Need a stylish laptop bag

make-up junkie
on Sep 01, 2009 @ 10:24 am

I'm on the hunt for a laptop bag that can be used as both a purse and a laptop bag. I've found a few styles online that are cute and look like purses but not sure if it can hold more than just my laptop (mine is heavy and 15.4 screen). Do any of you prefer to just buy a sleeve for the laptop and getting a purse that is big enough to hold everything or do you think it's better to get a bag made for a laptop? I'm still debating which one would be a better deal...any suggestions?

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Miss K
tried both...results are in! on Sep 04, 2009 @ 03:09 am

I've done it both ways.
I have a tote bag made by Dickies from 2 years ago from Best Buy that is an actual laptop bag. It holds my big 15.4" screen perfectly, standing on it's side. (mine has the fat battery too!) 2 years of bus rides, long hours at school and it's still holding up. It has a couple compartments for your other stuff and enough extra space for a couple books.
The main downfall with this is when I don't need my laptop, the compartment is still there so I can't put anything oddly shaped in my bag.

The other way is a big bag with a laptop sleeve. Make sure to get a bag with sturdy enough handles otherwise they're going to rip off. I'd skip any handles that are attached by a metal loop, I doubt they can handle weight like that for a long time. If you can, I'd bring your computer with you to make sure it fits or just grab a sleeve that fits your computer and try to put it in the bag to make sure things are going to fit. So far the downfall is that I had to spend extra money on the computer sleeve and that I have to put that on and zip it before running out of class to my next one, but it's great to have a big pretty bag with me. I got mine at Access.

Nine West made some really great laptop type bags, comes with a removable laptop sleeve already.

Good luck searching!

make-up junkie
Thanks! on Sep 08, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

Thanks for all your suggestions - going to check out Nine West bags :) Good tip about the metal loops - would most definitely rip off!

:) on Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:28 am

I use the "Cindy" tote from Thirty-One, since I'm a consultant. I have a large laptop too, and it fits well...and it's suuuuper cute!

:) on Feb 09, 2017 @ 11:42 am

Oh geez...I just noticed this post was from 2009. I'm guessing a laptop bag has been found in the last 8 years lol

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