These days, busy professionals need one functional bag that isn’t overtly utilitarian for toting around essentials both personal and business related.

Zambesi Crocodile Effect Briefcase

Zambesi Crocodile Effect Briefcase

These stylish bags will take you from home to office to after-hours day after day and maybe even out of town for the weekend.

Zambesi Crocodile Effect Briefcase ($1,251)

Break free from the conventional briefcase with this fashion-meets-function accessory that completes any ensemble. The crocodile-esque leather tote has all the practical components you need while still being feminine and durable, as it should for the price. Opting for the head-turning green versus the traditional black or brown makes a bold statement that you mean business.

Tootsies
3167 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30305
404.842.9990
tootsies.com


Mori Dorado Leather Expandable Fan File Brief ($230)

A great match for any suit, leather bags almost always appear more professional than those of other materials. The Dorado’s main compartment expands for extra capacity with easy, zippered access to smartphones, pens, etc., making it an ideal traveling companion whether your job takes you across town or across the country. The classic style and structured shape look elegant and polished in any work arena.

Mori Luggage & Gifts
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.231.0074
moriluggage.com


Bric’s Varese Urban Crossbody ($295)

This hands-free crossbody is a fundamental necessity of city life with an ergonomic and trendy yet timeless quality. Made with the finest, buttery-soft black Tuscan leather, it will only get better with age. The unisex style is perfect for daily use and includes a multitude of interior pockets for those who care just as much about organization as they do style.

Neiman Marcus
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.266.8200
neimanmarcus.com


Fossil Men’s Defender Messenger Bag ($198)

While backpacks are great for transporting items to and from destinations, messenger bags are great for carting everyday items that need to be accessed frequently throughout the day. This gender-neutral messenger, constructed of chambray canvas, is designed for maximum efficiency, with padding so fragile items such as laptops don’t get scratched or damaged.

Macy’s
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.231.2800
macys.com


MZ Wallace Crosby Quilted Oxford Nylon Backpack ($345)

You can never go wrong with a simple black backpack, and the Crosby is the epitome of sporty meets chic. The sleek, grown-up diamond-quilted pattern is not only fashionable, it’s lightweight and stainand water-resistant. The high-quality Nylon Oxford is touted to never lose its shape. Three exterior pockets allow quick access to smaller items such as phones, keys or office keycards.

Nordstrom
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.422.3000
nordstrom.com

STORY: Jessica Dauler