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18 best laptop bags for women wanting a stylish commute in 2024

Level up your everyday and shop one of these stylish laptop bags...

best laptop bags for women
Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
Updated: 11 April 2024
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Finding a laptop bag can be quite the struggle when you're a woman. You wouldn't think it would be in 2024, but if you're after a trendy laptop bag for your visits to the office (or to school or college), well, you might want to check out this guide first. 

The commuter life might be new to some of you, and for others, you might be all-too familiar with catching trains and tubes (and planes!) to the office. If you do, you'll need a comfortable and lightweight laptop bag that won't cramp your style. 

Whether you're after a designer laptop bag or a cheap and cheerful tote bag for the office, you're in for a treat because there are so many stylish options to choose from. In fact, some of these options have game-changer pockets. Practical and chic, what's not to love?

I love how this model is styling her laptop bag for her work look with her trench coat... 

Model wearing The Everywhere Tote - scroll down to find out more about it
Model wearing The Everywhere Tote - scroll down to find out more about it

How We Chose the Best Laptop Bags

  • Size: Different sized laptops factor, but also some women might want to fit more than just a laptop and a cable in their laptop bag. A lot of the suggestions below feature extra pockets for items such as a mobile phone, a notebook or a diary, or even roomy enough for a makeup bag or your lunch box.
  • How It Looks: This is an edit of stylish laptop bags, so we wanted to choose the most stylish out there. Whether that's the colour choice, the material or the shape, we want shoppers to feel chic and trendy en route to the office.
  • Practicality: Ideally, a laptop bag has two handles - one small and one long. We know there are times when you need to carry your laptop around in different ways. It also needs to be compact enough to fit next to your feet on a busy commute or overhead on a train.
  • Safety: Some internal pockets are useful, but making sure your laptop can't be pinched from its carrier is of utmost importance. We were on the hunt for laptop bags that have the option to conceal the contents inside.

Why you should trust me 

I really wanted to do this feature when I found myself - post pandemic - having to commute from Leamington Spa to the HELLO! offices in London. It's pretty much two hours door-to-door and lugging around my Apple MacBook just filled me with dread each week. I tried just a regular tote bag from the high-street but it just wasn't right; it slipped off my shoulder, it flopped to the floor when I placed it down (that was my biggest bugbear) and I knew I needed something a little more serious for my weekly trips to the office. 

As we prepare for our office trips in 2024, here are some great investments... 

The best women's laptop bags to shop now 

  1. 1/18

    Nordace Siena Smart Backpack

    Nordace laptop bag

    Nordace Siena Smart Laptop Backpack In Pink


    • Size: 42cmH x 29cmW x 16cmD
    • Primary Material: Frosted fabric polyester 
    • Fits up to 16" laptop
    • Colours available: Multi options

    Ok, I'm very impressed with this backpack - and there are plenty of colours to choose from if you're not a fan of pink (can you tell that I am?!). My highlights include an anti-theft pocket, a space for your water bottle, a fleece lined pocket for your reading glasses (yes, really!) and a built-in USB charging point which is perfect for charging your phone on the go. 

  2. 2/18

    John Lewis Solo NY Triumph Collection Parker Hybrid Tote Backpack

    solo ny laptop bag

    John Lewis SOLO Laptop Bag In Black


    • Size: 40.6cmH x 38.1cmW x 11.4cmD
    • Primary Material: Polyester
    • Fits up to 15.6" laptop

    Talk about practical! This SOLO NYC laptop bag is like having two bags for the price of one. You can wear it like a rucksack and you can carry it as a tote bag. 

    Designed with the commute in mind, but still with an eye for style. The classic black is accented with timeless gold. What's more, the padded 15.6" laptop compartment, interior organizer section and hideaway backstraps make Parker a desk-to-dinner essential.

