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15 Best Leather Totes For Work That Fit Big Laptops In 2024

Looking for the perfect leather bag for work that not only is functional and fits all your work essentials but is also stylish and will elevate your chic work outfits.

Tote bags can easily upgrade your business casual outfits instead of a backpack. But, you must be wondering how to find that stylish work leather tote that will also meet all your needs to holding everything you carry to work.

In this post I am sharing 14 most stylish and functional work totes that will give you the ultimate power woman look. Check it out. 

What We Are Looking For

What should you be looking for in the perfect work tote bag:

  • Big enough to carry your laptop, charger and much more. 
  • Durable to handle your daily use because you won’t have time to manage a delicate bag.
  • Looks minimal, so it does not draw too much attention at work.
  • Elevates and compliments your outfits and does not look outrageous. 
  • Comfortable shoulder handle length sho you don’t have to lug it on your arm.

Don’t worry, I have found the best work tote bags that meets all your needs. 

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15 Best Leather Tote Bags For Work

Freya New York Paloma Tote Pecan

The Freya New York Paloma Tote Pecan is one of the newest work tote bags I have seen, and I have instantly fallen in love. This is the ultimate bag for the minimalist, who wants to look chic. 

Even though this bag looks minimal, it has so much room. It has 3 separate compartments, so you can carry all your work essentials properly organized. 

The middle compartment is for the laptop, which you can zip up and close. So, it stays secure. And it’s specifically designed for those ladies who love large laptops. 

This bag comes in so many shades, but my personal favorite is the dark cognac brown. 

Freya New York Paloma Tote Pecan

PRICE: $450

Freya New York Paloma Tote Pecan Sizing:

  • Zip compartment: 19inches (top) & 13 inches (base) L x 10 inches H x 5 inches W
  • Side compartments: 14.5 inches (top) & 16 inches (base) L x 11 inches H 
  • Handle Drop: 10.5 inches

Strathberry Mosaic Leather Tote Bag

Made 100% in Spain, the Strathberry Mosaic Leather Tote Bag is perfect for work and is made out of 100% calf leather. This bag is minimalistic but looks so rich and luxe. 

The tan shade looks so rich in the grained leather, but this bag looks timeless in every shade is made in. The classic contrast stitching elevates the simple design. And instead of making a big deal, this work tote bag will compliment your every work wear look. 

This bag also does not have any middle compartment which makes it easier to store things in it including enough room for a big tote bag. The sturdy shape and the front flap along with the super long structured straps, make this bag look like a briefcase.

Which makes it your best work bag choice. It looks classy and chic. 

PRICE: $795

Strathberry Mosaic Leather Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 13.8 inches (35 cm approx.)
  • Height: 9.8 inches (25 cm approx.)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10 inches drop (25.4 approx.)

Cuyana System Tote

PRICE: $498

Cuyana System Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 19 inches (48.26 cm approx.)
  • Height: 11 inches (27.94 cm approx.)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (13.97cm)
  • Handle Height:9.5 inches (24.13 inch long straps)

Kate Spade Essential Large Work Tote

The Kate Spade Essential Large Work Tote is unlike most Kate Spade design. It looks sophisticated and classy specially in this tan leather. 

The briefcase design of the bag makes it sophisticated. But it’s not just all design ladies! There is plenty of room inside. The middle compartment will hold your big laptop comfortably. And the sides are for all your work essentials. 

I love the fact that there is a top enclosure. It always makes the bag look finished and put together. 

And tan leather is a universal shade. It will look good with your outfits all year round. 

PRICE: $398

Kate Spade Essential Large Work Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 14.5 inches (36.83 cm approx.)
  • Height: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm approx.)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
  • Handle Height: 11.5 inches (29.21 cm)

Mulberry Bayswater Leather Tote Bag

The Mulberry Bayswater Tote bag is actually under $1000 and great value for money. I have been using this bag for over a year now, and cannot tell you how durable and great quality it is. So, I had to mention my thoughts. 

This is the only designer bag that is not super expensive but made so well. The grained leather is really thick and that feels in the bag with inner suede lining which is durable and easy to care for. 

It comes with a detachable side compartment which makes perfect for work. If you are headed to an after work party. you can just carry the pouch as a small bag. 

