These ultra-chic tote bags are all you need for your flexible work weeks during these strange times.

Amidst the global pandemic, staying optimistic about the future may have become rather challenging. Working from home and wearing a mask around have become part of our daily life, and we can’t help but wonder when will our world return to how it was pre-COVID 19.

For essential workers and those who have returned to their workplaces on split-team arrangements ever since Phase 2 kicked in, the recurring need to shuttle to and from the office has revealed a real demand in practical yet good-looking women’s totes. Lose those crumpled grocery bags — instead, these fabulous carryalls are excellent for transporting all your documents and laptops with ease and, not to mention, plenty of style. They’re also stylish enough for the weekends.

Scroll down for our selection of 7 of the best tote bags that will tick all of the above boxes and, hopefully, bring a smile to your faces too.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

(Main and featured photo: Net-a-Porter/ Bottega Veneta)

Givenchy: Medium Bond tote

Channel your inner boss lady as you carry around this black Bond tote from Givenchy. Embossed all over in the house’s Chaîne motif, the bag features an open-top design, a main internal compartment, and a removable zip pouch. Highlights? The metal press studs on both sides not only add personality to the look, but also allows you to flatten the bag anytime for easy storage.

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Bottega Veneta: Acro tote bag

If anything were to prove Daniel Lee‘s status as Accessories Designer of the Year, it is this cult bag. Made at Bottega Veneta‘s Italian atelier, the tote features panels of rust leather woven together using the brand’s intrecciato technique. The extra-long handles also add to the interesting proportions, while allowing over-the-shoulder wear for easy transport.

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Boyy: Karl Soft buckled textured-leather tote

We are already a fan of Boyy’s iconic mini bags featuring the label’s signature oversized buckle detail, so naturally its larger sibling makes the list. Featuring a sleek, structured silhouette and a perennial ecru shade, it is a statement bag that every woman needs. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap to offer extra versatility.

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Little Liffner: Open Tulip large leather tote

Crafted from butter-soft beige leather and a silhouette inspired by tulip petals, this bag’s curved top gives a poetic softness to the stiff structure. Not a fan of carrying bags on your shoulder? Utilise its detachable shoulder strap so you can go hands-free.

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Versace: pink Cabas GV signature tote bag

Brighten up your days at the office with a pop of colour, such as this Versace Cabas GV Signature tote in bubble gum pink. It comes embroidered with Gianni Versace’s signature in a powerful red hue, exuding an unapologetic glamour everywhere you go.

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Marni: Heart print tote bag

Want something a little bit more distinctive than a plain black tote? Fall in love with this version by Marni. Featuring a heart print, detachable tag, open-top design, and a main internal compartment, it can fit everything from your laptop to your folders and more. It is also completely made from polyurethane, so rest assured it is durable and water-resistant.

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Gucci: Ophidia textured leather-trimmed printed coated-canvas tote

Looking for something more classic? What about this Ophidia tote in Gucci’s emblematic monogram? Perfectly sized for long commutes, it is also instantly recognisable with the house’s signature striped webbing and burnished ‘GG’ hardware. A bonus feature? It comes with a detachable zipped pouch, which you can use it as an impromptu evening clutch for all those post-CoViD-19 soirées.

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