The word “carry-all” sounds so mundane. That is, until you find yourself with this in your hand. This is a big, structured, boxy bag – it reminds me of a magazine-holder – but for work, this is perfection. Picture it: with two roomy (yet stiff) compartments, and a zippered section down the center, you’ll never lose sight of anything you need again. It’s big enough to slide your laptop (plus an iPad, for that matter) on one side and keep the other side free for everything else, with your valuables protected in the center. I love the seamed strap detailing down the front, completed with an exaggerated pocket for you’re your phone.
The shade of sand is better for enjoying a Hardy-esque high-contrast trim, though if this is strictly for work (and it probably should be), black will serve you better in the long run. At Barneys New York for $1,500.
Pair with: Victoria Beckham’s striped burgundy dress is destined to be an office sensation. The bright-blue cutaway collar is the cherry on top. On My Theresa for $2,468.