Six Affordable Tote Bags That Hold and Organize Everything You Need

It's important to find a work bag that's functional, stylish, and affordable, so we made easy work of the seemingly tall task by rounding up six totes that check all of these must-have boxes. From laptop compartments to removable pouches to water-resistant material, these tote bags are perfect for fitting your everyday work essentials (and more) while still looking polished and professional—and without breaking the bank.

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Madewell Zip Top Transport Leather Tote

Madewell's signature Transport Leather Tote is beloved by women on the go everywhere. Its simple design is modern and sleek, pairing well with just about anything in your closet. It has an interior zip pocket to keep your keys, cards, and valuables safe and a zip top closure to ensure nothing falls out. Thanks to its eight-inch strap drop, this tote can be carried over your shoulder or as a top handle bag, making it versatile and comfortable enough to carry with you all day long. ($188; nordstrom.com)

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Kate Spade New York Large Molly Leather Tote

Kate Spade's handbags are known for their functionality and style, and the Molly tote is no exception. Made of rich pebbled leather, this tote is perfect for carrying on your commute or into an interview. With a removable zip pouch and clip top closure, you can ensure that your belongings will fit easily and safely inside. ($228; nordstrom.com)

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Cuyana Tall Structured Leather Tote

Cuyana's Tall Structured Tote is crafted from beautiful Italian pebbled leather with a microsuede lining for a look that is undeniably luxurious. Although a little more expensive, you can think of this bag as an investment since it's made to last for years to come. Thanks to its spacious interior pockets, it can easily fit a 15-inch laptop plus the rest of your everyday essentials in an organized and secure manner. You can even monogram the outside for a unique look. ($215; cuyana.com)

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Baggu Cloud Bag

Affordable, durable, and spacious are just a few of the amazing ways to describe Baggu's Cloud Bag. With a 9.5-inch strap drop and ample interior space, this bag makes toting even your heaviest everyday essentials easy. From its zip top closure to its removable interior pouch to its machine-washable nylon material, this bag is sure to get you through your work day commute with style and ease. ($52; baggu.com)

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MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote

If you're in the market for a tote that can battle the elements of your commute, look stylish, and keep your belongings safe, dry, and organized along the way, then this MZ Wallace tote is the one for you. Its two-tone quilted nylon fabric is not only super lightweight, but it's also water- and stain-resistant. Like a few of the other totes, it too comes with a removable zip pouch. Plus, it's got an interior zip compartment, interior slip pocket, two interior cell phone pockets, an interior card slot and a zip top for extra safe keeping. ($225; bloomingdales.com)

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Dagne Dover Signature Midi Coated Canvas Tote

Dagne Dover's Signature Midi Coated Canvas Tote is the ultimate day-to-night bag. It comes with both a convertible strap and two top handles with an eight-inch drop so you can wear it as cute crossbody bag, carry it as a top-handle tote, or wear it over your shoulder. The outside is made from a luxe-looking wipeable canvas while the inside is complete with compartments dedicated to just about all of your daily essentials. We're talking a padded tablet sleeve, neoprene water-bottle holder, detachable key strap, card slot, smartphone pockets, and even pen and lipgloss loops. Basically, this bag organizes your belongings for you—and that's something us women on the go can all appreciate. ($225; nordstrom.com)

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