  3. 3/18

    ANTLER Chelsea Everyday Backpack

    antler laptop bag for women

    ANTLER Chelsea Everyday Backpack In Blush


    • Size: 37cmH x 26cmW x 17cmD
    • Primary Material: Durable nylon water resistant
    • Fits up to 15" laptop
    • Colours available: Blush, Slate

    I haven't tried this backpack, but I am a fan of Antler in general and think their products are well made. On the website there are lots of photographs showing how clever this laptop bag is. There are plenty of handy features; a back sleeve that slots over a suitcase handle (again, if you travel with a suitcase, it's so ideal), a full zip opener for easy packing and access, a zipped front pocket with card sleeve and key clip inside, a 16.5” laptop pocket, and an elasticated side pocket for a water bottle. I love the space for a water bottle, I do think this would be great if you cycle to work and you can hydrate on the go. Oh, and another great feature - inside the backpack, there’s a removable packing pocket for shoes or a change of clothes. Great if you want to store your running shoes or after-work gym kit in there. 

  4. 4/18

    Stackers Laptop Bag

    stackers pink blush laptop bag for women

    Stackers Laptop Bag In Blush & Gold


    • Size: 12.4H x 2.6"D x 15.7"W
    • Primary Material: Faux leather and velvet
    • Space for a laptop (up to 15 inch)

    When I was on the hunt for my own laptop bag I couldn't decide if I wanted a rucksack or a tote bag. I know that rucksacks are brilliant - and perfect for distributing the weight on your body - but sometimes they don't quite work with your outfit. You can't wear a linen shirt or a linen blazer to the office and expect to look polished if you're all crinkled because of the rucksack you've been carting in. When I discovered the Stackers laptop bag, I knew I'd found the one. Talk about functionality! This can be worn as a backpack, handbag or a shoulder bag. It's so ideal. Keep reading to see why I think the Stackers laptop bag deserves to be at the top of this round up.

    This bag is clever and has been well designed for a career woman. With space inside for your laptop (up to 16 inch), your phone, multiple pens, cables as well as a large zipped pocket, this bag is not only stylish but super practical. At the front there is a large zipped pocket for your charger, additional cables and accessories and a smaller zipped compartment at the back. The multi-wear laptop bag is made with a faux leather exterior and a soft velvet padded lining to ensure your laptop stays safe whilst on-the-go. I have the pink and I did worry it would look too babyish (I'm almost 40) but it's a very muted blush shade. I think the black might have been a better choice as my pink one limits what I can wear with it. I also think it's a very good price for how well made it is.

  5. 5/18

    AWAY The Everywhere Bag

    away laptop bag for women

    AWAY The Everywhere Bag In Navy


    • Size: 25.9cmH x 41.4cmW x 18.5cmD
    • Primary Material: Water-resistant nylon and leather trim
    • Fits up to 15" laptop
    • Colours available: Black, Navy, Coast

    I'm a big fan of Away in general, and I have been ever since I tried my first Away suitcase. I wanted to include this laptop bag because it's new and the brand is known for being top quality. I love a lot of things about this bag; the top zipper will keep your belongings secure, it's made with water-resistant nylon and leather trim, it fits up to a 15" laptop and secures to any Away suitcase for a seamless travel experience. Another positive point is that you can put this to the test and make sure it’s right for you and if you don't like it, you can return it anytime within the first 100 days of purchase. If you want to see it on, check out the picture of the model wearing it with her trench coat - very chic, I think you'll agree. 

  6. 6/18

    Fiorelli Anouk Backpack

    Fiorelli Backpack

    Fiorelli Anouk Backpack In Black


    • Size: 42cmH x 31cmW x 15cmD
    • Primary Material: Faux leather
    • Fits up to 13" laptop
    • Colours available: Black and tan

    Fiorelli’s minimalist Anouk backpack is a real classic. The multi-functional bag with internal pockets will fit a laptop in the main compartment, with a padded divider, plus front pocket for all your daily essentials. It also includes a hidden back pocket for valuables.

  7. 7/18

    Lulu Guinness Black Skye Lip Flurry Tote Bag

    Lulu Guinness lip flurry tote bag

    Lulu Guinness Skye Bag


    • Size: 43cmH x 38W x 16D
    • Primary Material: Bovine leather
    • Fits up to 13" laptop
    • Colours available: Black

    The handheld Skye bag is designed for the office and perfect for storing away your laptop and other office essentials. Crafted from luxurious super soft leather in Black with a flurry of lip prints, it's perfect for the bar after.

