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Top 6 Designer Handles & Satchel Bags for Working Women 2021

Posted on 27 October 2020

Arguably, a working woman’s most challenging task is multitasking itself. And for that, she needs the perfect bag to carry her essentials for the day. But what are the top handle bags or satchel bags? The answer depends on your needs.

Sometimes you require enough space to carry a notebook and a water bottle. Other times you need satchel bags for your laptop, yoga clothes for later that evening, your child’s confiscated phone, and the list continues. It is safe to say that the perfect women handbag must be spacious and compact at the same time. But it also must be stylish; you never know when you must dash for urgent drinks with friends.

And the most important feature of all: durability. The best work bags need to be sturdy enough to pass the test of time, the weight of your essentials, and the constant tugging of your toddlers. Speaking of which; the amount of space you need amps up if you have toddlers. If you are looking for the best handbags for working moms, fret not.

With the multitude of characteristics to look for, it might seem near impossible to find the handbag that fits your needs. But you have come to the right place. We have compiled a concise list of the top handle bags, satchel bags, and tote bags, from high-end brands for you to choose from.

Top 6 Designer Handles and Satchel Bags

  1. MICHAEL KORS Brooklyn Grab Bag
  2. GUCCI GG Charm Teal Blue Leather Medium Convertible Straight Bag with Strap
  3. KATE SPADE Tanya Leather Tote Bag Purse Handbag for Work School Office Travel
  4. COACH Swagger Carryall Satchel
  5. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Women's Fuchsia Leather Medium Skull Satchel Bag
  6. BOTTEGA VENETA Women's Hobo Blue Leather Bag with Woven Detail

MICHAEL KORS Brooklyn small grab bag

Our first pick is this women’s hand bag from fashion giant Michael Kors. This office-friendly leather piece is smooth from the outside and spacious from the inside. The three inside pockets are just enough for your small accessories. A small addition in this top handle bag is the center buckle that completely changes the shape for a compact look when you have less stuff to put in. What reviewers love most is the stylish strap embellished with gold grommets. The classic MK tassel adds an elegant finish.  

Measurements: Length: 11 x Height: 7.5 x Width: 5 Inches

Price: $222

GUCCI GG Charm Teal Blue Leather Medium Convertible Straight Bag with Strap

Presenting pebbled Italian leather at its finest. This is one of those bags that instantly become permanent residents of your arm. The teal blue color goes comfortably with most of the wardrobe and the bag is roomy enough to hold your laptop. With this kind of space, this handbag is ideal for travel purposes.

Measurements: 13 L (across top)/12 L (across base) x 8.5 H x 5.5 W inches; Shoulder strap drop: 16 -19 inches

Price: $1,025

KATE SPADE Tanya Leather Tote Bag Purse Handbag for Work School Office Travel

Practical and classy. Buyers across the globe have heads turning in their offices to look at this piece. The body is made of PVC with the trim being leather. The broad structure easily carries a laptop and unlike other tote bags, contains three side pockets. Its long handles make it ideal for carrying around without a fuss.

Measurements: 12"h x 13.2"w x 5.3"d, drop length: 9

Price: $212.88

COACH Swagger Carryall Satchel

Satchel bags have been redefined by this classy product by Coach. The sleek belting and gold double-lock carry a simple design to a style statement. The light strap and compact structure make it comfortable to wear as a cross-body. The oxblood color adds a richness that sets it apart from other work bags for women. Needless to mention, any bag with dual Coach tags, gold, and leather, has an irresistible swagger.

Measurements: Length: 11 x Height: 7.5 x Width: 6 Inches

Price: $337

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Women's Fuchsia Leather Medium Skull Satchel Bag

If you are in search of a vibrant option to compliment your fun personality, this is the satchel bag for you. Its grainy calfskin leather is easy on the eyes and built to resist wear. A cool feature that comes with the satchel bag is a detachable skull padlock with two keys held in the clochette. If these features were not enough, this Italian craftsmanship comes with a dust bag. That will protect it in storage and suitcases.

Measurements: Length: 11 4 / 8; Height: 9.75; Depth: 6.75; Width: 11.5; Handle drop: 5 Inches

Price: $1,025 

BOTTEGA VENETA Women's Hobo Blue Leather Bag with Woven Detail

Intreciatto or hobo bag is a standard in all lines of the Italian luxury brand. Its exclusivity lies in the supple form which makes it convenient to carry around. The woven pattern on the leather is also classic to Intreciatto. When looking for the best work bags, its lightweight and spacious structure make it a top choice.

Measurements: 14 L x 12 H x 5.5 W inches; Handle drop 6 inches

Price: $955

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a top handle bag?

A bag that is stylish, easy to carry, and durable.

What is the best tote bag for work?

A good tote bag is lightweight, spacious, and sturdy enough to resist wear. Our favorite is the BOTTEGA VENETA Women's Woven White Leather Large Tote Bag. The zip secures your work accessories such as laptops and notebooks. 

What is the ideal size of a work bag?

Medium to large sizes of all brands will do. The length should be at least 11 inches to comfortably carry several objects.

What is the difference between tote and satchel?

The tote is a large shoulder bag with two long handles. Satchel is a smaller bag with short hard handles. It usually has a strap to be worn as a cross-body or on the shoulder.

Check out Luxlair for any kind of designer bag you need, be it for a party or work! 

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