe, the Acro 48 is the quintessential bag for the successful woman.
Dhs12,550 at Bottega Veneta
Givenchy Eden Belt Bag
Sleek and structured with a just the right touch gold-tone hardware makes this belt bag office-approved. Use it to cinch in sharply tailored essentials for the ultimate power-dressing ensemble.
Dhs7,560 at matchesfashion.com
Tom Ford Leather and Denim Tote
Clean lines and tonal textures come together in the shape of a “T” on a sleek minmalist tote. Super understated, yet undeniably polished, this roomy bag will be your go-to piece for those busy days.
Dhs5,750 at net-a-porter.com
Marni Attaché Medium Bag
Combining a rich mahogany hue with powder blue piping with ever-so-slightly offbeat proportional, this Marni bag will bring the brand’s signature playful spin to your office. An unconventional classic.
Dhs7,815 at matchesfashion.com
Valentino Escape Small Appliquéd Tote
Adorned with tiny butterflies and flowers, this buttery-soft leather tote from Valentino will bring a playful touch to work attire. Spacious enough to stow a phone, wallet and a diary, this soft pink bag is one you can reach for all year round.
Dhs10,100 at net-a-porter.com
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