Need to get a handle on your daily grind? Start with a smart new bag. (And by smart, we mean having both handheld and shoulder straps.) At about a foot long each—or longer—these totes fit all the essentials, plus just-in-case stuff, like an iPad, emergency snacks, and your favorite boar-bristle brush. The roomiest of them can hold even a Tupperware of last night’s leftovers!
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Asos Leather Bag
A two-tone palette keeps a neutral bag from being boring. The easy-stash front pocket lets you retrieve keys in seconds.
Black is the classic choice for a pocketbook, but this one from Z Spoke Zac Posen serves it up in a trendy, winged silhouette. Winged sides are the season’s coolest new shape, and they allow this style to open up really wide.
To buy: $495, Dillard’s, 800-345-5273.
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Botkier Leather Bag
From the outside, this chain-strap seafoam pick is pure polish. Inside, it’s a neatnik’s dream, with three organizing sections.