The bag can also be closed with a loop lock enclosure. If you are putting a bigger laptop, all you need is to slant it to close the bag. 

PRICE: $995

Mulberry Bayswater Leather Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 14¼ – 18¼ inches Bottom & Top (36.19 – 46.32 cm approx.) 
  • Height: 11¼ inches (28.57 cm approx.)
  • Depth: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10¾ inches (27.305 cm)

Botkier Soho Leather Tote Bag

This is a big leather tote bag with an edge. The Botkier Soho tote bag coms in a lot of color include Black and Tan, but this nude color brings out the best of the bag. The pebbled leather enhances the Gunmetal hardware.

There are zipper seams around the body of the bag that gives it a minimalist edgy twist. This bag is wide and tall and perfect for laptops with its magnetic enclosure. 

It also comes with one side slip compartment and one zipper compartment, so lots of room to keep your belongings safe. And with the long strap you can carry it on your shoulders easily. 

PRICE: $298

Botkier Soho Leather Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 18 inches Bottom & Top (46 cm) 
  • Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Depth: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
  • Handle Height: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Longchamp Large Le Pliage City Shoulder Tote

The Longchamp Large Le Pliage City Shoulder Tote is the most understated designer bag that is perfect to rock at work. No one will judge you for carrying a high quality handbag. This bag also comes in a waterproof material. But I love how classy this bag looks in black. 

The bag can be fully closed with a zip enclosure, so you can use it all year round. And it’s also great for safety if you are a commuter. 

The front flap has the Longchamp logo but no name. That is why it’s perfect to rock at work. And its big enough to carry all your belongings including your Laptop.

Longchamp Large Le Pliage City Shoulder Tote

PRICE: $250

Longchamp Large Le Pliage City Shoulder Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 16 inches Bottom & Top (40.64 cm) 
  • Height: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm)
  • Depth: 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
  • Handle Height: 8 inches (20.32 cm)

Tory Burch McGraw Tote

Another timeless design from Tory Burch. The Tory Burch McGraw Tote is classy timeless and perfect work essential for all your outfits. This bag comes in 3 shades and I love all of them. 

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But the black grained leather looks so rich and expensive for the price point. This is giving competition to really expensive brands like Bottega Veneta. 

The bag has a simple open design, so you have the freedom to organize it the way you want. There is a side zipped compartment for keys and other small goods. And you can enclose it with buckles. 

If you don’t like a lot of compartments and hassle, this should be your choice. And it easily fits a 15 inch laptop.

PRICE: $398

Tory Burch McGraw Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 14 inches (35.5 cm)
  • Height: 11.4 inches (29 cm)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Mansur Gavriel Large Tote Bag

The Mansur Gavriel Tote is made out of 100% Vegetable leather but it looks much more stylish than the Christian Loubuotin with the red interior lining. Its a timeless piece that looks minimal yet has a statement with the red. 

The tote bag also comes with a detachable pouch that you can also use as an after work happy hour clutch. The bag is handmade in Italy and is large enough to carry more than your 16 inch Laptop. 

Honestly this bag is a steal in the price point with sturdy body and long handle that makes it easier to carry this bag. 

The tote bag also comes in other shades, but honestly this black and red combo is classic, powerful and a best seller. 

PRICE: $645

Mansur Gavriel Large Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 13 inches (33cm) Base – 9 inches (48.3 cm) Top
  • Height: 11.5 inches (29 cm)
  • Depth: 6 inches (15 cm)
  • Handle Height: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Cuyana Classic Easy Tote Bag

This tote bag has a certain softness to it with the double overlap at the top which makes the edges soft. This makes the Cuyana Classic Easy Tote great for everyday wear as well as work. It looks subtle and minimal  but with so much function. 

It comes with double straps, so you can carry it on your arm or your shoulders depending on what’s inside. The bag is big enough for a 16 inch laptop and room for more item. The body of the bag is not rigid which almost looks like puffer bags but its not. 

The tote bag is made out of soft pebbled Italian leather and comes with a side compartment and tie strings for more security. 

Cuyana also offers its matching organizer bag, so if you are organizing savvy, you can also pick that and add to the bag. 

