Monday, 29 October 2012

Work It

As a busy working woman, my work bag must look and feel professional.   It must also be spacious, functional, practical and timelessly elegant.
In no particular order, here are my favourite work bags.   They sit proudly in my wardrobe and are investment pieces as prices continue to rise.   I love these bags because they are roomy enough to carry my essentials (iPhone, purse, makeup, notebook, camera,  water-bottle, muesli bars) plus an iPad and/or a 13-inch laptop;  can be dressed up or down and look smart any time of the day, any season of the year.   I always buy black work bags because black looks chic and expensive.
Luxury Black Work Bags
YSL Oversized Muse,  YSL Medium Cabas Chyc Tote,  Prada Tote BN1786, Celine Triptyque Satchel,  Celine Mini Luggage Tote
1)   YSL Oversized Muse:    The Muse is probably the most classic and iconic YSL bag.   It comes in three sizes (medium, large and oversized).   I prefer the oversized style in buffalo leather for its durability and versatility:  it doubles as an overnight bag.  With its gold tone hardware and decorative top stitching, the Muse has a certain 'je ne sais quois' nonchalance that is so appealing.
2)   YSL Cabas Chyc Tote:   With its structured body, striking black saffiano leather finish and distinctive "Y" design, the Cabas Chyc Tote is a sophisticated everyday bag.   Features include magnetic tab top closure, zip top with extended fold-down sides and cotton lining with two pockets.   Celebrities spotted with the coloured versions include Angelina Jolie, Claudi Schiffer, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Miranda Kerr, Nicole Kidman and Sienna Miller.
3)   Prada Tote BN1786:   This saffiano calf leather tote with  gold plated hardware has a classic shape and timeless elegance.   Features include two outside pockets with zipper closure and four inside pockets with zipper closure.    The BN1786 is a Prada classic and always a popular choice.
4)   Celine Triptyque Satchel (Fall 2011):   With three zippered compartments, optional shoulder strap for added versatility and lambskin finish, the Triptyque looks professional and elegant.   Features include ample storage space and internal pockets.   I receive compliments every time I carry my Triptyque.
5)   Celine Mini Luggage Tote:   Since its release, the spacious "Luggage" tote is the most sought-after bag in the fashion world - at one stage they were practically impossible to get.    The jet-black tote has been spotted on the arm of celebrities such as Ashley Tisdale, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Kim Kardashian, Leighton Meester, Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicky Hilton. Constructed from durable calf leather, features include one internal zippered pocket and two smaller internal pockets.   Wait lists around the world are still long.

Do you have a favourite work bag/s?  Don't hesitate to share! 


  1. Great post and great blog!
    Wanna follow each other in GFC and Bloglovin'?
    Let me know!

    1. Hi Diana thanks for your comment. You have a great sense of style- I'm going to follow you on Bloglovin!
      Erina x

  2. Oh my goodness I have SO much bag envy right now! Great choices, they are all my favourites too xo

    poison in a beautiful bottle

  3. Thanks Ashleigh! I love your blog, you have such a great sense of style:)

  4. I'm trying to buy a triptyque and it's almost impossible to locate. Can you tell me how heavy the bag is? How does it compare to thenweight of the mulberry Roxanne in the tumbles leather which is pretty heavy bag. Thanks, elaine