What kind of bag do you take to work?

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I had a large bag with a snap closure into which I threw everything for work - extra scarf, food, book, etc. The snap opened up and I lost glasses and other things in the subway. Fortunately, not anything irreplaceable, but maddening!

That's it. I have to buy a zipper bag. I'm thinking of something strong and large and lightweight like a Coach bag or Sportsac in material that isn't leather so it isn't too heavy.

Any experience with this or other suggestions? What do you use for work?

ETA: Has to be a shoulder or crossbody bag and don't want to carry a purse and tote since I have left totes on subways grrrr!
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i'm a purse and tote kind of person, but i'm also obsessive compulsive about not leaving anything behind on public transit after one incident in my early 20s when i left my purse on a streetcar when on my way to school.

there was a supervisor at my transfer spot and he was able to alert the driver and i got it back 10 minutes later.

how about something like this:
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That's gorgeous, Rou, but I'm trying to get something other than leather so it's more lightweight.

But it is such a mouthwatering color!
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I'm the bag I take to work.
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Great choice, rou. Super cute.
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I have this Lug bag for work and I love it. It fits everything I need to bring to work.

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They have lots of other options, including cross-body bags.

And, they have both Canadian and American versions of their website.
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Thanks, Leenie! Excellent website for me. That's exactly the sort of thing I have in mind.
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Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
When I commuted on the bus, I used a Timbuk2 bag. My husband gave me a gift card for a custom bag for Christmas one year so I got exactly what I wanted. Since then, we've picked them up on sale in various colors and sizes so we have several that we share.

They are very lightweight since they're built for bike messengers and have tons of accessories in matching colors.

ETA: I see they have a bunch on Sierra Trading Post right now. I have a 35% coupon, which makes them dirt cheap.
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I have a Rickshaw bag, the medium zero messenger, I like Rickshaw because they're made in SF.

Timbuk2 used to make their bags in SF, but now they're made in China. The only ones they make in the US are the special ordered ones. I find that to be disappointing.
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I love messengers and cross bodies.

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I am not the best at buying strictly made in the US, but I make a serious effort to buy local. Living in the Bay Area really makes it easy for me.
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i didn't even think of leather being heavy, but that makes sense.

Roots is *the* Canadian brand - they've designed Olympics uniforms for our teams from time to time.



i have one of their small leather backpacks - it's 20+ years old and still going strong.
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I have a Rickshaw bag, the medium zero messenger, I like Rickshaw because they're made in SF.

Timbuk2 used to make their bags in SF, but now they're made in China. The only ones they make in the US are the special ordered ones. I find that to be disappointing.
Originally Posted by gekko422
Ohh thanks. I used to like timbuk2 but not as much anymore. I like rickshaw city bag a lot.

Currently I have a gola book bag for laptop and other junk in the front. I put my wristlet in there as well. I love it.
Roots is *the* Canadian brand - they've designed Olympics uniforms for our teams from time to time.
Originally Posted by rouquinne
I just read a book where the author was making a big deal out of the lead character wearing Roots boots. I had to google them to see who they were.
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That's my bag. It's leather, but pretty light to me.

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I'm trying to figure this out myself. I go to yoga in the a.m. and then head straight to work on the subway from there. So I need a bag that can store sweaty workout clothes and a pair of shoes without being too cumbersome and heavy. The ones I've got now make for miserable commutes, especially when the subway's crowded.

I think a tote is the answer, but I think I'd need a cross body strap. I've streamlined my purse-purse to this. So now I need something that carries the yoga gear and assorted paperwork I need for work.

Open to suggestions!
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I tend to carry large bags (purses) so I just throw all my junk in there.

Thinking of getting a canvas backpack when it gets warmer and carrying a smaller purse so it can fit in the bag.
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I switched to a zipper bag because one morning while dropping my daughter off at school, my purse fell out of the car and everything spilled out of it onto the ground..not a pleasant experience. So zippers it is for me..

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It depends. Day shifts I carry a medium to large size purse. If I am taking magazines or books, I make it a large.

Night shifts I carry a large bag.

Right now I am carrying giant black bag that was a free gift with purchase Sally's. I can carry 2 changes of clothes, pajamas, and all my makeup and toiletries in it.

I have to be a momentary Girl Scout.
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I'm trying to figure this out myself. I go to yoga in the a.m. and then head straight to work on the subway from there. So I need a bag that can store sweaty workout clothes and a pair of shoes without being too cumbersome and heavy. The ones I've got now make for miserable commutes, especially when the subway's crowded.
Originally Posted by journotraveler

I think a tote is the answer, but I think I'd need a cross body strap. I've streamlined my purse-purse to this. So now I need something that carries the yoga gear and assorted paperwork I need for work.

Open to suggestions!
Originally Posted by journotraveler

What about this?

Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag

Yes, I like Lug and have several bags.
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