  8. 8/18

    M&S Autograph Leather Laptop Bag

    marks and spencer laptop bag

    M&S Leather Laptop Bag


    • Size: 280mmH x 370mmW x 15mmD
    • Primary Material: Responsibly sourced leather
    • Colours available: Black, Brown, Navy

    I have been waiting for M&S to bring out a feminine looking laptop bag, but for now, I think this men's one will work as it looks extremely classy and unisex. From the brand's best-selling Autograph range, this laptop bag fastens with a secure double zip. There's also a detachable shoulder strap and soft top handles. The best bit? It features a strap at the back which can be secured onto a suitcase for extra convenience. 

  9. 9/18

    Aspinal of London Regent Zipped Tote Bag

    aspinal of london laptop bag for women

    Aspinal of London Regent Zipped Tote Bag In Black


    • Size: 11.4"H x 18.1"W x 6.1"D
    • Primary Material: Finest full-grain leather
    • Fits up to 14" laptop
    • Colours available: Multiple

    I wanted to include a mixture of price points in this roundup of the best laptop bags for women, as it's only fair. When I think of trusted British bag brands I always think of Aspinal of London - one of Princess Kate's favourite bag brands - and this one looks perfect for the office (and beyond). Extremely elegant looking, the Zipped Regent Tote is the perfect companion for your work-to-weekend wardrobe. Handcrafted from full-grain leather, the semi-structured and lightweight design has a spacious interior with the capacity to hold a lightweight 14-inch laptop along with an open slip pocket for your valuables and two mobile slip pockets. I think this would suit a fashionista who likes a designer bag and wouldn't be seen dead wearing a £30 Amazon one. The best thing about this bag is the zip-top closure which will keep your belongings secure, while the long shoulder straps ensure all-day comfort for a trip to the office.

  10. 10/18

    Tory Burch Perry Triple-Compartment Tote Bag

    Tory Burch laptop bag

    Tory Burch Perry Triple-Compartment Tote Bag In Black


    • Size: 11.4"H x 14.2"L x 5.3"D
    • Primary Material: Leather
    • Fits up to 13" laptop

    Tory Burch's designer laptop bag is called the 'Perry tote' and it has pockets for organisation, longer straps that fit comfortably over the shoulder and extra room — with a centre zip compartment that fits a laptop. Made of Italian pebbled leather, it has protective feet and comes with a removable charm, in tonal or contrast colours.

  11. 11/18

    VSNOON Laptop Backpack

    VSNOON Laptop Backpack In Black


    • Weight: 1.82 lbs;
    • Volume: 23L;
    • Size: 17"H x 11.8"L x 7.5"W
    • Primary Material: water resistant and durable polyester fabric

    I've chosen this one because the reviews were too good to scoff at, and just look at it! It's giving me major Chanel vibes - but for a whole lot less. I think this is a multi-function laptop backpack to take note of to be honest. The main area has separated compartments and pockets which can provide roomy space for your laptop (15.6inch) as well as your tablet, power bank, A4 files, wallet, and even clothes (I don't know about you but I often shove my heels in my laptop bag). It features an elastic pocket at each side so you can hold your umbrella or your water bottle. What's more, there's also a USB charging port extended on the side of the backpack and built-in charging cable inside. I think this is pretty genius, especially if your bus or train is delayed and you just want to look at your phone, you needn't have to worry about it running out of phone battery.

  12. 12/18

    Kate Spade Sam KSNYL Nylon Convertible Backpack

    Kate Spade laptop bag

    Kate Spade New York Sam KSNYL Nylon Convertible Backpack


    • Size: 14.25"H x 11.5"W x 5"D
    • Primary Material: Recycled nylon shell
    • Fits up to 16" laptop

    Kate Spade New York often is a go-to destination for work bags and this one is new. Carry it the way you want to carry it. Backpack or tote? it's up to you. Carry around your laptop either way in this bag that easily converts with optional straps.  

