Backpacks are like T-shirts—they’re cool and an easy fashion choice. But sometimes you’ve got to suit up for work, and a backpack has the tendency to look juvenile and unprofessional. In other words, you have to elevate your work bag game so people can take you seriously.
We’ve rounded up a list of cool bags that you can use for work. Below are some choices that are perfect whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to spend big.
This one’s still youthful, but not as schoolboy-esque as the backpack. It’s worn like a shoulder bag instead of across the chest, and is made of grown man materials like leather as opposed to canvas.
Get it for: P899.75 via SM Department Store
Get it for: P7,850 via Lacoste
This one’s not your dad’s old school carrycase. This is for the working man who has outgrown the frenzy of his younger years and now has the luxury to be his own boss.
Get it for: P3,495 via Zara
Get it for: P12,500 via Urban Traveller & Co.
We know exactly what you’re thinking—it looks like your girlfriend’s shoulder bag. The trick: opt for totes made of rugged materials.
Get it for: P549 via Zalora
Get it for: P8,800 via The Tannery Manila
Don’t just put your wallet and smartphone in your pocket—they can ruin the silhouette of your pants by making it look bulky. Instead, shoot for these cross body bags. They’ll store your important items nicely while making you look like a modern gentleman.
Get it for: P595 via Halo
Get it for: P2,295 via Mango