10 Versatile Bags You Can Share With Your Boyfriend
These gender-neutral bags are definitely office-appropriate.
(SPOT.ph) When it comes to shopping, there are few things more elusive than the perfect work bag. The optimum piece has to tick a lot of boxes—it must be professional-looking but not too dour, roomy enough to fit a laptop but not too bulky, and it must be commute-friendly. Scouring every mall in search of this hard-to-find piece can get frustrating, so we made things a little easier for you. Here's a roundup of 10 great work bags in the Metro that not only cater to every style preference, but also to both men and women alike.
Dalisay Tote Bag in Black (P1,999) from Vela Manila
Homegrown brand Vela Manila keeps things simple and straight to the point with an minimalist semi-structured tote made of high-quality vegan leather. The clean lines and ebony sheen of the bag would go with any work outfit!
Charlie Satchel in Oxblood (P6,800) from School of Satchel
The old adage goes: "Dress for the job you want, not the one you have." This applies to your bags as well! This satchel is made of genuine top-grain cowhide leather, and features choice brass detailing that elevates the piece.
Classic Backpack in Brick (P4,965) from Fjallraven Kanken
You may have seen this backpack all over your Instagram feed, and for good reason. The Kanken has a quirk, Euro charm reminiscent of a Wes Anderson flick, and fits more stuff than its compact size will lead you to think. It also comes in a wide range of colors for every preference—we're partial to this burnt-sienna hue.
Brown Leather Tote Bag (P6,995) from Zara
Now here's a leather tote that both men and women are sure to love. Made of premium pebbled leather, its vintage-esque distressed finish and straightforward design go perfectly with its soft, slouchy construction.
Little America Mid-Volume Backpack in Brick Red/Peach (P5,490) from Herschel
For days when you'll be needing to take a lot of stuff with you to the office, you can always rely on a trusty backpack. This one in particular has ample room for all your belongings, and comes in a punchy red-and-peach color combo that's sure to brighten up even the dreariest workday.
Adventure Rucksack in Fatigue (P2,500) from Straightforward
If there's one style staple both guys and girls will appreciate, it's the soft suppleness of leather. This slouchy rucksack features exactly that and comes in a lovely olive hue—no one else has to know it's faux!
Hudson Tote in Sea Green (P2,700) from Gouache
Sometimes, all you need is a bag in a great color, such as this tote's sea green hue. The crossbody strap makes it a convenient choice for commuters, and its waxed canvas material will lessen the chances of permanent stains.
Miggoy Satchel in Antique Gray (P4,650) from NiQUA
A messenger bag is a classic workplace option for carrying your laptop and office files. Bonus points if it has a sleek, minimalist design—this handcrafted option is made of high-grade leather and comes in a chic stone hue. Carrying it will definitely add a hint of sophistication to your outfit.
Garment Dyed Tote (P3,639) from J.Crew
The last thing you'd want to look like in an office with a casual dress code is stuffy and out-of-touch. This roomy tote has plenty of space for all your work essentials, and is just the perfect amount of rugged.
Dingwell Messenger Bag (P3,495) from Aldo
Feel the need to impress at your important client meeting? Whip out a leather briefcase—its solid structure and metal details are sure to make you look ultra-professional and put-together.