Ask Belle: Work Bags for Attorneys
May 29, 2014
I am a rising 3L in law school. I’m looking for a nice bag to carry to court to hold my planner, iPad, wallet, and case file. All the bags I’ve looked at look too masculine and/or are crazy expensive (love Furla but I can’t afford a $500 bag right now). I’d like to spend no more than $300 if possible. Please help! Love your blog, I’ve shared it with so many females in the legal world.
This has to be one of the toughest questions to answer. Especially since it’s one that I get a lot. The reason is that most designers and retailers aren’t making clothes, shoes and bags for working women. They think they are, but they’re designers so they’re not familiar with what purposeful, type-A chicks with serious jobs need.
My top choice is the Lodis Audrey Brera laptop bag. It’s just over $300. Other readers have said good things about the Michael Kors JetSet Travel Tote. I also found this Knomo Wingback tote in navy that I like the look of.
In the under-$300 category, the choices are even more limited. This Cole Haan Village Tech Tote is $223. In the under-$200 price point, you’re better off with nylon instead of leather. This Kate Spade bag is $168.
If you have suggestions for a laptop/work bag that’s stood the test of time, leave it in the comments. I’m good with my Lo & Sons tote, but I know the price is a bit prohibitive for ladies just starting out.