  13. 13/18

    Foxx Smith London Laptop Bag

    Foxx Smith London Laptop Bag

    Foxx Smith Laptop Bag In Orange


    • Size: 38cmH x 31cmW x 7cmD
    • Primary Material: PU
    • Fits up to 16" laptop (Max size 13" laptop will fit in the inner padded pocket or alternatively a 15" laptop will fit in main body of the bag safely with room for charging cable)
    • Colours available: Orange

    If you want to brighten up your work wardrobe, this seriously bright laptop bag from Foxx (via John Lewis) should do the trick - and wait until you see the vibrant lining inside. It's a slim bag and will fit your laptop, some papers and all those daily essentials. 

  14. 14/18

    Stubble&Co The Everyday Backpack

    stubble and co backpack

    Stubble&Co The Everyday Backpack In Matcha And All Black


    • Size: 46cmH x 30cmW x 14cmD
    • Primary Material: 600D Recycled PET
    • The body of the bag is made from waterproof materials, the seams have waterproof binding and features water-resistant zips
    • Fits up to 16" laptop

    This 20l backpack features a compartment that will fit a 16-inch laptop, as well as a spacious organised bag interior. If you're after a waterproof design as well, this is for you! It also has comfortable straps, and plenty of compartments. The colour selection includes a gorgeous matcha version as well as black and concrete. 

  15. 15/18

    Karl Lagerfeld Ikonik Laptop Bag

    Karl Lagerfeld Ikonik laptop bag

    Karl Lagerfeld Laptop Bag In Black With White Logo


    • Size: 25cmH x 35cmW x 4cmD
    • Primary Material: Polyurethane 51%, Neoprene 49%
    • Colours available: Black

    Want a designer laptop bag but without a price tag in the thousands? The Karl Lagerfeld black laptop bag would be top choice. You can carry it stylishly with the top handles or you can choose to wear it with the long strap, which is adjustable. 

  16. 16/18

    Radley London Cannon Street Laptop Bag

    radley navy bag

    Radley London Cannon Street In Navy


    • Size: 28cmH x 38cmW x 8cmD
    • Primary Material: Nylon
    • Fits up to 15" laptop

    Radley London is a class act when it comes to handbags, and if you're looking for a large laptop bag that looks sophisticated well made, this is the one for you. Perhaps you work in a corporate environment, and you carry your laptop bag to various lunch or dinner meetings and you want your bag to reflect how you style yourself and the way you do business. The Cannon Street laptop bag, with its navy colourway, looks very expensive and is functional, as well.

  17. 17/18

    Longchamp LePliage Green S Briefcase

    longchamp laptop bag for women

    Longchamp LePliage Green S Briefcase In Black


    • Size: 28cmH x 37cmW x 8cmD
    • Primary Material: Cowhide leather
    • Fits up to 13" laptop
    • Colours available: Multiple

    Ok, I'm fascinated by this one. Look at how light it looks! This Longchamp document holder features a simple and classic style and if you're already in the Longchamp fan club, you'll no doubt be smitten. Designed to hold all of your documents, it can be folded up when not being used. According to the website, Longchamp drew its inspiration from origami when creating Le Pliage, a light, foldaway bag that has since become a cult object worldwide. It's USP? Light as a feather, folds away to the size of a paperback, and is durable enough to keep all your essentials close to hand.

  18. 18/18

    Etsy Personalised Laptop Bag

    etsy personalised laptop bag for women

    Etsy Personalised Laptop Bag In Pink


    • Size: 29cmH x 38cmW x 3cmD
    • Primary Material: Polyster, PU leather
    • Fits up to 14" laptop
    • Colours available: Pink, Blue, Beige

    Ok, I'm a sucker for personalisation and I think that's why I love Etsy so much (and I like supporting small businesses). I wanted to show you this laptop bag because it's just adorable and, if you're anything like me, things with your name on just sparks joy. It comes in different colours and different sizes. I scoured the reviews on Etsy and my favourite one was this: "The best communication I’ve ever had from a seller, amazing! The product itself is even better!" Isn't that lovely? I think this would make a great gift for a teenage girl who's off to school or university or her first job. Hell, I'm nearly 40 and I want it. 

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