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What kind of bag do you take to work?

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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:
    The Commuter Raw | Women's Shoulder Bags | Roots
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I'm the bag I take to work.
    Great choice, rou. Super cute.
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  • leenieleenie Posts: 194Registered Users
    I have this Lug bag for work and I love it. It fits everything I need to bring to work.

    Taxi Full Tote

    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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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Claudine 19, :stop: you are making me laugh and my coffee is going up my nose. Ha Ha!

    Thanks, Leenie! :love2: Excellent website for me. That's exactly the sort of thing I have in mind.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users
    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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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    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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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I love messengers and cross bodies.

    gekko, you're my heroine. Made in the USA? Most excellent.
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    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. :)
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    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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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    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.

    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.
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    Roots is *the* Canadian brand - they've designed Olympics uniforms for our teams from time to time.

    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.
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    Upwardly Mobile Satchel in Yellow - 14" | Mod Retro Vintage Bags | ModCloth.com

    That's my bag. It's leather, but pretty light to me.

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  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    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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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    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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  • nappilyevaaftanappilyevaafta Posts: 31Registered Users
    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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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    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.

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  • leenieleenie Posts: 194Registered Users
    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!


    What about this?

    Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag

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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Being a teacher, I use a large LL Bean messenger bag. It has pockets for all my cords, fits my 15' laptop and any other crap I wanna stuff in there and zips completely plus more secure pockets. I love it! Plus, if anything happens to it I can exchange it not problems and I support a local business!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Always some kind of good quality, large leather handbag (shopper, hobo or satchel style) or a leather tote. I have about 10 currently in the work-week rotation, that I select from based on what I'm wearing and what I need to carry.

    A few of them double as wknd bags, too, but not all.

  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I am impressed at you people who change your bags during the week. I have so stuff much in mine, odds and ends, there is no way I could swap them out just for a day. For a week, maybe. Mostly, I just carry the one.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Great suggestions, everyone! I'm so glad I posted here - can't beat this place for good ideas. :flower:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    gekko422 wrote: »
    I am impressed at you people who change your bags during the week. I have so stuff much in mine, odds and ends, there is no way I could swap them out just for a day. For a week, maybe. Mostly, I just carry the one.

    What kind of stuff do you keep in your bag?:happy7:

    (I hope this doesn't warrant a separate thread...)

    I just keep my wallet, my phone, my make-up bag, and my sunglasses case in my bag. Maybe a pen. As I'm walking out the door, I grab my keys, and after I stop driving, they go in there, too.

    I keep reading material, a hat, a phone charger, tissues and an umbrella in my car.

  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i think we had a thread not so long ago about what people keep in their purses/day bags.

    it was amazing to me the *stuff* some people carried!!!!

    :laughing1:

    (but i'm not a parent of humans or fur balls, so i'm sure it makes a difference!)
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Great suggestions, everyone! I'm so glad I posted here - can't beat this place for good ideas. :flower:

    I know! I've been wanting to get a tote of some type for work, but I didn't know where to start. Lots of cute ideas here!
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