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Kickstart 2019 With These Stylish Leather Work Bags

Check out these 15 roomy, back-to-work bags suitable for every career-oriented girl.

After all the merry-making and countdown festivities, we have to face the dreaded inevitable: heading back to work on Wednesday. Instead of pulling a long face while dragging your feet back to the office, embrace it. And by that we mean pandering to the “new year, new you” cliche just this once. Translation: time to treat yourself to a new work bag. Picks above.

Tweed and calfskin 31 bag by Chanel, S$5,030
A roomy bag is great to store your everyday essentials. Go for the Chanel 31 bag that’s fashioned in cerulean blue and their iconic tweed here, which can also be folded over and carried as a clutch if you’re headed out for drinks after.  Medium Le 16 bag by Celine, S$5,900
Hitting the web on the crook of Lady Gaga’s arm and subsequently spotted on Angelina Jolie and Black Pink’s Lisa, this is one of our favourites from Hedi Slimane’s new range over at Celine — the smooth lambskin and minimal hardware is a winning combination.   Knotted suede hobo bag by Acne Studios, £900 (S$1,611), via Net-a-Porter
A timeless work bag doesn’t mean it’ll have to only be in hues of brown and black. This bright yellow piece from Acne Studios adds a dash of colour to any monochrome ensemble. Oversized bucket bag by Charles & Keith, S$89.90
For those who can’t survive with a small bag, this oversized tote bag is spacious enough to carry your lunch boxes, wallet, keys, phone and more. What we love about this bag is that the handle is made out of rope.  Medium Arli bag by Gucci, $4,240
Named after the ancient French city of Arles, Gucci’s new Arli bag will soon be hot on the heels of the other Alessandro Michele-era It bags. Pair it with Gucci’s glittery block-heel pumps if you bat for team #Guccy. Chain handbag by Charles & Keith, S$89.90
Get a purse that’s both fun and office-appropriate, like this Charles & Keith piece that sports an interesting trapezium shape.  Textured leather tote with python prints by Loewe, £2,350 (S$4,205), via Net-a-Porter
A black purse doesn’t have to be dowdy and boring. This Loewe piece says it all with it’s python-print straps.  Fringed leather tote by Mansur Gavriel, S$1,100
For those with a soft spot for vegetable tanned leather, Mansur Gavriel is your best bet. This one sports fringe details on which gives the nondescript purse interesting textures. Striped hobo bag by Pedro, S$89.90
Don’t keep things safe with your purse; it’s the only office appropriate accessory that you can play around with and not get told off. So, opt for one that comes in quirky stripe prints, like this piece from Pedro. Medium top handle bag by Zara, S$39.90
This Zara purse will look fantastic when worn with a light blue shirt and a midi skirt, or dressed down with a white tee and a pair of denim jeans for casual Friday.