Ask Belle: Nylon and Leather Totes for Work
Feb 2, 2015
I love your blog. Thanks for what you do!
I’m looking for a nylon tote for carrying items into the office that I don’t want to shove into my purse (lunch, shoes, change of clothes, book, etc). While I don’t want to spend an extravagant amount of money on this bag, I also want something durable.
Can you help? Rachel
If you’re looking for a bag to carry workday extras I recommend nylon or leather totes. They also make good bags for casual, weekend use.
Looking for nylon? The first thing you have to decide is if you want something with structure or something you can fold up and dispose of later.
This BR bag is a knock-off of the Longchamp Le Pliage tote. Looking for more of a shopper style? I like this emerald-green tote from Armani Jeans. This Marc Jacobs tote is a more expensive option, but it’s a fashion-forward choice.
Looking for something inexpensive? Baggu makes nylon shopping bags that you can roll-up in your bag when you don’t need them. They’re very affordable at $9 a bag, and fairly durable.
I don’t like uni-taskers. If you want nylon, if that’s what suits your needs, have at it. For my money, I want a leather shopper that I can use on the weekends too. This reversible tote from BP is a good option. I also like this slouchier, reversible tote from Old Navy that comes in a selection of colors.