We've rounded up the most fashionable laptop bags, briefcases, and backpacks for professionals on the go.

By Dobrina Zhekova and Rebecca Carhart
May 08, 2019
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If your job often takes you to the four corners of the world, you already know the value of functional travel gear, be it smart luggage that keeps you connected on the road or a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones that gives you the focus to finish that presentation onboard. But it’s not just about practicality.

Sometimes you need to head straight from the airport to the office or a meeting, and stopping at the hotel to change into office-appropriate attire is not an option. As much as we may like to think our work speaks for itself, looks matter in business. Every aspect of your outfit is important and that includes accessories, from your shoes to your laptop bag. When it comes to carrying your electronics in style, online retailers offer several options to cater to your personal preference.

Related: The 19 Best Carry-on Backpacks for Your Next Trip

If you don’t love the idea of lugging along a laptop case alongside your go-to carry-on bag, a tote or backpack with a padded built-in sleeve or removable compartment for your machine could be the perfect solution. Or you can opt for a classic messenger bag with multiple pockets and a removable shoulder strap so you can carry it like a briefcase.

Here, our picks for the best laptop bags to give your travel style game a serious promotion.

Kate Spade New York 13-Inch Uni Slim Laptop Commuter Bag

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This sleek designer bag features an interior laptop compartment, wall pockets, and an exterior slip pocket to keep all your stuff organized while you travel. It’s also made from a durable nylon so it will stay in pristine shape for years to come.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $168

Ytonet 17-Inch Laptop Bag

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With an impressive 4.5-star rating and over 1,000 reviews, this durable laptop bag is one of the most popular options on Amazon. It can easily expand from seven to nine inches to fit everything you may need, and it’s made from a water-resistant material so you don’t have to worry about getting caught in the rain.

To buy: amazon.com, $33

Dagne Dover Signature Coated Canvas Legend Tote

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This super-organized bag has a spot for all of your business trip essentials and comes in three muted colors that will coordinate with anything you're wearing. It can stow a laptop up to 15 inches wide, and there's also a smaller option for 13-inch laptops.

To buy: dagnedover.com, $265

Fossil Brigitte Laptop Bag

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This sleek, tan leather cross-body bag is the epitome of business chic.

To buy: fossil.com, $209 (originally $298)

Briggs & Riley Sympatico Backpack

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The minimalist design of this backpack looks so sophisticated, and at only 1.4 lbs, it’s the perfect carry-on companion to take on a plane.

To buy: amazon.com, $126

Cuyana Trapeze Satchel

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Rendered in stunning Italian leather, this fits-everything bag is a real knockout. There are two interior pockets, one that fits a tablet and one made for a 15-inch laptop. And if you want something smaller for a night out on your trip, you can snap the sides together to size down the bag. 

To buy: cuyana.com, $395

Coach Metropolitan Double Zip Business Case

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This stylish briefcase is made for the modern businessman. It is big enough to hold most laptops and features 28 pockets for organization, including a handy RFID shield pocket that helps protect your data privacy.

To buy: coach.com, $650

Lodis Accessories Ryder RFID Leather Backpack

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This smooth leather backpack will fit all your business trip needs — it has a laptop compartment, several pockets, pen loops, and an ID slot.

To buy: amazon.com, $198

Hook & Albert Casual Computer Briefcase

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This water-resistant twill bag will make your travels a lot more organized — it features a spacious main compartment, plus two wall pockets in addition to the plethora of pockets inside.

To buy: hookalbert.com, $265

Tumi Voyageur Carson Backpack

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Tumi’s travel bags prove you don’t have to compromise style in transit — this printed backpack is lightweight and versatile, and features a water-resistant water bottle pocket, a suitcase handle sleeve, and a padded laptop compartment.

To buy: ebags.com, $295 (originally $425)

Ted Baker London Cabble Briefcase

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Stray from the standard with this textured wool briefcase. Your 15-inch laptop will fit snugly inside and there's a detachable shoulder strap for easy carrying on the go.

To buy: nordstromrack.com, $160 (originally $289)

Mancro Water Resistant Laptop Bag

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This 17-inch laptop backpack is not only roomy enough for all of your work essentials, but it also features an external USB with a built-in charging cable.

To buy: amazon.com, $29

Knomo London Mayfair Beauchamp Backpack

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With a soft nylon exterior and leather trim, this backpack has a shockproof padded laptop and tablet compartment.

To buy: amazon.com, $179

Shinola 'Runwell' Leather Backpack

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We’d wear this rugged-yet-sleek backpack even when we’re not traveling — the padded laptop compartment fits a 15-inch laptop.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $995

Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 Laptop Backpack

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if you like to sneak a bit of adventure into your business trips, opt for this rugged pick from design-forward Fjallraven. It's made with water-resistant G-1000 Heavy Duty fabric and has a sleeve that fits most 15-inch laptops. 

To buy: nordstrom.com, $150

Leathario Leather Rolling Briefcase

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If you prefer to wheel your bag but don't want to sacrifice style, this rollerbrief is an excellent option.

To buy: amazon.com, $170

Kopack Laptop Organizer Bag

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Hyper-organized travelers will love the clever storage systems of this sleek leather laptop tote.

To buy: amazon.com, $29

Everki Atlas Wheeled Laptop Backpack

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This sturdy backpack quickly turns into a trolley thanks to a top handle and two wheels that are covered when not in use to protect your clothing from dirt and marks.

To buy: ebags.com, $275

Women in Business Francine Collection London Leather Case

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We love the structured silhouette of this elegant tote. It includes a removable laptop sleeve and a shoulder strap.

To buy: ebags.com, $234