The best bags to go back to the office in 2022

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After more than two years of working remotely, many companies want employees back to the office, even if it’s only one or two days a week. If you’re one of the many planning a return to the office in the near future, it might be time to refresh your professional cabinet.

A good place to start is something you probably rely on every day: a great work bag. Even better, there are plenty of top-notch bags and backpacks on sale now.

Top products in this article:

Best Designer Bag Deal: Kate Spade Large Essential Work Tote, $222 (with code EXTRA30)

Best budget bag: Kroser laptop bag with USB port, $29

Best work accessory: Dare to Roam Sidekick Laptop Case, $60

We’ve found stylish backpacks, totes and laptop bags from top brands including Kate Spade, Beis, Ted Baker London and many more. These critically acclaimed bags will make your return to work a little easier and more organized.

The best bags to go back to the office in 2022

Here’s our roundup of the best bags in 2022 to carry you (and your stuff) to the office.

Kate Spade Large Essential Work Bag

Kate Spade Large Essential Work Bag

Kate Spade

Crafted in grained leather, this chic designer tote can hold your phone, a large wallet, a tablet, a laptop up to 15″ and a binder for documents. Right now, all five colors of Kate Spade’s Large Essential Work Bag are on sale for $222 when you use code EXTRA30 at checkout.

Kate Spade Large Essential Work Tote, $222 (was $398)

Parker Clay Husband Backpack

Parker Clay Husband Backpack

Clay Parker

At $398, the Mari Backpack may be the most expensive bag on this list, but it’s also the only bag in this roundup made from premium full-grain leather, which, in besides being naturally water resistant and durable, will develop a beautiful patina over time. That means this bag will only get better with age.

The Mari Backpack features a padded 15-inch laptop sleeve, two built-in water bottle holders and six pockets. The Mari Backpack also includes stroller clips, making it a great choice for working parents.

Parker Clay Mari Backpack, $398

Beis Travel Tote

Beis Travel Tote

Béis Tourist attractions

Beis Travel’s work tote features a padded laptop sleeve with a Velcro strap closure, multiple pockets and pen holders, and a keychain leash to help you stay organized. This fashionable and functional bag is available in four colors.

Beis Travel Tote, $138

Nevver Stripe PU Briefcase

Nevver Stripe PU Briefcase

Ted Baker

This sleek, retro-inspired briefcase from Ted Baker London can be worn two ways. Although designed to be slim, it can hold a laptop. This bag is available in two work-appropriate colors: brown and black.

Neverver Stripe PU Briefcase, $130

Kroser laptop bag with USB port

Laptop bag with USB port

Kroser through Amazon

This stylish laptop bag has a built-in USB port for charging on the go. You just need to add an external battery. (You can buy a Mophie Powerstation 10,000 mAh battery on Amazon for $35.)

It’s a stylish step up from a casual backpack, while still offering plenty of storage. This bag can be carried as a briefcase, handbag or backpack and can accommodate both a laptop and a tablet.

Kroser laptop bag with USB port, $29 (was $43)

Mophie Powerstation battery (10,000 mAh), $35 (was $50)

Tomtoc 360 protective laptop bag

Tomtoc 360 protective laptop bag


This messenger-style laptop bag features a thick, padded fleece interior and a water-resistant exterior. Its corners are well protected against accidental drops and bumps.

This bag features a main compartment designed for a 13-inch laptop and two pockets for technical accessories. (Larger models are also available.) The bag is available in three colors.

Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Shoulder Bag, $31 (was $36)

Bellroy Tokyo Tote Backpack

Tokyo Tote backpack


The Tokyo Tote backpack is made from recycled, water-resistant ripstop fabric. In addition to a laptop sleeve, vertical front pockets and several internal pockets, there are two interior Pop pockets – compartments that can be removed for additional storage and stowed away if needed. The Tokyo Tote is available in six colors.

Bellroy Tokyo Tote Backpack, $189

Dare to Roam Sidekick Laptop Sleeve

Dare to Roam Sidekick Laptop Sleeve

Dare to wander

This laptop case from Dare to Roam is antimicrobial and water resistant. It has a padded lining to protect your technology. The case can fit a laptop up to 15 inches long in the main compartment. It has a front pocket with a magnetic button, perfect for holding a portable keyboard, mouse or other small tech accessories.

Dare to Roam Sidekick Laptop Case, $60

Monos Metro sports bag

Monos Metro sports bag

Monos trip

Available in nylon or vegan leather, the Monos Metro duffle bag is suitable for all types of travel, from your daily commute to your three-day weekend getaway. The outer compartment of the bag is detachable, making it easy to transition from your daily office bag to your airplane carry-on.

The bag can hold up to a 15-inch laptop and is available in seven colors and styles.

Monos Metro Duffel Bag, $205+

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