(SPOT.ph) There are two types of packers: the first lays out everything they need the night before, strategically arranging each item into their daily bag so that it’s ready for the next day. The second type, on the other hand, follows a more throw-it-all-in-and-hope-for-the-best approach whilst frantically getting ready in the morning. Which one are you? Either way, the right everyday bag is integral to the process! While some days call for just the bare necessities in a tiny purse, the busy routine of city life usually involves hopping from one place to the next with your gadgets, beauty products, toiletries, and everything else in tow. For such days, a spacious handbag will be your most constant, reliable companion.
Here are 10 stylish handbags big enough to hold all your stuff:
Handmade Basket Bag (P2,295) from Mango
The soft, flexible material of this woven bag from Mango will give you lots of room to arrange your necessities in whatever way you’d most prefer. Pair it with your fave boho pieces or even with your go-to work attire—the rustic touch it gives your outfit will make you look extra chill (a.k.a. hide how stressed you really are).
Available at Mango branches nationwide.
Mica Tote (P2,990) from Herschel
If long commutes or crowded spaces are inevitably part of your agenda, choose a simple tote like this one from Herschel, which has no outer pockets, ensuring safe placement of all your valuables. Its handy interior pockets will help keep your things organized, so you won’t have to be rummaging through every time you need to reach for something on the go. It comes in several pretty colors like pale pink, mint green, lavender, and this Gen Z Yellow one we’re currently eyeing.
Herschel is available at SM Megamall, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA Annex, Uptown Mall, SM Aura Premier, UP Town Center, Eastwood, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Manila, and Greenbelt 3.
Cracked Leather Tote Bag (P6,995) from Zara
The slouchy shape and cracked leather on this bag from Zara screams model-off-duty and would make any look effortlessly chic. Plus, the loose shape and flexible construction will leave you lots of room for everything you need to get through a long day, including your laptop, chargers, makeup kit, and more.
See a list of Zara branches.
Croc-Effect Trapeze Tote (P4,399) from Charles & Keith
This Charles & Keith handbag has a firm base that opens up wider towards the top. It’s perfect for when you know you’ll be picking up or purchasing several small things throughout the day—you’ll have no problem tossing them right in. It also includes a magnetic closure on top to keep your stuff from spilling out.
See a list of Charles & Keith branches.
More Handbag (P4,950) from Steve Madden
The unique handle on this Steve Madden handbag allows you to leave it hanging on your forearm all day, so you can look effortlessly poised without straining your arms or back. The handy positioning of the bag on your arm means you can easily reach for or keep anything in it while you’re on the go. It comes with a detachable sling strap, too, in case you want to hang it on your shoulder while in transit.
Arch Nemesis Carryall (P4,450) from Nine West
This Nine West satchel is reminiscent of a classic briefcase, but with a subtle feminine touch and a more laid-back shape. You can bring it to work, but it’s not too stiff or formal for heading out either. It opens up wide enough to hold a lot of stuff and to make it easier to rummage through should anything slip to the bottom. Plus, the zip enclosure will keep all your things safe inside as you move from place to place.
Carys Carryall Bag (P4,898) from Guess
Add a pop of color to your usual office OOTD with this carryall from Guess, which sports a bright peach shade a la 2019’s color of the year. The strap is just the right length, which allows you to carry the bag in your hand or hang it from your forearm or shoulder, so you can switch up throughout the day depending on what works best for the time and place.
See a list of Guess branches.
Natasha Handbag (P2,499) from Matthews
You’ll have lots of base room in this Matthews handbag thanks to its wide bottom. The bag’s structured form will keep it from looking bulky or overstuffed and the sturdy shape will help keep your things from rolling around your bag throughout the day. Plus, the chic navy tone is a welcome break from your usual black purse. It comes in pastel pink, too!
Verona (price available upon request) from Pravi
The slouchy, cylindrical shape of this Pravi purse reminds us of a duffel bag, but shrunken down to a compact size you can carry everyday. Just like a duffel bag, this is where you can put your packing skills to the test—you’ll have no problem stuffing all your necessities (and more) into every nook and cranny. Keep it in your closet for extra busy days.
Venetto Handbag (P12,850) from FINO Leatherware
The sleek silhouette of this FINO Leatherware bag will help keep your things nice and snug inside, but don’t let the compact shape fool you because the bag widens towards the base, giving you room for some bulkier items, too. Plus, we can’t take our eyes off that terracotta-toned red hue!
See a list of FINO Leatherware branches.