Ask Belle: Work-Appropriate Gym Bags
Jun 13, 2016
Hi Belle –
I’m on the hunt for a work-gym-yoga bag. I carry way too many bags to-from work on the Metro now and I want to simplify (#lifegoals). I’m on the hunt for a professional looking bag that will hold my wallet, lunch, and gym clothes and (preferably) yoga mat.
Any suggestions? Liz
This is a question that I receive frequently. You need a bag that’s big enough, but not too big. Professional looking, but still a proper receptacle for sweaty clothes. And you need this magic bag to cost less than the arm and leg you are working to tone up. Add in the yoga mat and you might as well grab a fedora and a whip, and go searching for the Holy Grail.
Luckily, the Interwebs are generous. Here are a few bags that may fit the bill.
These bags all have a sleek look with enough room to pack gym clothes and some extras. The Ralph Lauren bag has straps specifically for a yoga bag. This Eddie Bauer Zen bag is also a good choice. And Mark & Graham’s Club bag is yoga-mat ready, and customizable.
Want something a bit more fun? This spotted Under Armour On the Run bag mixes the professional with a bit of whimsy.
The two bags on top have a separate pocket for dirty laundry/shoes. But what if you find a near-perfect gym bag without a separate compartment? Canvas shoe bags (like this cute Kate Spade) and travel laundry bags can keep sweaty/dirty items away from clean ones.
Have a favorite gym/yoga bag? Leave your suggestion in the comments.