PRICE: $248

Cuyana Classic Easy Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 21.6 inches (55 cm)
  • Height: 12.3 inches (31 cm)
  • Depth: 5.1 inches (13 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) Long Handle and 6.3 inches (16 cm) small handle

Dagne Dover Allyn Leather Tote Bag

The Dagne Dover Allyn Tote is almost a square shape and it shoes in the boxy design. The bag looks masculine yet feminine and is the best bag a woman could ask for with all so many small compartments that you don’t even need any extra pouches to carry with you. 

To name some, it has water bottle  compartment, Lipstick, pen, notepad, phone and so many more compartments to the side of the bag. This tote also has a nylon tablet or small laptop pouch to protect your devices. 

If you think of the most functional bag, this tote bag will get the award. You can take this bag from Gym to work to grocery shopping and so much more. 

The Allyn tote bag is made of 100% Genuine pebble leather exterior and Recycled Repreve® Lining in the interior.  It looks minimal yet so sophisticated with the boxy look.

PRICE: $360

Dagne Dover Allyn Leather Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 14 ¼ inches (36 cm)
  • Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Depth: 7 inches (18 cm)
  • Handle Height: 11 inches (28 cm) 

Monos Metro Tote

PRICE: $230

Monos Metro Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 15.2 inches (38.6 cm)
  • Height: 12 inches (30.48 cm)
  • Depth: 7 inches (17.78 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10.5 inches (26.67 cm) 

Kaai Pyramid Tote

A women found and made in Belgium, the Kaai Pyramid Tote if for sure made for the Modern woman. The bag is minimal in style but maximal in function and space. 

It has a middle zipped compartment that’s commuter friendly and secure. It’s big enough to hold a 16 inch laptop. The thick shoulder straps are also comfortable for carrying all the load. I know you must be like – yes, that’s what I want.

The tote is made from Italian leather with a grained texture but still has a natural shine to it. It also has 2 side compartments that can hold water bottle or any other products that you need to be in an immediate reach and don’t want them to get lost in the main compartment. 

And the bag looks great in almost all shades. But the navy color makes it professional and classy. 

PRICE: $799

Kaai Pyramid Tote Sizing:

  • Width: 14.6 inches (37.084 cm)
  • Height: 12 inches (30.48 cm)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10.2 inches (25.9 cm) 

Everlane Luxe Medium Italian Leather Tote

For all you Everlane lovers, the Medium Italian Leather Tote is also the perfect work wear addition. It’s roomy and will easily hold a 16 inch laptop. But it adds the same minimalist style with sophistication to your outfit like the brands clothes do. 

It’s budget friendly because Everlane cuts all the middle man cost by bringing the piece directly to the consumer. 

This Italian leather tote bag also comes in a cognac brown and honestly, I love both. This bag gives you the Saint Laurent vibe but on a budget. 

It has a simple tote style, so you can organize all your work essentials the way you prefer. And the long handles make it easy to carry it around. 

PRICE: $250

Everlane Luxe Medium Italian Leather Tote​ Sizing:

  • Width: 17.5 inches (44 cm)
  • Height: 14.5 inches (36 cm)
  • Depth: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Handle Height: 9 inches (23 cm) 

Gigi New York Tori Tote Bag

A timeless grained leather tote bag that looks minimal so chic in every color. The pebbled grained leather and the gold studs at the handle base elevates this simple bag and makes it classic. 

The Gigi New York Tori Tote comes with a side zipper compartment and enough room to keep your big laptop and other items in the bag and secure it with the magnetic clasp enclosure. The all over simple design makes it great for work and you can pick your favorite shade. 

I loved this navy leather shade which looks modern and still versatile shade that will go with all neutral and colorful outfits. 

The interior suede lining also elevates this tote bag and makes it look expensive. 

PRICE: $385

Gigi New York Tori Tote Bag Sizing:

  • Width: 18.5 inches (47 cm)
  • Height: 12 inches (30 cm)
  • Depth: 7 inches (18 cm)
  • Handle Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) 

Wondering What are the Laptop sizes

Most Displays are measure diagonally, so even if you think that a 16 inch laptop would be 16 inch wide, its not. Here are some common ones I could find on the internet for you.

Apple laptops

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptop sizes

Dell 16 inch Laptop

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